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Old 07-06-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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What's the bare minimum equipment needed for brewing? I've looked at a few kits around and they all come with caps, bottles and a capper, all of which I've already got. So unless there's another kit out there without those, I may have to piece a kit together.

Any help would be appreciated.

BTW--I'm over 2 hours from the nearest Brewing store so most of my purchases, if not all, will come from the internet.

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Old 07-06-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Austin Homebrew will adjust the cost of their kits by removing what you already have. Watched them do it in the store the other day. $6.99 flat rate shipping.

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I think bare minimum depends on how much money you want to spend. My opinion of a bare minimum setup has changed since I started. For me, I would want to have a 6 gallon Better Bottle for my primary, a 5 gallon Better Bottle for secondary (there is much debate on if you even need to do a secondary), an Auto-Siphon, a Bottling Bucket, Bottle Filler, a Bottle Tree and Vinator, and (assuming you're going to start out doing extract batches) a 5 gallon brewpot.

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Fermenter, hydrometer, (wine theif or turkey baster and sample tube), bottling bucket, auto siphon...If you have bottles, caps and a capper that is the minimum I would use....

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I can't believe I forgot the Wine Thief and Hydrometer.

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