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Old 02-19-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Brewing friendly kitchen

The wife made me promise that before I get to involved with this new hobby that I finish the kitchen remodel that is in it's fourth week. I'm at the stage where the demo is over and I'm putting things back together which of course got me to thinkin.. is there anything that can make a space more home brewing friendly stopping short of putting a full boil setup in the center island. Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 02-19-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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One of those fancy hose sink things

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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The bigger the sink the better.

Threaded faucet

STRONG burner elements/pot stands (even 3 Gallon boils crushed my pathetic little electric burner element)

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:12 PM   #4
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Big Stainless sink. We have a white ceramic and it is very hard.
Corian or Laminate. We have granite and it's also very hard, and slippery when wet. I have to put towels down whenever I bottle.
NO hardwood floors in kitchen. (yes, that too)
Gas stove.

+1 on the hose sink thing.
A high faucet, so you can rinse out a bucket easily.
DW with sanitize option.

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:19 PM   #5
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might want to have a hose hookup under the sink, for you chiller/filling your pot.

I would go with gas burners, cooking is always better with gas, and a 5 burner setup is great (one big on in the middle(its for a griddle, yeah thats it a griddle)).

Lots of space you always need more counter space then you have, and two ovens are better then one.

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I would like a pot filler above the stove if I ever redo our kitchen.

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DO NOT use a glass top stove. I can't use a very big pot indoors because the pot can only sit outside of the burner area 1 inch so pretty much anything over 4 gallongs is tough. Any more than that and you risk cracking the stove.

+1 on a nice big stainless steel sink with a high faucet.

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Old 02-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #8
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Figure out how to install one of these in your kitchen and you'll be set.

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I'm doing all the work on this project myself so adding a few extras is easy enough. I planed the materials around cleaning up after 3 kids. Cast iron sink. Quartz countertops and heated tile floors. I did already buy a gas range so that will work out good and a high neck pull of faucet is must. Pot filler necks are really great but I'm having a hard time spending several hundred bucks for it but I planned the plumbing rough in so it could be added later. A hose bib/wort chiller spigot under the sink a great idea. Should upgrade the exhaust hood also. I found this sink a the local Kohler dealer for 1/2 off, she says I can put a shorter one tap tower over the small basin if she gets a built in wine fridge... even trade I guess.

keep the suggestions coming although I may need to sell a kidney to pay for it all.

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A washable ceiling and a floor drain.

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