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View Poll Results: What would your first choice be:
Single Tier, pump. 14 45.16%
2 Tier, Pump HLT to MT, gravity MT to BK 8 25.81%
3 Tier gravity all the way no pump 6 19.35%
Other 3 9.68%
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #21
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Oh, sure... it's don't listen to me, but when the young punk and the old woman suggest it, it's go time.

I see how you are.
Seriously.. we both said the exact same thing. No respect I tell ya!

 
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:09 PM   #22
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Money isn't the issue, I just worry about adding extra work and risk when I'm only doing 5gallon batches... I use an IC by the way. All pots have ball valves.
Well, if money isn't an issue, I'd recommend getting a CFC or a plate chiller while you're at it.

But on the topic of tiers, my homebrewery system list can be sorted by tiers (just click on the heading "Tiers"). Maybe that could be a source of inspiration for you.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:52 PM   #23
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When I decide to build a brew stand it'll be 2 tier. BUT, I'll gravity fill the MLT from the HLT and pump the MLT and BK (single pump). Then switch hoses and pump from BK to fermentor. This will make it even easier on adding grain and stirring the mash. Now I just gotta talk SWMBO into a pump....and 2 more keggles...

 
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