New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > All Grain Equipment (need some quick advice)




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2010, 03:09 AM   #1
loftisCT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: branford
Posts: 2
Default All Grain Equipment (need some quick advice)

I am looking to make the leap to all-grain brewing and naturally i have begun researching equipment.

I found this set-up being sold by another brewer on craigslist (theres a picture of the set-up at the end of the listing)
http://newlondon.craigslist.org/for/2020197722.html

Can anyone tell me:
-If this is actually worth $600 (and if not what it is worth)
-How I could verify that the equipment works when I see it

I appreciate any help or advice anyone has to offer



__________________
loftisCT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2010, 03:12 AM   #2
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,510
Liked 117 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

i'd think 350-400



__________________

Taps:
1: Yeti RIS clone
2: Mangrove Hefe
3: Barkshack Gingermead
4: Oatmeal Stout
5: Bavarian Wheat
6: Premium Lager

Fermenting: Concord Wine, ESB

lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2010, 03:19 AM   #3
HalfPint
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,823
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loftisCT View Post
I am looking to make the leap to all-grain brewing and naturally i have begun researching equipment.

I found this set-up being sold by another brewer on craigslist (theres a picture of the set-up at the end of the listing)
http://newlondon.craigslist.org/for/2020197722.html

Can anyone tell me:
-If this is actually worth $600 (and if not what it is worth)
-How I could verify that the equipment works when I see it

I appreciate any help or advice anyone has to offer
Wow, that's quite a CL find. I'd say that's probably worth around $400 or $500 to ME.

Here are some rough estimates if one was to buy/make/shop around for that stuff themselves:

Converted half keg and quarter keg brew pots with stainless/copper hardware, ball valves, silver solder used throughout. $200
50' .5" copper coil chiller with hose connections $75
1 brew thermometer, 1 dial type $10
Barley Crusher $100
Canister type water filter
Converted Igloo Maxcold mashtun with stainless braid tubing $50
Propane burner mounted on a rack still needs completion but can be used as is. $35?
5 gal. carboy $35
books, ProMash software Promash is $35 and books....
stirplate with flask $75 or so
assorted misc. stuff, sanstar, capper, clamps, tubing $30?


Of course, those are all ROUGH ESTIMATES, so don't take my word for all of them, but they're in the ball park range.

All in all, I'd say it's a nice setup, but I don't think I'd buy it. I'm more of a DIY'er, so most of my stuff was made by me. Also, his brew stand is kinda funky, and I'm perfectly fine with my cooler, propane burner, keggle, and stock pot for brewing AG like many others here on the forum are. If I were to spend a lot of money like that, I'd probably just splurge and buy this http://morebeer.com/view_product/9191/103468/304_Brushed_Stainless_Frame_Upgrade_For_Gravity_Br ewSculptures or this http://www.blichmannengineering.com/brew_stand/brewstand_modular.html
__________________
HalfPint is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2010, 03:24 AM   #4
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,510
Liked 117 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

could be worth a little more than my 350-400 estimate, as i convert kegs myself. not much more, though. still, 600 is high.

__________________

Taps:
1: Yeti RIS clone
2: Mangrove Hefe
3: Barkshack Gingermead
4: Oatmeal Stout
5: Bavarian Wheat
6: Premium Lager

Fermenting: Concord Wine, ESB

lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2010, 03:29 AM   #5
loftisCT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: branford
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks lumpher and and half pint! I appreciate the input about the price.

Any thoughts on how to verify/assess the condition of the equipment/soldering/etc.???

__________________
loftisCT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2010, 10:22 AM   #6
a_w_taylor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Trumbull, CT, CT
Posts: 169
Default

Ha - I'm in Trumbull and came across that listing a few weeks back.

As a DIY'er I am choosing to do it for less. That also doesn't look like a full 15.5 gallon keggle. If I were to drop that kind of coin - I'd want the larger keggle.



__________________

It's cold, tasty and I made it.

a_w_taylor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need advice quick dummkauf All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 18 07-18-2010 11:15 PM
All grain equipment advice needed Marsdude All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 03-01-2010 11:17 PM
quick advice on hop substitution briandickens All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 10-28-2008 06:23 PM
First all grain - Need some quick advice Amiaji All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 08-03-2008 05:55 PM
Advice Quick!! Ó Flannagáin All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 26 03-12-2007 10:43 PM