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Old 12-28-2011, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default $3000 saved for a system. What to get?

First off i live in Canada so i am limited on suppliers compared to you in the states.
I have saved for a few months now with the idea of getting an electric setup so i can brew 10g all grain year round.
I have a budget of $3000 as of now and am looking at either a herms or rims system but am flexible on my decision as i am not sure yet either of these are necessary with the advancements in malt science nowa days.

I would love some imput on what is available for my price range and i am not afraid of DIY i have an enginering and construction background so i am quite capable.

let your imaginations and cunning budgeting skills go wild any input will help.


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Old 12-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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I'd start here


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Old 12-28-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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I feel cheap I only invested about $500 and could easily go three vessel for not much more.
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^ agreed

The left-over $2500 buys a LOT of grain and hops.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:29 AM   #5
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howd you go all electric for 500?
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howd you go all electric for 500?
For one control and automation design and implementing is some of what I do for a living so building the control panel was about $1oo or so maybe a little more. My cart was $5o from HF and my e-keggle was a total of $180ish. My pump was a freebie leftover from a job. I did my AC wiring myself less than $75 in that. Remember I am single vessel BIAB so I only needed the one but would not cost much more to go three vessel with coolers.
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Build it one time and be done for the rest of your life. If you Build a Kal clone as seen at theelectricbrewery.com you can just brew. You can use cheaper kettles and pumps to save a few hundred dollars. Kal lives in Canada as well and he went all out on his build and spent around $5000. It can be done for less if you shop around. Visit his site and check it out. I built mine for just over $3500 and it rocks

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Build it one time and be done for the rest of your life. If you Build a Kal clone as seen at theelectricbrewery.com you can just brew. You can use cheaper kettles and pumps to save a few hundred dollars. Kal lives in Canada as well and he went all out on his build and spent around $5000. It can be done for less if you shop around. Visit his site and check it out. I built mine for just over $3500 and it rocks

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I agree build it well or build it twice I just happened to do mine for a lot less money than a Kal clone and there are many nice systems in this community that are not Kal clones. You do not need a Kal clone to have a great system. My system meets the three major needs safety, reliability, repeatability and at a fraction of the cost to boot.
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I only dream of having that much to spend on a build! I have about $600 in mine... almost done. 100% DIY or I couldnt have done it. My build is posted here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/bon...r-rims-283670/
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I only dream of having that much to spend on a build! I have about $600 in mine... almost done. 100% DIY or I couldnt have done it. My build is posted here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/bon...r-rims-283670/
Man your system is pretty nice! not %100 what i was looking to do but very nice! i will be taking some tips from your build for sure


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