Gary Glass: Hi I'm Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association. Today I'll give you an Introduction to All-grain brewing.
All-grain brewing is an advanced brewing technique as you gain prior experience brewing with extracts. We replace these extracts with base malts such as pale malt, pilsner malt or wheat malt.
It must go through a mashing process to convert starches in the grains into fermentable sugars.
It requires additional equipment and adds a few hours to a brew day. It also adds greater control over the brewing process, it's more economical than extract brewing and it's a lot of fun.
With all-grain brewing you can utilize a wider variety of grains than can be done with extract brewing, which allows more variation and creativity in recipe formulation.
With all-grain brewing you can work with fresher ingredients, all-grain brewing is also more hands on which makes it more fun and provides a better opportunity to learn and understand the entire brewing process from grains to beer.
So that is just a quick overview of all-grain brewing.