All Grain Home Brew Tips, Gear and Resources

all grain homebrewing

Getting Started?

Mash Tuns, Mashing and Coolers

Mash Paddles and Stirring

Brew in a Bag [BIAB]

BIAB uses a low cost cloth bag as a filter.  This allows you to brew all grain beer using a single kettle.  It’s easy and cheaper to get started vs a dedicated all grain setup.

Grain Mills and Milling Grain

Crush is a pretty big deal when it comes to efficiency.  Homebrew shops have a tendency to under mill grain.  I think the reason for that is ease of use, with the thinking that a more coarse crush equals few stuck mashes and more happy customers.  I guess it’s possible that a shop mill could over mill grain too.  The point is, when you’re using someone else’s mill, it’s up to them how you mill your grain.

Milling your own grain… 1.  Gives you control over the crush of your grain.  That’s a big factor in efficiency.  2.  A mill allows you to fine tune for your equipment and process.  You know what the crush is going to be since you set it.  3.  A mill allows you to save money by buying whole bags of grain at a discount, and 3.  The shelf life of unmilled grain is longer than pre-milled grain.  Freshly milled grain = better tasting beer.

All Grain-Related Reviews:

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Homebrew Reviews: All Grain

Bulk Grain Storage Options

Electric All Grain Systems and Induction

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Pumps

I use my homebrew pump for vorlaufing/recirculating, transferring from my mash tun to brew kettle, chilling with a recirculating wort chiller and transferring to my fermenter.  You could also use a brewing pump to recirculate ice water for your wort chiller.  Pumps are a necessity if you want to use a plate chiller.  You really need one to properly clean and sanitize your plate chiller.  Smaller pumps could be used as part of a brew system solely for moving wort from vessel to vessel.  In addition a lower temperature capable self priming pump is available for moving uncarbonated, but fermented beer and wine from vessel to vessel.

All Grain Recipe Formulation and Calculations

Water and pH

Miscellaneous Gear and Tips


Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions. tag:itsapage resourcepage:allgrain