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Old 11-11-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Can someone tell me if this is a good deal?

I'm only doing extract brewing right now but would like to get into all-grain. Is this a good deal?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/hsh/1458747783.html

I would also be getting the $60 turkey fryer combo from Lowes to go along with it. Between what is in the listing and the turkey fryer, is there anything else that I would need?


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Old 11-11-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
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5 gallon MLT is awfully small. If you would like to brew big beers, it might be too small for the grain bill. It's pricey, too. You can build one for half that price. There's a few threads that explain, in detail, how to build a MLT. I think mine cost ~$50 to convert a 10 gallon cooler.

"Need" is such a relative word. I'm at the point that I "need" a brewstand.


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A 5 gallon Mash Tun limits you a little bit.
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+1 what Hugj_Jass said. Buy a bigger cooler, 40-48 quart size and build it yourself. It's pretty easy. Might require a trip or three to HD or Lowes. More room in the MLT allows you to run thinner mashes if you like, and/or make bigger beers with expanded grain bills.

There are very specific instruction on other threads, plus videos on You Tube.

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+1 what Hugj_Jass said. Buy a bigger cooler, 40-48 quart size and build it yourself. It's pretty easy. Might require a trip or three to HD or Lowes. More room in the MLT allows you to run thinner mashes if you like, and/or make bigger beers with expanded grain bills.

There are very specific instruction on other threads, plus videos on You Tube.

Good Luck...
Thanks for all the advice. I found this link and will be putting it together on my own. It seems easy enough.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/chea...version-23008/


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