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Old 10-31-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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So mom/MIL etc are wanting ideas for xmas... I said beer brew stuff.... I currently do extract only (1 batch) so I have the basics for that... I want to move to using an external burner. For the money what is the best route to go? Blichman? Hurricane?

Secondly I'd like to get a keg set up... I am thinking going dual keg to begin with...

What other items would be on your list worth chiller? ingredients? stuff for AG brewing?

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Beer kits are always good. Brewing/cleaning gadgets are also good,but be specific on your list. I'd say this time I'd like a sight glass kit,false bottom & ball valve for my 5 gallon BK to make clearing my mash easier. Biab ain't all that great in that respect.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Grain mill.

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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here is a great link for burners.
http://www.cajun-outdoor-cooking.com...as-burners.htm

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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I bought the $27.99 burner and it works for awesome for my keggles. I use propane.

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Check Craigslist after the holidays.

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I have a blichmann and while it is expensive it is worth it and will last you a lifetime. It ends up being around 200 with the extensions prior to shipping.

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A refractometer makes sugar readings on brew-day a bit quicker and you don't have to worry about sanitization so you can return the hydro sample to the carboy, or wait for it to cool so you sparge enough.

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cant go wrong with books and literature.. brew like a monk, desiging great beers, wild brews, ect!!

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grain mill is kind of what I am wanting right now

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