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Old 09-04-2008, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default Your best equipment find?

About two weeks ago, I found an almost full "Basic Starter Kit" at a Goodwill store for $6 bucks.

Only thing it's missing is the Ale Pail with the spigot, but it came with an extra hydrometer, sterilizing solution, and digital thermometer, so I can live with a missing bucket.

Quick six bucks upgraded my brewing capacity by a third.

What've you guys found on the cheap?

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:04 AM   #2
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over 20 c.f. chest freezer for 150 bucks

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:14 AM   #3
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free 5 gallon round cooler = mash tun for 20 bucks.
3 5 gallon carboys for $27
2 5 gallon carboys for free with more to follow once my buddy finds them

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:17 AM   #4
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5.5 cu. ft. chest freezer: $20

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:30 AM   #5
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I scored a Keggle with ball valve and thermometer, 4 seven gallon carboys, 50' imersion chiller, a pump and other assorted smaller goodies all for $100. It made the conversion to 10 gallon batches pretty cheap!

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Old 09-04-2008, 01:56 AM   #6
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Basically brand new Danby 4.3 cf fridge for kegorator= 50 bucks

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Old 09-04-2008, 02:27 AM   #7
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Brand new 5 gallon rubbermaid water cooler = Free

Turkey Fryer, powerful enough that I have to back it way down on a 6.5 gallon boil = Free

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Old 09-04-2008, 04:37 AM   #8
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Last night I picked up a True 3 keg draft cooler for free.... from a fellow homebrewer who is moving & wanted to keep it in the hb family. MAJOR score. I almost wet myself driving it home.

• Nice upright fridge for free

• 2 Sanke kegs for $30

• 20 lb CO2 bottle for $30

• 2 7gal carboys for $24

• 9 cases of bottles for $25


These were all craigslist scores.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:50 AM   #9
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So far so good everyone! Here are my CL scores so far:

Sanyo 4912 #1: $80
Sanyo 4912 #2: $50

5 Corny Kegs, 1 10 Gallon round Igloo cooler MLT, 25' Immersion chiller, 2 Sanke kegs with all the holes precut, bunch of misc. fittings, ball locks etc. $60 !!!!

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:04 AM   #10
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(2) 6-way manifolds w/regs FREEBIE!!!!
10g igloo $15
pepsi store cooler (2 cornies fit) $35
2g glass carboy $5
misc cabinetry and countertop for the brewroom $45
1g brown glass jugs $5 each

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