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Old 10-25-2012, 01:21 AM   #11
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no regrets going electric at all. It is so much cheaper per batch than propane.

I wish I had done it earlier.

HERMS by the way.

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:53 AM   #12
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No regrets at all going electric. It has made it possible now for my 2.5yr old assistant brewer to actually hang out during the boil.

For easier cleaning I may have gone with a quick disconnect power cord for my kettle so it didn't have a permanent tail like it does now. Glad I went with 6/3 so I can run everything at once without tripping anything or starting fires.

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Old 10-25-2012, 01:58 AM   #13
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I started with electric because I knew I was going to brew in my basement and felt it was the only safe way.
But I will say it's really convenient.I can set my HLT temp for 170 and go mill my grain while it gets up to temp.
Also,I don't feel rushed because it will hold whatever temp I tell it to for as long as I want it to

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:06 AM   #14
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Ooh, almost forgot to mention sous vide! Perfectly done roasts/steaks/etc. My wife particularly loves that aspect, because being pregnant she isn't supposed to have beef anything other than well done. However, with the e-brewery I can serve up pasteurized med-rare steaks. Electric brewing FTW!

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:17 AM   #15
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.For easier cleaning I may have gone with a quick disconnect power cord for my kettle so it didn't have a permanent tail like it does now. Glad I went with 6/3 so I can run everything at once without tripping anything or starting fires.
I did that. I have about 2 feet hanging off the bk. it tucks into the handle for storage.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:20 AM   #16
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Zero...Nada...Zilch....love it and have no regrets. My brewday is faster and more consistent. I am running a 5500w element on a PID and consistently hit my boil off target. Price wise it is a lot cheaper than gas and always available.

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:27 AM   #17
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LOVE mine. I will never go back to propane or natural gas burners. It's totally awesome- indoor brewing, 10 gallon batches, and all set up whenever I want to use it.

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The thing I love the most is the quiet. It hardly seems like you're brewing without the afterburner noise from the burner.

The sous vide thing is a great bonus too. A small table-top sous vide machine will run you up to $800 and will let you cook a couple pounds. Meanwhile, your MLT made out of a 14 gallon keg and $50 worth of parts will let you cook half a cow.

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:28 PM   #19
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No regrets at all after probably 50 batches with it - love my electric brewery. Also did a HERMS - if you already have a temp controlled HLT, it makes sense to add a coil into and and your HERMS is ready to go.

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Old 10-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #20
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Love my electric system. I went HERMS and will never go back to fire. I agree that a huge benefit is the lack of noise.

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