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Old 01-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #31
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Thanks for the link. How long does it take you to get to mash in temp and boil? Thanks.
I can get 7 gallons to 160 in 28 minutes and rolling boil in 53 (from start, 25 from 160deg).
There is a writeup at the link in my sig.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:10 AM   #33
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I can get 7 gallons to 160 in 28 minutes and rolling boil in 53 (from start, 25 from 160deg).
There is a writeup at the link in my sig.
Wow. That's faster than I expected. And no "scorching"?
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:42 AM   #34
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Wow. That's faster than I expected. And no "scorching"?
There are calculators out there. Just plug in your numbers...

Someone has a link; I'm on my phone or I would.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #35
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Wow. That's faster than I expected. And no "scorching"?
None so far.

Now the first brew in it was an extract IPA. What I did was heat up enough boil volume water to 150. Once it reached 150 I put the cleaned and sanitized gallon jug into my old 5 gallon kettle and added enough water to cover the extract and let that sit for 10-15 minutes. Once the extract was warmed up I dumped it into the 5 gallon kettle to mix it around, then dumped that into my now boiling brew kettle. I did this because I figured I'd have a hard time trying to mix extract in the brew kettle with the elements in there and might possibly have some extract sticking to the element(s) and scorching. Worked like a charm.

I brewed the Hefeweizen last weekend and during my tasting I haven't tasted any scorching in that either.

I am doing a cream ale for some BMC friends at the end of the month, so if I do have any issues with scorching I'll know on that batch.

I do a 1 hour, 150 degree Oxyclean soak on the kettle after brewing to get to all of the remnants as well.
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There are calculators out there. Just plug in your numbers...

Someone has a link; I'm on my phone or I would.
HERE is one Volume/Watts Calculator
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #37
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I have used this before; its pretty accurate.
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I've been boiling ~5 gal with the HD 2000W element for a couple years now and have had no issues with scorching, even with big beers...
Just thought I'd add my experiences. I'm boiling 10 gallons with two of these HD 2000w elements in the keggle. No problems scortching, either.

Prior to mounting the elements, I sometimes used 3 2000w elements in there on heat sticks. I had a batch that I miscalculated the boil off ration on and so I wanted to boil off faster so as not to change the length of the boil.

No scortching problems for me.
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