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Old 11-30-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
hbhudy
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OK.. So I have wanted to move into electric from my old turkey burner.. My question IS?? I wanted to know if 2 heat sticks run off of 2 separate dimmer switches would work to heat and hold water & wort at a temp easily?

Also how do you keep from burning/scorching the wort?



 
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:58 AM   #2
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Not knowing much about dimmer switches, I'd wonder if they had the capacity to handle that much current. Even a 1500w element is something like 11 amps isn't it?



 
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:11 AM   #3
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A Leviton brand with heatsink is good for a 2000w load.

Frequently Asked Questions from Leviton Wiring Devices

 
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:58 AM   #4
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A pwm with ssr is cheap, safe, and more controllable, IMO.
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