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Old 01-12-2017, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Burco Cygnet 30L Boiler.... thoughts?

Hey Guys,

Anyone used these for their brews? They are very reasonably priced... But I'm concerned that on the description they claim to have a temperature range of 0-98c. Wort, with it's sugar content normally gets to a rolling boil above 100c.. so are these capable of boiling wort?

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Old 01-12-2017, 01:59 PM   #2
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http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/sh...t=58412&page=1

Found this... but still interested in additional thoughts if you guys have any?

I read conflicting reviews.. some people saying they can't get a rolling boil and some saying that it's too rough and boils like a devil.

I have an Inkbird STC-308 which is new in the box not being used... If I used it with the boiler, would it help?
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:14 PM   #3
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http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/sh...t=58412&page=1

Found this... but still interested in additional thoughts if you guys have any?

I read conflicting reviews.. some people saying they can't get a rolling boil and some saying that it's too rough and boils like a devil.

I have an Inkbird STC-308 which is new in the box not being used... If I used it with the boiler, would it help?
Hi!
The temp. sensor will need to be immersed in the boiling wort - is it rated to 100°C?
Have you considered a 40 litre Buffalo? https://www.catering-appliance.com/b...UaAnDsEALw_wcB
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The Buffalo is the other boiler on the other post I saw, and the general reviews were that it wasn't very good. Poor quality and more expensive... That said, the extra capacity sounds like it's going to be a life saver.
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For the sake of £95 I think I'll take a chance on the Buffalo 40L. But I won't hit the button until after the weekend to give you guys the chance to talk me into / out of it.
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I have the 30l Burco cygnet and no issues getting a rolling boil and not cutting out.That impressed I may invest in another at some stage.

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For the sake of ��£95 I think I'll take a chance on the Buffalo 40L. But I won't hit the button until after the weekend to give you guys the chance to talk me into / out of it.
Hi!
A member has a 40 litre boiler for sale ��£70 collection, ��£78 shipped. It's boxed and unused.
http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/sh...ad.php?t=74391
I sent him a PM - it's still for sale.
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My 30 litre Burco boils perfectly. I just wish it was slightly bigger. A 40 litre boiler would be perfect for 20 litre brews.
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My 30l Burco is perfect, although I’m convinced it only holds about 25l. !
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Hi!
A member has a 40 litre boiler for sale ���£70 collection, ���£78 shipped. It's boxed and unused.
http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/sh...ad.php?t=74391
I sent him a PM - it's still for sale.
I saw this on the for sale section. Problem is I have ZERO faith in couriers. I just recently purchased a boiler from a member, and was really keen to get brewing with it.. to find out the courier delivered a day late and in more then many pieces! So I've ended up with junk fit for the bin. Not the members fault! I lost £2000 worth of computer servers once because the courier decided to use them to test the law of gravity!

The 40L is £95 on amazon, and if it comes damaged it's their problem not mine. Can't be dealing with anymore risk taking Which is a shame, because I'd love to deal with members.
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