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Old 06-13-2007, 05:03 PM   #1
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I have been brewing extract beer for a year or so now and I am wanting to try all-grain brewing, brewing larger batches and kegging. So I was looking to upgrade my equipment and I know a guy selling the following items as a package for $450 and I wanted ya'll opinions on if it was a good price and what other equipment I might look into getting.

Items in package deal:
3 - 15 gal. Kettles 2 with 1/2" valves ( converted kegs )
3 - 5 gal. Korney Keg
1 - 10 gal. Korney Keg
1 - 15 gal. Korney Keg
4 - 5 gal. carboy glass
2 - 7 gal. carboys
Bottle drying rack
Glatt Mill
Copper hopper for Mill
Misc. brewing chemicals
Carboy handles
CO2 Fittings
CO2 Regulators manifold

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Old 06-13-2007, 05:09 PM   #2
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Yup, it's definitely a good price but you're going to need to fabricate some kind of brew stand with burners to utilize the 3 converted kegs as a brew "system". You'll also need a chiller and at least a CO2 tank.

I'd probably use the 15g corny keg as a fermenter if you're doing 10gal batches.

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I was thinking just a basic turkey fryer?

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Well let's see:

Items in package deal:
3 - 15 gal. Kettles 2 with 1/2" valves ( converted kegs ) ~ $200 per on ebay
3 - 5 gal. Korney Keg ~ $30 per pretty much anywhere
1 - 10 gal. Korney Keg ~ $150 on ebay
1 - 15 gal. Korney Keg ~ $250 on ebay if you're lucky enough to find one
4 - 5 gal. carboy glass ~ $20 per
2 - 7 gal. carboys ~ $20 per
Bottle drying rack
Glatt Mill
Copper hopper for Mill
Misc. brewing chemicals
Carboy handles
CO2 Fittings
CO2 Regulators manifold ~ $40

Bare minimum you're getting $1200 of equipment, not including the mill and random fittings. I suggest you jump on this....oh and ask him join you on your first AG batch to show how all the equipment and process works.

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I would ask him to help me with my 1st batch except he lives 400miles away.

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Great buy if that's what you want, but if you have more modest aspirations, you could go all grain at a cheaper price and regret not splurging for several years to come.

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Right. It's worth it from a pure intrinsic value standpoint but it would be worthless to you if you 're not quite ready to take on a system like that. It's like buying a hummer to go buy milk and eggs just because you got a 20% discount on it. The gas is going to kill your wallet. Maybe a crappy analogy but I hope you get the point. If you try doing your first all grain on that thing, you're gonna hit more than a couple road blocks.

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