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Old 12-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #21
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I have two Camco 4500W ripple elements that have been going strong for > 2 yrs. Mine came from Ron's Hardware, online.

I rarely clean mine. If I notice plaque forming, I give it a scrub with a nylon brush. After brewing, I don't use any chems, just hose sprayer.

I have a hanging nylon bag that rests against the element. Never a problem.

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:43 PM   #22
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Home depot web site states the camco 15597 to be LWD not ULWD.
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I think their website is just wrong.

If you go to camco's website, it appears that EVERY element that is clad in the black incoloy material is an ULWD element.
Yes, it says Ultra Low-Watt Density on the package.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:38 PM   #23
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I will buy one tonight! Just waiting on some switches and Im ready to brew electric.

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Old 12-15-2011, 10:46 PM   #24
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I will buy one tonight! Just waiting on some switches and Im ready to brew electric.
Take a measurement on your kettle - this one's kind of long. It won't fit my turkey fryer pot but I think it will fit in my sankey keg. The 4500 watt one they have is shorter.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:26 PM   #25
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It's going a sanke.

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Old 12-15-2011, 11:53 PM   #26
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Just to confirm for y'all, I am looking at the package for the 15597 that I bought at Home Depot a few months back for my build:

"Will withstand dry-firing"
"Highest grade nickel and chromium Incoloy sheath"
"Ultra low-watt density"

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Old 12-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #27
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There you have it.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:31 PM   #28
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Lots of people use the Camcorder 02963 5500W ULWD. That's what I'm gonna use in my setup. ...as soon as I get the balls to punch holes in my Blichmanns. LOL

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Old 12-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #29
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You mean your Blingmanns?

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Old 12-16-2011, 08:51 PM   #30
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Any problem with hops pellets or leaf burning on the hot element?
No issues at all. I've done dozens of pellet and whole hop batches for 2+ years now from light lagers with 1-2 oz to heavy IIPAs with 23 oz in the kettle.

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