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Old 03-10-2010, 06:32 PM   #11
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dont siphon it with your mouth =(
LMAO, yea, or if you are too lazy to start it proper (like us) swish with LOTS of vodka beforehand. Haha, good times!!
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:02 PM   #12
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dont siphon it with your mouth =(
Auto siphon tube

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:13 PM   #13
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LOL @ Mirage or ya something like this....

http://morebeer.com/view_product/6355//The_Easy-Siphon

 
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:39 PM   #14
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Yea, I have been reluctant to purchase an auto siphon because I have heard that they will break over time (develop cracks). But I guess $12 is a lot cheaper and less time consuming than having to cry and pour 5 gal of beer down the drain or water the lawn.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:04 PM   #15
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I started out with the full setup from Midwest Supplies that included all buckets, siphons, tubing, caps, 2 cases of bottles, capper, pot, and a recipe kit...for only $169.99. I added a wort chiller...which to this point I could NOT have lived without. Start out small and work your way up...once you get a few brews under your belt you will be able to decide what equipment you need and what you do not need. Good luck, and cheers!
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #16
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LMAO, yea, or if you are too lazy to start it proper (like us) swish with LOTS of vodka beforehand. Haha, good times!!
hahaha... That is how I was taught at the LHBS that gave a class on homebrewing. I was eyeballing the bottle of vodka throughout the class, wondering what the F it was for.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:28 PM   #17
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LMAO! Are you serious?? Hahaha, no, don't do it like that. We are just lazy. Auto siphon or fill the tube full of water first (unless you are as lazy as us and then swish away!). LOL, that is hilarious!
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:53 PM   #18
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i use the water trick, it's not to hard to get it going that way., but you do waste a little beer.
Mirage, where do you get the kegs? the pot i was looking at was over $200 which is more than my entire kit. It just looked like it would be the best pot and would last me a long time and aloow for my brewing growth.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:59 PM   #19
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I tried to get them legal ways, but without any success over many months, I just posted some ads on CL. That too took a while but I finally have two kegs. Both had been sitting around for a while. I am sure the pot you were looking at is WAY nicer than these will be, but they will be comparable size for a fraction of the cost. I think I am going to have spent around $250 total for a cooler, 2 kegs, ball valves and all the extra pieces necessary and have a full AG setup. Been a work in progress for a month or so but closing in on cutting day. So far have the two kegs fully polished. Search "Keggle" on the forum and you will see the pots. They are very versatile and I think that if we ever want something a little nicer, we will definitely get our money back. We went the weldless ball valve route as well, so if you want it welded, plan on spending more. The kegs themselves were cheap enough and I am sure I could have gotten every one of them for $20 if I had wanted to. I just didn't want to offend anyone.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:02 PM   #20
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I would suggest going to this link: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homeb...-all-kits.html and choosing a kit... maybe EVERYTHING + A CARBOY - Complete Brewing Equipment Kit #2 if you want to do secondary fermenting.

 
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