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Old 03-28-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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What is the single most important piece of brewing equipment to get if I had to choose. Controlled temp term chamber, O2 infusion system or yeast starter or something else?

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:35 AM   #2
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Ferm chamber. The others are way down the pecking order.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:37 AM   #3
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Ferm chamber. The others are way down the pecking order.
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A stable ferm temp is more important than the others.

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:47 AM   #4
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That's what I thought. I am going to buy a freezer this week. Ty

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:29 AM   #5
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Are you doing lagers?
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:39 AM   #6
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Are you doing lagers?
Not yet but maybe in the future.

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:56 AM   #7
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Then why the freezer? Do you have a basement, if so then that will do quite nicely for ales.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:56 AM   #8
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Or DIY a fermentation chamber that uses frozen water bottles and a pc fan for cheap cheap cheap

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:20 AM   #9
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Swamp cooler. = a $20 plastic storage box and soda bottles filled with water and frozen. It is adequate for ales in all but the hottest conditions.

You need to control your fermentation temperatures and pitch the right amount of yeast.

So you can go cheap on the storage box and ice fermentation chamber or extravagant with a freezer or mini refrigerator and sheet foam chamber.

Making starters is easy with a DIY stirplate and a 2l flask.

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #10
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I vote ferm chamber. I started building mine last night.
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