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#1 TonyBrown

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:12 PM

lol

 

was talking with my brother the other day, he's wanting to get back into brewing after he relocates to memphis after the first of the year, but wants to do it right.  He wants to just buy a brew rig capable of 10gal batches, or at least if he wants to expand to that down the road.  I dont think he wants to spend the time building one by hand.  so does anyone have a decent option for him??   I think he has a dual purpose for this, beer and distillers beer, just sayin.  obviously this will depend on his home and whether or not he has appropriate accommodations and etc.

 

pretty sure he doesn't have a $6000 system in mind, but I think he'd drop a couple G if needed since he's basically starting from scratch.  a horizontal system would probably be better as he has similar back issues that I do.  I dont know if he'd want to go gas or electric, I suspect electric would be far easier for him but i dont know for sure what his next house will look like.  

 

whatcha got??

 

I know, probably not enough info right now.  I think he's gonna take care of the family alcohol needs and I'm going to be getting the big smoke rig for our BBQ needs.


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#2 djinkc

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:49 PM

I wish I had something but I'm a diy brewer.  I'm sure you'll get some advice though.  10 gallons is nice though - haven't regretted it since I started round 2 of brewing.


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:05 PM

ya, back when i was consistently brewing I was BEGGING the wife to let me expand to 10g.  might actually get it (kinda) now......


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:12 PM


Get a couple of these and you can brew a double batch for 10g. Gives you the still option as well. I like 5g batches personally because I get tired of the beer before 2 kegs are kicked.

https://www.williams...n-31-P4338.aspx
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:37 PM

shit has improved a lot in recent years from my coleman cooler batch sparging days


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:41 PM

shit has improved a lot in recent years from my coleman cooler batch sparging days

Still rocking the Coleman here


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:44 PM

Still rocking the Coleman here

not knocking that, I've still got it in the garage, just havent used it in what seems like forever


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:33 PM

shit has improved a lot in recent years from my coleman cooler batch sparging days


Equipment and brewing methods, for some at least, have changed a lot in the last 5ish years.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:29 PM

Equipment and brewing methods, for some at least, have changed a lot in the last 5ish years.

BIAB has taken flight for sure


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:35 PM

BIAB has taken flight for sure

my friend runs a brewpub with BIAB system, granted its a REALLY fecking big one.  some european rig he paid like $30k for about 6-7 yrs ago


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 07:57 PM

BIAB has taken flight for sure


Yup and no sparge, less than 60m boils and let's not even start on hoping methods and process.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:14 AM

Yup and no sparge, less than 60m boils and let's not even start on hoping methods and process.

 

I'm usually just hoping to get good beer :D


wasn't someone around here selling a 10 gal grainfather or something similar?


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:32 AM

BIAB has taken flight for sure

 

I converted to the bag around 10 batches ago and haven't looked back.  In my case BIAB has it's limits to grain volume but 12-13# has always been my sweet spot ;)


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:45 AM

I'm usually just hoping to get good beer :D


wasn't someone around here selling a 10 gal grainfather or something similar?

this post?  https://brews-bros.c...ally/?p=2983559


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 01:34 PM

70L Grainfather would be my recommendation


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 01:38 PM

was hoping you'd chime in denny, i've been away from brewing for quite a while.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:00 PM

70L Grainfather would be my recommendation

 

I looked quickly because I knew they had a large one, is that 240v?


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:11 PM

some quick looking around, can't really find anyone that has it available for sale yet.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 03:09 PM

Keggles and cooler mash tuns still can't be beat!


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 04:35 PM

Keggles and cooler mash tuns still can't be beat!


Sure they can :)
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