Here is my E-keggle
4 holes all welded
- 1" 1/2 coupler for heating element
- 1/2" nipple for drain in bottom
- 1/2" nipple for input near middle for recirculating for chilling with immersion chiller for when i get a pump
- 1/2" 1/2 nipple for combo for temp probe and sight gauge in a combination
I have only been brewing this way for a bit and am still developing the system. First it was just pouring the heated water into the MLT for batch sparging then draining for the boil.
Then i added an HLT.
Then a triple tier.
Currently I am adding an element into the HLT.
I like the e-keggle for the boil but think the coolers may serve better in the other functions as they are pre-insulated and less tall so the three tier does not have to be so high. Also the manifold for the MLT was easy to make.
I have a dip tube in my keggle but would like to get a false bottom to filter better. You will need at least a dip tube or you will loose a gallon or more of wort.
I do not feel comfortable nor suggest transferring 10 gallons of boiling water at a time. I move water at 1-2 gallons at a time. My quickest brew day was 6 hours. Much of the time was spent heating and transferring water, which looses a lot of heat each time. I was looking forward to using just one element in my keggle for all my heating but quickly realized I did not have the patience. I am hoping an element in the HLT will improve my brew day.
Here is my 3-tier.