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View Poll Results: What to buy with a $200 gift certificate to the LHBS?
Ingredients for the next three or four batches 6 6.82%
The beginnings of a kegging set-up 46 52.27%
The beginnings of an AG set-up 35 39.77%
70 pounds of hops 1 1.14%
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Default Got a $200 gift certificate to the LHBS! What to buy?

So I finished college (only took me 5.5 years...I transferred schools), and my parents got me a gift certificate to the LHBS, Keystone Homebrew. I need some opinions on what to buy, because there's so much I could buy with it. Opinions?

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Old 12-14-2008, 11:52 PM   #2
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Realll oak kegs... ohhhhh (makes the Homer noise) i envy you...

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Old 12-15-2008, 01:37 AM   #3
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I think the move I made that I've been most happy with was into kegging... 2nd would be AG

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Old 12-15-2008, 01:38 AM   #4
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well, It's hard to say without knowing what kind of equipment you already have

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Old 12-15-2008, 01:40 AM   #5
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I was happy with my progression into kegging and then into all grain. Do the same.

Bottling sucks.

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Old 12-15-2008, 01:46 AM   #6
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Its either keggin or AG. I say AG for sure

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I voted for AG, because 1) it's fun and 2) it'll keep your ingredient costs down so you can afford the kegs!

However, I would understand if you went with kegs first then AG.

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AG sure doesn't cost $200.

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:15 AM   #9
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Go kegging. AG can be bought a little at a time.

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Old 12-15-2008, 03:04 AM   #10
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If you start kegging it is something that improve your experience with brewing. Instead of taking an hour or more to bottle a batch it only takes a few minutes to keg.
Going all grain is something that will improve your beers taste. But going all grain also adds more time to brew a beer. Where with extract it takes about an hour and a half, all grain can take four to five hours to brew a batch.
I started kegging before going all grain and it helped me to enjoy brewing more, I always used to dread bottling day.

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