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Offline salmon1a

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My wife and I need an intervention (bigger brewery)
« on: May 06, 2019, 02:46:04 pm »
Hi all. I currently brew 13.5 gallon batches every 2-3 weeks. I will soon not be able to brew that often. I have a simple 3 tier gravity system with a cooler as the mash tun and ferment in a 15 gallon Corny keg and do closed transfers into serving kegs. I currently have cooling capacity for 12-14 Corny-type kegs.

I would like to invest in a larger system and am looking for advice - I prefer to use gas (propane) as I'm already hard-piped for that, but would also consider an electric system. At this time we are not looking into a 12 step program...

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Re: My wife and I need an intervention (bigger brewery)
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 04:33:25 pm »
Here’s a beautiful 1 bbl system: https://www.ssbrewtech.com/pages/1-bbl-nano-brewhouse


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Re: My wife and I need an intervention (bigger brewery)
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 05:55:12 pm »
i'm a big fan of theelectricbrewery.com, having used their system since making a similar upgrade in 2012 from my cooler setup.  I know you can brew up to a barrel, with possibility for larger if you'd like. 
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Re: My wife and I need an intervention (bigger brewery)
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 01:45:22 am »
Thanks - I'll look into those companies and their systems.

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Re: My wife and I need an intervention (bigger brewery)
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 09:41:21 pm »
This is what I've been brewing with for the last year. Yes, expensive. No, not bragging.
Since I began brewing on this, my recipes have improved greatly. Repeatability! https://www.blichmannengineering.com/20-gallon-electric-herms-pilot-system.html

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Re: My wife and I need an intervention (bigger brewery)
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 06:21:07 pm »
Here's a nice system that is a lot less expensive than the SS Brewtech and a little less than the Blichmann.

I have one of their 15 gallon, 3-vessel systems and love it. The link is to their two vessel, 1-BBL system but they also sell a 1-BBL, 3-vessel RIMS and HERMS.

https://www.highgravitybrew.com/store/pc/Brewing-System-Electric-Wort-Hog-1-Bbl-2-Vessel-445p10086.htm
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