Originally Posted by nighthawk311
I've really been considering doing a RIMS tube lately. What heating element do you recommend with this kit?
Sizing your element is really going to be dependent on your needs. Are you doing 5 gallon batches or 10 or 50? Sizing the element to the flow of your system and your electrical availability is key. But, that said most use the 5500 watt 220v element. Me, being an electrician think there is more to the system than just putting the largest element in there that you can. I would ask several questions about your system and needs before I recommended an element size myself.
Are you looking at using 120vac or 220?
Are you going to be running a PID loop?
How many gallon batch size?