Got any new toys lately?

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JulienHuxley
beers 6207 º places 447 º 15:34 Tue 5/23/2017

Just sent a batch into my SS brewtech brew bucket. It’s very shiny and nice to work with so far. Don’t think I’ll make better beer, but I am enjoying my purchase.

What about you? Any new toys as of late? How are they working out?

 
italarican
beers 1606 º places 115 º 15:39 Tue 5/23/2017

I got a grain mill a few months ago. It’s pretty basic, but I’ve loved being able to buy grains in bulk. I just crush while I’m heating my mash water. I’ve had a few stuck sparges with it, so I may need to do a slightly coarser crush.

 
Homer321
beers 5348 º places 54 º 21:58 Tue 5/23/2017

Originally posted by italarican
I got a grain mill a few months ago. It’s pretty basic, but I’ve loved being able to buy grains in bulk. I just crush while I’m heating my mash water. I’ve had a few stuck sparges with it, so I may need to do a slightly coarser crush.

Don’t crush too close to your burners!

 
derA
beers 91 º places 88 º 04:38 Wed 5/24/2017

For the first time in a while, I managed to get an order for grains and hops without also ordering new toys! It was weird.

 
CLevar
places 23 º 05:50 Wed 5/24/2017

Not for homebrewing, but we got an Anton paar at work a while back. Taking gravities has never been easier! I’d love to get one at some point for my own use, but $$

 
JulienHuxley
beers 6207 º places 447 º 07:15 Wed 5/24/2017

Originally posted by italarican
I got a grain mill a few months ago. It’s pretty basic, but I’ve loved being able to buy grains in bulk. I just crush while I’m heating my mash water. I’ve had a few stuck sparges with it, so I may need to do a slightly coarser crush.


That’s a great purchase. I held out for a while too considering the price tag (mine cost around 150$) but that was 5 years ago and that thing is still grinding, definitely made it worth while.

 
Fukito
beers 1064 º places 37 º 09:44 Wed 5/24/2017

Got my SS brewtech brew bucket a couple of months ago, waiting for a brewless weekend (10 brews so far this year!) to set it up...

 
italarican
beers 1606 º places 115 º 21:39 Wed 5/24/2017

Originally posted by Homer321
Originally posted by italarican
I got a grain mill a few months ago. It’s pretty basic, but I’ve loved being able to buy grains in bulk. I just crush while I’m heating my mash water. I’ve had a few stuck sparges with it, so I may need to do a slightly coarser crush.

Don’t crush too close to your burners!


I still brew in the kitchen. The mill is in the basement. Have a horror story?

 
BVery
beers 12023 º places 719 º 00:20 Thu 5/25/2017

Do die casts from the Cars 3 movie for my kid count? Because those are the only new toys in my world these days.

 
SarkyNorthener
beers 5204 º places 142 º 03:45 Thu 5/25/2017

I hadn’t home brewed for nearly 10 years. So i got an whole new set of brewery equipment a few weeks ago. Nothing special, just fermenter bucket etc. Brewed with a regular two tin kit this time but I am starting my first partial extract this weekend.

Maybe I will start full grain next year after a bit of experience.

 
JulienHuxley
beers 6207 º places 447 º 07:21 Fri 5/26/2017

Welcome back to the hobby Sarky! There are many options for all grain now that involve much less bulky equipment, makes it so much easier to get it by the family council

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