Take the 2-minute tour ×
Homebrewing Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for dedicated home brewers and serious enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I currently brew beer in my kitchen, but the mess, smells and dirty looks from my wife have taken some of the joy out of my brew day. I started looking into an electric brewing solution that would allow me to move to my garden shed and I need a little advice.

I'm more than happy to drill holes in pots etc. but messing around with mains electricity is a little out of my comfort zone, so I'm looking for a solution that is pretty much ready to go. There are a myriad of options for electric brewing in the US, but these packages are useless for Ireland because of voltage issues.

Ideally, I would like to have an element or series of elements, that can be controlled (e.g. Turned up and down ) and can be plugged into mains electricity (220 volt) and can bring about 20 litres of water to a boil in a reasonable time. This could be a stand alone solution (Burco boiler) or added to my existing stainless steel brew pot.

Does anyone have any experience of a set up like this for the UK or Ireland?

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can buy off the shelf equipment that can do all of this. I have two plastic boilers that I got from the local homebrew shop, both have thermistors on the back to control the boil. A friend has got a fancier non-plastic electric boiler/mash tun, which he got from the same place. Have a look at The Malt Miller's equipment page, there is everything on there that you need, bar the element. Although I have the feeling that something like the ELECTRIM 5 Gallon BOILER from Hop & Grape is what you are after.

share|improve this answer
    
Cheers! The Electrim Boiler is exactly what I was looking for. –  pddonnelly Nov 25 '11 at 13:19
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.