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Old 06-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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1. Drop a device into an outdoor HLT (Up to 12 gallons of water).
2. Plug it into 120 VAC outdoor outlet equipped with a standard timer (like you use to run your lights when you're not home).
3. Wait 8 - 10 hours.
4. Have the temperature of the water be ~ 165 - 180F.
5. Safe

Possible?

If yes, commercially available or do-it-yourself build only?



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Old 06-04-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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That is a long time to wait. If you want to use a pump you could look into a RIMS tube for more "on demand" water volumes and temperature or a HERMS build but I can't claim to understand what that entails at all.



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Old 06-04-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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Not if I'm sleeping. It takes me ~ 20 - 30 minutes (with propane) to raise my 8 gallons of strike water (10 gallon) batch on a cold morning. Just trying to shorten the brew day.

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Old 06-06-2012, 04:13 AM   #4
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sure - chuck one of these in your HLT and plug it into a lamp timer

http://www.amazon.com/MARSHALLTOWN-Premier-742G-Bucket-Heater/dp/B000BDB4UG

you might need two to get 12 gallons of water up to 180 on a 120 V line

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