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Old 02-27-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default My electric brewery is functional!

I'm not done yet but i am brewing tonight!.It's nothing compared to some crazy stuff I've seen here but it works and allowed me to move out of the kitchen to a dedicated room.

I used two 120v 2k watt elements just on switches,hooked to a spare 30 amp 240v dryer circuit that was not used.









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Old 02-27-2010, 11:35 PM   #2
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Nice. Hope your brewday is going well. Whatcha gonna make?

Why use 2 elements? Why not one high wattage one?

Might want to consider peeling that carpet back and laying some tile or something. Looks like a mess waiting to happen.


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Old 02-27-2010, 11:38 PM   #3
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I used two elements so i could turn each off individually and use just one if i want.I'm making an Irish stout tonight,and drinking a Belgian trappist ale i brewed.

I know,the carpet will not last long,the room was going to be for something else before i decided it was to be a brew room.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:42 PM   #4
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Very cool, where is all the steam going?
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I open two windows in there,It's still a little steamy though.But not bad.
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Have you found that you can turn one element off, and boil with one once you reach a boil, with 2000W?
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It would boil,but not a good boil.I use one to raise the temp if the temp starts to drop on the steeping grains.
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Yah, I found that about 3700W worked well for a nice boil off in a full 5 gallon boil.
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Thanks for the post. That looks exactly like what I am planning to do.

This may be a dumb question but - do you do your boils on that counter? I would be afraid of the heat damaging it.
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Sweet setup!!!


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