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Old 03-28-2010, 11:09 PM   #151
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Are those 2 heatsticks ?
Yep...2 heat sticks at 2000w each. I have also removed the third tier, and have simply chosen to transfer the sparge water w/ the one gallon pitcher, I actually find it easier and faster than gravity draining the HLT.

Here is my present configuration...as you can see, I can't pass up a good deal on a brewpot...hah.
11 gal stainless bayou classic from costco...$23 with ss burner
15 gal alum w/ lid...$43 shipped
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edit...hah...that's where all the ping pong balls are.

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Old 03-29-2010, 02:20 AM   #152
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I am planning to have the same setup, but am going to try using 2 bucket heaters - each abt half the wattage of your sticks...plan to use a timer night before... mash tun/cooler will ahve 4 gals of 164 deg water for the dough in. HLT will be on timer as well .. will need to tweak the timer to see what time period is best @1000W .. maybe 2 - 3 hours for 4 gals ?

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Old 03-29-2010, 05:49 AM   #153
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I am planning to have the same setup, but am going to try using 2 bucket heaters - each abt half the wattage of your sticks...plan to use a timer night before... mash tun/cooler will ahve 4 gals of 164 deg water for the dough in. HLT will be on timer as well .. will need to tweak the timer to see what time period is best @1000W .. maybe 2 - 3 hours for 4 gals ?

I would think 1 bucket heater would heat all the water you need given enough time...just load the hlt w/ all the water...no?

I would just try and overshoot temp...it is easy to temper down w/ cool water.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:19 PM   #154
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I am planning to have the same setup, but am going to try using 2 bucket heaters - each abt half the wattage of your sticks...plan to use a timer night before... mash tun/cooler will ahve 4 gals of 164 deg water for the dough in. HLT will be on timer as well .. will need to tweak the timer to see what time period is best @1000W .. maybe 2 - 3 hours for 4 gals ?
If you are using coolers, if not this wont apply....

4 gallons is 34 pounds of water

34 x 109F temp delta (55-164F)

3706 BTUs to reach that temp. in that volume

1kW is 3412 BTUs

1:06 to reach the temp you desire in 4 gallons (55-164F)


If you are using a NON insulated vessel, it may double... as it is taking so long to heat, you are giving the water a lot of time to radiate heat to ambient.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:55 PM   #155
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10 Gallon Capable single Tier... soon to be eHERMS

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Old 03-30-2010, 12:07 AM   #156
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If you are using coolers, if not this wont apply....

4 gallons is 34 pounds of water

34 x 109F temp delta (55-164F)

3706 BTUs to reach that temp. in that volume

1kW is 3412 BTUs

1:06 to reach the temp you desire in 4 gallons (55-164F)


If you are using a NON insulated vessel, it may double... as it is taking so long to heat, you are giving the water a lot of time to radiate heat to ambient.
started at 44///
lid slightly open

90 mins now at 134
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Nice system Mr. Shake...how about a closeup of the control box w/ details...thanks.

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started at 44///
lid slightly open

90 mins now at 134


Dang...

That is only netting about 60% of your BTUs/Wattage

At that rate it will take you about 2 hours to get from 44F to 165F in 4 gallons (2000 BTu/hr)
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:36 PM   #159
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Nice system Mr. Shake...how about a closeup of the control box w/ details...thanks.
Here is the whole kit and kaboodle
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/mrsh...rewery-152141/

I really should link to that in my signature!
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #160
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Here's my simple system in IC mode. The best thing about it being wood is you can easily alter or add things with a simple cordless drill and some screws.

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