only-spinone
Hi

Would this be ok to get started
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371934599305?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I have seen a large stock pot in our local antique centre for only a few quid so I can be up and running for next  to nowt..

I have also seen somewhere that folks put a steamer tray in the bottom of the stock pot so that the biab bag doesn't burn on the bottom of the pan ..is this the way forward?

Our gas hob has a large wok burner so hopefully it can generate enough heat for the pot which i think is about 30l

cheers

nathan

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GHW
Looks good if pricey.
What volumes are you intending to make? Wok burner should be good for 20L brews though it might take a while to get to a boil.
I'd recommend something as a false bottom, especially if you plan on maintaining mash temps by applying heat from the burner.
I got this thing from Lakeland, was interned to sit in some steamer and was a tenner but fitted a 30L pot perfectly, and had enough height to clear my pots tap. A cheapo circular cake rack would be fine though, if your pot doesn't have a tap.

Edit: my suggestion for maintaining mash temps if you have a big pot, is to take the pot off the boil, put it on a carpeted floor, and wrap it in a double duvet. You'll lose less than a degree in 60m
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only-spinone
Thanks GHW i plan to do 10l batches to start with so i can get more practice and different beers.
This is the thingy i saw someone using on youtube
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122535040238
But as you said i s'pose a cake tray would do the job 👍👍
Cheers
Nathan
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Clibit
Let us know how get on, or if you need any more advice. [thumb]
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only-spinone
Thanks Clibit 👍I'll be sure to
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Clibit
only-spinone wrote:
Thanks Clibit 👍I'll be sure to


You're going to really enjoy brewing this way. And make some great beer. Like proper good beer!
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GHW
Yeah it's exactly how I started Ag and I'll never forget the amazement at my first brew, a cascade and centennial pale. Couldn't believe I had made it myself. Still one of my best, beginners luck!
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GHW
only-spinone wrote:
Thanks GHW i plan to do 10l batches to start with so i can get more practice and different beers.
This is the thingy i saw someone using on youtube
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122535040238
But as you said i s'pose a cake tray would do the job 👍👍
Cheers
Nathan


That would do it, the thing I got was cheaper tho:
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/10067/Grand-Remoska®-Rack

Check the diameter, there's also a smaller (cheaper) one if this is too big
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only-spinone
Clibit wrote:


You're going to really enjoy brewing this way. And make some great beer. Like proper good beer!

I certainly hope so lol.. I love experimenting and to have the option of smaller batches means much more practice and more beer ..win/win really 👍👍
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only-spinone
GHW wrote:
Yeah it's exactly how I started Ag and I'll never forget the amazement at my first brew, a cascade and centennial pale. Couldn't believe I had made it myself. Still one of my best, beginners luck!

Thats exactly what im planning to start with, a nice pale and c hops 👍👍
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only-spinone
GHW wrote:


That would do it, the thing I got was cheaper tho:
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/10067/Grand-Remoska®-Rack

Check the diameter, there's also a smaller (cheaper) one if this is too big

Cheers for the link thats perfect and cheaper 👍👍
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