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Old 05-23-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default minibrew HLT electric conversion

I see that the MiniBrew HLT has a port for an electric element.

Wondering if anyone has done this, and if so, what size element etc.

I know HighGravity sells an all electric HERMS system with the 15 gal minibrew units ..

I wld prefer not to spend $1,000 !

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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If you are thinking of heating 10+ gallons in the HLT, you would probably want to start looking in the 3500-4500 watt range.

I use a 1500watt element in my well insulated 7.5gal alum pot. It takes around 35-40 minutes to bring 4 gallons up to my strike temp.

How long are you willing to wait to raise the temp of the water?

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Old 05-24-2009, 01:32 PM   #3
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the setup highgravity sells is pretty sweet. as was suggested 3500 4500 is best but if you dont have 220 and only a 20amp 120 outlet will work just will require more planning from what POL explained in my thread asking about temps and wattage

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/electric-hlt-118936/

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ok --good to know I don't HAVE to go 220 , but if I get the herms system that High gravity sells, them I need 220 -- right ?

What was the actual element you used ?

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ok --good to know I don't HAVE to go 220 , but if I get the herms system that High gravity sells, them I need 220 -- right ?

What was the actual element you used ?
i still havent completed mine. and you can use any element you want. you can buy the setup and ask them not to include the electrical element or i am sure they will put in a 2kw if you wanted them to. give them a call. super great people.
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