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Old 12-17-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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I am new to the site, but not brewing. I had, HAD, some great equipment that took about 5 years to get where I wanted it. Then with a move and a little help from United most of it came up missing. Now I am trying to get it to where it was. My father in law told me about a set up a guy was selling, however, he said he did not know the price. I need a little help in what to offer for it.
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1/2 bbl 2-tiered home brew system. Features a 2 tiered rack made from 1 1/4"
angle iron, 3 cajun cooker propane burners with gas controls, high pressure
propane regulator and hose, and 3 1/2 bbl sanke beer kegs converted into a hot
liquor tank (HLT), mash tun (MT), and boil kettle (BK).

The HLT has a polycarbonate sight glass, a 3" dial face thermometer, and a 3/8"
brass ball valve with a 3/8" pickup tube inside.

The MT has a 3" dial face thermometer, a 9" diameter domed SS false bottom with
3/8" pickup tube connected to a 3/8" brass ball valve, and a 3/8" brass ball
valve near the top for a wort return line when recirculating.

The BK has a 3/8" brass ball valve with a 3/8" pickup tube inside with a SS
hose braid filter, a 3/8" brass ball valve near the top for a wort return line,
and a 1/2" welded coupling for a thermometer (not included).

The system also has a March 809HS High temperature magnetically coupled pump
with a brass ball valve on the outlet side, a waterproof switch, and 25' cord.
It also has a copper in copper counterflow wort chiller (not pictured) with 3"
dial thermometer at the outlet, and also a copper wort return line.
Additionally, there are 3 high-temperature silicone hoses with quick-connect
female fittings on each end, and all system connections have quick-connect male
fittings.



MT--------
l
HTL------------Boil
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propane Pump

I think this is the set up from what I can get out of my FIL, a guy who knows nothing about beer, but how to drink it.


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Old 12-17-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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It'd be useful to see some pics, just to see the condition, construction, etc...

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Old 12-17-2008, 06:01 PM   #3
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Default I thought the same thing...

however, I do not have any. I am just looking for a range of prices. I would think $500 is a good low ball offer. I just want to know a fair price.

He said he sent a pic, I do not have it and neither does FIL, who the hell knows.

It also has a copper in copper counterflow wort chiller (not pictured) - one would think there is a pic, I know.

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I've seen similar systems offered for over 1 grand. If it's what I am picturing, $500 is a severe lowball offer.

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Old 12-17-2008, 07:01 PM   #5
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The keggles alone are worth about $500.

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Old 12-17-2008, 08:44 PM   #6
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If he's motivated to sell, your next post will be LOOK WHAT I SCORED FOR $500! Of course if he just blows you off $800 might get him to bite a little...

If you do get this for $500, make sure you post your score w pictures- and remember, we don't REALLY hate you, just jealous

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Old 12-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #7
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I have contacted the owner a few times and he wants 750. It is a well seasoned setup. The guy has been great to work with. I do not know if I am going to pull the trigger or not on it. However, if anyone is around Boone, NC and interested PM me and I will give you the info on it.

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I think it is resonable. Ptting the cpplings in and frech kegs wols cost yo $450 to $500. Material and time ptting the strctre wold be $400. This eqals $850 Get it and move on

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I'll second that. Unless this stuff is severely run down, $850 is well worth it. The gear alone (pump, valves, tun, etc) are already worth that. Hell, I just finished buying the gear (and am assembling it) to make my jump to all grain, and I've spent that easily (pix will be posted later). Though I did also manage to walk away with a therminator (expensive little beasties those, but man can they cool the wort!)

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I think the system offered has been posted by someone else in the classified section. It's on CL somewhere.

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