Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Electric brewing without a 220 line

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2012, 04:17 PM   #21
McCuckerson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Zebulon, North Carolina
Posts: 655
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdongsr94 View Post
... Scorching is pretty much busted....
SOooo not true! I fryed 2 batches of big beer with 120V, 2kW elements. Historically known as my "ashtray ale" I used to think it was an urban legend until I dumped 10 gallons total down my driveway
__________________

"Real men drink their freakin' yeast starters...."

McCuckerson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2012, 04:20 PM   #22
McCuckerson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Zebulon, North Carolina
Posts: 655
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lschiavo View Post
What? Why? What's creepy about a cub scout? I was a scout all through grade school. My son is a Tiger this year and I'm a den leader. I don't get it....
I'm sorry, I didn't realize it was a Cub Scout. I just thought it was a characature. I didn't mean to offend you or the scouts
__________________

"Real men drink their freakin' yeast starters...."

McCuckerson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2012, 04:40 PM   #23
thughes
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rochester
Posts: 696
Liked 47 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by McCuckerson View Post
SOooo not true! I fryed 2 batches of big beer with 120V, 2kW elements. Historically known as my "ashtray ale" I used to think it was an urban legend until I dumped 10 gallons total down my driveway
Yes. Apparently I allowed a build up of grunge on the element (Camco 5500W Incoloy ULWD) in my brew kettle. Just dumped 5 gal Baltic Porter and 5 gal Orange Hefe because they both tasted like ass-tray.

Had to remove the element and scrape the layer of black crusty shlt off it, finished up with scotchbrite pad. (Note to self: always scrub the heating element after every brew session.)
__________________

nurture my pig

thughes is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #24
bigdongsr94
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Powell, Ohio
Posts: 188
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Mccuck, I have not scorched or created ashtray ales. My HD 2k 120 elements cause no problems. Seems strange your 120 is greater than mine?

__________________
bigdongsr94 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #25
bigdongsr94
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Powell, Ohio
Posts: 188
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Must just be in how big your beers are. Watch, now I will run into the problem. I have done 1.080s tho except they were extract.

__________________
bigdongsr94 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #26
birvine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Cochrane, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 1,512
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Last night I installed the second element into my turkey fryer. Now I have a 1.5kw element and a 2kw element. I tested last night and it took just under an hour to bring to a boil. One element kept a slight boil; both was too much. With a controller or a manual off-on switch you can do it.

B

__________________
Manager & Head Brewer
Swan Lane Brewery
birvine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2012, 12:37 AM   #27
McCuckerson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Zebulon, North Carolina
Posts: 655
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigdongsr94
Mccuck, I have not scorched or created ashtray ales. My HD 2k 120 elements cause no problems. Seems strange your 120 is greater than mine?
Must be genetics:-)... Kjarp has a thread around here about scorching with his CT Brutus 20. I think a lot of it is due to cleaning. Just clean it real good between each use. Its just beer.
__________________

"Real men drink their freakin' yeast starters...."

McCuckerson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #28
wadefisher
Brew Meister
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
wadefisher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lewistown / Dade City, PA / FL
Posts: 301
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Ha!
"Real men drink their freakin' yeast starters...."

__________________

www DrunkMonkeyBrewWerks dot com
wadefisher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #29
Disintegr8or
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Disintegr8or's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: , FL
Posts: 257
Liked 22 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by birvine View Post
Last night I installed the second element into my turkey fryer. Now I have a 1.5kw element and a 2kw element. I tested last night and it took just under an hour to bring to a boil. One element kept a slight boil; both was too much. With a controller or a manual off-on switch you can do it.

B
I'm running (2) Low Density 1,650's in my 11 gal kettle, and that has been the perfect amount of power. I boil off exactly 1 gallon an hour wide open.

Element: Water Heater Element - Water Heater Elements - Water Heaters - 2E754 : Grainger Industrial Supply
__________________
Disintegr8or is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #30
seatbelt123
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 395
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Disintegr8or
I'm running (2) Low Density 1,650's in my 11 gal kettle, and that has been the perfect amount of power. I boil off exactly 1 gallon an hour wide open.

Element: Water Heater Element - Water Heater Elements - Water Heaters - 2E754 : Grainger Industrial Supply
Thanks for the link. How long does it take you to get to mash in temp and boil? Thanks.
__________________
seatbelt123 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric brewing is the way.. Jknapp Electric Brewing 11 08-20-2011 09:37 PM
One more step toward electric brewing GRHunter Electric Brewing 8 05-24-2011 05:45 PM
Electric Brewing For a Dummy BrewinBuckeye Electric Brewing 5 03-14-2011 06:58 PM
new to electric brewing Q's HH60gunner Electric Brewing 6 12-13-2010 10:40 PM
Yes, a home of our own - Electric Brewing passedpawn Electric Brewing 15 10-23-2010 04:07 AM