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Old 08-30-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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On this setup? if you had $1050 to spend?



Two Tier stand- HLT Sits higher and Gravity feeds into MLT. MLT and boil kettle on same level. Stand is MIG welded Square tube steel painted black with high heat paint. It can break down into 2 pieces for easier transport. Stand has 2 Banjo Burners attached. Locking heavy duty casters for easy moving.

Kettles are converted Kegs, all have weldless 3 piece ball valves and fittings. All keggles have stainless steel camlock quick disconnects. Dip tubes and other specifics noted below.

Hot Liquor Tank (HLT)- Converted Keg, lightly polished. Has polycarbonate sight tube and weldless thermometer attached. ½ Inch Copper Dip tube.

Mash/Lauter Tun (MLT)- Converted Keg, insulation attached, 3/8 inch Stainless dip tube with Brass Compression Fitting connects to Sanke Contoured False bottom. Aluminum lid with CPVC sparge system attached. Weldless thermometer attached.

Boil Kettle- Converted Keg lightly polished. Copper Dip tube. PVC/CPVC Hop spider with nylon bag.


Hoses- Three ½ inch hoses with stainless quick disconnects on each end.

Burners- Banjo burners, comes with 2 high pressure regulators, an 10psi and a 30psi.

Counter Flow Chiller (CFC)- Very High efficiency 25 foot long CFC, 3/8 copper, brass hose fittings, quick disconnect on one side closest to kettle.

Pump- Chugger Pump Poly Inline. Stainless steel 2 piece Ball valve and quick disconnects on both sides. It bolts on to lower part of stand.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:42 AM   #2
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Yes

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:42 AM   #3
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It's worth it. Not a gorgeous system, but definitely worth it especially with the pump and the CFC.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #4
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Doesn't look like a bad setup for just a shade over $1000, especially if it comes with the keggles. I would seriously consider upgrading the CF chiller to a plate chiller though.

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Old 08-30-2012, 01:52 AM   #5
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Absolutely.

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yeah it comes with the keggles...

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Well, let's think about this...

$90 for 3 kegs, if you get really lucky
$90 for the hardware on the HLT
$180 for the hardware and insulation on the MLT
$40 for the hardware on the BK
$80 for the hoses and QD's / clamps on the hoses
$130 for the burners and regulators
$170 for the pump and pump QD's
$80 for the CFC

That's $860 just for the stuff minus the stand.

The stand is worth more than $190, and you don't have to bother with building anything, and I didn't include shipping all of that junk to your house, so I think it's a pretty good deal.

I'd consider installing a sight glass and thermometer combo onto the BK. The thermo isn't all that important, but if you're going to install a sight glass then why not just install the combo for an extra 15 bucks or so.

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Would I spend that much??

No

Here's why...
I have keggles already, so I don't need what someone else has made.
I have two pumps already, so having another isn't needed.
I have a large plate chiller (Duda Diesel, long 40 plate) so a CFC is of no value to me.
I have two burners already. When I get a stand, it will have three. One for each step. I like to direct fire the mash tun to get the strike water to temp, and maintain the mash temp (as needed).
I have plenty of 1/2" ID silicone tubing, as well as stainless fittings for all.

For me, the only part of any value would have been the stand. IF it had three burners. Since it doesn't, I wouldn't buy it period...

Don't be mad, you did ask if I would spend $1050 for that...

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Yuuuuuuup

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Unfortunately no. The divorce would cost way more than a grand once my wife saw it.

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