So, I had a 8 gallon kettle running a single 1500watt element + stove top assist. This method worked well, but I was growing tired of the dance to stop boilovers when I had 7 gallons in there.
So I upgraded! I got a brewers hardware 15gallon kettle, with 2 extra ferrules for elements and their neat element adapters. With the two elements I no longer need the stove! I'm super excited, but now I've reached a stumbling block.
Where do I put my hot kettle as its boiling?
For my test run last night I just put it on a few towels on top of the counter, but I also didn't sustain a boil for an hour on those either. I'm leery to continue with that method, as I don't want to damage the countertop.
So does anyone have simple countertop stands for their kettles? How did you build it?
Eventually I'll have a dedicated stand, but for now the kitchen becomes my brewery on brew days, and then everything gets tucked into the closet. Any advice would be much appreciated!