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Old 11-03-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default Need advise on heating elements

I am considering an electrical brewing setup very simple. I was wondering if this was worth a crap or should I just go a different route.

In a nut shell I want a pot to hold say 7 - 8 gallons of water to a striking temp, than I would transfer to an igloo type mash tun and then probably relocate the heating element to the boil pot after sparging.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/elect...5-element.html

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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You'd be able to do it cheaper yourself and would have the benefit of using a much higher power element (dependent of course on your brew area's power situation).

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Old 11-03-2011, 10:58 PM   #3
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I used one of these for several years before it fried on me. It takes a while to heat up, but I was using it on a timer so that I could wake up to all the hot water I needed. I would get another one, but I'm thinking of building an E-HLT with more power. The bucket heater is good for heating up water, but not boiling.

http://www.amazon.com/MARSHALLTOWN-P...ref=pd_cp_hi_0

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Old 11-04-2011, 01:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip Psych. It looks like this can help me get to all grain brewing allot cheaper and thus faster.

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If you have an old PC power cord you could make a 1500-2000 watt version for about $20.

http://www.cedarcreeknetworks.com/heatstick.htm

There is also a basic brewing podcast about the subject:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicb...10electric.mp3

also a link to the instructions contained in said podcast:
http://www.3d0g.net/brewing/heatstick

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