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Electric Water boiler

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by Mlee82, 26/6/19.

 

  1. Mlee82

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    Posted 26/6/19
    Hi looking at getting my first boiler Kettle and moving into extract. Was looking at getting a 50L brewing pot and using a gas cooker to heat it. But I have come across an electric Urn. The heat range is from 25* to 100*. Would anyone recommend one of these for boiling? IMG_9359.JPG
     
  2. JDW81

    I make wort, the yeast make it beer.

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    Posted 27/6/19
    Short answer is yes. Heaps of people have used urns for brewing (do a search for brew in a bag and you find heaps of information).

    Long answer is it depends on the sort of element (exposed or concealed) and how strong a boil the urn can get up to (it may reach 100C, but not be a vigorous enough boil for wort).

    You can still make great beer using it, however it may need a little tweaking depending on a few different factors.
     
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  3. Schikitar

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    Posted 27/6/19
    Not sure what the quality/price of that unit is but I can vouch for the Crown urns (I have a 40L one I use for BIAB) also there are the Digiboil's, they look alright..
     
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  4. Mlee82

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    Posted 27/6/19
    Thanks for the advice. I’ve gone with the electric urn option & have just forked out on one of these. Can’t wait to get it IMG_9361.JPG
     
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