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Old 05-10-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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what are the top three cost efficient equipment upgrades you'd recommend to newbies?

i.e...what has made the most difference to the quality of your beer and/or made brewing day easier for you?

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Old 05-10-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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1. Turkey fryer (easily under $40)

2. Auto-siphon (when it works; ~$10)

3. Better-bottle



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Old 05-10-2007, 11:19 PM   #3
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1. Autosyphon

2. Wort chiller

3. Teenage son to help with bottling
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1. Jetwash (to clean bottles)
2. Secondary barrel (and spares to soak bottles in)
3. Bottle tree (for drying bottles)

...i am seeing a connection here - need to start kegging soon!
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On second thought, I don't know that the teenage son is very cost efficient.
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Cheers,

* another carboy
* double-bottle washer (see review section of this forum)
* autosyphon

***but the #1 thing for me is this forum*****
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Old 05-10-2007, 11:25 PM   #7
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great stuff!

keep them coming!

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Old 05-10-2007, 11:44 PM   #8
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dream stuff
kegging setup
large pot for 10 gallon brews
therminator to chill the 10 gallon

for minor stuff that I can afford at the moment
a wort chiller
bottle tree
turkey fryer
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1) Turkey fryer
2) 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler (and about $10 worth of plumbing pieces.)
3) Wort Chiller

Now you've got an all grain setup. Talk about improving your beer and saving on your per-brew cost...
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On second thought, I don't know that the teenage son is very cost efficient.
lol, god that's funny.

ok...

1. Autosiphon (better than sucking on the hose)
2. 3 gallon SS pot (it's a little beauty. besides, steeping and sparging grains in my 8 gallon pot was FTL)
3. Dishwasher (takes away all the work of sanitizing bottles...and i got it free with my apartment)



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