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Old 06-12-2011, 01:51 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by wildwest450 View Post
Way to much. I have to throttle back on a 13.5 gallon boil with 4500 watts.

2 2000 watt elements for about a 13-14 gallon boil. I have a heat stick in reserve, but I mostly just go with the elements.

I think 4000w is about perfect for this much liquid. I doubt you'd need to throttle it back even with 10-11 gallons. Just a bit more vigorous, but still fine in my book.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:49 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by McCuckerson View Post
Are you boiling 10gal with that?
Yup, I actually have to turn one element off once it starts boiling or I get a boil over. Then once I get hot break I turn the other on and let it rip for an hour. I do have it cycle via a PID though.
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