Originally Posted by Rudeboy
Oah Kay, any plans. Sans 220.
No plans sorry, a 1500w 120v element in a cooler will heat plenty of sparge water if you are patient, if impatient, put it on a cheap appliance timer and plan ahead. Two 120 circuits will support 3-4000 watts. 15 amp will do 1500, 20 amp willl do 2000. I use heat sticks, but the elements could easily be kettle or cooler mounted if that is your preference. My "manual" pump for sparge water is on the lower shelf, originally a three tier, I cut it down to a simple two tier and prefer to just use the pitcher moving a gallon at a time for sparging. IME 2 elements at 2000w each easily boils ten gallons for a 1/4 keg ( 7.75 gal.) batch. The simple window fan clears the room nicely if allowed to run for an hour or so after the boil.