Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Did I get a good deal?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-11-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
Allowishus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Valdosta, GA
Posts: 7
Likes Given: 1

Default Did I get a good deal?

After reading on here for a few weeks and deciding that this is something I really want to do I started looking for brewing supplies online and came across a local guy selling his equipment. For $195 I received the following:

true brew fermenting bucket
true brew bottling bucket
5g glass carboy
6.5g glass carboy
at least 2 cases of bottles(both pop top and ez cap)
20q stainless steel pot
copper immersion wort chiller
beer thief
hydrometer - upgraded
floating thermometer - upgraded
about 10 bungs of various sizes
4 airlocks
2 blow off hoses
auto siphon
bottling wand
tubing
carboy scrubber
bottle scrubber
big bottle of starsan
book - how to brew - palmer
funnel with snap in filter
3 extract kits
capper
over 200 bottle caps
stirring spoon
Cheesecloth
Whirlfloc (Irish Moss) tablets
Wyeast yeast nutrient
Campden tablets

So did I get a good deal? Or did I make my first mistake in my new brewing hobby?

__________________
Allowishus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 01:16 AM   #2
b-boy
16%er
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
b-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: GETZVILLE, NY
Posts: 2,361
Liked 402 Times on 296 Posts
Likes Given: 118

Default

I think you hit the jackpot. The only thing I don't see is a burner.

__________________

Never underestimate the potential of someone who refuses to act their age.

b-boy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 01:19 AM   #3
Allowishus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Valdosta, GA
Posts: 7
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have a burner from a turkey fryer that I won a few years back.

__________________
Allowishus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 01:21 AM   #4
menerdari
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Poland, Ohio
Posts: 520
Liked 42 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

I paid a lot more for about the same amount of gear, mine is new granted, but sounds like you got a pretty good score there.

__________________
menerdari is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 01:39 AM   #5
cmcgeehan151
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 31
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Solid!

__________________
cmcgeehan151 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 01:42 AM   #6
amandabab
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: spokane, wa
Posts: 1,971
Liked 237 Times on 182 Posts
Likes Given: 446

Default

very good deal.

__________________
amandabab is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 02:05 AM   #7
Allowishus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Valdosta, GA
Posts: 7
Likes Given: 1

Default

It seemed like a good deal to me, just wanted to be sure. $195 is more than I am used to spending on a hobby.

Quick question:
How long does DME last in a airtight bag inside a house(70-75degrees)?

__________________
Allowishus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 02:24 AM   #8
CBXBob
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CBXBob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Grants Pass/ Nuevo, Or. / Ca.
Posts: 420
Liked 76 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 161

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Allowishus View Post
It seemed like a good deal to me, just wanted to be sure. $195 is more than I am used to spending on a hobby.

Quick question:
How long does DME last in a airtight bag inside a house(70-75degrees)?
The only hobby I can think of cheaper than homebrewing is knitting, or butterfly collecting. DME would probably last 6 months in airtight bag at 70-75, and probably years in the freezer.
__________________
CBXBob is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 02:27 AM   #9
jonnyp1980
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kittery, Maine
Posts: 759
Liked 43 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Damn good deal

__________________
Subscribe to our youtube channel where we review your beer, dicuss brewing tips, and share your recipe. Cheers


http://www.youtube.com/user/Homebrew...?feature=watch
jonnyp1980 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2012, 02:32 AM   #10
scottsaxman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Derby, Kansas
Posts: 62
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Allowishus
It seemed like a good deal to me, just wanted to be sure. $195 is more than I am used to spending on a hobby.

Quick question:
How long does DME last in a airtight bag inside a house(70-75degrees)?
It will last a long time, but does get darker as it ages. If color is important to your purpose, use it sooner rather than later
__________________
scottsaxman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I think i got a good deal. mximus11 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 05-18-2011 03:52 AM
Is this a good deal or should I buy my own? jawilson20 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 03-22-2011 07:44 PM
good deal? benharper13 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 11-07-2010 01:36 AM
Is this a good deal? Beau815 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 06-05-2009 04:36 PM
help...is this a good deal jonp9576 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 01-30-2009 06:18 PM