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Old 11-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #571
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Just wanted to take a moment to say thanks again for coming up with such a great system. I've done' about a half dozen brews so far and just finished brewing a Milk Stout today. Everything went great!

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #572
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Also jkarp, thanks for the recipe. I think all us CB-20 fans would appreciate seeing more of your favorite recipes with instructions tailored for this setup.

Much appreciated!


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Old 11-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #573
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Glad it's working for ya Bonwit!
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #574
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how much can you boil easily with the 2000w element? like a 4 gallon boil to reach around 3ish gallons? which would be perfect.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #575
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that's pretty much exactly what this system does
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #576
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2KW will get 5-6 gal to a good rolling boil, especially if the pot is insulated.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #577
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Just what i was looking for, thank you sir!
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I'm sorry if this has been asked but I couldnt read through the whole thread, if I wanted to bring this up to 5 gallon batches and use a 4500 watt 240 volt would the parts for the controller box be the same except I would need a 240 volt plug? I cant believe I may tackle this, i have never worked with electricity in my life.
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You need 240v plugs, outlets, wiring. And you need to upgrade the "on/off" switch to a DPST switch or contactor.
Upgrade the heatsink and SSR as well.
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What if I use the setup as is but put an additional heat stick in to bring to a boil after recirculation? Will one stick get 8 gallons of water to 170 degrees?


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