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Old 03-08-2010, 12:36 PM   #11
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A handful of Notty packs in the fridge, DME for starters and poor efficiency, extra buckets.



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Old 03-08-2010, 08:55 PM   #12
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A few types of DME for starters; maybe half a dozen types of hops; spare parts for corneys (seals, posts, poppets, etc.); all manner of beverage and gas lines for my corneys; a number of airlocks; occasionally extra carboys (I think I own a dozen or so but between beer and wine they are all in use right now); three or four one-gallon jugs; hop socks & grain bags; extra Starsan; a Biermuncher beer gun; there's probably more I can't think of right now.



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Old 03-08-2010, 09:10 PM   #13
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I dont brew or grill if there is even the smallest possibility of running out of fuel, so I have 4 extra bottles. I never go to the store to get 1 bottle refilled, always 2or 3. I do have natural gas service, but conversion is a costly PITA.

This is excessive, I know.

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:43 PM   #14
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I have 4 propane tanks, 6 thermometers, 2 hydrometers, backup carboys, spare hose, 24 1lb tubs of the dollar store oxyclean, 2 big bottles of starsan, loads of keg o-rings, 10 each of notty and s-05, 100lbs of 2 row, 45lbs of misc adjuncts and specialty grains, I pick up an airlock or bung almost every LHBS visit. I also have 2 spare tap faucets, tower shanks, beer line, gas line, spare keg couplers, gas shutoff valves, anti backflow valves, spare manifold, spare regulator and I always keep a spare full co2 tank on hand. I just picked up 1 lb of irish moss, and recently a 50lb bag of rice hulls.
I think a keg system breakdown is more frustrating than a mishap while brewing. I will take a leaking keggle ball valve over a leaking keg post or leaking regulator anyday!

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Old 03-08-2010, 11:53 PM   #15
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I think a keg system breakdown is more frustrating than a mishap while brewing. I will take a leaking keggle ball valve over a leaking keg post or leaking regulator anyday!
good point

i want to get a few of the level style pressure reliefes instead of the pull up style on hand. i think and know the keychain pull style leak and go bad faster. i have 2 kegs running those and they were new 2 years ago and leak now only having 2-3 brew in them compaired to one i run with a never changed and bought used keg equipped with the level action valve.

but dude 50* of hulls, animal...i proly would to at the right $$$
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~5 lbs DME
Rice hulls
different brewing salts
Lactic acid
2 full sets of keg O rings
lots of extra hose
Zapap sparge setup in case of total MLT breakdown

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Old 03-09-2010, 12:55 PM   #17
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LME for starter (LHBS doesn't sell DME, dangit), Notty/Windsor packets, and Grolsch seals; I always pick up a dozen when I visit the shop.

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but dude 50* of hulls, animal...i proly would to at the right $$$

The local feed store sells 50 lb sacks of rice hulls for $9.95. At that price how could I not get one??? I now know a 50lb sack of rice hulls is approx. 7.5 cubic feet! thats a lot of hulls!!
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"list comprised of...."

Bad grammar, common mistake.

Just saying...

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DME would be high on my list. I plan on getting a refractometer soon, so a spare hydrometer will be on hand shortly. I have lots of extra stuff, but extra tubing is a must, as is a spare thermometer for mashing and checking pitching temps.

Actually, unless you cannot measure your pitching temps, you could be ok without hardly anything and make beer. No hydro? No problem, it's probably fine if you planned your recipe ahead of time.

If you bottle, it's always nice to have enough bottles on hand.



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