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Old 05-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Noob considering electric brewing

Is there such a thing as a jacketed system for electric brewing.

A sort of double walled containment, where the outer wall contains a directly heated fluid, which transfers heat to the wort on the inner wall?

I would prefer not to have a heating element touching the wort.

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Why wouldn't you want a heating element touching your wort? If you are concerned about scorching, read this page:

http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/heating-elements

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Old 05-09-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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Why wouldn't you want a heating element touching your wort? If you are concerned about scorching, read this page:

http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/heating-elements
I have my reasons...

Do you know if a jacketed system is available commercially?
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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Yes, although they tend to be pretty expensive.

http://www.google.com/search?q=steam...ddress&ie=&oe=

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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It's not generally a noob thing.

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If you're worried about an element touching the wort directly, use a HERM coil. Going with a double-jacketed system for mashing seems like a ton of expense for something that probably doesn't warrant that much complexity.

jmo, of course.

EDIT. Sorry. I misread. You want this for the boil. I still think double-jacketed for heating is overkill.

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I just finished my electric HERM build. The HLT element just heats water. The boiling kettle is also electric but I've had no detectable problems with the wort contacting the element. I love it - brew in my basement year round. Super stable mash temps.

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What's the concern?

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I have my reasons...
Mind sharing what they are? If theres some kind of hidden danger that homebrewers are missing, I and others would like to know.
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Mind sharing what they are? If theres some kind of hidden danger that homebrewers are missing, I and others would like to know.
There is no hidden danger.
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