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Old 04-17-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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I am using the basic equipment for extract brewing 5 gallon batches.

Could I up grade equipment for this type of brewing?

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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What?

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
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sure.

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:41 PM   #4
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Upgrayedd -- for a double dose of my pimpin'....
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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So you want to upgrade your equipment and continue doing 5 gallon extract, yes?

1) I would get a large enough kettle to do a full boil if you don't already.

2 or 3) Look into fermentation temp control because that will make your beers a crap ton better.

3 or 2) Get a stir plate and start working on pitching the correct amount of yeast. This will also make it easier to harvest yeast and all that good stuff.

Those would be my top 3 for 5 gallon extract.

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #6
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HAH! rhamilton I just noticed the title under your name hehe

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #8
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Thanks!
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So you want to upgrade your equipment and continue doing 5 gallon extract, yes?

1) I would get a large enough kettle to do a full boil if you don't already.

2 or 3) Look into fermentation temp control because that will make your beers a crap ton better.

3 or 2) Get a stir plate and start working on pitching the correct amount of yeast. This will also make it easier to harvest yeast and all that good stuff.

Those would be my top 3 for 5 gallon extract.

 
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:02 PM   #9
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Suggestions:

1. Fermentation control. Find a place where you can control the fermentation temperature where you want it. Buy an old chest freezer on craigslist for $100 and get a temperature controller.

2. A wort chiller would be a good investment. Cool your wort down in 10 minutes versus 45 minutes in an ice bath.

3. Yeast starters. Read up on them.

4. Tons of upgrades you can do to make bottling go faster. Or go to kegging your beer.

 
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