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Old 11-13-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default What do YOU use to do AG?

I have been perusing this site a lot lately about AG brewing, and it has really peaked my interest. I am just curious what people use personally to brew AG. Do most people use the turkey fryer set-up, even though it is aluminum? I really want to make a 5-gallon gott type mash tun, but I can't find really clear directions on how. Just wondering what people's opinion are! Thanks!

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Old 11-13-2007, 02:58 PM   #2
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I use a rectangle cooler made using this as a starting point.

I boil using a turkey fryer from Wal Mart, there is nothing wrong with aluminum.


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Old 11-13-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
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9 gallon SS Italian Kettle w/ ball valve for my boil.

5 gallon SS kettle to warm mash water and sparge water.

1 Bayou Burner

1 Propane tank

10 gallon Rubbermaid (Gott style) cooler with SS Braid and ball valve as M/L tun.

A table, lighter, spoon, paddle, ingredients, tubing and time for the rest.

Looking to build meself a brewing scuplture w/ HERMS next.

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Old 11-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #4
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I use a 10 gallon Rubbermaid cooler as my mash tun.

I also have a cheapola (bottom of the line) Bayou Classic turkey fryer with a 6.5 (maybe 7.5?) aluminum kettle.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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I use 2 turkey fryers and a 48qts rectangular cooler.
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:44 PM   #6
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9gal SS brewpot with a SS valve and large thermometer installed.
125,000btu turkey fryer (makes Tim Allen 'arh arh arh' sounds)
i have both a 5 and 10 gallon MLT made from rubbermain Victory coolers
25' immersion chiller

barley crusher is being delivered today. then i just need my oxygen system and I'll be playing with the big boys!
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10 gallon igloo orange cooler for my MLT, works great!
My burner says it's 142,800 BTU's....I dunno, but it does have it's own electric ignition, no lighter needed!
6.5 gallon AL pot that came with the burner, both were $20 total!
Card table, stool to put MLT on
7.5 gallon bucket to collect running of wort
big paddle for the mash, bin spoon just cause, auto-siphon....ummm
and big plastic bin to cool wort in ice bath....next toy is totally an imersion chiller
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I have a 7 gal SS pot on a 65,000 btu burner for a HLT, a 20 gallon cooler with copper manifold for the MLT and a 15 gal SS pot on a 150,000 BTU burner for the boil ending in a 20 foot CFC. All gravity fead with weldless ball valves.
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I use this (and had a lot of fun building it!):


EDIT:
OK, now I've figured out the picture thing. Boy is my face red.



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