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Old 01-06-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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Default Why switch to electric?

Ive been running numbers on propane vs electric. It's a few cents cheaper to run electric, but to offset the cost of converting to electric would take forever to recoup. What am I missing as a benefit other that the lack of carbon monoxide?

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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being able to brew inside

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being able to brew inside
Since I've never brewed inside, isn't that a large amount of steam vapor floating through your house?
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if you live in a warm climate, probably nothing but if you live where it is cold, alot. the cold drove me indoors, and its alot less noisy, ther was just another thread i read on this exact thing, numbers and all now where was that . . . . .

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most people install some method of exausting the steam, or in my case, in the winter the house needs some moisture

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Not needing to schlepp around propane cylinders is a serious plus, too.

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I usually only brew in the colder parts of the year since it can be a bit difficult to get my wort down to a decent pitching temp. I hadn't thought of brewing as a humidifier...thinking thinking thinking...how do I spin this off in a way that the wife will believe lol.

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Why? Because all the cool kids are doing it. You aint cool unless you go electric.

http://youtu.be/PoD9LCGsjas

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Electric is cheaper, you don't have to haul tanks, you never run out of electricity (unless your power goes off!), you can brew indoors or in the garage, it's more efficient than propane, you can more easily control it with a PID, plus it's convenient. I've been all-electric since January 2009.

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Electric is cheaper, you don't have to haul tanks, you never run out of electricity (unless your power goes off!), you can brew indoors or in the garage, it's more efficient than propane, you can more easily control it with a PID, plus it's convenient. I've been all-electric since January 2009.
My math (most likely flawed) showed it was oly abou 25 cents cheaper an hour. I'm probably wrong. Part of my problem right now is I've only got one outlet with two ganged 30 amp 240 vac. It's not gfi. It's also inside an apartment man I NEED a house.
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