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Old 07-28-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default What is your favorite piece of equipment that makes brew day easier??

The reason I posted is this is because for ten years I have brewed beer... And for ten years, I shunned siphon-starters.. I always said "Hell, thats just a piece of fancy equipment and waste of money".. Then I got one for my Christmas one year and OMG!! It made my life so much easier.. Ridiculously easier.. I couldn't believe that for TEN FRIGGING YEARS I struggled trying to start a siphon with turkey basters, etc on countless batches of brew..... And it was only 10 bucks.. Geeze..

Anyway, that got me to thinking.. Anyone else out there ever have an epiphany with a new piece of equipment that now you cant live without??

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I would say my kegging setup. I really hate bottling.

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I got a new beer glass that when full is a big help.

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:36 PM   #4
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Wort chiller, march pump, and tri-clover QD's.

Finally having an organized system makes my life much easier, more accurate, and stress free.

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As an AG brewer, the refractometer is the single most valuable piece of kit in my brewery.

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a burner. Hard to keep a boil going just sitting it out in the sun.


Oh, and a kegging setup. I'm brewing (and drinking) twice as much now.

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As an AG brewer, the refractometer is the single most valuable piece of kit in my brewery.
ftw. I should have thought of that. Refractometer is the one.
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this is low tech, but i really like the bottling bucket dip tube.

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I have yet to put a spigot on my kettle, but I imagine that would make things so much easier. +1 on the autosiphon, but I melted mine and have not replaced it yet. I built a T device to siphon with my mouth, but still not quite as awsum as a properly-working autosiphon IMO.

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My brew stand.

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