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Old 05-02-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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So yesterday did my first wet run on my new brew setup...things went really well and was hoping to brew tomorrow, but today got a "feedback" form from Amazon on my heating element. For some reason I thought I had ordered a low density element...but it said there "high density" Crap!
Okay so I estimated density if running this thing full bore would be 88W/inch (1500W, and the length is 8", plus fold) unless if I'm misreading it and the heat only exits from the tip of the element. Here is a link to the element i picked up:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...rev_prod_title
Are scorching issues in my future if I go ahead with this or am I out like $20+ with shipping since I've got a grounding screw in it and an enclosure sealed up over the electrical?
Thanks for any feedback!

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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That's a standard HWD element. They work fine for brewing. This is in the boil kettle, I assume?

Doh - just read subject. RIMS. Not my area of expertise but I do believe many are using HWD elements in RIMS.

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yeah, at this moment I think I run with it. If it scorches...then maybe I save it for some other purpose down the road.

Edit: Actually just found this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/rims...estion-198740/

So it looks like I'm good for now

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