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electric brew kettle

Postby Lampie » Tue 12 Jan, 2016 10:52 am

I have to much free time at work so i am reading a lot about brewing.. That is because the proxy is filtering a lot of good stuff like games and porn :silent:

Brewing and making alcohol is not blocked by the proxy here so I am surfing a lot on brew sites and forums. That is where my previous idea came from making a cold fermentation chamber but i think i will put that on ice for now.

What I am realy looking at is an electric brew kettle. There is not realy a lot of choice here in the dutch websites most of them are very limited and dont realy have good drain taps.. most of them have the plastic black taps. Most of them are for making cheese.

I looked on ebay and saw this kettle that looks realy great. It has a strainer, a normal drain tap and a hop filter..

http://www.ebay.nl/itm/30L-STAINLESS-STEEL-TUBE-HOME-BREW-KETTLE-ALCOHOL-CRAFT-BEER-MAKING-MADE-EASY-/252174524633?hash=item3ab6c5e0d9:g:E7cAAOSweuxWS1Ye#shpCntId

There is not a lot of user reviews of this kettle or vids on youtube so will do some thinking and searching on reviews..
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Re: electric brew kettle

Postby Scott » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 6:27 am

I really like that, it looks good. The fact that it's double skinned makes it ideal for mashing as the temperatures should hold much better.

I currently use a 40l buffalo boiler that I've lagged with insulation to keep the temps as I need them for hours.

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Re: electric brew kettle

Postby Lampie » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 12:37 pm

yes i am joining you on the dark side :).. I have tasted my first results of grain brewing and the taste is much better then the kits I have made.
I can make a max of 10 liter right now and to be ready for the future and with this i can also make bigger batches in the future.

the other alternative is something like this
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this one is slightly smaller with 27 liter and will probably do a great job for me but for for the same price but the klarstein has just a little bit more for almost the same price.

but it will cost me a lot more in the future, i still need a grain crusher and a worth cooler.. but those are things for the future i will buy pre made packs where they have an option to crush the grain and that 20 euro/15 GBP for a 20 liter batch.. They only have 2 packs right now a weissen and an IPA. Also found an other shop that sells grain packs for 30 euro / 22.50 GBP. This shop has some more flavors to choose from.

so in the end the beer is a bit more expensive but its a better taste.
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Re: electric brew kettle

Postby Lampie » Mon 15 Feb, 2016 9:43 am

I went for the 30l Klarstein brew kettle and got it last week and made my first beer with it. I will make and upload some pictures of the kettle tonight.
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