Originally Posted by phoenixs4r
You got the nut for the element at Home depot? Is it stainless? I've been wanting to turn my HLT to electric but can't find those nuts without some unreasonable shipping costs.
Edit: in response to the actual build...not sure if those buckets are safe to boil in, but if they are its the perfect 4 gallon extract batch set up. Think about it, brew the beer, attach the lid and let it cool over night, pitch yeast in the morning, ferment in the vessel, rack when done, dump the bucket. Turn hardwired aspect of it into a plug and receptacle to detach and stuff it into the closet. Other than the bucket I really like it.
Thank you for having the balls to post something positive.
Yeah the stainless ring and O ring kit online is pricey.
1" galvanized rings can be found in the electric department at the depot 2 for $.60.
No O ring on the inside of the homer bucket and didn't leak a drop.
If you hunted the depot I bet you could find a nylon lock ring, if the galvanized bothers you. Can't wait for someone to jump in here and tell me that zinc causes alzheimer's.
The plastic bucket thing has been beaten to death on the web. The orange homer buckets are not "food safe" the white ones supposedly are. The brewsnobs will only use stainless or glass of course. Your call.
I was just fooling around to show what can be done and piss off a few of the brewsnobs around here. Success on both
Good luck with your brews.