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Old 12-31-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Any one try this with an electric kettle?

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Old 12-31-2011, 10:45 PM   #2
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No. For any decoctions, I still use a gas flame. My BK element is in the kettle, at about the 3 gallon level, so I can't use it even if I wanted to as most of my decoctions are significantly less volume.

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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I doubt it will work well, part of what makes electric kettles work well is that wort is very fluid and you get convection currents easily formed. In a decoction you have a thick mash which wont heat evenly, or mix on its own. That being said it is worth a try.

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Old 01-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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I don't see it working. I was just wondering if anyone had tried it.

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Old 01-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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what it you turned your BK into a double boiler ofr the decoction mashing, would keep you from scorching the decoction.

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:40 PM   #6
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I am considering the same issue. I just switched to electric brewing but I like to decoct for weizens and pils. I think the grains would burn onto the element if you tried to do it directly in the BK. The double boiler idea above might work. I am thinking about getting a single burner electric stove like the following:
http://www.amazon.com/CONTINENTAL-ELECTRIC-CE23309-SINGLE-BURNER/dp/B002TOBFM2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325464716&sr=8-1

and use it with my smaller decoction kettle, the same way I would have with the propane burner.

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