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steve floyd

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Im looking to make the next step and progress my limited brewing skills from extract cans to ll grain brewing
Im considering Kegland's 35 litre Brewzilla unit, it seems to be a good package.
Can the members here give me some guidance on what equipment i will need to get started in addition to this unit?
Also what other options avialable on limited budget $500-$1000
 

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you will need a boiler/hlt of some sort for sparging

grain mill to crush the grain if you want to do that yourself

a good decent mash paddle , the paddle that comes with a starter kit for extract brewing is not the greatest for all grain brewing

most of your extract brewing equipment can be used as well
 
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Im looking to make the next step and progress my limited brewing skills from extract cans to ll grain brewing
Im considering Kegland's 35 litre Brewzilla unit, it seems to be a good package.
Can the members here give me some guidance on what equipment i will need to get started in addition to this unit?
Also what other options avialable on limited budget $500-$1000
First get temp control of fermentation
An old working fridge with a temp controller and heat belt will cost little and improve your beer lots
I got my old fermentation fridge on a council cleanup for free

Next: Go all grain
You can brew in a bag BUT a Brewzilla or Guten are easier more consistant and both about the same cost as a basic BIAB system.
I have a Brewzilla, it works. I have a friend with Braumiester, it's better. the beer is equal.
You need a paddle, a digi thermometer, Scales for hop measuring, a 5l plastic jug will be useful and a few meters of silicon tubing.
I use a large pot on a burner for sparge water.
No chill will save you time, for that you will need a 20L Cube must be suitable for 95deg water.
Use basic tested receipies I started with SMASH beers
Use a home brew shop to supply milled grain to suit your grain bill. ( kegland & lots others can do this & the difference in milled grain will last a week)

Then after several brews get a receipie software package ( Beersmith or similiar)

Then after a lot more brews get a mill & purchase bulk grain to mill to your recepies

You should be able to get all the hardware for under $1000.00
I think a staged approach is better
 

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