Well I have brewed 2 extract batches thus far. The first batch turned out pretty well. Some of the beers were lacking in the head dept. but other than that they are great. I have been contemplating moving to kegging or all grain, and I think the time is right for all grain. I don't mind bottling with two people but kegs are definitley in my future as well.
Here are my questions
I want to be able to brew 10 gallon batches in the future so what size boil pot and mash tun should I get? Will this work for a brew pot and mash tun? I could just sparge into a bucket and then siphon it back into the boil pot after I clean out the mash. Sounds like extra work but the price is right. http://cgi.ebay.com/32Qt-Stainless-H...QQcmdZViewItem
I am going to be brewing outside and will need a propane burner reccomendations? How fast do these things use gas?
I don't have a wort chiller as I have been using ice baths which works but not good enough IMO. Can I get a 50' IC and use that for 5 or 10 gallon batches?
I guess I will need a pitcher of some sort because I am going to batch sparge. Anything I need to know here?
Also all of this is going to have to be done on my patio on the ground unless I can come up with a brew stand. I am not good with making things so any suggestions here?
I can't think of anything else that I would need, maybe a mash paddle but that is about it.
Is there anyway I can do all of this for 200 dollars. I know I can buy the mash tun for 130 bucks, but am not sure what the cost of the rest of it will be, probably much more than I want to know. It may be cheaper to make a kegerator. Anyways I have decided to buy into the all grain hype and see for myself. Your input as always is apperciated as I know I spend most time here asking questions not answering them.
Will a 20 qt stock pot work for sparge water?