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Old 11-15-2012, 03:10 AM   #1
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What's the one piece of equipment you have in your brewing arsenal that if it broke today, you'd purchase a new one tomorrow?

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:18 AM   #2
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Thermometer, mash tun, propane burner, scale.
Pretty much anything I don't have a backup for.

Other than airlocks and fermenting buckets, if it goes down it's getting replaced right away.
Can't brew without all of it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:21 AM   #3
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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Propane burner. At 40 dollars its a must have. Saves so much time on brewday although I still heat sparge water on the gas stove.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:31 PM   #5
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Autosiphon!
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Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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Scale,hydrometer,thermometer,Tubing for various tasks. Vinator,bottle tree. Fermenters go without saying.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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Actually. Kegs. Best brewing investment I ever made.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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My Immersion chiller broke after I left it outside in the winter. I replaced it with a CFC (which I keep inside...) and If it were to break I'd replace it immediately again.

 
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:39 PM   #9
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Well, brewstand and kettles - although they are unlikely to "break." Something that "could" break, that I would replace instantly - immersion chiller. To be honest though - almost everything I have bought I consider "essential" and can't think of much that I would not replace.

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #10
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Transfer pump without a second thought.

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