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Old 01-15-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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http://baltimore.craigslist.org/for/3538129196.html

This guy is like Macgyver

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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That is pretty cool using an old stove with 4 electric elements bolted to the bottom of the kettle. $1,000 seems pretty steep for $150 worth of stainless steel and an old scrap stove but that did take a LOT of welding work!

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:32 PM   #3
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My large burner won't do a five gallon batch and he says this does 30? Skeptical.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:18 AM   #4
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That thing is scary. Resourceful, but scary.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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Either there is additional big heating element inside this BK/fermenter or he is doing no chill and no boil brewing because i dont believe you can boil 30gal with elements mounted on the outside like that

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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It looks like he has 3 burners hooked up, maybe 4. With 4 burners heating that thing and the top on it he could get it to boil.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:54 AM   #7
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My large burner won't do a five gallon batch and he says this does 30? Skeptical.
My single large burner on my stove will bring 6.5 gallons to a boil. I'm just saying that to point out that not all stoves are equal.

That being said, I agree that the way he has it set up doesn't look like it would work. You would lose so much heat out and away from the kettle, much more than you would put into it.

At least when it's on a stove, the stove top acts as a reflector/insulator.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:00 AM   #8
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Ahhh man, I live about 10 miles from this guy. I really should go check it out for the HBT team. I would love to see the one that "that looks better but is still basically the same thing".

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:05 AM   #9
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That's such a wasteful way of trying to heat that vessel. But it's definitely cool

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Old 01-16-2013, 01:07 AM   #10
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Ahhh man, I live about 10 miles from this guy. I really should go check it out for the HBT team. I would love to see the one that "that looks better but is still basically the same thing".
LOL do it. I like to hear more about it. Looks crazy don't think I would want that thing in my house.
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