From the HBD Archive
From: (John DeCarlo)
Subject: Extract vs. All-Grain
Date: 1992-04-13 13:30:32 GMT

Well, I usually compare cooking and brewing using something like
the following:

Extract brewing can be anywhere from using a cake mix to which
you add water and bake (simple kits or brewbags) to buying the
flour, eggs, etc. separately and mixing them up to bake (using
unhopped extracts of specific types to which you add hops and
all the other ingredients you need).

All-grain brewing can be anywhere from simply grinding your own
flour to growing and making your own flour and raising your own
eggs, etc.

In essence, the usual "making a cake from scratch" is still more
like extract brewing than all-grain, if your "scratch" is
store-bought flour, eggs, butter, etc.

Oh, and BTW, those interested in the environment and in growing
plants, but live in apartments, can get indoor composters that
don't smell for composting your grains.

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