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Old 01-05-2013, 05:47 AM   #51
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What does BMC heat with? We should find out because it will undeniably be the cheapest way.

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Old 01-05-2013, 06:25 AM   #52
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I'm in a rental house with no access to 220 so it's propane for me for awhile...plus in Ca I think I'm paying through the A$$ for electricity

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:56 AM   #53
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What does BMC heat with? We should find out because it will undeniably be the cheapest way.
If I recall correctly, they brew with high temperature steam and jacketed kettles. Great for a large scale brewery, not so great for a small home setup.
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If I recall correctly, they brew with high temperature steam and jacketed kettles. Great for a large scale brewery, not so great for a small home setup.
Yes, I'm sure scale has a lot to do with it. I would guess that NG boilers create the steam.
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Yes, I'm sure scale has a lot to do with it. I would guess that NG boilers create the steam.
That would be the most cost-effective option now and for the foreseeable future.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:20 PM   #56
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While my Kw is only .06 per. My elements do not draw the full term of the boil. The total use on my dual element 220/5500watt is only 1hr and 46 mins total. so the math is: 5500 x2=11,000 x 1.75hrs=19,250 divided by 1000=19.25Kw @.06 cents per = $1.16 per 5gallon batch.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:40 PM   #57
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I'm lucky enough to have 400 AMP service & natural gas. Went electric because I brew in a confined space. I may add a NG instant water heater however.

Just wishing I had 3 phase now!

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