Open the following links with caution..there is no going back once you begin the 'all grain' brewing quest
Grain Mills: Millmaster, Barley crushers
Sparging Equipment: grain and filter bags, false & Louvre bottoms, Dip tubes and fittings, spargers, mesh screens,
RIMS equipment RIMS housing, electric element, all equipment for RIMS system
Boilers and boiler accessories: electric boilers, immersion elements, sight gauges, ball valves and bulkhead fittings
BLICHMANN Engineering boilermaker brew pots : Boilermaker brew pots from U.S.A, Blichmann boiler accessories.
BREWERY PLUMBING: hose barbs, quick connectors, bulkheads, kettle boil valves, camlocks
Beverage Hoses, Heat proof silicone hoses, reinforced hose, hose clips, food grade hoses,
Blichmann Engineering Hopblocker: boil kettle filtration
Blichmann Engineering Hop Rocket: Hop back, Randalizer, inline infuser
Temperature Controllers: Fridge thermostats, digital thermostats, analogue thermostats, heat pad thermostats, NTC probes, immersion elements
Wort Chillers; Blichmann therminator, copper immersion wort chillers. budget counterflow chillers
Wort Aeration (oxygenation) : aeration kits, aeration pumps
Pumps, racking and transfer: March pump, Rover pumps, Kegking pumps, Chugger pumps, bottle fillers, racking and syphoning
Thermometers: digital and bi metal dial thermometers
The followers are many, with secret meetings in 'the shed' where they plot the next brew formula. The recipes are endless and so the brewer is set on a quest from where there is no return...the quest for better beer.
Basically what an all grain brewer is doing, is making his own fermentable malt from grain. It differs from malt extract brewing in that it does require more dedicated equipment. This begins with the grain mill. If you want the freshest results, you will mill (crush) the grain on brew day through your own grain mill.
The next process is to mix the grain with water and hold at a set temperature, which starts an enzymic process that converts the starch in the grains into fermentable sugar..(malt sugar).
The next step is to rinse the grains with hot water, called sparging, which rinses the hot sweet 'wort' from the grains.
Once you have collected all the sweet malty wort this is boiled with the addition of your favourite hops.
The above range of equipment is available to all grain brewers: