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Old 02-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default Suggestions for an electric burner stand?

What the title says. Anyone have any recommendations for a standard 120V plug-in electric burner stand that can get 10 gallons to a boil from room temp relatively quickly?

(Re-post from here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/sugg...-stand-300894/)

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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There is no such thing.

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Old 02-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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Care to clarify? Which part of my request is unrealistic?

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Well on 120V you really can't boil more than 5-6 gal with an immersed element. So that right there blows your plan out of the water.

As for a prebuilt electric burner, here's a recent thread over using induction burners. There are many other threads as well. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/180...h-wort-285320/

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Unfortunately, I think iijakii is right. That's way too much water for 120v.

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Rats. Well, I suppose having to run 240 conduit to my back patio and garage wouldn't be the end of the world, except for the hole I'd have to put in my foundation. I'll check out the induction burner thread for ideas.

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Unfortunately, I think iijakii is right. That's way too much water for 120v.
But two 120v 20a circuits can bring 4000w to the party
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So I'm running the numbers (q=mcDt), and it's 12.5 megajoules to boil 10 gallons of room temperature water. With 100% heat transfer (immersion) and zero heat loss, 8 kw can boil 10 gallons in half an hour.

So... is it possible to get 8-10 kw out of 240VAC?

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How many amps do you have available?

One 5500w element draws nearly 23 amps (5500/240). You can run that and a pump, switches off a 30 amp dryer plug for instance. That's more than adequate for 10 gallons. If you have 50amps at your disposal you can run a 5500W in both the HLT and BK for instance.

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How many amps do you have available?
How do I find that out? Is there a primer I should be reading?

And is there a way to do this without immersion, at least to start?
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