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Posted in thread: what's a ultra low watt density element (ULWD)? on 01-17-2015 at 11:57 PM
OK. I switched with a ULWD. I see why it scorched. The mineral buildup must have gotten so
thick that it insulated the element from the wort. The element did not get the cooling effect
of the wort pas...
Posted in thread: Scorched Element on 01-16-2015 at 02:36 PM
Grr! I tried an ULWD element and I put my port too low and can't turn it freely.
Posted in thread: Scorched Element on 01-16-2015 at 02:30 AM
I just scorched the last two batches I made.The thing is my element looks like it is encrusted
with scale, it isn't blackened. So what's going on here?The element is just a simple 5500 Watt
Posted in thread: what's a ultra low watt density element (ULWD)? on 01-15-2015 at 07:45 PM
Other information that may be pertinent:15 gallon boil Kettle5500W x 240V elementMash in
separate vessel, vorlauf, then boil. 100% to bring to boil, then turn down to 60% to maintain
boilO.G. of wort ...
Posted in thread: what's a ultra low watt density element (ULWD)? on 01-15-2015 at 07:41 PM
I got my electric boil kettle set up with a 5500 W element.Brewed a few batches and things
tasted pretty good. Now the last two batches have a scorched flavor. Came on the forum today
and BOOM already...
Posted in thread: Typical yield on 05-21-2014 at 04:11 PM
Brian 2 canI see in your table you have Cascade 1 and Cascade 2. I take it that means two
separate plants of same variety. However you have Cascade listed a number of other times in the
table. Are the...
Posted in thread: The old Point Bock - Stevens Point Brewery? on 04-27-2014 at 12:28 AM
sumbrewindude,Do you recall anything about what went into the old Bock? Other than the rumors
that they scraped the bottom of the vat, the only thing I remember hearing was the corn
Posted in thread: The old Point Bock - Stevens Point Brewery? on 04-26-2014 at 03:45 PM
Well I've tried a number of faux bocks in an attempt at getting close to the old Point Bock but
I'm dissappointed. Does anyone remember the original Bock from Stevens Point brewery?It was
Posted in thread: wort chilling questions on 04-18-2014 at 09:19 PM
I've upgraded to 10 gallon batches but I'm realizing that my 25-foot wort chiller may be
inadequate. I'll give it another try with cold water running full blast though.What are the
advantages of a fas...
Posted in thread: Pics of my element housing on 04-01-2014 at 01:42 AM
Here are pictures of my element housing. I "borrowed" some ideas from the heat sticks and from
a brewing parts link someone gave me here.In Picture 1 I have a slipjoint drain nut. I learned
that it ne...