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Old 05-07-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default Finally have a garage, time to move to full boil!

We just closed on our first house last week!! Woohoo!
So that means I now have both a garage and also a driveway. This means (much to SWMBO's excitement) I can move my brewing outside and out of the kitchen!
This of course means that now I'm not limited to partial boils but can now not only do a full boil but also all grain too! So many milestones in so little time.

So, leaving the all grain equipment aside, let talk about full boil. Specifically turkey fryers and big pots.

Since we just bought a house and are spending THOUSANDS of things like insulation, gutters, dishwasher, and a fridge my budget is tight.

Where is my best deals to get a heat source and pot for all grain batches? I do have a $50 gift card to AHS but Wanted to save that for things I can't get elsewhere like beer kits of immersion chillers.



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Old 05-07-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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Grats! I brew in the garage also and it's great!



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Old 05-07-2012, 03:29 AM   #3
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I have been drooling over this pot for months: http://spikebrewing.com/collections/15-gallon-stainless-kettles/products/15-gallon-home-brew-kettle-1-coupler . Seems like the best bang for the buck from what I've found.

I spent $30 for a 32 qt aluminum kettle originally at Academy, but outgrew it pretty quickly.

For a burner, you might take a look at a Bayou Classic SP10 or KAB4. The KAB4 is probably the better choice if you ever plan on moving to 10+ gallon batches.

Congrats on the house!

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Old 05-07-2012, 03:45 AM   #4
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im brewing in my garage and i have NG burners and keggles +cooler
i got the burners from http://www.cpapc.com/23-Tip-Round-Nozzle-Jet-Burner-natural-gas-P469C0.aspx, they work great and i love the fact i dont have to remember to have propane tanks full
Burners tands were made by my friend, gas pipes from HD

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Those are good suggestions. Right now, I'm looking for the cheapest I can use that will still be effective.
Stuff like the http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-SP10-High-Pressure-Outdoor/dp/B000291GBQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336400918&sr=8-1 Bayou Classic
are ok to use? A little bit cheap but it would keep me in budget and out of the kitchen.
I'm not going to be moving to 10 gallon batches anytime soon so I'm thinking 32 qt might be enough for a 5 gallon full boil?

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I second that. I just ordered the Bayou Classic burner from Amazon last Thursday and it is supposed to be coming today. Unfortunately I wont be able to brew again until August because I will not be at home. But it seems like it is easily the best deal for your dollar.

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i have the sp-10 and and this 10 gallon pot: http://www.amazon.com/Winware-Professional-Aluminum-40-Quart-Stockpot/dp/B001CHKL68/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336404109&sr=8-1. you can do a full boil in an 8 gallon, but you'll risk boilovers. i get pretty close to the top in a 10 gallon...

works well and i'm happy with it for under $100 for both.

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OH, hey, that looks like the pot for me, no free shipping with amazon prime though

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it is available through amazon (with prime)...it's temp out of stock right now... i got mine shipped from amazon...just keep checking back.

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I see it now. I'm going to order it and wait for it to be in stock.
This works to my advantage as then it won't seem like I ordered a ton of crap all at once thereby keeping SWMBO from getting suspicious.



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