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Old 05-04-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default More beer "Economy All-Grain System"

http://morebeer.com/view_product/15624/102307

I was wondering what people thought of this as a first step into AG? I am most concerned about temp control, as I can't imagine the temp stays steady in basically a bottling bucket.

Any one have any thoughts on using this or has used it themselves? How I could ensure limited temp loss? Will the temp issue be a large or small problem?

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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That is a waste. You can build a much better mlt out of a cooler, which will do much better on holding temperature.

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:21 PM   #3
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That is a waste. You can build a much better mlt out of a cooler, which will do much better on holding temperature.

+1,000,000,000,000 (you get the idea)
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:02 AM   #4
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Yikes. That has me worried. I would think BBB would know better.

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For a few more bucks you can build your MLT out of a cooler and it will hold temp. Get yourself an 8 or 10 gallon cooler(preferably with a spout) and build your own. You will be proud of it and it will be much better.

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Ouch! Or for a few less $$ walmart had 28 qt. cube coolers for 11 bucks...lowes sells stainless braids for 4-5...a few feet of tubing and you are all set. Install a valve if you like, or just clip the tubing to the top of the cooler.

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Thanks for talking me off the ledge on that one guys. I had a feeling it wasn't worth it, but needed a little reinforcement.

I don't think I am ready to jump into AG quite yet (only 5 batches under my belt so far), but when I saw the price, I got a little excited.

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$40 for that????? You can MAKE that for $3-5!!! Go down to Wal-Mart or Target and buy a plastic colander, cut the lip off and stuff it into your bottling bucket, just above the spigot. Instant cheapo mash tun.

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Thanks for talking me off the ledge on that one guys. I had a feeling it wasn't worth it, but needed a little reinforcement.

I don't think I am ready to jump into AG quite yet (only 5 batches under my belt so far), but when I saw the price, I got a little excited.
When you're ready, check out this excellent pictorial by FlyGuy on making a mash tun.
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Although it seems like an unlovely device, I don't understand the ferocity of the pushback on this thing.

Based on morebeer prices:

bucket with spigot and lid, $14
false bottom, $24
spargey thing $2? Couldn't find it.

Looks like it's the price of the components. I don't think there is a ripoff here, but if you already had the parts I agree you would not need to rebuy them.

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