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Old 09-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #11
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I was able to find more info on the williams kit (gotta love google) no carboy or auto siphon, pot is 8 gallons, bottles are NOT included. I would still go with it, reviews are very positive.

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #12
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thx you very much...

these are very useful input...

the information out there can be a bit overwhelming...

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Old 09-05-2012, 01:41 PM   #13
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Auto-siphons are awesome. If you go with that Williams kit, I'd make sure you invest in an auto-siphon on top of the kit!

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #14
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Auto-siphons are awesome. If you go with that Williams kit, I'd make sure you invest in an auto-siphon on top of the kit!
You don't need a siphon with the Williams kit. The fermenter has a spigot.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #15
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Most people would use the siphon to transfer from their primary or secondary to the bottling bucket with the spigot.

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You don't need a siphon with the Williams kit. The fermenter has a spigot.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:48 PM   #16
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I was able to find more info on the williams kit (gotta love google) no carboy or auto siphon, pot is 8 gallons, .
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"The included 40 quart BrewKettle features a transfer valve to make make fermenter filling easy."


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Old 09-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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You don't need a siphon with the Williams kit. The fermenter has a spigot.
I've had some brews where my trub was higher than the spigot when I was ready to transfer making me glad I had an auto-siphon...
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I received the Williams basic equipment kit as a gift. It has everything you need (besides kettle and chiller) and I like the valve on the fermentor. There IPA ingredients kit turned out well and included liquid yeast. The advanced kit with kettle and chiller looks like a pretty good deal.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #19
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I use a glass carboy or three but if I had to choose from the two kits above I would go for #1. It seems better quality equipment (like for example, the pot has a brand name).

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #20
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heres a groupon deal the wife sent me this am

http://www.groupon.com/deals/midwest...2408e250515c05

later
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