first post here and have to say this forum has helped me quite a lot over the past year!
I'm still fairly new but I have a decent amount of equipment that I'm constantly upgrading, which results in a proportional downgrade of funds I've recently graduated myself to all-grain brewing.
Anyway, it's getting cold up here and I don't wanna brew on my balcony with a gas burner so I wanna move to electric (and at around 7 cents a kWh who wouldn't?!). I wanna essentially use a 5500 watt heating element (or smaller) but without the PID or the temperature probes. All I want is some kind of controller on the heating element so I won't always have to operate it at full capacity. Can it be done? I already have a hole drilled in my kettle for a smaller 1000 watt element that I've used. I wanna avoid drilling more holes so a bigger element is what I would like.
I've done a fair bit of searching on here but most I can find is PID controller type set ups. Any help in terms of some key words that I should be looking for or whole threads would be greatly appreciated!