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    anybody else brew their own beer?

    because i want to show off my new boil kettle and burner setup!



    15.5 gallon Busch keg with the top cut off and a new 65,000 btu/hr burner. i can boil all 5 gallons of wort now, and with my new wort chiller (not shown, just a coil of copper tubing) i can get it into the fermenter with yeast in under 30 minutes. i am really loving it...

    can't wait to get this batch into the secondary fermenter so i can do another one...

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    I have the exact same burner and keggle, works awesome. My wife got me a 14.5 gallon stainless conical for Christmas, I'm going to start doing 10 gallon batches, good stuff

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    Nice. I'm still brewing on the stove. Which, given the frequency with which I brew, is ok.

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    Yes jhota. Seems we have the same interests (and forum memberships) mate...

    [meaningless to all but maf people] I'm getting a setup like kai's as soon as the CFO lets me. [/meaningless]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusboh
    Yes jhota. Seems we have the same interests (and forum memberships) mate...

    [meaningless to all but maf people] I'm getting a setup like kai's as soon as the CFO lets me. [/meaningless]
    but i've been around both longer. nyah, nyah, nyah.

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    Old. Fart.


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    Yep. Hopefully your keg is stainless steel and not aluminium. Here's my setup. Simple, but makes some tasty brew. Unfortunately I haven't been able to brew anything in quite some time. Cheers!
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    stainless all the way. it replaced a perfectly good stainless pot - that was only a 20 qt size. too small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    because i want to show off my new boil kettle and burner setup!



    15.5 gallon Busch keg with the top cut off and a new 65,000 btu/hr burner. i can boil all 5 gallons of wort now, and with my new wort chiller (not shown, just a coil of copper tubing) i can get it into the fermenter with yeast in under 30 minutes. i am really loving it...

    can't wait to get this batch into the secondary fermenter so i can do another one...

    Awesome setup. I'm still using the old stovetop, which is fine except when I add the hops.....my wife hates the smell.
    I have a question though. How can you get to the fermenter in 30 minutes? I boil for an hour minimum, but am always looking for a shorter way.

    aj

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    Really good immersion chiller?

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    I drink my own beer if that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj in ma
    Awesome setup. I'm still using the old stovetop, which is fine except when I add the hops.....my wife hates the smell.
    I have a question though. How can you get to the fermenter in 30 minutes? I boil for an hour minimum, but am always looking for a shorter way.

    aj
    sorry, should have been clearer. haven't shortened boil time any - that's mostly determined by whatever i'm making. but i also got a new wort chiller, which is freaking unbelieveable. beats the hell out of a sink full of ice, let me tell you. it used to take me up to two hours to get the wort temperature down low enough to add the yeast - now it's insanely quick.

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    Pretty cool - my roommates and I do very small-scale brewing (about a 1/4 gallon at a time), but once I get out of this apartment I'm going to try to get a setup something like that.

    Certainly better than buying beer, especially in a 3pt state...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    because i want to show off my new boil kettle and burner setup!



    15.5 gallon Busch keg with the top cut off and a new 65,000 btu/hr burner. i can boil all 5 gallons of wort now, and with my new wort chiller (not shown, just a coil of copper tubing) i can get it into the fermenter with yeast in under 30 minutes. i am really loving it...

    can't wait to get this batch into the secondary fermenter so i can do another one...
    nice keg.

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    You must be an alchoholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMFBMX
    You must be an alchoholic.
    jajajajaja! Not yet, but I sure have aquired a lot of friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    sorry, should have been clearer. haven't shortened boil time any - that's mostly determined by whatever i'm making. but i also got a new wort chiller, which is freaking unbelieveable. beats the hell out of a sink full of ice, let me tell you. it used to take me up to two hours to get the wort temperature down low enough to add the yeast - now it's insanely quick.

    no doubt. I'm still doing 2 gal boils with the ice 'o sink method, which works ok, but for 6 gal boils would be ridiculous. a buddy has a tower setup with chillzilla wort cooler. That is the shiznit!

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    Just brewed a batch of my Black Butte Porter recipe last night, gotta hurry up and drink the Jubel clone so I can use the keg for the Porter!

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