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Old 08-09-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
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I am considering purchasing a boiler but am unsure of which would be the best. I have heard that the thermostat on the Bruheat and Thorne Electrim boilers are not very reliable and the heat range settings do not work too good. Would a boiler with only a heating element in it and no thermostat be just as good?

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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the Bayou Classics are always a good and popular choice. I have the SP10 and love it. Another popular (but a bit more expensive) burner is the Bayou Classic KAB4.
These are both high pressure burners (150,000 + BTU's).

It really depends on your setup and how big your batches are going to be. If you would like the ability to do 10 gallon boils, I would suggest a high pressure burner like the ones above.

FYI, a common keg (keggle) does not quite fit on the SP10, I have to lay my bbq grate over the top of it, then my keggle on top of that. Other burners have the diameter to hold a keggle better.

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Old 08-10-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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Hmm, don't know of that one residing here in the UK. The only boilers I have found are the one's I have mentioned. There are conical lauter mash tuns but I am not going to pay £350+ for one. I may do once I get myself up and running and making some nice beers. Thank you for the info though, I will have a scout around and see if there are any here in the UK.

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Citizen, I mis-understood your question. I thought you were talking about a burner (your heat source).

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:06 PM   #5
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No problems, Phatuna. I will seek and hopefully will find.

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