If you want to spend some of those bucks to help you with an all grain setup the mashtun would be a good first step and then maybe a bigger brewpot so it's less of a hassle to do your boils. Also, with a bigger boil you'd want to think about a wort chiller. Out of those the pot is probably going to be the most expensive.
.How much are you letting us spend?
Denny's setup is the way to go. Maybe add a fancy ball valve into the mix I got a 70 qt coleman xtreme on amazon for $36. I just checked that site and they don't currently have a good deal on them but I'm sure they will again.I used these instructions to convert it, which were posted in another thread:http://brewing.lustreking.com/gear/mashtun.htmlWorks great.
thanks tygo i have the wort chiller already i was just thinking more a less of healthy fermentation so should i just use denny's setup for building a mash or do you have any sugestions
Denny's setup is the way to go. Maybe add a fancy ball valve into the mix
I agree with you. Whether you brew extract or AG, your beers will improve if you can control their fermentation environment.
What if he's got a basement that holds fairly steady temps already? Granted you're not "controlling" it; but if you're already at suitable temps down there, wouldn't a different purchase be in order, maybe? If he's fermenting next to the couch while watching TV then I would agree; but we don't know his whole process.
Quote from: beerocd on February 06, 2010, 10:09:27 amWhat if .....; but we don't know his whole process......And what if he doesn't? Neither of us knows the answer to that.
What if .....; but we don't know his whole process......