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Old 04-22-2010, 03:25 AM   #1
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http://beertribe.com/forum/index.php?topic=1278.0

I am looking to make a electric brew pot, because I live in an apartment. Will this work? Would the glue be bad for the beer? Whats your thoughts.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:28 AM   #2
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Quote:
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http://beertribe.com/forum/index.php?topic=1278.0

I am looking to make a electric brew pot, because I live in an apartment. Will this work? Would the glue be bad for the beer? Whats your thoughts.
Looks sketchy. I'm no electrician though.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:41 AM   #3
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Probably should research whether boiling water in plastic will leach components of the bucket into your brew.

 
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:51 AM   #4
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http://www.hopandgrape.co.uk/catalog...tid=HA20225648

I also found this commercial plastic brew bucket.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:52 AM   #5
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http://www.jimsbeerkit.com/forum/vie...hp?f=6&t=17188

Found it here.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:44 AM   #6
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HDPE has a working temperature of 212 degrees F - 220 degrees F under low load conditions and it may be autoclaved at sterilizable temperatures. From what I understand low load means it can maintain that tempter for up to 120 minuets constantly with out any brake down of the bucket. In this case a person should be able to maintain a 60 min boil without any off flavors as long as the tempter was kept at 212.

http://www.polymerplastics.com/corrosion_polyeth.shtml
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:49 AM   #7
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It also says they can be sterilized which would be temps of 121–132 C (250–270 F) for 60 minutes or 134 C (273 F) for at least 18 minutes with out plastic brake down. So bringing water to a boil for 60 min should not harm the liquid inside the bucket. I don't know about the PVC and Glue that guy is using that cant be good in the boil.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:22 AM   #8
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Problem is, the max service temp for PVC is 140 deg.

 
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #9
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http://hbd.org/pcalinsk/HeatStk3.htm

I might make some of these or just figure out another way to mount the water heating element without using P.V.C. Any ideas?
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:19 PM   #10
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http://brewery.org/library/ElectBrKS0396.html

Found this also.
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