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Old 03-04-2006, 09:05 PM   #1
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What all equipment exactly would you purchase to start home brewing?

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Old 03-04-2006, 09:12 PM   #2
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What all equipment exactly would you purchase to start home brewing?
I would purchase this:Super Deluxe + Kegging Beer Equipment Kit
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:21 PM   #3
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  • any all glass kit and atleast a couple extra 6.5 gallon carboys
  • a longer wine theif
  • trukey fryer
  • a kettle NO SMALLER then 8 gallons (so when you decide to move to all grains you dont have to buy a new kettle)
  • 16oz bottles, a metric f***ton of them (think I am sitting on about 12 cases of 12oz atm and gonna be a huge PITA to change them out to 16oz'ers)
  • one real nice, heavy, LONG spoon
  • stock in the local hardware and/or plumbing store . . .
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Old 03-04-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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The 10 gallon mashing coolers.

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Old 03-04-2006, 10:16 PM   #5
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7 gallon stainless steel brewpot with valve assembly
immersion chiller
turkey fryer
turkey baster
better thermometer
Bigger bottles at least 22 ounce
bench capper
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an extra glass carboy or two
two rectangular rubbermaid coolers

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Old 03-04-2006, 11:29 PM   #6
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Kegging equipment for sure. Made my home brewing so much easier!

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i think the one piece of equipment i have that i wish i always had is my 'bayou classic' propane burner...not only is it fast (i can get a boil going in about 15 minutes) it creates a CRAZY rolling boil which improves both hop utilization, and clarity, and its used outside, which obviously makes other people happy too...

i cant imagine brewing on a lowly old (or new) kitchen stove any more,how archaic!!!...although i do still mash on my kitchen stove.

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I got the beginner kit from Things Beer through Michigan Brewing Co. along with 1 extract kit and yeast. This kit came with a 6.5 gal plastic primary bucket, a 6.5 gal plastic bottling bucket, a 5 gal glass carboy, caps, plastic funnel, bottle brush, bottle capper, bottle filler, 5ft siphon hose, sticker thermometer. I also went to Wal Mart and got a 5.5 gal pot to brew in.

I would start buying six packs/twelve packs/cases of beer to get 45-50 empty bottles. Trust me, this is more fun the buying empties.

Also, buy some 2 or 3 1 gal bottled water, it's easier than having to boil and sanitize the tap water.

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