Electric kettle or stock pot?

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I’ve got permission to get the Klarstein next month in return for knocking out a quick apple and pineapple turbo cider for herathumb.. Going to use a recipe I’ve seen on here. Actually I’m looking forward to trying it but I won’t let on because she’d find another chore for me to do if she thought I was enjoying it. wink...
 

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There's also the option of a Buffalo boiler; I picked up one second hand (but never used) for £40. Perfect for BIAB and more than capable of making competition winning beers.

But I would say just aim high and go big. Just go straight in for an all in one system. I wish I had done that initially. Then if you ever wanted to graduate to a 3V (if you're that way inclined) then you'll be able to flog the now redundant all in one system no bother at all.
 

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Klarstein stuff is available on Amazon. I've got the 25 litre fermenter which is excellent. Just check how the prices vary here to be sure you're not getting skinned.
 

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I decided this was too good to miss and got the 35L unit at £209 to provide "resiliency" for my process, given the problematic GF unit I keep abusing.

Also, I checked out @Horners guide to using the system and it looks pretty robust.
 

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That's the idea but it doesn't work all the time' ie pellet hops clog it up twice I have had a sanitised arm in after cooling to lift it out :laugh8: i now have a hop spider and only use leaf hops in it and pellets for dry hopping and hop tea, much better now acheers.
 

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Ok, thanks. I always use Lids fruit bags for my hop pellets anyway. I’m just thinking if I have a false bottom it will mean I can just chuck the hops in in their bags during the boil rather than clip them to the edge of the Peco so the nylon bag doesn’t touch the element.
 

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Yeah that would work or a hop spider, mine came with the kettle it has 3 legs so it sits above the tap also had a bazooka filter on the inside of the tap but I ditched that
 

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Yeah that would work or a hop spider, mine came with the kettle it has 3 legs so it sits above the tap also had a bazooka filter on the inside of the tap but I ditched that
Cheers. Just off to Ikea :hat:
 

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I’ve decided to throw in a bit of overtime this month and treat myself to a Klarstein or something similar next monthwink.... If I keep it quiet until it’s too late to argue I think I can get away with it...
Never spent vast amounts on equipment, more than some but, less than many.
As the missus is a beer drinker, so I am brewing for two mouths, I show her two bottles one full and one empty, and I say to her, the empty one is what it would look like if I didn't have this equipment, better said when she has had a few wee heavies, or I will probably get it!! ashock1
 
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