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Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-04-2013 at 12:23 AM
Another idea I have is to run a 5500w element and switch it to 120v once I get a boil going. I
tried this with the 4500w element and couldn't get the boil back. Changing from 240 to 120 is
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-03-2013 at 11:02 PM
I have a 240v feed to a receptacle, cord to a heat stick with the element at the end. Turn on
the breaker with the stick in the wort and there you have it. Pre boil vol is 7-8 gallons for 6
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-03-2013 at 10:45 PM
Nope - standard ingredients. I also vorloff or whatever it's called to keep sediment out of
boil kettle. Pretty clean wort boiling. Note, only 1 of 2 batches burned each time. Maybe I
should take a vo...
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-03-2013 at 10:20 PM
Yes, I have the ULWD element, which I believe Camco calls "premium" and is rated at 50w/in^2.
This is the boil kettle application, bringing 160 or so degree wort after sparging to boil.I
don't think t...
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-02-2013 at 01:35 PM
The element is a Camco 4500w, ultra low density from Home Depot. Burned flavor is like smoke,
very bad, not caramel. Had to dump the IPA :(.
Posted in thread: 4500W Heat stick burning wort on 12-02-2013 at 01:40 AM
Anyone having trouble with heat stick burning wort? My 1st run at it (2 batches, 2 boils at
same time ) resulted in one being burned. I replaced both elements and made a few other
adjustments. Then to...
Posted in thread: High FG on 12-19-2010 at 01:58 AM
Thanks for the feedback. How do you guys oxygenate? I'm puzzled about the refractometer issue
too. Can anyone elaborate?
Posted in thread: High FG on 12-18-2010 at 10:40 PM
Forgive me if this thread is a bit redundant, but I can't seem to find the answers to my
questions in many of the other similar threads on this subject.I have brewed a few high OGs
lately and I'm not ...
Posted in thread: two CO2 tanks vs. one long air line? on 11-03-2010 at 12:08 AM
I got my tubing today. Should be in business by the time I am ready to carbonate the batch
fermenting now. I've got to make a manefold from copper or SCH 80 PVC, shouldn't be too much
trouble.I have t...
Posted in thread: two CO2 tanks vs. one long air line? on 11-02-2010 at 12:31 AM