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Old 04-28-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Everyone,

I am seriously thinking about getting into all grain brewing and was wondering what else I need beyond what I already have and/or whatever is already on my wish list. At some point I will likely get into kegging but bottling is the best option for me at this time.

Currently have:

1- 6.5 Gallon Glass Carboy
1- 5 Gallon Glass Carboy
1-6.5 Gallon Plastic Fermenter
1-6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket with Spigot
2-Universal Carboy Bungs
2-Airlocks
8 Inch Funnel
1-Hydrometer
1-Bottle Brush
1-Carboy Brush
1-Twin Lever Red Baron Bottle Capper
2-Liquid Crystal Thermometers
1-Bottle Filler
1-Fermtech AutoSiphon
1-Siphon Tubing
1-Shutoff clamp
1-Thief
1-90 bottle dryer stand
1-Long high temperature thermometer
1-5 gallon ceramic coated kettle

Current wish list:

1-Propane burner (I have been using the kitchen stove but this sucks. Was thinking of buying a turkey fryer if you agree this is the best way to go? Most come with an aluminum pot which won’t be used).
1- Long stainless steel paddle (restaurant grade)
1-50’ wort chiller
1-6.5 Gallon Glass Carboy
1-Universal Carboy Bung
1-Airlock
1-Jet bottle washer
1-15 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle
1-Nylon boiling bag

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Old 04-28-2007, 05:15 PM   #2
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Assuming you are going to stick with 5 gallon batches, you'll need (most on your wish list already)

- That turkey fryer. Use the AL pot for a hot liquor tank.
- A mash turn (converted cooler!) + a big ass stir spoon/paddle.
- An accurate thermometer for the 150-170f range.
- A good boil kettle. 15 gallon is a touch big for 5 gallon batch, you should have 7ish gallons of wort to boil down after sparging.
- Wort chiller.
- Paint strainer.

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Old 04-28-2007, 07:52 PM   #3
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"Use the AL pot for a hot liquor tank."

The only reason I said the AL pot would not be used is I have read in various places that the use of AL pots can add some undesirable tastes to your water and/or brew.

Is this not true?

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Old 04-29-2007, 02:21 AM   #4
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I have always used an AL pit for my all graijn boils and heating water... um, my beer tastes like beer. The beer never touches aluminum in the pot... it is passified.

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I've done 9 all-grain batches in my turkey fryer aluminum pot. Only reason I've swithced is that I scored a keggle and I'm now doing 10-gallon batches. Look around the galleries here. Tons of folks using (with success) aluminum pots.

Anyone who wants to argue that fact has too much time on their hands.

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Old 04-29-2007, 02:43 AM   #6
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Good deal!

Thanks for all the responses gents.

I really wanted to get a turkey fryer kit as they are much cheaper.

Now I can get rid of bowling on that slow flat-top stove and get some real
hot-breaks.

Thanks again!

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