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K5MOW 01-12-2011 12:10 PM

heat stick
Hi all

Dose someone know if there is a websit that I could buy a heat stick all ready made and ready to use?

Thanks Roger

wilserbrewer 01-12-2011 12:24 PM

I don't think they are available, the only thing close is a bucket heater, and they are only 1000 watts. Not that hard to build.

JasonInBTR 01-12-2011 05:21 PM

This is one but there are many like it (2200W). As you can see it would be mucho cheapo if you could build your own.



K5MOW 01-15-2011 04:36 PM

Thanks for all the help.


IrregularPulse 01-15-2011 04:41 PM

Here you go They sell up to 5500W. Not a stick, but ready to be mounted i the side of a kettle with a weldless fitting.

Lennie 02-01-2012 07:53 PM

I have the one like Midwest sells. At 2200W it is a little close to the edge for a 20amp circuit. I brought 6.5gal to a boil (from 100F) in 70 minutes, going from mash tmep to boiling would be 50min. I did trip the breaker at one point though. I'm going to try it on another circuit but at 2200/120=18.3amp this is close to the limit and I don't want my wiring to be getting hot and melting or causing a fire.

Literally the day after I bought this I saw 1000W bucket heaters in a farm store for $35 apiece. My 2200W unit has a nice controller though and will work in a plastic mashtun if you want to use it to regulate temps.

I just bought a $60 1800W induction cooktop, going to see if that isn't the way to go electric during the winter.

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