Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Electric element placement & running dry
Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 86
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Electric element placement & running dry

I've seen a lot of builds that have the element mounted in bottom of the pot or cooler. How much of it has to be under water to keep it from blowing? I read somewhere that ultra-low elements can be run dry. Is this the case?

mikeal is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rochester
Posts: 702
Liked 50 Times on 47 Posts
Likes Given: 14


The element needs to be completely submerged. Even the low density ones will eventually "pop" if run dry long enough.
nurture my pig
thughes is offline
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
looking for low density screw-on 240V, 1500W electric water heater element loserbrewer Electric Brewing 3 04-24-2015 06:42 PM
My Brewmation/Penrose electric brew setup running for the first time (video) wedge421 Electric Brewing 17 12-31-2011 02:32 PM
Switch for running element at 120v OR 240V? thelorax121 Electric Brewing 14 05-10-2011 11:37 PM
Electric heating element nediver Electric Brewing 3 02-14-2011 03:48 PM
Immersion Chiller w/ Electric Element mcgeebc Electric Brewing 7 10-30-2010 11:53 AM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads