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Old 12-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #11
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A major benefit of going electric brewing is just the safety factor. No open flames, ever, and that means a lot to me.
In terms of safety I actually prefer propane -- you can smell the gas and see the flame. Electric has neither of those built-in safety features and I believe actually warrants more attention to making it safe. Then again there's the whole CO issue with burners! I'm at risk of hijacking my own thread. Regardless, I just gave away my natural gas jet burners yesterday so Im committed to electric and all of it's benefits.
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:39 AM   #12
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If you want to electric-brew 5-10 gallon batches, you should be more than happy with a dedicated 220 volt, 60 amp circuit for your brewery.

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Old 07-13-2014, 04:04 AM   #13
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Really with 100 amps you could run a small house. So unless you plan on operating a commercial brewery 100 amp is more than you'd ever need. As for 208 3 phase, you'd have to be running a multiple 30 barrel setup and the associated industrial plumbing.

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Old 07-13-2014, 09:40 AM   #14
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I was surprised at how fast 21 amps heats water. I am constantly overshooting my strike temp just while crushing grain.

I'd bet with 100 amps you could make a pretty spiffy on demand hot water setup.

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OK, so I thought the way you do and did what you are thinking and went with 2 x 5500 watts for both the HLT and the BK in a 20 gl batches (28 gl kettles).

Here's my assessment...you won't be sorry. If you are doing all that the incremental cost is split over a bunch of batches. Besides, let's face it...you want it NOW.

Also, you may find (as I did) that it saves big time by doing double brews on brew day, what with the savings of complete cleaning vs. rinsing;plus interweaving the steps for the two batches. So, all the time savings add up.

Can you actually imagine a scenario in which you say (out loud); Gee I wish I did not have all this power and responsiveness. I rest my case.

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