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Old 01-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #21
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Nice! How many gallons are you boiling in that video?
Changed original description to include volume of 7.1 gallons


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Old 01-24-2013, 05:08 PM   #22
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Thanks! I definitely need to look into picking one up. Too cold to play outside.



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Old 01-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #23
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I just bought one and was very happy with the test run in the laundry room. Now just to add the 240 wiring in the basement to have full indoor brewing capability.
I'm using a 9 gallon Bayou Classic

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This is awesome... thanks! I'm impressed with that boil of such a volume of liquid.

I've been debating buying one of these instead of installing an element and your video is steering me closer to that... the only thing holding me back is not being able to control it with a PID, so I'll still need a RIMS tube for holding mash temps.

Edit: hmmmm... I wonder if it would be possible to rig something to perch my keg (boil kettle) over this and if it would still boil as well (since the bottom curves away from the magnetic field). Maybe not, since I think I read somewhere you can get special induction cookers to use with woks.
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Planning to buy this, subscribed.

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Was wondering if this worked ok for full volume BIAB? I usually do 5 gal batches and might start with a total of 8 gals of water for my mash. Usually start a boil with 7 gals or so. Looks like this would work great for a future downstairs brewery and safer then the propane burner.

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Yep. Just brewed on mine yesterday. Got 7.5 gallons up to boil no problem

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Was wondering if this worked ok for full volume BIAB? I usually do 5 gal batches and might start with a total of 8 gals of water for my mash. Usually start a boil with 7 gals or so. Looks like this would work great for a future downstairs brewery and safer then the propane burner.
Yep, works great. I get better heating performance than most propane burners. Tap temp to strike temp in 20-30 mins, mash temp to boil in 20-30 mins.

Here's a video of it in action:
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If you're wanting to boil 7-8 gallons, I assume you have to go with the 3500watt and not the 1800watt?

or would the 1800watt work also, but just take longer?

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My research seemed to indicate that more than 1800 watts is required for an all-grain boil. I have a wide 10-gallon pot that could have straddled two 1800 watt burners plugged into separate circuits, but pot's manufacturer (Johnson Rose) said one 3500 watt burner is the way to go. I couldn't be more pleased with this model, and the 220V was not an issue for me - I just wired a commercial receptacle to a dryer cord/plug and unplug my dryer when brewing.



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