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Old 03-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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I'm already using the 5500w camco ultra low watt density element in my brewery, but now I am making a smaller system for a friend and I'm trying to source a ~3500w element with similar watt density per square inch.

I've been looking at these:
http://amzn.to/zXVlDP

Is the watts per square inch comparable to the 5500w elements most people are using?

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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FWIW....lots of folks use high watt density elements, myself included......camco makes a 3500 watt high density.....I guess lower the better

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #3
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Try this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-02913-Sc...0875967&sr=1-1

 
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #4
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FWIW....lots of folks use high watt density elements, myself included......camco makes a 3500 watt he.....I guess lower the better
I strongly disagree. I've scorched my beer really badly using hwd 4500w elements. Undrinkable, even for dark beers. Tasted like burn porridge.

 
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I strongly disagree. I've scorched my beer really badly using hwd 4500w elements. Undrinkable, even for dark beers. Tasted like burn porridge.
hmmm...thanks for the feedback, I have only been using the 2000w 120v without issue.

Haven't had any burnt porridge in a while, but lets assume not too tasty

 
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