electric heating element - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > electric heating element

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-14-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
Brewpastor
Beer, not rocket science
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Brewpastor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Corrales, New Mexico
Posts: 4,574
Liked 37 Times on 31 Posts




I have been working on an immersion heater for my system. I want it to be used in a variety of functions and so I am making it with 1.5 tri-clover connections.




It will be able to attach to either of my kettles to assist in heating brewing water or whatever I want to heat. It will also fit in another unit that can be attached to my pump to create a RIM unit.



This unit is the same piece I use as my hop-back and is actually an in-line filter.













__________________
Before I learned to brew I was poor, sober and lonely. Now I am just poor.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
Brewpastor
Beer, not rocket science
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Brewpastor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Corrales, New Mexico
Posts: 4,574
Liked 37 Times on 31 Posts


I know you can run a 240 element on 110 and I believe you end up with 1/4 the original rating. Anybody know for sure?
__________________
Before I learned to brew I was poor, sober and lonely. Now I am just poor.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:45 PM   #3
Monster Mash
Recipes 
 
Apr 2006
Castaic, CA
Posts: 1,323
Liked 93 Times on 72 Posts


That is correct.

If you need more electrical calculations go here and scroll down to electric heat calculator.

http://suburb.semo.net/jthornton/BeerHome.htm
__________________
My 1BBL Brewery Pics

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 10:52 PM   #4
Brewpastor
Beer, not rocket science
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Brewpastor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Corrales, New Mexico
Posts: 4,574
Liked 37 Times on 31 Posts


Thanks, cool spread sheets and info pages
__________________
Before I learned to brew I was poor, sober and lonely. Now I am just poor.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
Islandboy85
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Dallas, Texas
Posts: 844
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewpastor View Post

I have been working on an immersion heater for my system. I want it to be used in a variety of functions and so I am making it with 1.5 tri-clover connections.




It will be able to attach to either of my kettles to assist in heating brewing water or whatever I want to heat. It will also fit in another unit that can be attached to my pump to create a RIM unit.



This unit is the same piece I use as my hop-back and is actually an in-line filter.













Is that adapter 1 inch not or straight thread?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #6
OneHoppyGuy
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Concord, CA
Posts: 1,666
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts


Here is another solution.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
Islandboy85
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Dallas, Texas
Posts: 844
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by OneHoppyGuy View Post
Here is another solution.
I was also contemplating just using a 2 inch triclover end cap. I could bore a hole to match a screw in style element and use a 1 inch stainless nut on the inside of the end cap. It'll cost me about 30 bucks for the parts.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #8
joeybeer
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Posts: 524
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Islandboy85 View Post
I was also contemplating just using a 2 inch triclover end cap. I could bore a hole to match a screw in style element and use a 1 inch stainless nut on the inside of the end cap. It'll cost me about 30 bucks for the parts.
I'm thinking the same thing.. it would just be a weldless fitting into a 2" triclamp cap instead of a kettle wall. You could remove the element and put another cap on if you wanted to brew with propane.
__________________
Kegged :
15 gallons of Yellow Bucket Light
~1 gallon of Little Miss Muffet Cider

Fermenter :
12 gallons of Under Pressure Brown Ale
5 gallons of Dead Guyish IPA for a competition

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 09:47 PM   #9
Islandboy85
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Dallas, Texas
Posts: 844
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts


I think being able to remove the element completely will really help make cleaning easier. I have the keg tops left over from making my kettle an mash tun, so I figure I should be able to cut off the keg coupler and use it like a triclover ferrule. So as to not have to buy that piece as well. That will save me $6.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
Islandboy85
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Dallas, Texas
Posts: 844
Liked 22 Times on 19 Posts


Well, maybe this is a compromise if cost is an issue. I'd rather only spend $30, but this is cool too.
Element Guard - Detailed item view - Copper Parts for DIY Home Distillers

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going electric, heating element question. jmp138 Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 33 02-27-2011 01:16 AM
anyone consider installing an electric heating element to their BK? krausenmustache Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 24 05-12-2009 05:29 PM
Electric heating element CircleC-Brewer Equipment/Sanitation 4 08-04-2008 08:26 PM
No-welding electric heating element? RockfordWhite Brew Stands 4 12-27-2007 06:52 AM
Electric heating element requirements FrankC Equipment/Sanitation 7 01-02-2007 11:59 PM


Forum Jump