Putting together a new brewing setup

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  1. m.mihai

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    Hello folks,

    The time has arrived to get my own rig. I found https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/ which deliver amazing goods to good prices ( personal opinion based on what I can find in Europe ). Seeing that I am from Romania, where this kind of stuff is not available, I need to order it from UK.

    I was thinking the following:

    MASH TUN:

    50 L Mash tun: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/high-end-mash-tuns.html ( it is heavily insulated )
    False bottom: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/custom-cut-false-bottom.html
    Tap: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/3-way-ball-valve-l-port.html
    Temp Dial: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/3-flexible-any-angle-temp-dial.html (No thermowell required )
    + additional cost for drilling the holes

    HLT + Boil kettle:

    2 x 50 L Pots: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/mk2-high-end-brew-pot.html
    2 x Taps: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/weldless-3-piece-tap-kit.html
    2 x Elements: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/3kw-lwd-ripple-element.html
    2 x Temp Dials: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/3-flexible-any-angle-temp-dial.html ( No thermowell required )
    2 x Tubes: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/1/2-pickup-tube-xl.html
    + additional cost for drilling the holes

    Additional:

    Plate chiller: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/125kw-30-plate-chiller.html
    HERMS coil for the HLT: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/25ft-herms-coil.html ( recirculating wort and keeping the temperature )
    2 x Pumps: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/ts5-mini-mag-pump.html
    10 m Hose: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/silicone-hose.html
    Stainless steel hose clips: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/ss-hose-clips.html

    And of course fittings of all kind, cables glands for the elements and what not, which I confess, I know nothing about.

    For the temperature control in the HLT, I was thinking of https://homebrewshop.be/en/measurin...let-thermostat-temperature-controller-eu.html which should do the trick.

    They also have these TC pots: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/tc-tanks.html - but unsure if the higher price means better quality

    And stainless steel fermenters: https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/standard-fv.html - I know they are flat bottomed, but at that price, they look very cool.

    Let me know what you think.
     
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    Trialben Well-Known Member

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    That's a lot of gear mate one step at a time but hey if you've got the moolah then whY not my homebrew aquisition has been a slow gradual process over a few years. Good luck dive in the gear looks like it will last you a lifetime untill the upscale to fullblown craft brewery:).
     
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    Wow ...I started on the stove and moved up to a 40 L electric urn that cost me 5 hours wages and allows me up to 25 litre batches
     
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    I have to say that price wise, I'd be tempted to go exactly that route. About 1/4th the price of a similarly sized conical. Nice to be able to acquire a nice set up all at once. Quite an investment, but you'll have a nice brewery.
     
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    If your spending the money. Might as well get the conical fermenter.
     
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    Second this not that I have one but think about it you can draw off the trub once the brew is settling and then draw off the yeast all with the turning of a valve! Makes re pitching yeast a breeze. Stainless steel cleans up so much better than HDPE or PET as long as you don't go too crazy with the scourer. One day mate one day I'll buy me a conical I know of some that will be for sale around me soon but their for the comercial craft beer industry like 200+ litres out of my league:).​
     

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