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Old 12-16-2008, 03:06 AM   #11
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I was doing some back of the napkin calculations after reading through your recent heating element thread Pol. Neglecting heat loss through the walls of the BK, you can get 6.75 gallons of wort from 170F to 212 in 17 minutes with 2,500 watts.

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:07 AM   #12
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yeau, you have to have a 2gang box for a 2000 wt single pole dimmer.. big heat sink on that one

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:09 AM   #13
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I was doing some back of the napkin calculations after reading through your recent heating element thread Pol. Neglecting heat loss through the walls of the BK, you can get 6.75 gallons of wort from 170F to 212 in 17 minutes with 2,500 watts.
True, but most runoff by the time it hits the kettle is 150-155F in my limited experience.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:12 AM   #14
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True, but most runoff by the time it hits the kettle is 150-155F in my limited experience.
See, I'm going to totally defer to you on this one. Your limited experience vastly exceeds my own!
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:15 AM   #15
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I try to resist posting unless I know, that I know, what I am about to say. I work like 10 days a month, maybe... the rest of my time is spent researching brewing, equipment and designing it.

I keep a thermometer in my kettle as I sparge, and I have not seen it come above 155F while I sparge. I mashout at 168F and I run 170F sparge water, and I still get 155F in the kettle.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:20 AM   #16
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free time is somthing i have very little of.. i'm glad i posted this thread

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:23 AM   #17
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I have gobs of it... annoys the hell out of my stay at home SWMBO. Except when I am painting her walls for her. So, I have to balance HBT and working on my brew rig, with doing her deeds... so she doesnt get testy!

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:28 AM   #18
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Yeah but all the free time in the world still doesn't make up for rotting on the tarmac in ORD for hours because AA can't find you a gate (like they didn't know you were coming). I don't know how you stand it man. I only take around 80 flights a year and I despise it.

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Dude, I love it... $80 an hour, I will sit on the tarmac!

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:32 AM   #20
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At 80 bones an hour, I can see why you only need to work 1/3 of the month.

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