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Old 02-28-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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So the local housing authority purchased the duplex I was living in. They decided to tear it down and build something else. So they asked me to leave. I can tell you, if your gonna get asked to leave...it may as well be by the housing authority. They paid my application fee, move in deposit, and they handed me $850 for my moving expenses. On top of that, they gave me the rent difference for 60 months. So I get in the mail today half of the settlement...3800 bucks. I'll get the other 3800 in 6 months.

About 1200 of it is already accounted for. I'm going to get my sidepipes for my cobra ceramic coated. Another 500 is going to pay bills. The rest is mine to spend as I please.

Any brewing related suggestions?

I currently have a 10 gallon home depot style mash tun with a SS false bottom and ball valve. My brew kettle is SS with temp probe, SS false bottom, and ball valve. I have a copper wort chiller.

I was considering going electric. I don't have a turkey fryer yet. Well, I had one but it was a home made redneck one and it didn't end up working. I have a propane tank but no burner. I don't know anything about the electric element or what they even look like.

Kegging is out of the question. I just don't have room for it.


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Old 02-28-2012, 03:31 AM   #2
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Sounds like you're covered. Get a bunch of kits and buckets and make 100 gallons



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Old 02-28-2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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Sounds like you're covered. Get a bunch of kits and buckets and make 100 gallons
Yea. Oxygenation, keezer, casks? Sounds like you have the basics already.
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:55 AM   #4
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I would go propane, Bayou classic is the $h!t... Sounds like a jet taking off and gets the stuff boiling in no time. A sump pump to recirculate ice water through your chiller should get you from boiling to pitching temp in about 10 minutes. Then more fermenters because there is no such thing as too much beer.
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:07 AM   #5
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Brewing inside or out? Inside go electric. Outside go propane. I say either way buy a bunch of buckets and throw a party to celebrate once it's made!

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Sounds like I'll pick up a burner sometime this week.

I considered one of those SS conicals. I'll stick with my buckets for now. All that shiny stuff does temp me though
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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Kegging is out of the question. I just don't have room for it.
I'm not promoting kegging but for $7K I'd put a down payment on a house where you'd have room to keg. Or anything else, really.

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #8
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I'm not promoting kegging but for $7K I'd put a down payment on a house where you'd have room to keg. Or anything else, really.
+1. Or maybe even some fresh diapers?

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #9
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Whatever you do, don't put that money towards rent. LOL

 
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #10
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ask "Theflyingbeer" from the "full on electric brewing" thread to build you one after his is done!



 
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