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Old 01-11-2012, 05:17 PM   #21
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... Scorching is pretty much busted....
SOooo not true! I fryed 2 batches of big beer with 120V, 2kW elements. Historically known as my "ashtray ale" I used to think it was an urban legend until I dumped 10 gallons total down my driveway


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Old 01-11-2012, 05:20 PM   #22
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #23
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SOooo not true! I fryed 2 batches of big beer with 120V, 2kW elements. Historically known as my "ashtray ale" I used to think it was an urban legend until I dumped 10 gallons total down my driveway
Yes. Apparently I allowed a build up of grunge on the element (Camco 5500W Incoloy ULWD) in my brew kettle. Just dumped 5 gal Baltic Porter and 5 gal Orange Hefe because they both tasted like ass-tray.

Had to remove the element and scrape the layer of black crusty shlt off it, finished up with scotchbrite pad. (Note to self: always scrub the heating element after every brew session.)
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #24
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Mccuck, I have not scorched or created ashtray ales. My HD 2k 120 elements cause no problems. Seems strange your 120 is greater than mine?
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:39 PM   #25
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Must just be in how big your beers are. Watch, now I will run into the problem. I have done 1.080s tho except they were extract.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:41 PM   #26
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Last night I installed the second element into my turkey fryer. Now I have a 1.5kw element and a 2kw element. I tested last night and it took just under an hour to bring to a boil. One element kept a slight boil; both was too much. With a controller or a manual off-on switch you can do it.

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Old 01-12-2012, 01:37 AM   #27
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Mccuck, I have not scorched or created ashtray ales. My HD 2k 120 elements cause no problems. Seems strange your 120 is greater than mine?
Must be genetics:-)... Kjarp has a thread around here about scorching with his CT Brutus 20. I think a lot of it is due to cleaning. Just clean it real good between each use. Its just beer.
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Last night I installed the second element into my turkey fryer. Now I have a 1.5kw element and a 2kw element. I tested last night and it took just under an hour to bring to a boil. One element kept a slight boil; both was too much. With a controller or a manual off-on switch you can do it.

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I'm running (2) Low Density 1,650's in my 11 gal kettle, and that has been the perfect amount of power. I boil off exactly 1 gallon an hour wide open.

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I'm running (2) Low Density 1,650's in my 11 gal kettle, and that has been the perfect amount of power. I boil off exactly 1 gallon an hour wide open.

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Thanks for the link. How long does it take you to get to mash in temp and boil? Thanks.


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