I am very intrigued by the electric HLT and am handy enough not to kill myself. What I am trying to figure out is this - if I only plan on doing 10 gallon batches, can I use a smaller element - say 1650 watt, requiring only 120V vs a 220V at 20a, will this take too long? Or better question - how long will it take about?
I brew outside and would rather not run a 220V. I can't imagine having to heat more than 10 gallons of water for high gravity 10 gallon batches.
Thoughts or comments?