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Offline passlaku

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what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« on: August 28, 2010, 06:33:19 PM »
As I struggle over keeping my fermentation temps cool I am currently coveting a large chest freezer where I can put my fermentation buckets, set at 62F or so.  I was wondering what other home brewers wish they had? 

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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 06:59:26 PM »
I have one temp controlled chest freezer.  I'd really like another so I could have a fermentation chamber and a lagering/serving chamber. 

But really at this point I think my next big upgrade will be kegging system and a kegerator to serve it from.
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2010, 08:35:39 PM »
I have one temp controlled chest freezer.  I'd really like another so I could have a fermentation chamber and a lagering/serving chamber. 
It is never ending battle.
Once you get second freezer/fridge you will want the third one.
One for fermenting,
Other for lagering and
third for serving
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 08:39:54 PM »
I have one temp controlled chest freezer.  I'd really like another so I could have a fermentation chamber and a lagering/serving chamber. 
It is never ending battle.
Once you get second freezer/fridge you will want the third one.
One for fermenting,
Other for lagering and
third for serving

+1

I have three chests and want one more.  My electric bill keeps going up and up... :(
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 08:51:11 PM »
A new liver.
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 10:10:21 PM »
I have three chests and want one more.
I want a walk in cooler that I can use to store bottles/kegs and as a serving fridge.  I think that would keep me satisfied for a while.
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 10:33:04 PM »
A new liver.

Me too :D

A three burner brew-stand on wheels. Another fridge would be nice.
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 08:02:31 AM »
I have three chests and want one more.
I want a walk in cooler that I can use to store bottles/kegs and as a serving fridge.  I think that would keep me satisfied for a while.

I have two friends that converted old fridges into walk-in coolers in their basements. I guess my dream would be a basement to expand the brewery.;) Truth be told, Mancave/ brewshed. I have the space, just not the capital...
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2010, 02:19:10 PM »
+1 to the mobile brewstand, Brutus 10 style. Currently brewing with one turkey fryer, slowly beginning to aasemble the components for my own Brutus 10, which should greatly increase productivity, since the wife isn't a fan of me brewing inside.
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2010, 02:29:48 PM »
I'd give denny's right arm for a brand new 15bbl system from Premier Stainless.
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2010, 02:47:08 PM »
« Last Edit: August 29, 2010, 02:49:40 PM by bluesman »
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2010, 03:41:42 PM »
I'll take mrbowenz brew shed!   ;D

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=113.0
Wow, I missed that thread - that is amazing!   :o
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2010, 03:48:27 PM »
Or his mobile brew trailer.http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3407.0

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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 03:56:36 PM »
For me, short of a small walk-in cooler, a commercial "True"  Coke fridge would probably do it for me;   mainly for cold conditioning since I already have a decent fridge I could dedicate for serving.  Right now it pulls double duty and hence, serves my drafts at a considerably colder temperature than I like.
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Re: what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 04:32:21 PM »
A chiller that'll take the wort from boiling down to pitching temp in about 10 minutes.
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