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Old 04-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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How many do I really need to buy? I see alot of people with 3 of them but are 3 really nessasary? can I get by with maybe 1 or 2? Jus' wondering!
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Well one is for sparging from, one is for your mash tun and one is for your boil pot.

 
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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There are several ways to brew. It depends on which method you choose. Some people do a traditional 3 vessel setup. Some do 2. Some do 1 with BIAB. Take a look around here. 1847 posts of people posting their rigs and comments on them. You can get an idea of the different methods available before committing to anything.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:52 AM   #4
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Irregularpulse is right, there's all sorts of configurations. The only thing that is a must is a boil pot. If your not directly heating your mash tun you don't need a pot there. Mashing can be done in coolers. Sparge water can be heated in your boil pot and stored in a cooler as well. I use two 10 gallon kettles, one for boil and one for HLT and a round 10 gallon cooler for mashing. That's a pretty typical setup around here. You can make great beer with a minimum of equipment.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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My patio setup is 1 boil kettle & two coolers (mashtun & HLT)
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