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Old 09-08-2011, 04:42 AM   #1
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I need help!! My stove smokes and sets off the smoke detector with my 10 gal kettle and brewing outside is a no go... I have a one bedroom apt and I Need to brew ASAP I am in brew withdraw it's bad please help

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:50 AM   #2
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I need help!! My stove smokes and sets off the smoke detector with my 10 gal kettle and brewing outside is a no go... I have a one bedroom apt and I Need to brew ASAP I am in brew withdraw it's bad please help
When I was living in an apartment at school I would go to BIAB small AG batches or full partial mash batches. I was more worried about all the weight on my stove than its ability to boil
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:52 AM   #3
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I was thinking worse case do partial boils with extract or partial mash but :/

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Old 09-08-2011, 05:57 AM   #4
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Try checking out the electric brew forum?

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If your stove is smoking there's probably something getting burnt. I assume it's electric... take out the elements and clean the discs underneath and the surface of the stove. There's gotta be caked on crap that's getting burnt.

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I brew on my stove too. The first time it smoked like a mad man and turned te plate under the electric burner white but that stuff just wiped off later. The next time it wasn't as bad at all.

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Brand new burner and plate... But the stove is old... Electrical stove but switching to electric brewing seems too expensive

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Where, exactly, is the smoke coming from?

You could build a couple of heatsticks if you don't want to go modifying your brew kettle for electric. Just make sure you have enough separate GFCI protected outlets where you want to brew (one for each heatstick). I use one heatstick to help my electric stove, but I'd imagine two could get the water boiling (in a reasonable amount of time) on their own.

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I can't find the smoke ... And elaborate more on these heat sticks which you speak of

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I can't find the smoke ... And elaborate more on these heat sticks which you speak of
Check out the DIY forum, there's info in there.... or do a search. You'd probably need at least 2 to do a boil... I'm not sure how much power you can draw in a typical kitchen outlet, you'll probably have to ask some questions to find out.

Personally I wrap foil UNDER two burners and up around the pot as insulation and it works well on my stove. I get smoke for about 5 seconds, then the foil 'settles in' and does its job.

If your stove smokes when you turn it on, it's totally unusable. Either get a new one or file a complaint with your landlord.
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