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coyote 05-10-2007 11:14 PM

top three equipment upgrades?
what are the top three cost efficient equipment upgrades you'd recommend to newbies?

i.e...what has made the most difference to the quality of your beer and/or made brewing day easier for you?



Beerrific 05-10-2007 11:16 PM

1. Turkey fryer (easily under $40)

2. Auto-siphon (when it works; ~$10)

3. Better-bottle

mountainrev 05-10-2007 11:19 PM

1. Autosyphon

2. Wort chiller

3. Teenage son to help with bottling

dibby33 05-10-2007 11:19 PM

1. Jetwash (to clean bottles)
2. Secondary barrel (and spares to soak bottles in)
3. Bottle tree (for drying bottles)

...i am seeing a connection here - need to start kegging soon!

mountainrev 05-10-2007 11:19 PM

On second thought, I don't know that the teenage son is very cost efficient.

Axegod 05-10-2007 11:23 PM


* another carboy
* double-bottle washer (see review section of this forum)
* autosyphon

***but the #1 thing for me is this forum*****

coyote 05-10-2007 11:25 PM

great stuff!

keep them coming!


mot 05-10-2007 11:44 PM

dream stuff
kegging setup
large pot for 10 gallon brews
therminator to chill the 10 gallon

for minor stuff that I can afford at the moment
a wort chiller
bottle tree
turkey fryer

BierMuncher 05-10-2007 11:56 PM

1) Turkey fryer
2) 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler (and about $10 worth of plumbing pieces.)
3) Wort Chiller

Now you've got an all grain setup. Talk about improving your beer and saving on your per-brew cost...

DeathBrewer 05-11-2007 12:14 AM


Originally Posted by mountainrev
On second thought, I don't know that the teenage son is very cost efficient.

lol, god that's funny.


1. Autosiphon (better than sucking on the hose)
2. 3 gallon SS pot (it's a little beauty. besides, steeping and sparging grains in my 8 gallon pot was FTL)
3. Dishwasher (takes away all the work of sanitizing bottles...and i got it free with my apartment)


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