I am considering something similiar to this http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/how...kettle-304914/
for my hot water tank (Thanks Disintegr8tor!).
I have a converted keg and typically prep 13 gallons at around 180 or so degrees. I brew outside (early in the morning) and am looking to speed up the brewing pocess by having the water already heated to temp by the time I wake. How long do you think it would take to heat 13 gallons with one element (2 hours?). Could I connect an element to a christmas light timer...safely? Should I even attempt this?
I plan on using an inline GFCI as well.
Thanks for any input!