|This is Marshal's (Brulosophy) old set up, but mine is identical.|
I didn't have a picture handy, so I used his.
If you don't read Brulosophy, well
start reading it today.
|PVC Sparge arm for my cooler mash tun. Pretty easy build|
consistent rinsing of the grains.
|My trusty ol Keggle and Burner|
|If you read this blog you have seen the|
Cajun Injector countless times.
|We'll make the ol girl look|
like this with some elbow grease!
So yes, my decision is made, unless I win the lottery, I have what I need already. And I'm guessing most of you have what you need as well. If you don't already have what you need, I'm guessing you can get what you need for less than $350.00 USD total. You probably have most of what you need. And anything and everything else you need you can get online, or at your local hardware store. There is just no reason to spend a fortune on home brewing. It is learning, cleaning, and actually brewing that will make you a great brewer, not equipment. Lots of guys (and gals) have won big time awards on basic equipment. The difference between them, and you... they really, really know what they are doing. So, yes, I have my brewing rig already. I'm guessing you do to. I know you probably surf the web and look at the awesome stuff that is now available. My best advice is change how you surf. Begin researching the awesome brewers who post their stuff to the web. Begin learning about advanced brewing techniques, there is a reason last years brewer of the year did a ferulic acid rest... just saying. There is a reason last years Ninkasi award winner does decoctions. Not all of these guys would agree on everything, but by researching them you can learn what works for you. That's all for now brew nerds...
- Cooler Mash tun
- cooler valve
- Kettle if you are a no sparge brewer you only need one kettle, your old extract kettle works fine as a hlt (in fact you can use your stove top and save some money on gas...)
- Brew Bag
- pH meter