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Old 01-27-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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I brewed beer in the past with mini brew system. I am looking to start some serious brewing and need help choosing a kit I think I have narrowed it to 3 kits, but if anyone has any better suggestions please help.

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Brewing Intermediate Kit w/Two 5 Gallon Glass Carboys :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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I would go with the last choice. You have a a seperate bottling bucket which comes in handy. And the stick on thermometers instead of the floating one you have in your first choice. I would want to open your primary bucket to check on your floating thermometer. The second or third look good. But if I were you, I would have a fermenting primary bucket and a bottling bucket to go along with your 2 carboys. Just my 2 cents worth...

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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****wouldnt**** want to open primary excuse me....you would NOT want to do that.

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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Thanks AmberChris I am leaning towards that one

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Old 01-27-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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not sure about shipping costs but it looks like midwest's is the cheapest and you get the most beer storage for your buck. if you time it right you can have 3 batches going at a time. if i read the description right. all of them didn't come with bottles so start saving your brown pry off empties now. ferment well.

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Old 01-27-2009, 06:22 PM   #6
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Just my 2 shillings... the kit I'm ordering is the third one on your list (except I went with plastic Better Bottles, personal choice.) The only thing I'm wondering about that kit is why it comes with 2 carboys, a fermenting bucket, and only 2 airlocks. I was under the impression that you'd want an airlock in each carboy, and one for your bucket.

Then again, I'm a noob.

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Old 01-27-2009, 06:32 PM   #7
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I would go with the one from Midwest. I orderd my kit from them and love it. Also recently bought another bucket and better bottle from them so I can have more brews going. I would order someother stuff if you don't have like a boiling pot, spoons, extra airlocks, more stick on thermometers, cleaning and sanatizing. Ohh and don't forget a recipe kit also.

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Old 01-27-2009, 06:42 PM   #8
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Just my 2 shillings... the kit I'm ordering is the third one on your list (except I went with plastic Better Bottles, personal choice.) The only thing I'm wondering about that kit is why it comes with 2 carboys, a fermenting bucket, and only 2 airlocks. I was under the impression that you'd want an airlock in each carboy, and one for your bucket.

Then again, I'm a noob.
Maybe they think you won't be using all three at the same time. I was wondering if it included a blowoff hose instead (if using carboy as primary), but doesn't appear to. Airlocks are really cheap though.

What's the idea of one ale pail + two 5 gallon carboys? You'll have two beers in secondary when one is in primary?

Edit: Just noticed that the others have one 5g and one 6g carboy, where Midwest offers two 5g. The former would be preferable to me.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:50 PM   #9
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Just noticed that the others have one 5g and one 6g carboy, where Midwest offers two 5g. The former would be preferable to me.
With a 6.5 gallon primary, is it necessary to have more than 5 gallon secondaries? I thought that you really only needed the extra headspace to handle krausen that would appear in your primary.
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