Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kettles, Mash Tuns, & Hot Liquor Tanks > Bucket Heater for Elec HLT
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2010, 09:37 PM   #41
kappclark
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kappclark's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southern VT
Posts: 1,608
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

New experiment tonight ...

Got the roll of foil insulation at HW store

wrapped the 4 gal pot in reflexix (sp) insulation ... trying to time heat rate to see what improvement there is ...

this time too, I will remember to put the lid on...

Thanks for putting up with my silly experiment, but I do want to give something back for the good of the order..


__________________
Bill Clark
Windham, VT
kappclark is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 02:19 AM   #42
kappclark
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kappclark's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southern VT
Posts: 1,608
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Temp rose much more quickly, obviously due to insulation...3.5 gals

lid slightly ajar bec of bucket heater,

top temp was 201 after 4 hours ....

1000W *Seems* like alot of watts, but not enough to boil .. call it on the job training. Glad I still have lots of propane !


__________________
Bill Clark
Windham, VT
kappclark is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #43
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,746
Liked 46 Times on 40 Posts

Default

My "bucket heater" is 4000 watt, if I ever finish the silly thing.

Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #44
Jawbox0
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida
Posts: 414
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

I love that design! I wish I'd thought of it for my HLT, seems much better than going up through the bottom of my cooler.
Jawbox0 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2010, 02:24 AM   #45
kappclark
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kappclark's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southern VT
Posts: 1,608
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Did 2 timers last night for both bucket heaters ..90 mins and came downstairs at 7:30 - had 9 gals in the rubbermaid cooler at abt 177. My only reservation about the process is the lack of vigor in the boil .. I get a boil, but not much compared to the big propane cooker..I still enjoy the QUIET!


__________________
Bill Clark
Windham, VT
kappclark is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Allied 1000W Bucket Heater mZnthebend Fermenters 18 03-15-2011 03:06 PM
I put the aquarium heater inside the bucket, good idea? BeerFun Fermentation & Yeast 3 01-24-2010 04:33 PM
Can't get a boil with new brewpot...bucket heater? Chaos_Being Equipment/Sanitation 7 03-23-2009 02:30 AM
Heatstick/Burner/Bucket Heater FreakinA Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 10-22-2008 02:47 PM
Elec. Stove question Skins_Brew Equipment/Sanitation 1 02-24-2008 03:25 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS