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Old 02-19-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default Just purchased a kit, what should I buy next?

Hello:

I just ordered a beer kit to get my home brewing fun up and running. I am curious of what equipment should be my next purchases to save on time, tedious work and overall quality of the beers. What I have currently purchased are as follow:

Ultimate Beer Brewing Kit with Ingredients

20 Qt Brew Pot

Some of my thoughts on my next purchases are:

O2 Oxygenator System

Grain Mill

Let me know what you think about these and if you have any ideas of purchases that should be a priority.

Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:08 AM   #2
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Turkey fryer.


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Old 02-19-2007, 10:13 AM   #3
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Yea I did hear a turkey fryer would be a good investment....is this better then a propane burner?
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The grain mill is only really helpful for all-grain. For that you first need a mash tun. I would just get the LHBS to grind grain for awhile. The O2 would be nice, but I think a wort chiller is next. There are lots of good reasons (infection, DMS, cold-break, time) to get the wort chilled fast. My $.02. Check out this sight for some chiller info.
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get a "Thief" for hydrometer readings.....they really come in handy since you'll be doing alot of specific gravity checks......
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Yea I did hear a turkey fryer would be a good investment....is this better then a propane burner?
No, a propane burner, stand and keggle is better but unless you are good at DIY and have a locost keg then it can be 4x the price.

The turkey fryer is just a cheap easy way into Full boils and then AG.
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If you're going to do aeration, this is what you'll want:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WILLI...T_P699C106.cfm

This is the best on the market.
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The grain mill is only really helpful for all-grain. For that you first need a mash tun. I would just get the LHBS to grind grain for awhile. The O2 would be nice, but I think a wort chiller is next. There are lots of good reasons (infection, DMS, cold-break, time) to get the wort chilled fast. My $.02. Check out this sight for some chiller info.
I second this--I would say wort chiller first. Aeration is not going to be a big concern until you get into full boils (which would mean a bigger brewpot and an outdoor propane burner.)
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Books on brewing and brewing equipment, brewing magazines. The internet is great but most people can't read a web site while standing in line at the DMV not yet anyway.
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I'd want at least another secondary


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