« on: January 21, 2011, 09:22:18 AM »
Don't wait too long until you switch to all grain. Once you do, you will wish you did it sooner! I'm glad I did a three extract batches before I switched to "brew in a bag", which is all grain.
On the other hand, don't feel bad if you don't have the budget of space to do all-grain. It's possible to brew fantastic beer with extract. Doing a partial mash (aka mini-mash) is in some ways a 'best of both worlds' solution. Although a big deal is sometimes made of AG vs. partial mash vs. extract, there are other factors in your process that are probably more important: sanitation and running a good fermentation. By running a good fermentation I mean pitching enough health yeast and controlling your fermentation temperature.