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Old 02-14-2012, 05:32 AM   #11
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My keggle for sure. Has helped me improve my wort collection volumes, makes it easier to hit my preboil gravities and my post boil gravities. Nice to be able to do 10 gallon batches now too (although have only done 1 so far).

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Old 02-14-2012, 06:10 AM   #12
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I guess mine would be this thing... it's a dip tube replacement that floats in your beer, pulling liquid from the top instead of the bottom.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/floating-dip-tube-275638/

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:11 PM   #13
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Heatstick & Cheap grain mill (corona style) are both my favorites. The heatstick allows me to do full boils on my gas stove when its cold outside. The cheap grain mill allows me to buy grain in bulk. The only other one I have done is convert a Coleman Extreme to a mash tun, pretty standard.

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Old 02-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #14
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Corona mill, heatsticks and BIAB grain bags...I'm also fond of stainless braid ghetto mash tuns.

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:06 PM   #15
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Without a Doubt it has to be my 2 carboy Ferm Chamber!!! Undoubtedly a necessity in south florida!! I'm going to give the credit on the small handful of medals I got this past year to that thing, for sure.

But I have made most of my stuff DIY, and after that it is hard to choose: stirplate, chiller, mashtun, carboy haulers, kegerator!!! and the list goes on..... I guess it would be kegerator next

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:45 PM   #16
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I'd say mine would be the side-by-side fridge turned fermentation chamber, controlled by the ebay temp controller. Also, the heat sticks. Built two so I can do 5 gallon batches in the basement, with plans to build a 3rd so I can do 10 gallon batches-currently have to drag the propane stand out to the garage otherwise.

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:58 PM   #17
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My Arduino-based temperature controller for two of my keezers. Like most prototypes, it's been in service much longer than I anticipated.


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Old 02-14-2012, 03:01 PM   #18
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We built this to stir our mash while heating. Also makes mash-in a breeze!

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Old 02-14-2012, 04:34 PM   #19
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Mine would be my flash boiler. Man it saves so much time on brew days heating 30+ gallons of sparge water.

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Mine would be, in order of favorite/most used to least:

1. DIY Bar with built in kegerator out of dorm fridge, with extension cold box that fits up to 6 kegs (see my signature for build thread)
2. eHLT, 10G Rubbermaid MLT with stainless braid, and keggle BK
3. eBay temperature controller
3.5. Fermentation chamber in corner of garage with window AC unit, ceramic heater, and said ebay temp controller
4. Beer/Wine Cellar (listed low because it is a work in progress)
5. DIY stir plate (listed low because it only works once out of every 4 times I try it)

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