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Old 07-04-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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It happened,......... how?

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:02 AM   #3
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You had time to take a picture?? Yikes Seriously, did the element survive?

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:14 AM   #4
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It happened,......... how?
Started to sparge and my daughter wanted me watch the fire works- I judged my time wrong came back to find a that. Boil is underway, element is ok.
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It was my duty to take a picture and pass it along!
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #6
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #7
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Sorry to break it to you but the element may not be ok. I have done this on two occasions. Both were very brief, less than 5 minutes. Both times the elements were the ULWD incoloy elements that "resist dry firing". One time the elements were ok, the other time not. Unfortunately, I did not figure it out until the next brewday when I had 40 gallons of wort in the BK and only one of my two BK elements turned on. The element worked fine to heat my strike water but failed when I went to start my boil.

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Sorry to break it to you but the element may not be ok. I have done this on two occasions. Both were very brief, less than 5 minutes. Both times the elements were the ULWD incoloy elements that "resist dry firing". One time the elements were ok, the other time not. Unfortunately, I did not figure it out until the next brewday when I had 40 gallons of wort in the BK and only one of my two BK elements turned on. The element worked fine to heat my strike water but failed when I went to start my boil.
I planned on replacing it! But thanks for the heads up.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:59 AM   #9
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it happens to everyone.

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Thats why I have float switches.

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