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Old 05-05-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Is it a good idea to do the 60-min boil with 2 electric immersion elements?

Hi there

I'd like to start brewing all grain and with the use of electricity.

Is it a good idea to buy two 1500-watt immersion elements and do the boiling with those in a 5 gallon steel pot? Will that be enough power?

If yes, then do you know any companies that sell such elements to Spain at a decent price?

(I was looking at this one and I think 2 of these (3000W in total) could keep up a 60 minute boil.

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:42 AM   #2
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In the UK the cheap option is to take the element out of an electric kettle. They are typically 2400-3000W.

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Thanks for the nice information...

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Home Depot for the 2000 watt 120v. $10.00
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Cop...1#.UYp40ErhcfY

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Home Depot for the 2000 watt 120v. $10.00
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Camco-Cop...1#.UYp40ErhcfY
You don't want an element with a zinc chromate finish IMO. Hexavalent chromium is considered toxic.
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