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Title: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: passlaku on August 28, 2010, 07:33:19 pm
As I struggle over keeping my fermentation temps cool I am currently coveting a large chest freezer where I can put my fermentation buckets, set at 62F or so.  I was wondering what other home brewers wish they had? 
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: tygo on August 28, 2010, 07:59:26 pm
I have one temp controlled chest freezer.  I'd really like another so I could have a fermentation chamber and a lagering/serving chamber. 

But really at this point I think my next big upgrade will be kegging system and a kegerator to serve it from.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 28, 2010, 09:35:39 pm
I have one temp controlled chest freezer.  I'd really like another so I could have a fermentation chamber and a lagering/serving chamber. 
It is never ending battle.
Once you get second freezer/fridge you will want the third one.
One for fermenting,
Other for lagering and
third for serving
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: bluesman on August 28, 2010, 09:39:54 pm
I have one temp controlled chest freezer.  I'd really like another so I could have a fermentation chamber and a lagering/serving chamber. 
It is never ending battle.
Once you get second freezer/fridge you will want the third one.
One for fermenting,
Other for lagering and
third for serving

+1

I have three chests and want one more.  My electric bill keeps going up and up... :(
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: majorvices on August 28, 2010, 09:51:11 pm
A new liver.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: tschmidlin on August 28, 2010, 11:10:21 pm
I have three chests and want one more.
I want a walk in cooler that I can use to store bottles/kegs and as a serving fridge.  I think that would keep me satisfied for a while.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: euge on August 28, 2010, 11:33:04 pm
A new liver.

Me too :D

A three burner brew-stand on wheels. Another fridge would be nice.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: rabid_dingo on August 29, 2010, 09:02:31 am
I have three chests and want one more.
I want a walk in cooler that I can use to store bottles/kegs and as a serving fridge.  I think that would keep me satisfied for a while.

I have two friends that converted old fridges into walk-in coolers in their basements. I guess my dream would be a basement to expand the brewery.;) Truth be told, Mancave/ brewshed. I have the space, just not the capital...
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: hopaddicted on August 29, 2010, 03:19:10 pm
+1 to the mobile brewstand, Brutus 10 style. Currently brewing with one turkey fryer, slowly beginning to aasemble the components for my own Brutus 10, which should greatly increase productivity, since the wife isn't a fan of me brewing inside.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: majorvices on August 29, 2010, 03:29:48 pm
I'd give denny's right arm for a brand new 15bbl system from Premier Stainless.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: bluesman on August 29, 2010, 03:47:08 pm
I'll take mrbowenz brew shed!   ;D

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=113.0
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: tschmidlin on August 29, 2010, 04:41:42 pm
I'll take mrbowenz brew shed!   ;D

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=113.0
Wow, I missed that thread - that is amazing!   :o
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: capozzoli on August 29, 2010, 04:48:27 pm
Or his mobile brew trailer.http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3407.0

Living the dream he is...living the dream.

Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: The Professor on August 29, 2010, 04:56:36 pm
For me, short of a small walk-in cooler, a commercial "True"  Coke fridge would probably do it for me;   mainly for cold conditioning since I already have a decent fridge I could dedicate for serving.  Right now it pulls double duty and hence, serves my drafts at a considerably colder temperature than I like.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: Hokerer on August 29, 2010, 05:32:21 pm
A chiller that'll take the wort from boiling down to pitching temp in about 10 minutes.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: majorvices on August 29, 2010, 05:39:10 pm
A chiller that'll take the wort from boiling down to pitching temp in about 10 minutes.

During the winter I can get pretty close to that with my IC and WP chiller set up.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: Hokerer on August 29, 2010, 05:42:27 pm
A chiller that'll take the wort from boiling down to pitching temp in about 10 minutes.

During the winter I can get pretty close to that with my IC and WP chiller set up.

okay, then I'll add... "at any time of year"  ;)
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: maxieboy on August 29, 2010, 06:23:54 pm
A chiller that'll take the wort from boiling down to pitching temp in about 10 minutes.

During the winter I can get pretty close to that with my IC and WP chiller set up.

okay, then I'll add... "at any time of year"  ;)
 

In MI, it's called a "Therminator".  ;)

My dream piece of equipment:

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/12/28/weekinreview/28goodman.xlarge1.jpg)  ;D



Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: Malticulous on August 29, 2010, 09:08:49 pm
Now I want another bigger chest freezer for fermenting in...so then I can use my current one for a keezer. Then I want six perliks and to build a 2x8 collar.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: akr71 on August 30, 2010, 06:22:33 am
a garage
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: dak0415 on August 30, 2010, 08:29:36 am
42 Gallon Blichmann Fermenator with a frost free upright freezer to put it in.  Or maybe one of those glass door commercial display freezers.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: denny on August 30, 2010, 09:58:27 am
A new liver.

You only have one liver...destroy it wisely!
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: denny on August 30, 2010, 09:59:48 am
More space to brew and ferment in....and Keith's right arm to replace mine!  ;)
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: BrewArk on August 30, 2010, 10:34:44 am
Or his mobile brew trailer.http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3407.0

Living the dream he is...living the dream.



Gotta +1 here.
Although with the $ printer it probably wouldn't be a dream any more. ;D
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: beveragebob on August 31, 2010, 04:05:42 am
The Winning Powerball or Megamillions winning ticket. and YES, I WOULD open a Brewpub. Gotta offset the income with losses! ;D
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: dhacker on August 31, 2010, 05:49:07 am
Time . . that is the best commodity I could use. I have my setup pretty much the way I want it and like it. But time is the adversary.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: Mikey on August 31, 2010, 08:14:27 am
Glycol chilling system.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: tankdeer on August 31, 2010, 09:07:51 am
Well I just bought my first house and it has a big ass garage and a full basement. So I guess having some money to be able to do anything with it would be nice. You know, like brew a beer for the first time in 3 months.  :'(
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: micsager on August 31, 2010, 09:29:05 am
I have one temp controlled chest freezer.  I'd really like another so I could have a fermentation chamber and a lagering/serving chamber. 


+1
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: weazletoe on August 31, 2010, 12:34:05 pm
Considering my moving fiasco, I'd be happy with my kegs and CO2 bottles. Besides that, I'm really pretty well set. Maybe a pump, but that's about it.
   "That's all I need. These cornies, and this CO2 bottle. That's all I need. And this pump. That all I need. These cornies, this CO2 bottle, and this pump. That's all I need"  (Steve Martin, The Jerk)
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: svejk on August 31, 2010, 02:12:04 pm
A walk-in cooler has been mentioned a few times, and I noticed this on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120613269822

I could probably cobble something together for a lot less, but this sure looks nice.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: micsager on August 31, 2010, 07:37:13 pm
A walk-in cooler has been mentioned a few times, and I noticed this on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120613269822

I could probably cobble something together for a lot less, but this sure looks nice.

That is a neat little product......
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: 1vertical on August 31, 2010, 09:15:00 pm
Merlin BK....think new belgium
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: kgs on September 01, 2010, 07:03:48 am
Dream equipment?

* Self-cleaning carboy
* Stainless-steel stock pot that is 12" high, 12" wide, and holds 12 gallons
* Unbreakable hydrometer

Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: 6thstreet on September 01, 2010, 12:33:21 pm
I need my own barmaid!

http://images.halloweencostume.com/german-beer-girl-costume.jpg
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: majorvices on September 01, 2010, 12:36:57 pm
Now we are getting somewhere!  :)
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: bluesman on September 01, 2010, 12:43:03 pm
No.  

But that would fall under.......................edit...well let's not go there   ;)
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: weazletoe on September 01, 2010, 02:28:35 pm
And 3, 2, 1........lockdown!!!
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 01, 2010, 03:28:12 pm
A walk-in cooler has been mentioned a few times, and I noticed this on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120613269822

I could probably cobble something together for a lot less, but this sure looks nice.

That is a neat little product......
That is really nice.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: yugamrap on September 02, 2010, 09:10:24 am
More and better year-round, single-level space for brewing, fermenting and equipment storage.  Right now, it's a combo of the garage, patio, and basement laundry room.  None of those spaces has everything I need year-round because of weather and other demands for the space.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: narvin on September 02, 2010, 09:20:46 am
Brew monkey.  I'm sick of cleaning mash tuns.  And I really want a pet monkey.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: Slowbrew on September 02, 2010, 09:28:20 am
More and better year-round, single-level space for brewing, fermenting and equipment storage.  Right now, it's a combo of the garage, patio, and basement laundry room.  None of those spaces has everything I need year-round because of weather and other demands for the space.

I'm with you on this one.  It's not really a "piece of equipment" but a dedicated brewing space would make the brew day a lot easier.  It's never a big deal to setup my brewing stuff but there always seems to be more to put away after 6 or 7 hours than I remember getting out.   :'(

Paul
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: tygo on September 02, 2010, 09:33:13 am
I'd like a dedicated brewing space as well.  I brew in the garage year-round and it works well but I need to set up and break down for each brewing session.
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: denny on September 02, 2010, 09:35:29 am
I'd like a dedicated brewing space as well.  I brew in the garage year-round and it works well but I need to set up and break down for each brewing session.

You just need to stop thinking of your garage as a place to put your car!
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: tygo on September 02, 2010, 09:41:29 am
I'd like a dedicated brewing space as well.  I brew in the garage year-round and it works well but I need to set up and break down for each brewing session.

You just need to stop thinking of your garage as a place to put your car!

I'm not the one that needs convincing on that point  ;)
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: tschmidlin on September 02, 2010, 10:54:23 am
I'd like a dedicated brewing space as well.  I brew in the garage year-round and it works well but I need to set up and break down for each brewing session.

You just need to stop thinking of your garage as a place to put your car!

I'm not the one that needs convincing on that point  ;)
We moved in to this house four years ago - there has never been a car in our two-car garage since.  And there probably never will be unless SWMBO approves the funds for building a dedicated brewing space.  You've got to set the expectations up front - she wants to park in the garage, this is what it's going to take :)
Title: Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
Post by: boyle_brew on September 05, 2010, 04:20:00 pm
I would love to have a top tier as well as a chest freezer.