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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2010, 10:45:31 AM »
Y'all are trying to re-invent the wheel.

The perfect counter top system has already been invented.

http://www.onederbrew.com/Index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6q73jvdEQ
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2010, 10:57:01 AM »
Y'all are trying to re-invent the wheel.

The perfect counter top system has already been invented.

http://www.onederbrew.com/Index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6q73jvdEQ

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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2010, 11:00:38 AM »
A 2 gallon system is the answer.

Here a Coleman 2 gallon jug cooler. Modify it by adding a small SS braid.



I know you have a 16 qt kettle. You'll be on your way to a counter top brewery.

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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2010, 11:08:28 AM »
Cute.  And it's even blue!
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2010, 11:08:52 AM »
Y'all are trying to re-invent the wheel.

The perfect counter top system has already been invented.

http://www.onederbrew.com/Index.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf6q73jvdEQ

"Brew, ferment, carbonate, chill, and dispense from the same container"....... :o


 In a former life on the <shall remain nameless> forum, an email was sent to this guy with all of the contact info with an offer to try this out and give a fair assessment of the end product since he was pushing it hard on the said forum. Never heard back.
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2010, 11:23:33 AM »
I've got a 2 gallon cooler with a SS braid that I use for making 1 gallon batches.  It works no problem.
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2010, 12:18:45 PM »
I've got a 2 gallon cooler with a SS braid that I use for making 1 gallon batches.  It works no problem.

I used a 2-gallon Coleman drink cooler back when I used to Partial Mash.  Pulled out the spout and replaced with an SS braid - worked great.
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2010, 01:29:35 PM »
I've got a 2 gallon cooler with a SS braid that I use for making 1 gallon batches.  It works no problem.

I used a 2-gallon Coleman drink cooler back when I used to Partial Mash.  Pulled out the spout and replaced with an SS braid - worked great.

I see this 2 gallon Coleman at the Dollar General by my house- for $12... A good price?

Hokerer did you use a bung when you removed the spout? Please esplain:D Anyway, I'm transitioning to smaller batches. Doing 2 gallons at a time seems to me more fun and less time consuming. Quite frankly all the joy has gone out of the 9+ hour brew days and ending up with 12 gallons of so-so beer. I want to fine-tune my recipes and do some experimenting.

Cap's idea of the coffee-urn sounds interesting. With a thermostat controller it might be a good solution for some folks. The coffee pot approach seems a little iffy but OK if you only want two beers- which might be good for some flavor experimentation.

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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2010, 01:39:09 PM »
I left the spout in and just attached the ss screen to it.  It doesn't hold on too great, but well enough for a batch.  $12 seems like a good deal, I'm pretty sure mine was $20.
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2010, 01:48:40 PM »
I have the 2gal cooler, removed the spout, put a drilled stopper in there, put a piece of copper thru it and attached the screen to it and a hose on the outside,  works like a champ.
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2010, 11:38:08 PM »
I left the spout in and just attached the ss screen to it.  It doesn't hold on too great, but well enough for a batch.  $12 seems like a good deal, I'm pretty sure mine was $20.

Thanks Tom. I've persuaded myself to buy it for the season. What do you use on the outlet side?

I have the 2gal cooler, removed the spout, put a drilled stopper in there, put a piece of copper thru it and attached the screen to it and a hose on the outside,  works like a champ.

That's a great idea!
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2010, 12:10:51 AM »
I don't use anything, just run it out into a little pot that I then dump in to a big pot for boiling.  I like the stopper idea though, that's a good one.
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2010, 08:12:40 AM »
I used a 2-gallon Coleman drink cooler back when I used to Partial Mash.  Pulled out the spout and replaced with an SS braid - worked great.

Hokerer did you use a bung when you removed the spout? Please esplain:D

but Rickeeeeeeeyyyy  No, I used two hose barb fittings back to back.  They have female threads so I stuck a union? (the thingy with male threads on both ends) in between.  One barb to the inside for the braid, one barb to the outside for the hose.  Oh, and I re-used the washers from the spout.
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2010, 11:02:13 AM »
That's another great idea!
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Re: Counter top brewery.
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2010, 02:19:25 PM »
I've got a 3 gal Rubbermaid tun that I got from Midwest that I use to mini-mash.  Easily handles 4-5 lbs of grain, so you could even use it for all-grain if you're only doing a couple gallon batch.  I like the tun way more than messing with grain bags.
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