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Old 01-15-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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So I am going to have a nice little chunk of change($500) from my tax refund and I am trying to think of possible purchases. I have recently went AG and thought maybe a grain mill would be a nice investment(150). I would like to be able to brew a few weeks without having to run out to my lhbs. I am hoping to start growing hops this summer but for now maybe stock up on my favorites for now and buy some sacks of grain($150). And maybe buy a few more cornies. I love how fast money burns wholes in my pockets.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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A crusher would be a nice addition, because it's not that much, but will allow you to easily crush your bulk grain (saving you more money in the long run), and you can customize the crush to max your efficiency.

That leads to bulk grain! Get a couple of plastic tubs to keep it in, and it will keep for quite a while. Throw in a couple pounds of your favorite go-to hops and you can call it an investment, not a plurge!

Sounds good to me!

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:03 PM   #3
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I would say that if you don't already have this, get a fridge a temperature controller and a fermwrap or the equivalent.

If you have that, yeah grain mill and bulk base malt is great for an all grain brewer and you will never have too many cornies.

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #4
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Didn't think about a fridge. Hmm. Will have to add that to the list. Would make it a lot easier once I delve into lagering
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Just wait till you buy a house...I think our refund is typically 3 or 4 grand.

Buy some gold. Or build a bunker and stock it with nonperishables. We're in for some bad times.
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Actually I have a house, wife and kid so my refund is a little over 9k but we racked up a lot of credit debt when wife was out of work for 3 months last year.
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I am putting 300 dollars towards hops and grain. I have a 40% off one-time use certificate for my LHBS, and I intend to use it.

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:34 PM   #8
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Hey I have a house too! But I have to pay in $12000 a year. Stupid self-employment.

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:54 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Just wait till you buy a house...I think our refund is typically 3 or 4 grand.

Buy some gold. Or build a bunker and stock it with nonperishables. We're in for some bad times.
+1... Soooo, true...

Brew up a storm now while you gots some $$$, and sit on it long enough to ride this out

 
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:25 AM   #10
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Self employment is awesome in all regards.

except for getting doublefukt at tax time

 
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