« on: January 20, 2010, 04:34:31 PM »
Would a $30 propane burner be sufficient to boil a 10 gallon batch? My biggest cost would be a proper sized kettle. How about a pH meter? I have read about the importance of pH and mash. Luckily the water here in Bend, OR is clean and soft (which allows for adjustment I guess).
There's probably a BiMart in Bend. I started doing AG with a turkey fryer kit from BiMart that included a burner and a 7.5 gal. AL kettle. Got it on sale for $30-40. 10 years later, I use kegs for kettles, but I still use that original AL pot for heating water for my brews.