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tornado681 10-15-2008 05:39 PM

Suggestions needed - want to buy my best man a piece of home brew equipment
 
I am getting married in Nov and my best man is an avid homebrewer. I want to buy him something for his homebrew collection.

I know as of now he purchases his hops etc already ground. I was thinking of purcashing him a grain mill attachment for his kitchen aid mixer. Would this be useful to a homebrewer? If not, could someone please provide some suggestions for equipment. Id like to keep it at 150 bucks or under.

Thanks,

--tornado

heinz57 10-15-2008 05:42 PM

How about a Barley Crusher?

I don't personally have one, but I know lots of people do around here and they seem to love them. It's in your price range and I think it's what you're asking about.

:mug:

tornado681 10-15-2008 05:56 PM

looks good. if you or any others have any other suggestions id appreciate it.

Thanks,

--tornado

blacklab 10-15-2008 06:00 PM

Does he have a brewpot large enough for his needs? Seems like most homebrewers are always wanting more capacity, unless they have a keggle.

The super brew pots on this page are reasonable:
Austin Homebrew Supply

I have a 40 quart(10 gallon) pot and it works fine for 5 gallon batches, but it's a no go for 10 gallon batches.

Rhoobarb 10-15-2008 06:11 PM

It may seem impersonal, but what about a gift certificate from his local homebrew shop or one of the online places? It isn't the same as something wrapped in a big box, but trust me... I'd be all over it! Plus, you eliminate the risk of getting something he doesn't need or something he already has.

Northern Brewer, AHS, Midwest, MoreBeer all offer them.

Sherpa FE 10-15-2008 08:10 PM

Dont get the grain mill for the Kitchen aid, they are HORRIBLE.

Jaybird 10-15-2008 08:21 PM

X2 on the grain mill!!!!
If he doesn’t own one and you’re sure, this would be a GREAT gift.
As for a gift card, I personally think they are impersonal and say "I thought of you, but not that much” We quit giving people these for that very reason.
JJ

lapaglia 10-15-2008 08:24 PM

Does he Keg or just do Bottles?

BigKahuna 10-15-2008 08:26 PM

If anyone wants to get me a gift card....I'lll come be in your wedding.

I'd think a good crusher is a great gift....also would like the big kettle. A subscription to the AHA would be a cool addition, although a bit small to stand alone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by lapaglia (Post 898601)
Does he Keg or just do Bottles?

I like where you're headed with this.

HarvInSTL 10-15-2008 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaybird (Post 898596)
X2 on the grain mill!!!!
If he doesn’t own one and you’re sure, this would be a GREAT gift.
As for a gift card, I personally think they are impersonal and say "I thought of you, but not that much” We quit giving people these for that very reason.
JJ

In this instance I think a gift card is very practical. Most men (when it comes to tools/hobbies) know exactly what they want.

My SWMBO is very bright but if she tried to suprise me with a peice of brewing equipment I'm sure I would be happy with the gesture. But more than likely it either wouldn't be the proper item or something I didn't need.

If it was me I would get him a gift card to a homebrew shop. Online or local.

Then consider a gift of AHA membership or a 1yr subscription to homebrewtalk.


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