So these cold months have me questioning how much I really want to brew; which defeats the purpose of having so much brew equipment. So, my idea was to obtain just a few more pieces to the brewery and move indoors - at least partially.
I do not own the house (rent) and the house does not have 220V lines (old fuse box), but it does have a basement. This leaves me with the option that I could find 2 20amp lines and run two 1500 Watt elements into my HLT for strike & sparging. I do not want to boil in the basement as I know the moisture released from that process would certainly require some sort of vent hood and I don't really want to invest that much hardware in a rental, plus there are some technical concerns.
The question I have is: how much moisture should I expect to release during the mash / HLT? I will keep the HLT and mash tun lids on (minus me taking the lid off to check flow rates and to stir, etc).
Any help from experience indoor electric brewers would be helpful, thanks!