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Old 01-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #211
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The 5500 watt elements that home depot sells work just as well IMO as the camco. If you're doing 5 or 10 gallon batches I doubt you'll notice a difference between the two.

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Old 01-14-2011, 07:04 PM   #212
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The 5500 watt elements that home depot sells work just as well IMO as the camco. If you're doing 5 or 10 gallon batches I doubt you'll notice a difference between the two.
Is it ULWD? The main benefit of ULWD (ultra-low-watt-density) is not to prevent wort scorching (which IMHO is internet folklore) but as a safety feature to avoid blowing the element if ever by accident you fire it dry.

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Old 01-14-2011, 10:42 PM   #213
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Not sure if it is or not. I'll have to check that out and get back to you. I agree though that the protection from a dry run is probably a good idea.

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Old 01-15-2011, 02:56 PM   #214
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http://morebeer.com/view_product/876...ick_Disconnect

Another problem, MoreBeer a/k/a B3 is out of stainless male QD's and won't have any until Mid March. Are these identical to any sold at McMaster Carr. McMaster Carr has some high flow liquid ones that look similar, but for 1/2 inch NPT size, they are $18 vs. $12.
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Kal is single handedly responsible for several suppliers going out of stock.

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Old 01-15-2011, 04:03 PM   #216
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Kal is single handedly responsible for several suppliers going out of stock.
Yes, hopefully everyone is logging onto those sites through Kal's so he gets credit.
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For what it's worth, MoreBeer often has things out of stock. I ended up buying the male & female disconnects separately, many weeks apart. You just have to be patient. March isn't that far away!

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I can also go Tri-Clamp instead. For four hoses, two pumps, one chiller, HLT, Mash Tun, BK and RIMS Tube, I am looking at $871.00 from Sabco.

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I can also go Tri-Clamp instead. For four hoses, two pumps, one chiller, HLT, Mash Tun, BK and RIMS Tube, I am looking at $871.00 from Sabco.
Please, please talk to Swagman on HBT before you go to Sabco. Not only are you supporting a HBTer, but he will almost always get you a better deal...not to mention a high quality product.

Another option is KLG Stainless on ebay.
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Please, please talk to Swagman on HBT before you go to Sabco. Not only are you supporting a HBTer, but he will almost always get you a better deal...not to mention a high quality product.

Another option is KLG Stainless on ebay.
I am still searching and saw Swagman and the mention of KLG. Brewer's Hardware who I've seen advertise on here has a great selection as well. Don't worry, Sabco is out of the picture.
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