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Old 03-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #11
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If you don't already have it, fermentation temperature control would be at the top of my list - craigslist freezer and a digital temp. controller. You'll have plenty $$$ left over for other things as well...
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My beers have made a noticeable improvement now that I can ferment at proper temps. I use a Digital controller from Love Controls ($49) and I tape the sensor to my bucket fermenter. It's great to be able to ferment precisely at 65 degrees. The first couple of days, the bucket will generate enough heat for a 10 degree differential, so ambient temp in the freezer is 55 degrees, but my beer is bubbling along at 65. Once it slows down, the differential eventually equalizes for the remainder of the process.

This makes it very easy even if you are not in a hot climate.
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:03 PM   #12
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:46 PM   #13
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Already got the kegerator. It seems like AG and/or temp cotrol setup is the next step.

What is the minimal setup I would need for AG? Two rubbermaids, SSs hose or false bottom, and an AL or SS brew kettle?

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Old 03-15-2008, 07:41 PM   #14
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you could probably get both the temp controller and an AG setup with a G. If I were going to go AG with that kind of money I'd go with two SS kettles but thats just me. . . Still getting parts together to do a partial mash. :-( on that note I scored an 8 gal rubbermaid for free.

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Blow it all on booze and broads!

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wait- nix that

HOOKERS AND BLOW!
Do you spend time at the home of the black rifle?
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Go for the bling. Either buy a nice AR15 while they're still legal, or a fermenator, or use it for a downpayment on a BrewMagic or a B3 system.
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Already got the kegerator. It seems like AG and/or temp cotrol setup is the next step.

What is the minimal setup I would need for AG? Two rubbermaids, SSs hose or false bottom, and an AL or SS brew kettle?
My minimum setup is two keggles (one boil and one HLT), a cooler with a stainless braid for batch sparging (get a 10 gallon min) A copper immersion chiller, a digital scale (goes to 13 pounds) and a Barley Crusher. I still ferment in 7.9 gallon buckets with lids (get them at Austin Home Brew). The keggle on the right is my HLT and the bucket in front of it is graduated in 1/2 gallon increments on one side and liters on the other. I use it to add my mash and sparge water to the cooler/MLT. I then use gravity to go to the boil keggle, and gravity from the boil kettle to two bucket fermenters. Then it's off the fermenter/freezer.

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