Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Quick Element Question
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
Countrysquire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: League City, Texas
Posts: 66
Default Quick Element Question

I see that Home Depot sells several different 240v 5500w elements. Is any one of these preferable? Thanks.

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Wa...searchNav=true


Countrysquire is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,359
Liked 6017 Times on 4288 Posts
Likes Given: 1548

Default

Mine is an "ultralow density" element.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:48 PM   #3
milldoggy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pottstown, Pa
Posts: 2,133
Liked 70 Times on 56 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Camco 5500 uwld seems to be the standard
__________________
My E-Herms

My hop stopper
milldoggy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #4
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 22,033
Liked 4824 Times on 2883 Posts
Likes Given: 4046

Default

Opinions (by their very definition) differ on whether or not ULWD elements are necessary. But, since they are relatively cheap, I'd recommend playing it safe. The 5500W elements are "rippled" to get the maximum surface area. Here is where I bought mine:



http://www.ronshomeandhardware.com/2...t-p/808790.htm
__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #5
Countrysquire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: League City, Texas
Posts: 66
Default

OK, thanks guys.
Countrysquire is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #6
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 22,033
Liked 4824 Times on 2883 Posts
Likes Given: 4046

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Countrysquire View Post
OK, thanks guys.
Yoop's a gal.
__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2011, 06:56 PM   #7
Countrysquire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: League City, Texas
Posts: 66
Default

I knew that... that's what I get for trying to make a quick reply!


Countrysquire is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tri-clover removable element - brewershardware element adapter canyonbrewer Electric Brewing 44 04-22-2013 02:24 AM
Using 1" Camlock for quick release element? SenorWanderer Electric Brewing 31 12-02-2011 02:54 PM
Element question GRHunter Electric Brewing 9 06-10-2011 05:12 PM
question about heating element stoneyrok Electric Brewing 13 03-25-2011 11:25 AM
Dry element question thantos Electric Brewing 3 01-25-2011 04:53 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS