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Kegging and Bottling / Re: New Bottles vs Used
« on: April 09, 2010, 12:36:08 PM »
12's seem to be around 13/case.

I'd personally pay double that, and get new belgium in those bottles as a case qty of new Belgium around here is $26.

There are cheaper beers, but they are THICK good quality bottles.

Any better analysis that someone has?

Classifieds / Re: wtb: shoestring budget startup
« on: April 09, 2010, 12:04:28 PM »
thanks for the info. guys, i settled on a 20qt stainless for now, i'll stick to at least partial extracts for awhile anyways. I couldn't see spending over 40 on it at the moment. I had good luck w/ it, absolutely no boil over issues, i presume that here in northern colorado i could sell it when i upgrade, rather easily. I have been looking at the option of either finding someone to do it for me professionally or doing it myself, but i could probably weld up a 40qt pretty easily out of stainless, just a circle, and a rectangle.

This is a far future plan, probably 1yr+ but for the mean time the 20qt works. Working at lowe's i can keep an eye out for turkey fryers around that time of year, and probably pick one up for a pretty decent deal.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Oxygen; too much, or not enough
« on: April 08, 2010, 06:40:54 PM »
I just thought i'd input, im relatively new to brewing, but thought i'd share some information from other sources that i've found.
I have a couple aquariums, and always thought that putting bubbles of air into the water would aid in the oxygen level in the water, but come to find out its a VERY minimal effect in comparison to circulating the top surface of liquid (in our case,  beer).

The idea is that the surface area of a group of bubbles is very little when compared to the top surface area of an aquarium, or again, in our case, a fermenter. The oxygen absorption, thus, takes place mostly on the top surface. So hopefully this can shine some light on the most effective methods of oxygenation.

Classifieds / Re: wtb: shoestring budget startup
« on: April 05, 2010, 02:27:05 PM »
thanks for the tip, i am looking there... but some people don't so that can help someone.

I realized today, my dad has 3x 5gal glass carboys... so i dont need any buckets. I can just use those, and a funnel instead.

All i need now is an easy way to find a 20qt stainless kettle. I will check out all the local brewing stores tomorrow, but looks like 40 is normal, so it shouldn't be bad. I found an aluminum turkey fryer (w/ burner and kettle) for 30, but it looks rather used. I'd prefer to be able to do this outside, but it looks like my best bet is probably to get the 20qt stainless new, and then sell it if i have to upgrade.

Classifieds / wtb: shoestring budget startup
« on: April 05, 2010, 10:02:08 AM »
Well... as the subject suggests, i want to get started brewing, and im looking for the equipment. I'm sure theres a few of you guys on here with the 6.5 gallon buckets that you barely used before you upgraded, and im thinking i'll probably follow suit, but thats what im looking for anyways.

I'm looking for basically the same starter kit that you can find on any home brewing site, if you're not able to send all the pieces thats okay too. I have quite a few parts from wine-making... but the glass carboys might be a bit rough on me.

Another thing i need is a 20qt stainless kettle, with a lid preferably.

I live in northern colorado, and would like to pick something up if i could, but if you're willing to ship hit me up too. I'm just looking to get started for a decent deal. If anyone has any links that might price better than buying locally, let me know. I'm just as willing to check that out.

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