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seatbelt123 06-17-2012 06:36 PM

Camco 1500 watt ULWD Elements
 
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I just did my first batch with a pair of these elements. It was with a fairly high gravity (1070) beer. These elements replaced a pair of Camcorder HWD 2000w elements that were scorching with bigger beers.

These performed well and easily got 7 gallons to a rolling boil.

They cost about $15 each on amazon.


AnOldUR 06-29-2012 04:35 PM

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The debate over the saftey of the zinc plating goes on, but I figured "better safe than sorry."

The link I posted above suggested soaking in an acid solution, so I thought I'd try Star San. I let the entire 120V/1650W Emerson element soak for a few hours in gallon bucket of some old Star San that was getting pretty cloudy. That turned it from a shiny chrome finish to a flat black. After that, all it took was some light polishing with Scotch-Brite to clean it up to bright copper.

Here are a couple of shots from before and after polishing. Might not mean anything, but it was easy and I'll feel a little safer using the element now.


AnOldUR 06-29-2012 04:35 PM

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The debate over the saftey of the zinc plating goes on, but I figured "better safe than sorry."

The link I posted above suggested soaking in an acid solution, so I thought I'd try Star San. I let the entire 120V/1650W Emerson element soak for a few hours in gallon bucket of some old Star San that was getting pretty cloudy. That turned it from a shiny chrome finish to a flat black. After that, all it took was some light polishing with Scotch-Brite to clean it up to bright copper.

Here are a couple of shots from before and after polishing. Might not mean anything, but it was easy and I'll feel a little safer using the element now.


AnOldUR 07-08-2012 07:44 PM

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WhooHooo! Direct fire EMLT with NO scorching . . .
and a grist of 50% malted wheat and 50% flaked maize.

My first fizzy yellow beer.



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