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Old 01-12-2011, 01:10 PM   #1
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Dose someone know if there is a websit that I could buy a heat stick all ready made and ready to use?

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:24 PM   #2
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I don't think they are available, the only thing close is a bucket heater, and they are only 1000 watts. Not that hard to build.


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Old 01-12-2011, 06:21 PM   #3
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This is one but there are many like it (2200W). As you can see it would be mucho cheapo if you could build your own.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/elect...1-element.html

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Thanks for all the help.

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Here you go They sell up to 5500W. Not a stick, but ready to be mounted i the side of a kettle with a weldless fitting.
http://www.highgravitybrew.com/Produ...aters-c306.htm
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I have the one like Midwest sells. At 2200W it is a little close to the edge for a 20amp circuit. I brought 6.5gal to a boil (from 100F) in 70 minutes, going from mash tmep to boiling would be 50min. I did trip the breaker at one point though. I'm going to try it on another circuit but at 2200/120=18.3amp this is close to the limit and I don't want my wiring to be getting hot and melting or causing a fire.

Literally the day after I bought this I saw 1000W bucket heaters in a farm store for $35 apiece. My 2200W unit has a nice controller though and will work in a plastic mashtun if you want to use it to regulate temps.

I just bought a $60 1800W induction cooktop, going to see if that isn't the way to go electric during the winter.


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