For many homebrewers the jump from extract to all-grain brewing can seem very daunting—so much so that it can sway prospective all-grain brewers from trying their hand at the brewing technique. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is happy to share the All-Grain Brewing Video Series, which will help you make the move to all-grain brewing.
In five short videos, AHA Director Gary Glass walks you through the ins and outs of all-grain brewing in simple and easy-to-follow terms. After a brief introduction, Gary covers how malt is used in all-grain brewing, the required equipment, how to build a mash tun and the steps for conducting the “cheap and easy” batch sparge method.
Make sure to share these resources with your homebrew clubs and friends!
All-Grain Brewing: How Malt is Used
Before jumping into all-grain brewing, it is important to understand a key ingredient that you may have had little experience with: malted grains. American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass discusses malted grains as a brewing ingredient, and covers the basics of how it is implemented in the all-grain brewing process.
All-Grain Brewing: Equipment You Need
All-grain brewing requires the use of certain pieces of equipment and instruments. American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass covers the equipment needed to complete an all-grain brew, and suggests a few additional gadgets that can make your brew day even more successful.
All-Grain Brewing: How To Build a Mash Tun
When all-grain brewing, a mash tun is needed to conduct the mash and separate the liquid wort from the grain solids. American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass walks you through the steps to building a cheap and easy mash tun out of a rectangular picnic cooler.
All-Grain Brewing: Easy Batch Sparge Mash Method
Batch sparging is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get into all-grain brewing. American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass explains an example mash and sparge process during an all-grain brew day. Follow along and brew great beer!