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Old 02-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #1
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In the UK they have these giant, 40-liter (around 10.6 gallons) water boiler urns that seem like they would be perfect for a single-vessel AG solution. They can be had for around $130-150 over there. But I cannot find any comparable thing in the USA. Does anyone know of a source for these things in the US? Is there just no market for that kind of thing over here because we don't consume massive quantities of tea?

It seems like it would still be cost-effective (compared to getting a 10-gal kettle and a mash tun) to order one of these from the UK, pay for shipping and buy a 5 KW step-up transformer to power it, even though it would roughly double the cost. But it's hard to believe that you can't find a similar product for the US market!

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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Problem is the lack of amperage at 120 volt here in the states.

Many houses have 15 amp breakers.

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Is there just no market for that kind of thing over here because we don't consume massive quantities of tea?
A 10 gallon tea kettle?
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This sounds like an awesome option for heating all your water and using as an HLT. Let me know if you attempt this and how it goes. The whole US power thing though might kill it

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Yes, I didn't think of the 30 amp circut that would also be needed. Pretty sure my house doesn't have that (though my office does, I think...)

This is the sort of thing I'm talking about, in case anyone has never heard of it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00280ONB2

Judging from the comments, it seems UK homebrewers have already adopted this for a brew vessel. It just seems so perfect, it's frustrating that it's unavailable / probably wouldn't work over here.

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A 10 gallon tea kettle?
The Brit's really like their tea!
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