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Old 12-01-2010, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default The Brewers Christmas Wish List

My wife asked me what I wanted for christmas...immediately brewing tools/supplies came to mind. While numero uno on the list is a stainless steel conical fermenter or a stainless steel mash/lauter tun, it's probably a tad over our budget.

I've got the basics for extract brewing, but would like to move up to all grain. So what would your christmas list be for brewing tools/supplies be for items under $200, and (if possible) what stores would you recommend getting them from at the best price?

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:10 PM   #2
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What do you have already?

I went to my lhbs and was talking with them about gift ideas. I came up with an idea that they adopted. A gift registry. Works just like a wedding or baby registry. Works great for secret santa and polyana's at work.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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Here is mine.

Perlick Faucet.


OG/FG shirt.


The master baster.

Gloves.

Parka.


March pump.

...just for starters.

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I just asked for a bulk bags of 2-row, munich and vienna. I hope I get one. I would go to austinhomebrew if I was buying, but the gift giver will likely go to the LHBS.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:36 PM   #5
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If you are going all grain you need a brew pot to do full boils and a mash tun probably just get a cooler from home depot and do this http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/cheap-easy-10-gallon-rubbermaid-mlt-conversion-23008/ to it

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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Probably buying myself (with x-mas money) a 30- or 40-plate chiller from KegCowboy when he gets them back in stock in a couple weeks. Pretty sure he said the prices are going to be about the same as they were before, meaning a bit more than $70 for a 30-plate money and around $90 for the 40-plate. Already have a pump to use it most effectively.

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all that sounds nice but for me the biggest expense was getting a big pot for my boils.. I got http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/foodservice/cookware/cookware-bakeware/60-quart-stainless-steel-stock-pot?utm_source=amaz_shop&utm_medium=shp&utm_campai gn=Stock-Pots-amaz_shop&infoParam.campaignId=T9I

then next is an immersion chiller and the bits to convert an ice chest to a MLT.

a digital thermometer is good too.. you can get those from Target for under $20.

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new socks from my Great Aunt...

I see Christmas gifts as wants and not "needs"....

I lucked out and already had a 8 gallon stainless pot

I asked for a Vinator and bottle tree... As from everything I've read once people have them they wish they had gotten them along time ago... & it's under $50

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I got a simple keg system with some money last year. Probably one of the best investments I could make for homebrew. No more bottles or waiting on bottle conditioning, etc.

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