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only-spinone
Thanks Justbeaz 👍👍
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justbeaz
only-spinone wrote:
Thanks Justbeaz 👍👍


we are all here to help mate we all started somewhere if it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't be doing all grain brewing now. great group. no question is to silly and I should know 😁
I like my water with barley and hops
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Pinto

Welcome in Nathan [smile]

BIAB is an excellent choice to get into all grain - you might find that it suits your needs so well, you dont need any other kit !  My 15L BIAB kit happily makes beer in my little galley flat kitchen.

The stock pots you've listed are what's called "Buckingham" pots - I have a 15L one and a 19L one that doubles as my mash tun  - up to the 20L mark they represent excellent value for money, but the larger ones start to become less attractive (mainly due to that seller being the only one doing them at the 20+ litre sizes - and the prices represent they know it !) - as clibit says, a LOT better are available at slighty more money from other sources.

What you'll need depends on what size batches you want to make, and their ABVs; if you're after the kit standard of 23L, a 30L pot is optimal, but by using some brewing tricks, a 20L could be used !

Read around and ask lots of questions - as I say - "the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask" [wink]Save
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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only-spinone
Thanks Pinto 👍..to be honest smaller batches appeal to me for a number of reasons..i could brew more often and try more recipes!
I must admit I do like the idea of the peco boiler set up tho ..Ill have seriously creep around the minister of finances tho

Hi Gregles and Robert..thanks for the warm welcome 👍👍
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HisDudeness
Hi Nathan welcome to the forum, the peco boiler is a good flexible option to get you started and will work fine for small batches down to about 10L which I would recommend you start with (or 5L stovetops) while you find your feet. A stockpot is a good way to start too but you might find yourself craving an upgrade fairly soon! I have a 19L stockpot which I can comfortably do BIAB mash and boil in for batches up to about 12L max although I could probably squeeze 15L if I dunk sparge in a separate pot. Keep it simple to start with and don't stress about things not working out exactly as planned, take lots of notes and work out your own method [thumb]
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Clibit
If you get a 15-20 litre pot you can make 10-15 litre batches of all grain. If you need a bigger batch any time, you can boost the quantity with malt extract, up to 5 gallons. Or more.
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only-spinone
Thanks HisDudeness great advice 👍
Never thought about that Clibit👍
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only-spinone
Some nightshift reading..
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Northern Brewster
Welcome to the forum! The Greg Hughes book has some great recipes in it. And lots of good descriptions of hops and malts.
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only-spinone
Thanks northern brewster..slowly working my way through it
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