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Old 03-01-2011, 04:49 AM   #1
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I finally got my setup how I want it for now (until I move and can install 240v outlets). I swapped out my Ice Cube cooler EHLT out for a sanke keg with a 1500w element hooked up to a Johnson A419 controller. It works pretty well just slow.
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My EHLT Sanke

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Lid with Heat exchanger, stir motor, and thermowell.

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Heating element, thermometer/sight glass, dip tube.

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Old 03-01-2011, 04:58 AM   #2
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How long does it take to heat to strike temps?



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Here is under the lid of the HLT

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I potted my element with Great Stuff foam inside a 1" pvc coupler, and grounded it by bolting a copper lug to the skirt of the Keg

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I redesigned my MLT with a different return on it with the loc-line

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My BK is pretty basic keggle with a whirlpool chiller,

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My burner is kind of Ghetto rigged, it is a Banjo burner fitted in an old turkey fryer burner stand

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Just thought I would share an update with my system.

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How long does it take to heat to strike temps?
It takes about 2 hours to get to 170 from 60 for 14 gallons. I usually fill up the HLT the night before, then wake up early and go and plug it in, then go back to sleep. If I do an afternoon brew, it gives me time to do stuff around the house, and get everything ready to brew.

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It takes about 2 hours to get to 170 from 60 for 14 gallons.
With perfect insulation, 1500W will take 2:30 to heat 14 gallons from 60*F to 170*F.

But if you are sleeping, then who cares.
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With perfect insulation, 1500W will take 2:30 to heat 14 gallons from 60*F to 170*F.

But if you are sleeping, then who cares.
Yeah that sounds about right. Usually when I am ready to brew my water is up to temp.


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