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Old 11-04-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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I am setting up my basement brewery... Some reading has told me the boil will have to be done outside due to possible CO issues... I am not looking to go full electric (only 100A service) but would like to mash and sparge inside and either pump or haul the wort outside (Gravity will take care of post boil..)

I just bought a 5Gal SS kettle I plan to use for HLT from morebeer (thanks homebrew finds!)

What do folks think about something like this for HLT heating to strike and sparge temps:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Aroma-Sing...ci_sku=5871070

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Old 11-04-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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Actually that wallmart one is only 800W
Something like this may be more suitable:
http://www.amazon.com/Waring-SB30-13...pd_sim_sbs_k_2
1300W...

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Before you jump into using a hot plate: You say you only have a 100A service. This brings on the next question: Do you have a dryer or electric range outlet available in your home?

If so, there are a few ways to handle going electric.

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Before you jump into using a hot plate: You say you only have a 100A service. This brings on the next question: Do you have a dryer or electric range outlet available in your home?

If so, there are a few ways to handle going electric.
Yup... That is that big plug thingy right? (sorry, only been a home owner a year and only been in the USA just a bit longer)

Infact I have a free one as we don't use the dryer... Now so that can do more that 1kW? (is it 240V @ 10A?)
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Yup... That is that big plug thingy right? (sorry, only been a home owner a year and only been in the USA just a bit longer)

Infact I have a free one as we don't use the dryer... Now so that can do more that 1kW? (is it 240V @ 10A?)
A dryer outlet will look something like this:



It supplies 240V at 30 amps. If that is what you have available you can go totally electric without problems.

Please let us know.
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The question is can he afford P-J's consulting fee?


Donation of your first batch of beer.

j/k

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"only" 100A service and a free dryer outlet


*sigh* I wish I had a problem like that

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A dryer outlet will look something like this:



It supplies 240V at 30 amps. If that is what you have available you can go totally electric without problems.

Please let us know.
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Awesome! That is a lot of watts! I will check tonight...
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Awesome! That is a lot of watts! I will check tonight...
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If that is what you have, you can go totally electric without too much trouble.
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The question is can he afford P-J's consulting fee?

Donation of your first batch of beer.

j/k
Come on... Never happened. Ever.!!!

(Yea I see your j/k foot note.)

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