Originally Posted by AllanMar
Speaking as an EE also doing an electric build, be prepared to end up dropping alot more then you initially anticipated!
Yea, that's what I am afraid of. I got that disease my wife has where she buys crap online and says "It was on sale". HBF and HBT have been killing my wallet. I recently split from 2 buddies who were bottling a 5 gallon batch. Yea about 14-18 beers for all that time and effort. So i split so I could brew and eventually keg. I bought like 3 chest freezers (sold one for profit) of CL and went bananas
on making the collars and ordering all the parts. One is fermentor and one is keezer. I LOVED DOING THAT PROJECT. Made me watch the DIY network for at least a month and start investing in tool. Gonna eventually do some household wood working and DIY projects. So with the online shopping disease and my DIY bug, I need to chill and get back to brewing.
I had been doing DME, but bought a MLT and about to get in my valve setups today (YAY!!!). So before I go nuts and go into E-brewing, I should get some good runs with my current setup.
I have easily dropped $1G on brewing/kegging equipment and I have only done 3 kegs (Black IPA is almost through fermenting). SO i know the traps and pitfalls of spending money. I currently don't have kids so who knows what will happen when I get one of those rugrats to suck all my beer money away from me.
My next step is brew stand. I have 1 propane burner right now and a table.... that's it. I am looking into either doing a uni-strut build or finding a friend of a friend to weld me up something nice. Ebrewing can wait (or can it??). I just have too many hobbies and not enough $$$. Reminds me, I gotta go fix my golf swing.