Klarstein

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    I have the klarstein fullhorn 30l kettle and so far am very pleased with it. I boil 18-19ltrs in mine for a 15ltr batch but it could take much more than that. However I wouldn't want to boil a full 30ltrs in it as that would be too full to risk boiling over for me.
     
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    I was thinking 21-23L, cheers for the info think I will take the plunge next week if they are the same price
     
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    The capacity would be fine for that. I see that they are on a good offer at the moment, about £20 off what I paid.
     
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    Cheers Chris and happy brewing
     
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    Just got this last week when the 30l was £169 (and plus an extra £10 off when you sign up to the newsletter). Keep an eye on the prices they go up and down a lot. Arrives tomorrow, hoping I can find time for a brew next weekend.
     
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    Yeah I saw that the other day , they are £219-00 now will keep checking, let us know how you get on with it
     
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    Will do, this will be my first all grain brew, so trying to keep it simple.
     
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    Hi Crowcrow just ordred the klarstein fullhorn it arrives next week
     
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    Let me know how it goes. Trying to figure how I'll squeeze a brew in on Saturday, but think I can.
     
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    17th 20th of month delivery will let you know
     
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    Hi Chris does the fullhorn come with grain a basket or do you have to buy a bag
     
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    Don't think the Fulhorn comes with a grain basket. Klarstein sell a bag for about £25.
     
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    Cheers Barry, I didn't think it did, will have a search on the net
     
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    It comes with a false bottom for mashing but not a grain basket. I mash in a separate mash tun and use the kettle for heating the strike and sparge water and for the boil.
     
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    Note for those considering buying, the 'max fill' line inside is actually at 27 litres. 30 litres is to the top of the kettle and while I can see that you could consider fitting that amount in there, there is no way you'd want to boil that in there.

    Should be fine for the brews I have planned, but I was expecting it to be 30l to the max fill line.
     
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    Hi all, looking for some advice on a potential purchase of one of these Klarstein pieces of kit.

    I recently broke my DIY insulated plastic mash tun set up and am looking at alternatives. I have a DIY boiler (again plastic) with two kettle elements in and a separate Klarstein stainlesss fermenter.

    Looking to replace the mash tun and possibly use the same vessel as a boiler - which do you recommend?
     
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    yeah for the money its a good piece of kit, but use a bag, as I found out to my cost on my first brew
     
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