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Old 02-19-2011, 07:18 PM   #11
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Probably not as efficient as your system, but I have used 1 1KW bucket heaters with success for 6.5 gal boils- but the reflectix is key for increase in boil rate...made a big difference, have all around and on bottom and also on the lid. I love how quiet the boil is.

have not dealt with regulation of the boil with pids/ssr yet...will probably go 220 with keggle, and deal with at that time.

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:06 PM   #12
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My concern was with the phantom wort-scorching-high-density element myth. I have read of the concern, but have never witnessed credible evidence supporting that it actually occurs. I have also read several reports that state it is 100% myth (like most other things in the HB craft)..... I thought the sugar water, albeit different starches entirely, would test the scorch issue.

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I believe the myth you refer to has nothing to do with a boil kettle. The whole HWD scortching thing as I recall was with respect to using a HWD element in a RIMS tube not in a boil kettle.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #13
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I believe the myth you refer to has nothing to do with a boil kettle. The whole HWD scortching thing as I recall was with respect to using a HWD element in a RIMS tube not in a boil kettle.
I remember the Pol preaching to never use anything more than ULWD element in the boil kettle. Either way, I am very happy as to how this experiment is progressing.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:35 PM   #14
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If I can plan on 1/2 gallon boil off per batch, then I will be very happy with that.
What you can try, and what has worked well for me, is rather than boiling for a specific amount of time, or a set amount of boil off, I simply boil until I have reached a specific volume. Basicly I start the boil and add the bittering addition, then figure flavor and aroma timing by what I have left in the kettle...sounds complicated but in reality it is pretty simple. Usually a 60 - 75 minute boil depending, but a target final volume is the key IMO, rather than a specific boil time or boil off amount.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:47 PM   #15
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What you can try, and what has worked well for me, is rather than boiling for a specific amount of time, or a set amount of boil off, I simply boil until I have reached a specific volume. Basicly I start the boil and add the bittering addition, then figure flavor and aroma timing by what I have left in the kettle...sounds complicated but in reality it is pretty simple. Usually a 60 - 75 minute boil depending, but a target final volume is the key IMO, rather than a specific boil time or boil off amount.
Use a refractometer and boil to a specific gravity.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:27 AM   #16
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Equally good methods and if those work for you then go for it. I am hoping the boil off will be more consistent with the element versus the infinitely adjustable valve on my LPG tank. Also, if I miss it by a few points I will not be that broken up about it.

I still cannot believe just how easy it was to boil 6 gallons with this "tiny" element. I have been planning an EBK for a while but the infrastructure portion of the project has always been the snag. Awesome, just freakin awesome.....

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I have 2 1500 watt elements in my kettle, and they work fine. I don't have issues with wort scorching either with HWD elements. In fact, My wort was darker before I put in the elements. I boil off about 1-1.25 gallons per hour with my setup.

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I have 2 1500 watt elements in my kettle, and they work fine. I don't have issues with wort scorching either with HWD elements. In fact, My wort was darker before I put in the elements. I boil off about 1-1.25 gallons per hour with my setup.
Do they both stay on the entire time, or do you turn one off once boil is achieved?
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I haven't decided what I want to do yet. I'm leaning towards 2 elements so I can get more boil-off though.

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I am going to E-brew this weekend. I am stoked, I hate paying blue rhino 20+ bucks for a 1/2 full tank of propane.

Do you guys think the size of the kettle has anything to do with boil rate? or the ability to boil with lower wattage? Right now the 2KW element is in a 7.5gal AL pot. If I moved the element to a keggle would I still achieve a boil for the same size batch? It should right? I mean its all based on the size of the liquid the element is in?

I'm cooking up a 120VAC, 2 keggle system..... Pics to come soon!!!! once I buck up the membership fee!

E-brew...... That sounds like Hebrew.... I swear I haven't had a drop yet.

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