New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Should I go electric or propane?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
hugenjapan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 94
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default Should I go electric or propane?

I'm making a 36 gallon pot to use for BIAB and I'm insulating and cladding it. I don't have good access to a 220v outlet because I rent a basement suite so I'm just wondering if a 110v element or two of them would be enough to bring at most 30 gallons to a boil in an appropriate amount of time. Thanks for any help!



__________________
hugenjapan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
passedpawn
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 17,544
Liked 2666 Times on 1717 Posts
Likes Given: 2180

Default

No way. Nowhere near enough power on 120V. Better stick with much smaller batches.

__________________
Eyes closed, we imagined our pain as a ball of white healing light floating around our feet and rising to our knees, our waist, our chest. Our chakras opening. The heart chakra. The head chakra. Chloe talked us into caves where we meet our power animal. Mine was a penguin.
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
stlbeer
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
stlbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fenton, MO
Posts: 844
Liked 31 Times on 30 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default

Go to this link and get the electric heat spreadsheet. Fill it in with the appropriate information and see what it takes.

http://gnipsel.com/beer/software/beer-software.html

__________________
My RIMS eBrewery build
stlbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric or propane? ReciprocityBrewing Electric Brewing 2 03-07-2013 12:48 AM
Electric vs. Propane Inodoro_Pereyra Equipment/Sanitation 14 03-04-2011 08:06 PM
Electric VS Nat Gas (not propane) JimWard Electric Brewing 20 12-31-2010 05:20 PM
propane or propane and electric wardenwheat Equipment/Sanitation 0 08-04-2010 04:01 AM
Propane or Electric arturo7 DIY Projects 62 05-30-2009 06:56 PM