So a buddy of mine one way or another received a gift certificate from Northern Brewer for 70 bucks. My buddy is not a brewer by any means and had no interest in using the certificate. I made away with the certificate in a trade for a few of my Dunkelweizen homebrews. Awesome deal if you ask me
The question is, what do I buy?
Currently I am in the 5 gal partial mash stages of brewing with a makeshift mash tun, 7.5 gal brewpot, propane burner, etc.
#1) I dont have a wort chiller (the -20º brew days this winter I chilled in the snow)
-The 70 dollars could straight up pay for the Standard Chiller 3/8"x25' with hose fittings and then I could start doing full boils
#2) Id like to make the move into all grain with a proper mash tun and HLT.
-The 70 dollars would take a good chunk of the cost for the 5 gallon Deluxe AG system.
So I guess Im wondering what you folks would do in my shoes?