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Old 02-19-2010, 02:48 AM   #11
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If I have a plastic fermenter with spigot do I need an autosiphon?
See my post further up.

Ideally a siphon makes getting your wort to the fermenter without transferring much of your trub easier. Trust me... As cheap as they are you won't regret purchasing one.

And if you ever want to transfer your beer to a secondary it's a necessity.

Also it is something you should be able to find locally in S Korea. Brewing isn't the only thing auto siphons are used for.
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:06 AM   #12
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if you're in tight quarters, a 10-gallon brew kettle might be a bit much...you can get by with a 5-gallon one just fine for what you'll likely be doing.

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Old 02-19-2010, 04:47 AM   #13
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Bottle filler... works great

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Old 02-19-2010, 05:28 AM   #14
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I was going to wait on the hydrometer as I will only be making premixed kits to start.
A hydrometer would still be a good idea, but not 100% necessary. You will have to be extra sure you are done with fermentation before bottling is all, but like you said, you are using premixed kits so that would help. Unlike higher gravity beers.

How are you planning to heat your water? Small apartment + 10 gal pot could equal forever and a day to get it hot, assuming you are planning on doing full boils. If you are planning on using your stove, I would recomend a smaller pot, but hang on to the big one for when you get back stateside and expand. If you have something along the lines of a turkey fryer burner, then nevermind.
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:50 AM   #15
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I will be doing partial boils to start and working my way up to full 5 gallon boils. I was going for a 10 gallon pot when I decide to move into AG.

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Old 02-19-2010, 11:21 AM   #16
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A 10gal pot should be OK for a 5gal BIAB batch.

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