Originally Posted by Carter05
OK then! I assume you also have zero issues with scorching the wort?
Well I cannot speak to the scorched wort. I only use the heating element for my HLT. I boil with gas over a tri-clad bottom stainless pot. BUT I think that you are fine. I'll list a few reasons again. Firstly the camco 5500w is ultra low density. Now I am too lazy to go and find exact numbers but what that essentially means is that the heat outputted from the element is spread out over more surface area (then a higher density element) which means the wort is coming in direct contact to high temperatures, but not so high that it would scorch it.
And perhaps an even better explaination is that similar heating elements are used in most electric brew rigs and I have never heard anyone complain about scorching any wort.