I have a 15-20 gallon system and I donÂ´t have a good supply of DME (nobody sell this in Brazil, and if they do, the prices are absurd).
So I am wondering about making mini-batches of all-grain beer to make my wort for starters. It would work like this:
- On a small kettle I would mash-in 2 lbs. pilsner malt (cheaper here) with about 8-10 qts. of water. Mash for 60 min at 155, then drain using a big strainer, no mash-out, no-sparge, directly into another pan. Wait 5 minutes for particles to settle, then transfer again to 2000mL or 4000mL (when I find one) erlenmeyer flasks. Boil, cool, then add yeast.
Does this sound about right? Any advice? Has anybody done this?
That sounds good to me. But to prevent too much pouring and repouring, I would use a grain bag.