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Old 12-18-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
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I used one of these the other day that my neighbor has, and I'm sold.

Amazon.com: Max Burton 6000 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop: Kitchen & Dining


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I used one of these the other day that my neighbor has, and I'm sold.

Amazon.com: Max Burton 6000 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop: Kitchen & Dining
In building out my electric brewery one part that I am missing is performing a decoction mash. I don't want to do it in my E-kettle and I have been looking at these to supplement the brewery. This should work well for the small decoctions I do.


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How many gallons of water were you able to bring to a boil with it?
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Amazon.com: Max Burton 6000 1800-Watt Portable Induction Cooktop: Kitchen & Dining
Caution these will not work with most SS pots as the Induction element either stand alone like this one or built into to a stove cook top needs the vessel to be magnetic to work. We looked at these stoves earlier this year during a kitchen remodel but opted for a traditional smooth cook top versus induction due to the fact that we didn't want to switch out our entire cooking pots and pans to include my SS boil kettle. Use a magnet to check your pot to ensure it will work! Best of luck.
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:30 PM   #5
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5 in this case, and it didn't take long. I know he has done up to ten and said it took about 20 minutes.

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Caution these will not work with most SS pots as the Induction element either stand alone like this one or built into to a stove cook top needs the vessel to be magnetic to work. We looked at these stoves earlier this year during a kitchen remodel but opted for a traditional smooth cook top versus induction due to the fact that we didn't want to switch out our entire cooking pots and pans to include my SS boil kettle. Use a magnet to check your pot to ensure it will work! Best of luck.
I'm familiar with the technology, and my pots all work
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It takes 7000 watts to raise 5 gal of water 100 degrees. 1800 isn't even close to that, and you will have temp loss as the element isn't submerged.

It takes 5000 watts to raise 5 gal of water from 150 to boil.

(This is in 10 minutes)

I have a 5500w element in my boil kettle and I assure you that you don't have enough power from that to boil that quickly. I am sure its quicker than a regular element though.
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It takes 7000 watts to raise 5 gal of water 100 degrees. 1800 isn't even close to that, and you will have temp loss as the element isn't submerged.

It takes 5000 watts to raise 5 gal of water from 150 to boil.

(This is in 10 minutes)

I have a 5500w element in my boil kettle and I assure you that you don't have enough power from that to boil that quickly. I am sure its quicker than a regular element though.
From the time he turned it on till it began the boil was 12 minutes. I have a few burners I didn't really need this, but it was impressive. I imagine the speed comes from the heating being concentrated completely to the vessel but I'm not an expert.

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good luck too you. I've been contemplating going electric using the 3500 watt for the boil and a rims hooked to kegs turned upside down for sparg water and mash tun. rumor is that induction more than 95% effective.
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rumor is that induction more than 95% effective.
no where near, you are thinking about immersion heating elements. try 50-60% for induction, if you get good coupling between the pot and the coil. less than 50% if you dont. so your 1800w induction burner has the same performance of a 900w water heating element, except twice as expensive to operate.

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5 in this case, and it didn't take long. I know he has done up to ten and said it took about 20 minutes.
...i swear, the fish was THIS BIG!

sorry but that is mathmatically impossible.
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/shrug

I know how long it took man. His water may be like mine, where it comes out of the tap damn near boiling. It doesn't really matter to me, because I was there, and I dont care.


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