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Old 01-27-2009, 04:49 PM   #21
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Hey Brownie, all kidding aside, and since I actually read your original post, I would recommend a chiller.

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Old 01-27-2009, 04:49 PM   #22
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I edited my response to not be an idiot. I vote full boil electric or fermentation temp control.

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Old 01-27-2009, 05:02 PM   #23
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I edited my response to not be an idiot. I vote full boil electric or fermentation temp control.
I wasn't hacking on your post. I was merely stating that I finally read BrownieBite's original post, so I knew what I was responding to.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:05 PM   #24
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I made my own immersion wort chiller for like $25 at the hardware store. A very worthwhile investment in my opinion.

Do you have anywhere at your apartment to go outside and brew? A deck or patio? A $75 turkey fryer kit was a decent way for me to get started doing full boils and it doesn't take up a ton of space when stored.

Personally I think my next item is going to be an oxygenation kit with a hepa filter and an aquarium pump.

After that I'm going to look at kegging and filtering/force carbonating. Though, I'm assuming having an apartment you don't have a ton of room for kegs.

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Old 01-27-2009, 05:07 PM   #25
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Do you have anywhere at your apartment to go outside and brew? A deck or patio?
Yeah, but apartment rules prohibit open heat sources on the balcony. I'm not sure what management even thinks about my brewing.

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Though, I'm assuming having an apartment you don't have a ton of room for kegs.
You assume correctly. 1000 square feet doesn't leave a whole lot of room.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:31 PM   #26
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I would spend your tax refund on your savings account.
sirsloop is a wise man.

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Considering that I almost never eat out, wear the same clothes I've been wearing for the last 5 years or so, cook all my meals, will have freed up nearly $120 in monthly cash flow by paying off this credit card, my only real splurge is homebrew, my main TV is a hand-me-down and has half the buttons broken off the front, and TV prices are starting to come down (I can get a decent 32" 720p for $300-400), I think I can afford to be a *little* bit irresponsible.
Meh, my TV is 13 years old. Still works so it ain't going anywhere.

But if you're so insistent, I say get a chiller.
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Take that money and take the wifey out for a nice dinner, get her drunk, come home, take some pictures........ oooops sorry wrong thread.

Back to this thread! It seems like there isnt much more you can do since you are in an apartment so I would say full boil electric and wort chiller.

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Take that money and take the wifey out for a nice dinner, get her drunk, come home, take some pictures........ oooops sorry wrong thread.
BWAAAHAAA! Poor ol' Brownie can't post anywhere without being stalked now...
A couple of barleywines should do the trick, by the way.
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A couple of barleywines should do the trick, by the way.
Bribes, eh? Fine, everyone who donated to my membership can PM me their address and I'll ship a couple of 'em when they're done. Under condition that they STFU afterwards.
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Bribes, eh? Fine, everyone who donated to my membership can PM me their address and I'll ship a couple of 'em when they're done. Under condition that they STFU afterwards.
No can do, Brownie. I can always make/buy beer. It's a small price to pay for busting your nuts.
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