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    What do you think of this set up (fryer)

    I actually use that set up for brewing beer. I would definitely recommend it. The pot is obviously large enough for full boils with some room to spare to prevent boil overs. The major drawback to the set up is that it is over engineered from a safety stand point. It has a thermo sensor that...
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    Copper vs. SS Wort Chiller

    It's true that copper has a much higher thermal heat transfer coefficient than SS. However that coefficient is just one piece of the equation that determines how well/quickly heat is transferred. One other very important factor is the thickness of the metal. Obviously a very thin piece of SS...
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    help me with Pros & cons...

    Agreed. I would go with the 5 gal kit. If you like the hobby, you can use most of the kit as you expand your equipment. If you don't like it, there is always someone willing to buy a used 5 gal kit. With the Mr. Beer kit, there is not much room to expand. If you like the hobby, you will...
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    Noob question RE: aluminum, but

    I did the same thing...started with an aluminum turkey fryer. I have only done two batches so far with #3 planned for this weekend. I wanted to make sure that I enjoyed brewing before dropping the $ for a SS pot. The bottom line is that the aluminum works just fine. Spend your money on...
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    Pumpkin Ale Question

    I used a total of 3 cans of pumpkin. I baked it for a few minutes and then added half at the beginning of the boil and the other half with 10 mins to go.