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Old 03-07-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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hi all.

i've searched, and can't nail anything down that i can do to make what i'd like happen.

i'd like to go electric. i'd like to full boil 10 gallons all grain.

an electrician AIN'T coming, trust me. so 220V is out.

is this possible or absolutely NO?

i prolly will have access to multiple outlets in the same area, but most likely on the same breaker.

please offer suggestions, thoughts.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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You could use 2 elements, but you're still looking at half the power you'd get from 240VAC. I.e., twice the time.

With a single element, it's just not going to happen.

Make friends with someone who can help you get the power you need. Offer beer.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:31 AM   #3
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Care to elaborate on your setup or what you'd like to achieve? What type of system? Biab or what? I believe with all the knowledge on this forum you could go electric.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:38 AM   #4
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You could use 2 elements, but you're still looking at half the power you'd get from 240VAC. I.e., twice the time.

With a single element, it's just not going to happen.

Make friends with someone who can help you get the power you need. Offer beer.

damn.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:40 AM   #5
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damn.
Have you considered doing it yourself? Depending on how far you need to run power to your panel, and where it has to go... adding a new circuit is really quite easy (and not nearly as dangerous as you might think).
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:41 AM   #6
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Care to elaborate on your setup or what you'd like to achieve? What type of system? Biab or what? I believe with all the knowledge on this forum you could go electric.
i don't have a "set-up", but i'd like to build one.

i'd like to go all grain, all electric, 5-10 gallon batches on the frick farkin cheap.

i already have a VERY expensive hobby(competition BBQ)so getting into this one may just be my demise.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:45 AM   #7
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Have you considered doing it yourself? Depending on how far you need to run power to your panel, and where it has to go... adding a new circuit is really quite easy (and not nearly as dangerous as you might think).
thanks, but no way i can do that. i know electric can be worked with safely, and i've installed simple stuff, light switches, ceiling lamps, and what not, but i'm just not anywhere near confident enough to mess with the panel.
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I wouldn't completely rule it out. I have no prior electrical knowledge but I want to go electric. It just takes some research on here. I have always been the type to ask questions when I don't know the answers. You can learn a lot from the knowledgeable men and women on this forum.
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I wouldn't completely rule it out. I have no prior electrical knowledge but I want to go electric. It just takes some research on here. I have always been the type to ask questions when I don't know the answers. You can learn a lot from the knowledgeable men and women on this forum.
This is a good point.. don't discount yourself. If you can do a switch, a breaker is not much different. Open your panel sometime, and take off the cover (pops out) and have a look. You can do this safely, the hardest part is running the wire to the new location.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:54 AM   #10
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agreed, but from all my searches here today, i come up with:

A) 2000W 110V won't boil 5 gallons, and 2 need to be on different breakers. unlikely in the same room.

i'm sorta stuck there....

and yes, this vast group, i'm hoping will be able to tell me whether or not it is at all possible.

i think it may have been answered.
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