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Old 03-15-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
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Have you ever noticed you look at the price of a Blichmann (Blingmann) brew pot and wig out at the 350+ $'s but have no problem at all dropping 400 bucks on pumps, SS fittings, 3 pc Ball valves, quick disconnects, and tubing? Happened to me yesterday, was looking at a Blingmann and thinking WOW that looks sweet!, hell no I ain't spending 350 bucks on a kettle. 15 mins later, realized I just spent 400 on "other stuff". I'm a dork!
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #2
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Yeah, I've found more often than not, I should have ponied up the big money originally as opposed to constant little upgrades.

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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Yes.

The pursuit of 'saving money' and 'diy' turns into a whole mess of odd components that cost a kings ransom.

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've found more often than not, I should have ponied up the big money originally as opposed to constant little upgrades.
This. If I could start over, I'd buy an electric brewery from Ed and call it all done.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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Shhhhh - you're ruining it!!!!

Honestly though, I recently acquired a pair of decomissioned kegs for free. I figured, "great, free HLT and Brew Kettle!!!" Well, my free Brew Kettle only needed about $75 in fittings, HLT about $90, and then I realized I just had to get a bunch of camlocks to attach everything together. My "free" HLT and Brew Kettle wound up costing me almost $300.

Ouch.

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #6
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I'm a dork!
A dork with disposable income.

Wish I had that problem.

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #7
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God dam pyramid scheme this home brewing I tell you!

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #8
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And it's still awesome!

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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God dam pyramid scheme this home brewing I tell you!
Yeah, but how do we get closer to the top of it???

 
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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A dork with disposable income.

Wish I had that problem.
+5000

SWMBO got mad at me when I spent $15 to replace my auto-siphon that just broke. So many things I wish I could afford...
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