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Old 02-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #11
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excellent, thank you for going out of your way to find out. You're the man! I'm assuming the pot came with the rim. I'll have to check them out.

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Old 02-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #12
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excellent, thank you for going out of your way to find out. You're the man! I'm assuming the pot came with the rim. I'll have to check them out.

thanks again!
No problem. Yes, the pot came with the rim and basket. If you already have a pot and want to add a basket, you could use (3) stainless steel bolts through the bottom of the basket to make legs and that will keep the basket off the element as well.

This is what my pot/basket looked like new. You can see how much shorter the basket is than the pot.
You can also see the indentation in the pot at the handle level that the rim of the basket sits on preventing it from hitting the bottom.



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Old 02-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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fantastic. You're rtd probe is just mounted below the basket on the 'back' side, correct? (i swear this is the last question)

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Old 02-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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I like the simplicity of this. Wouldn't it be a bit easier to use a false bottom with legs as opposed to any basket? That way it would keep your bag off your elements while also filtering out hops at the end of your boil.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:45 PM   #15
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fantastic. You're rtd probe is just mounted below the basket on the 'back' side, correct? (i swear this is the last question)

What is a rtd probe? Is that the temp probe? If so, I don't mount mine, it is on a 6' lead from the controller and I put it directly in the middle of the mash. I've recorded a 10 degree difference depending on where I had the thermocouple, so I like to just stick it right in the middle of things.



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I like the simplicity of this. Wouldn't it be a bit easier to use a false bottom with legs as opposed to any basket? That way it would keep your bag off your elements while also filtering out hops at the end of your boil.
I do brew in a bag, so I like the basket for the grain, and I use a hop chute for hops during the boil, so nothing really gets by. Any sludge stays in the bottom of the kettle after I transfer anyways.

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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I have a question...Can I use a single 110 element to "supplement" my electric stove? Living in an apartment I don't think that my kitchen 20 amp circuit will handle 2 elements.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:21 PM   #17
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What is a rtd probe? Is that the temp probe? If so, I don't mount mine, it is on a 6' lead from the controller and I put it directly in the middle of the mash. I've recorded a 10 degree difference depending on where I had the thermocouple, so I like to just stick it right in the middle of things.
Yep, thats it. I'd be interested to see it, i'd be worried about shorting it out..
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I have a question...Can I use a single 110 element to "supplement" my electric stove? Living in an apartment I don't think that my kitchen 20 amp circuit will handle 2 elements.
I use a 1500W heatstick to supplement my stove when it's too cold to brew outside. It works great!
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Yep, thats it. I'd be interested to see it, i'd be worried about shorting it out..
It's completely sealed, there is nothing to short out.

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...68b628b15748f3
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Nice. Hey, whatever keeps mash temps within a degree or two! Like the price better than the $30 weldless mount ones. Great find.


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