I have been planning this for a long time, but I haven't actually purchased anything yet.
My lovely wife is getting me a 36 quart stainless steel stock pot for Christmas and I'm going on a shopping spree at Larry's Homebrew Supply. I'm planning on buying 2-6.5 gallon Carboys with airlocks, all the brushes and sanitizing solution that I would need for a couple of batches, a hydrmeter, a thermometer, bottle caps and bottle capper, bottling bucket, racking cain with hose and priming sugar.
I'm planning on my first day of brewing being this Sat Dec 29, but I don't know what to brew for my first time. I'm thinking of just going with a pre hopped malt extract, but I'm also looking at the option of doing a partial mash.
I have an old chest freezer that I converted into a "Fermentation chamber" that has room for 3 6.5 gallon carboys and probably 40 bottles. It maintains a consistant temp of 65-72 degrees F. I just used a voltage level (baseboard) thermostat that turns a 60 watt light bulb (which is painted blue with high temp paint) on and off. Works really nice and I'm planning on doing the same with a cool only thermostat to control the cooling system on the freezer for summertime fermenting.
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