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Old 12-15-2011, 12:33 AM   #1
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How do the camco ripp elects hold up over the years? I am building an electric keggle and I'm second guessing wether to finish or not. Any advice?

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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Incoloy is good stuff.

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:42 AM   #3
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Is that an element?

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Old 12-15-2011, 01:16 AM   #4
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Incoloy is a material (high temperature, corrosion resistant nickel alloy.

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The Camco ripple elements are incololy sheathed, and that's a good thing. Usually if the element has that matte black look, it's incoloy.

That said, I have no idea how they hold up, I've yet to fire mine yet .

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:47 AM   #6
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the element itself will hold up great. the BASE of the element tends to rust. it can be cleaned off pretty easily, but I suspect that time will take its toll and I will need to replace the thing.

going on 1.5 years though, and it's doing fine.

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Any difference in the finished beer- composited to using gas?

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Any difference in the finished beer- composited to using gas?
Yeah... it cost me less to make it now.

Seriously, though.... no differences in terms of flavor. i am just more consistent with temps and more laid back when brewing since I don't have to babysit kettles for temp control.
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How do you clean the element?

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Old 12-15-2011, 06:26 PM   #10
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I just use a kitchen sponge/scrubby to clean the crud off the element. It comes clean pretty easily.

This will also get off almost all of the rust with a little barkeeper's friend.

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