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Offline euge

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Re: so the debate is
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2010, 11:54:23 PM »
Coming to this discussion late. But there's options that can give you both man!

How much to spend? If you only have a couple hundred you can get a brewing steup for all-grain or buy a cheapish fridge.

I've never seen any of those "deals" on Craigslist people brag about but maybe that's just my region. But it's a good place to look.

But! For only $20 one can get two 38 gallon totes w/lids at Walmart. Each will just barely hold two 7.9 gal fermentors. Frozen PET bottles or ice-packs keep my ales in the proper temp range. Even in our hot summers. Throw some blankets over and there's insulation...

Could this approach get someone a brewing rig and temp control for around a couple bones? You bet!



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Offline dak0415

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Re: so the debate is
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2010, 07:04:50 AM »
Check this out for a kettle.
http://www.shopperschoice.com/item_name_Bayou-Classic-82-Quart-Stainless-Steel-Stockpot-With-Vented-Lid_path__item_2110355.html
I have a 44 quart for 6 gallon batches and this for 12.  Why buy the basket if you don't need it?

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