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Old 27-11-2017, 10:51 PM   #11
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Thanks for that @Bigcol49

I already have a large grain bag. If I am using this would I still need a false bottom?
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Old 27-11-2017, 11:06 PM   #12
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Hi!
If you are heating the mash using the element you need some means of preventing the grain bag from touching the base of the boiler. Some members use an upturned colander.
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I've pretty much convinced myself to get an Ace boiler. But now have the following choice:
Elya catering £90 http://www.elyacatering.co.uk/p/9063...h-tun-30l.html
Ebay £130 https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-BEER-MA....c100408.m2460

Clearly the Elya catering one is a better price, and i am fairly local so dont need to worry about delivery charges. However, the following is making me think i will go for the more expensive one from ebay:
- elya catering version doesn't look like you get the option of reduced power - 2500 W or nothing, where as the ebay one you can select 900W, 1600W or 2500W so more flexible
- ebay one looks like it is a newer version, which based on some forum posts sounds like it had some of the electrical cut out issues addressed (or at least improved)
- ebay one comes with false bottom and grain bag (not a deal breaker as i already have a grain bag, but should prove useful none the less)

Anyone with experience of these got any thoughts? Is any of my reasoning flawed?
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I know it's £40 more, but I'd go for the new ACE on eBay. The false bottom and the two power settings are worth the extra cost.
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I'm not keen on something like the ACE brew systems/grainfather etc. as I like to keep my method a bit closer to the traditional 3 vessel where possible.
I think most replies so far have missed this point. I started with a 3V setup using stainless steel stock pots from Bergland, which can be ordered via
abwicklung@bergland24.de for decent prices if you’re handy with DIY. or if you look at angel homebrew you can order the same pot but they’ll drill the holes for you.

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Hi @cerbera84,
You may be confusing the ACE Micro Brewer with the ACE mash tun/boiler - they are two different products.
The OP wants a vessel that will double as a HLT and boiler, and the ACE boiler would fit both requirements.
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I know it's £40 more, but I'd go for the new ACE on eBay. The false bottom and the two power settings are worth the extra cost.
Cheers. Confirms what I was thinking.
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Hi @cerbera84,
You may be confusing the ACE Micro Brewer with the ACE mash tun/boiler - they are two different products.
The OP wants a vessel that will double as a HLT and boiler, and the ACE boiler would fit both requirements.
ahhhhh i wondered why you lot were banging on about ACE products! cheers
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@Bigcol49 The ace systems we don't seem to be on sale any the moment. I looked today because i need a new false bottom.
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Thanks @BeerCat - perhaps I missed that yesterday. Did you get your false bottom sorted?
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