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Old 01-05-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Default Whats the next best piece of equipment?

I have a simple start up brew rig. Propane burner, 10 gal nice stainless brew pot, two glass car boys, bottling bucket etc....
What should I invest in next? I could use a temp gage on the brew pot or fermentation fridge but what would you do? I'm in savannah so it's always hot.



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Old 01-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Wort chiller and fermentation fridge.



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Old 01-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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Picked up all of the above recently. Looking forward to wiring my temperature controller (STC-1000). Thinking about starting my own yeast. What do I need to buy to do this inexpensively?

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Cooler mash tun you know you want to. That's all you'd need to start AG brewing.

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Stir plate for making starters and a fridge or some way to control fermentation temps.

Pitching the proper amount of healthy yeast and controlling the fermentation temp will do tons to improve your beer.

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Wort Chiller, a themometer on the boil pot is useless in my opinion we all know wort boils at 212* F! You will need a way to cool it down quicker than 6 hours lol.

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Actually I'd suggest a refractometer as well. Really helped me dial in my numbers!

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A cooler for mash tun and a boil kettle all for the one gallon setup

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Immersion chiller: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/wort-chiller-build-231734/
Mash tun: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/cheap-easy-10-gallon-rubbermaid-mlt-conversion-23008/
Fermentation chamber http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay-aquarium-temp-controller-build-163849/
Stir plate to go with your fermenter: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-shamelessly-cheap-12-diy-stir-plate-338695/



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