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Old 11-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #21
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Think it would be even faster with stirring or agitating the water? Does the induction plate create much heat stratification from top to bottom?

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #22
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I forgot to mention that I did stir before every temp reading. Yes, there is a lot of temperature stratification. About 10-15 deg differential throughout the kettle. I usually use a pump to recirculate during a brew session for keeping mash temps constant. I didn't in this experiment as I didn't want to lose heat through the pump and just characterize the kettle itself.

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Old 11-25-2012, 10:53 PM   #23
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I just did my second brew with an 1800W Burton (cost around $70). This was a full 5-gallon boil in my 8-gallon brewpot. It went pretty well as long as I kept the lid on the kettle. My previous batch was a 2.5-gallon partial boil in a 5-gallon Bayou Classic. That one reached a boil fairly quickly and held a decent rolling boil without the lid.

I'd looked at the 3500W unit, but couldn't find the funds for a 208V circuit, since my current panel is full.

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Hm ... question ... has anyone considered or tried running two induction cookers underneath their pots? I know Amazon has a popular 1800 Watt model, and two of those would be 3600 Watts, just run them on two separate 120V circuits. Maybe then you could get away with a larger diameter pot? I wonder if that would mess up the induction cookers having two of them going like that under the same pot?
This is relevant to my interests.
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Hm ... question ... has anyone considered or tried running two induction cookers underneath their pots? I know Amazon has a popular 1800 Watt model, and two of those would be 3600 Watts, just run them on two separate 120V circuits. Maybe then you could get away with a larger diameter pot? I wonder if that would mess up the induction cookers having two of them going like that under the same pot?
I watched a youtube video where a guy was using two inductuion burners on one pot.

Here, I found it:
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Hm that's interesting, it doesn't even look like pot completely covers both induction cookers. Maybe they don't need 100% overlap of the metal to induce the full current in the pot.

I would think if it were two of the same model induction cooker on the same leg of the 240/120v they would be fine. Wondering though if one were on one leg and the second on the second leg if they would be 180 deg out of phase and somehow maybe cancel each other out or waste their power.

Hm how about double stacking the units? Sit one 1800w on top another 1800w bingo 3600 watts in a single height unit. Just kidding ... but it would be fun to try maybe outside.

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Question about the 240v induction cookers:

I'm guessing they're wired for 3-wire international... hot, neutral, ground? Are you modifying the plug to insert in a North American receptical? I have a 4-wire dryer plug I could use and I'm comfortable installing a new plug but I don't know if it's possible to convert this unit to a 4-wire plug.

And if I buy one that's wire for NA, (hot-hot-ground), any reason I couldn't make an adapter chord to plug in to my 4-wire dryer plug, and only connect the 3 wires I need to convert to 3-wire 240?

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This thread was very timely. I'd like to move the starter prep to the basement brewery.

Would you know a source for a 10-16 quart, induction friendly, pot?

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This thread was very timely. I'd like to move the starter prep to the basement brewery.

Would you know a source for a 10-16 quart, induction friendly, pot?

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Take a fridge magnet to walmart/target/big-lots and find a pot that size that you can stick the magnet to. That's what I did. I ultimately found mine at big lots. And the induction plate does work very well for that. Hopefully this info is helpful for you.
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And if I buy one that's wire for NA, (hot-hot-ground), any reason I couldn't make an adapter chord to plug in to my 4-wire dryer plug, and only connect the 3 wires I need to convert to 3-wire 240?
That's what I did. Wired up a 3 wire cable to a 4 prong plug and just left the neutral blade unconnected
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