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Offline WaltG

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Help please
« on: October 03, 2014, 02:04:56 AM »
OK here's the deal.  I've been brewing for about a year now.  Got a few batches under my belt.  Problem is most of the time I have to scrimp and save to even get together $20-30 to buy ingredients.  I don't have a proper brew kettle, a wort chiller or even a long stem thermometer. 

The quality of my brew would increase drastically if I just had better equipment.  So what I'm asking is for $1 or $5 or whatever you can spare.  It would help a poor home-brewer out a lot.

Here is the link to contribute. 

MODERATOR EDIT! WE DO NOT ALLOW KICKSTARTER FUNDS ON FORUM! THIS IS NOT ANY DIFFERENT THAN SPAM.

Even $1 helps!!!


Thank you!
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 07:52:43 AM by majorvices »

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Re: Help please
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2014, 02:39:07 AM »
So you need a $250 for a fermenter, chiller, and a kettle? OK the fermenter's easy. Use a food grade bucket. You can probably get one for free at a supermarket, bakery, etc.
Chiller: if you're even remotely handy you can wrap 25 feet of 3/8" soft copper tubing around something round and attach garden hose fitting via vinyl tubing and hose clamps for around $50.
Kettle: go with aluminum. A good 8 gallon aluminum kettle is probably around $40 new.
So there ya go. Everything you want for under $100. That's practically a $150 donation!
« Last Edit: October 03, 2014, 02:46:13 AM by Joe T »

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Re: Help please
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2014, 03:28:15 AM »
Technique trumps gear. You can make fantastic beer on the cheap. Hang around this forum - pay attention and ask questions -  and you will see improvements in the quality of your beer far beyond what money will get you.
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Re: Help please
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 04:11:43 AM »
And Kickstarter is ruined

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Re: Help please
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 11:09:11 AM »
And Kickstarter is ruined

I've never been a fan of kickstarter but in this case it is just panhandling. Not to mention SPAMMING.

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Re: Help please
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2014, 11:20:16 AM »
This is a new approach here.   ;)

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Re: Help please
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2014, 11:41:56 AM »
This is a new approach here.   ;)

Paul


Yeah   :D     
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Re: Help please
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2014, 12:03:15 PM »
This is a new low here!
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Re: Help please
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2014, 12:15:30 PM »
I guess that rules out my 'Send Jon On A Beer Drinking Vacation in Belgium And Germany' donation campaign. Dammit.   ;)
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2014, 01:09:25 PM »
I guess that rules out my 'Send Jon On A Beer Drinking Vacation in Belgium And Germany' donation campaign. Dammit.   ;)

Maybe I'd let it fly if you took Keith. ;)

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Re: Help please
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2014, 01:13:53 PM »
They could have posted in the right thread at least!  ???
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Re: Help please
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2014, 01:14:05 PM »
Hello Friend!

I am prince ing home Couunty of Nigeeria. I wish to start shop of supp lies to sell of brew please i will send check of funds in account to deposit. When check after deposit are clearing please in to my transfer account make. In return i will make of you partener and proceeds of funds from shop sell will give in monthly dollars.

Good day you friend!
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Re: Help please
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2014, 01:15:45 PM »
I guess that rules out my 'Send Jon On A Beer Drinking Vacation in Belgium And Germany' donation campaign. Dammit.   ;)

Maybe I'd let it fly if you took Keith. ;)

Sold !
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Re: Help please
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2014, 01:18:39 PM »
So no kickstarter campaigns?  Darn it.  I was just about to post one.  You see, I'm in London and had my wallet and passport stolen and was going to ask for donations so I could...go to a pub and get a beer!

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I've donated to brewery kickstarter campaigns before, but when they do more than one...that is just begging.
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Re: Help please
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2014, 01:35:17 PM »
Here's my wax-on, wax-off lesson:

Scrimping and saving for a longer period will help teach you the patience and discipline necessary to brew good beer.