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Posted in thread: any regrets going electric? on 11-13-2012 at 04:00 PM
You should be able to get a very vigorous boil with 4500W in 5-7 gallons of wort.KalI think the
issue I'm experiencing might be due to the element height, leaving an excessive amount of "dead
Posted in thread: any regrets going electric? on 11-13-2012 at 05:21 AM
I typically do 5.5 gallon batches (~7 gallons of boiling wort) and occasionally do 11 gallon
batches. I've been using a 4500W element. I can't say precisely with what duty cycle the
element is run b/c...
Posted in thread: any regrets going electric? on 11-13-2012 at 04:24 AM
The only downside I noticed was a general increase in chill haze. After brewing all electric
for the past 4 years, I am going back to a gas-powered boil kettle for the next year. My goal
is to see if ...
Posted in thread: Anyone tried a solid false bottom for whirlpooling in a bottom-drain keggle on 11-06-2012 at 04:39 PM
I do this in my electric boil kettle with a false bottom from Jaybird. don't have up-to-date
pictures, but, when using pellet hops, I place a 12" x 12" square of fine SS mesh screen (40 x
40 mesh fro...
Posted in thread: Show us your electric brewing rig on 07-12-2012 at 03:58 PM
This is v4.0 of my brewery. a link to additional pics, including various notes on the
components. has evolved over the last 4+ years from a single electric BK into an e-HERMS. Most
of my design deci...
Posted in thread: Sanke Weldless Bottom Drain on 09-02-2010 at 05:16 AM
I hear ya, the deadspace in my design would be the small ring of space around and up to the
height of the locknut. I suppose it would take two paper towels to soak that much up though.
It's probably e...
Posted in thread: DIY Keggle Conversion (video!) on 05-12-2009 at 10:33 PM
The back of the weld will crystallize unless you back gas or use flux. Crystallized stainless
is weak, porous, and usually rusts.Yuri -- I had someone weld together a keggle last year and I