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Old 08-15-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Okay so let me start of by saying that I have been trolling these forums for a while now and in the past 2 months done a few coopers kits and also some partial mashes, now I would like to move onto all grain and are looking at sourcing the right equipment.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa and homebrewing is not very big here and we are really limited to a few suppliers, my preferred supplier being the one I will list below.

In my quest to source the correct equipment I was thinking of perhaps just buying this complete setup instead of sourcing the equipment piece by piece.

http://thebeerkeg.co.za/catalog/prod...roducts_id=253

It comes to a total of about $1100, what do you guys think?

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:31 AM   #2
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Looks like a good set-up for 10 gal batches. Personally, I think it's too expensive. But, if your having trouble finding equipment in your area and you don't want to do any fab work yourself, then, do what you gotta do.

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I agree that's pretty expensive for such a simple looking system. Check around for better pricing...
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
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Awesome, thanks for the advice, think I'll make this a DIY project for me.

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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Okay so let me start of by saying that I have been trolling these forums for a while now and in the past 2 months done a few coopers kits and also some partial mashes, now I would like to move onto all grain and are looking at sourcing the right equipment.

I live in Cape Town, South Africa and homebrewing is not very big here and we are really limited to a few suppliers, my preferred supplier being the one I will list below.

In my quest to source the correct equipment I was thinking of perhaps just buying this complete setup instead of sourcing the equipment piece by piece.

http://thebeerkeg.co.za/catalog/prod...roducts_id=253

It comes to a total of about $1100, what do you guys think?
Is that U.S.A $ ???? yeah that's way to much.
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i don't think that is too expensive, expensive is relative of course but this includes the kettles, plumbing and the stand for $1100. you could build it for less i suppose but if you don't have the time this really is a good price. had i seen a deal like this when i started brewing, and knowing what i know now, i would have bought a system like this. i just bought a top tier stand and that's $835 without kettles so $1100 for a complete system seems very reasonable to me. i'm not aware of any complete system for that price here in the usa.

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It is hard to tell without knowing what the prices are over there.

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If you compare to the price from morebeer, it is pretty good.

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It is hard to tell without knowing what the prices are over there.
a vial of white labs yeast = $11

$1 = 7 ZAR
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a vial of white labs yeast = $11

$1 = 7 ZAR
Here we get the white lab vial for $7.
It means that the sculpture the OP would pay $1100 over there would cost $700 in the US. For a gravity fed sculpture with 3 pots, all the connections and a chiller, it sounds good!
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Here we get the white lab vial for $7.
It means that the sculpture the OP would pay $1100 over there would cost $700 in the US. For a gravity fed sculpture with 3 pots, all the connections and a chiller, it sounds good!
exactly. i can see why some would say it's expensive when compared to a diy stand but compared to complete systems from any vendor i've looked at, it's cheap.
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