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biohaz7331 02-19-2013 02:10 AM

What equipment are you buying with tax return?
Just wondering what everyone will be doing with their return in regards to brewing? I am considering getting a beer gun and bottle capper as well as a few little things.

KurtB 02-19-2013 02:37 AM

I will be buying nothing with my tax refund as I should not be getting one. If everything goes as planned, I should owe $1 in taxes. I hate giving the government an interest free loan of my money by overpaying my taxes throughout the year.

biohaz7331 02-19-2013 02:40 AM

Wow that's cool how did you accomplish that feat?

KurtB 02-19-2013 02:48 AM

Years of practice. My wife is technically self employed, but earns a fixed salary. We have to make a quarterly tax payment so I basically know my tax liability every 3 months. That does make it easier to estimate and not over pay.

biohaz7331 02-19-2013 02:50 AM

Oh I see that is pretty cool. Well any upcoming plans?

KurtB 02-19-2013 02:59 AM

Eventually some sort of fermentation control is on the agenda, but I don't know of that will be a fridge/freezer or some sort of larger chamber. That probably won't happen until later in the spring/summer as right now it is easy to ferment in my basement and cold crash in the garage here in the Chicago area.

biohaz7331 02-19-2013 12:01 PM

Oh nice I can't wait till I can finally do some sort of fridge ferm chamber. I currently use a cool brewing fermentation chamber that has been working quite well. I was fermenting at 58 and no on lagering at around 48-50 using only frozen two liters!

naga77777 02-19-2013 02:24 PM

Trying to make the jump to all-grain.

Got a 44qt kettle, BIAB bag, mash paddle, and grain mill.

shanecb 02-19-2013 09:33 PM

Thinking of investing in a pH meter. Just seems much easier than the strips I've been using, and more accurate.

UnDeadPresident 02-19-2013 09:39 PM

Zeroing out my CC debt and then buying the stuff for a Son Of Fermentation Chamber for my place, and for a wooden brew stand for the AG setup my friend and I are setting up at his. Not sure which I'm the most excited for.

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