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Old 06-02-2010, 12:47 PM   #1
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I have lots of wine making equipment, what else do I need to make a 5 gal batch of beer?


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Old 06-02-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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Depends if you are making extract or all grain. Not sure what equipment you have for wine-making but if you are making extract (with steeping grains), you will need a large stock pot (4 gallons), a fermenter, grain bag, hydrometer, airlock, capper, bottles and caps.

If you want to make All-grain beer you will need a pot large enough to boil 5.5-6 gallons of liquid and also a mash tun.


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For a beginner's extract batch, ingredients and water are all you would(assuming you have a pot large enough to boil pasta and a stove top)
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Bottles and caps. And Starsan IMO.

That is for extract brewing. To do All Grain you would need a pot large enough to boil 5 gallons, and a burner big enough, plus a Mash Tun, which could be made from a cooler, some copper tubing, and a spigot.

You might want to add a chiller, made from 25' of copper tube and a couple of connectors to the mix, or a particular plastic jug if you want to try "no-chill" brewing.
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Welcome
I agree with the earlier comments.
Basically, for an extract recipe, if you can get a pot that you can safely boil 3 gal without boiling over, say a 4-4.5 gal pot, and a way to strain the hops out when you add to the fermenter, you should be good.
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http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter1-1.html
You should read all of the book. It's free online.
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Welcome....

All you need is a credit card.

Go online or to you local LHBS and get 1or2 cans of hopped extract beer mix in a can. Follow the instructions. All you really need you dont have are 5 gallons worth of prytop beer bottles, caps, and a hand capper. If you have them you could even use champagne bottles.

While your waiting during fermentation read as much of "HowToBrew" as stated above and you'll learn how to improve/complicate eveything you just did.
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Thank you all for your kind reply's I found a BYO article and will be trying that soon!











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