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Old 10-13-2011, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default What equip do i rrally need?

I have: mash tun, two buckets w lids and airlocks, auto siphon, some bottles. Want to donfive gallon batches.

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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I would get a brew pot that is 7.5 gallons MINIMUM. A hydrometer is an absolute must have for all grain brewing. A bottling bucket with a bottle filling wand is also pretty crucial.

I am sure there are a few more things you need but it is late and my brain is not working 100%!

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:45 AM   #3
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I say if you have all that and a capper, bottling bucket and a hydrometer. Then you should be good for a batch. Also temp strips for your fermentor would be good.

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Old 10-13-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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I also added spigots to all my fermenters & bottling buckets. Makes life easier. & blow off tubes made to fit the height of the fermenters with half gallon liquor jugs as well. Good things to have at the ready.
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Kettle big enough to boil 8 gallons ish.

Capper, Hydrometer, Caps, Star San, some Tubing, and I'd also throw in a bottling wand. Maybe a bottling bucket with a spigot. Some of these can save you some real headaches when transferring beer between buckets and bottles.

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Old 10-13-2011, 01:28 PM   #6
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So a ten gallon turkey fryer? Are digital thermometers good?

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Digital thermometers are pretty common. I'm looking at the SS guage type with the 12" probe that clips onto the BK.
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