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Old 05-07-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Would I be able to successfully switch to all grain brewing with an 8 gallon pot, a turkey fryer propane burner/base, a 10 gal MLT cooler, and a bottling bucket?

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Would you guys have suggestions on a budget all grain setup. I dont want to take a leap into an expensive, elaborate setup until I know I'm going to brew all grain all the time.

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Old 05-07-2009, 02:00 AM   #2
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If you have every thing to do extract already you could. If you don't have another pot you could use your 8 gal pot as a HLT and run off into a bucket.

I don't have much. Three pots, two MLTs, one burner and about seven fermenters.

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That sounds like it should work....

Assuming 6.5 gallons or less batches...

Don't fear the AG monster... It isn't as mean as it sounds...

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cool...sounds good

my local walmart carries 8 gal aluminum tamale steamers that work great as brew pots...$19.97

thanks for the words of encouragement guys! i'll let you know how it goes.

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Would I be able to successfully switch to all grain brewing with an 8 gallon pot, a turkey fryer propane burner/base, a 10 gal MLT cooler, and a bottling bucket?

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That's pretty much my setup except I have a 5 gallon cooler with braid, rather than the 10..and my turkey fryer pot is 7.5 and not 8...but yeah.

The only thing you really need, outside of the above, if you don't have one already is a wort chiller, it is really hard to cool 5 gallons in a sink or snowbank rapidly..And you really want you ag brews to cool quickly so you get a good cold break.

My immersion chiller cost me 51 dollars at my LHBS.
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That's pretty much my setup except I have a 5 gallon cooler with braid, rather than the 10..and my turkey fryer pot is 7.5 and not 8...but yeah.

The only thing you really need, outside of the above, if you don't have one already is a wort chiller, it is really hard to cool 5 gallons in a sink or snowbank rapidly..And you really want you ag brews to cool quickly so you get a good cold break.

My immersion chiller cost me 51 dollars at my LHBS.
+1 bazillion on this one... Best investment as a starting brewer...
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That's pretty much what I use, I am still brewing on my stove.

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got it, what style of chiller would you guys recommend? do you need a pump for a counterflow? or can you use gravity?

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Just one of these copper immersion chillers you hook up to your sink or your garden hose is all you need starting out.



You can even make on yourself..there's pelnty of DIY tutorials oon here and the web.

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Just one of these copper immersion chillers you hook up to your sink or your garden hose is all you need starting out.



You can even make on yourself..there's pelnty of DIY tutorials oon here and the web.
sounds good, i'm familiar with them...i just dont own one
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