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Old 04-24-2007, 02:12 AM   #1
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Someone told me they got a electric heater for brewing that replaces porpane...

is that true?

got a link??

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:43 AM   #2
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Yeah, some people use water heater elements... I suppose it would work great, just be careful with the whole water and electricity thing.

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Old 04-24-2007, 03:58 AM   #3
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I just found out that my electric HLT will keep 15 gallons of water boiling on just one of the elements (it has two 1500 watt), that makes me happy cause those things suck some juice. I have to plug them into seperate circuits on the house in order to not pop a breaker. Checkout my gallery if you want to see pictures of it.

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Old 04-24-2007, 05:46 AM   #4
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my electric HLT will take 12 gal of 70 degree H2O to 174 in 12 min but its a 5500 watt elementand a 1500 watt 240 VAC 30 amps. Im not sure if I would want to add sugars to those elements. you should see my meter spin when I plug that succer in I can just feel the $$ coming out of my account
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Old 04-24-2007, 06:41 AM   #5
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Check out the http://AussieHomeBrewer.com and do some searches there.

They don't have much access to propane so most use electric.

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Old 04-24-2007, 09:39 PM   #6
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my electric HLT will take 12 gal of 70 degree H2O to 174 in 12 min but its a 5500 watt elementand a 1500 watt 240 VAC 30 amps. Im not sure if I would want to add sugars to those elements. you should see my meter spin when I plug that succer in I can just feel the $$ coming out of my account
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Yeah, but it is still cheaper then propane and much more efficient.

I have a 4500w 240v element in my MT and one in my HLT. It takes about 45 minutes to heat 30 gallons of water.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:15 PM   #7
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What is porpane? Does that have the same btu/lb that propane has?












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monster mash
what is the element in your MT for ???
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