I'm a novice brewer (only a few extract brews under my belt thus far) and have some money to burn on new brewing equipment. Most of this was originally inherited but I did pickup a few cheap extras thus far.
Here is my equipment inventory:
01) 2 x 5 gal. glass carboys w/ airlocks
02) 1 x 5 gal. S/S brewpot
03) 1 x 6.5 gal food grade plastic fermenter w/ airlock
04) 1 x 6.5 gal food grade bottling bucket
05) 1 x immersion chiller
06) 1 x blow off hose
07) 1 x siphon hose
08) 1 x Fermtech auto siphon
09) 1 x floating thermometer (boil)
10) 2 x Hydrometer
11) 1 x Red Baron bottle capper
12) 1 x Strainer/funnel
13) 1 x Jet bottle washer
I'm only doing extract brews thus far, but I have a feeling I will want to start doing AG once I get more experience and some equipment. I think upgrading to a larger brew pot would be beneficial, since last time I had a nasty boil over (hop addition with a high gravity boil) due to not much room in my pot. Any recommendations on size/brand for a boil pot provided I will be doing mostly extracts for a while, but plan on doing AG later on?
Unfortunately, I also live in a condo, so I don't have a basement or garage to store equipment and ferment my beer. Typically I keep my fermenter in a closet by the front door, which is the coolest place in my unit. I was thinking maybe those neoprene carboy parkas would be nice?
Maybe I should also get 6.5 gal carboys for primary?
Any advice is much appreciated!