Originally Posted by TravelingBrewer22
So if I can get a 10 gallon batch to boil in 30 min with a 120/3000 why do most guys, when moving to electric, go with the 240/5500?
Because a 3000W/120V element will need a dedicated 30A circuit to operate. Most houses have only 10,15, or 20A circuits for their 120V wiring.
I have exactly zero 120V breakers over 20A in my house.
I would need an electrician to come in and do work on my house for me to be able to use that element.... and if I am going to pay an electrician for work, I am going to just have him install 240V and 30A or 50A, which let's me use a 5500W element.