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Old 05-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has tried THIS.. Looks like a nice, easy solution. I don't see any wattage specs on it but, according to the short paragraph, it can do the 150-190*F with an over ride to do a full boil.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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Google says it's a 2200W element, which means you'll need a 20 amp circuit without much else on it to run it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:32 AM   #3
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Yes, it also has an attached GFCI.. which probably means you can't plug it into a kitchen or outside outlet.. cuz most of them are GFCI'd..
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Yes, it also has an attached GFCI.. which probably means you can't plug it into a kitchen or outside outlet.. cuz most of them are GFCI'd..
Wait, why's that a problem?
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:21 AM   #5
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IMHO, You would be far better off building a controller set up using Auber Instruments components. Your complete controller would cost about $200 including the element, switches and enclosure. Plus you have absolute temp control and boil rate control.

That's about $20 more than the one referenced.

 
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:02 AM   #6
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I have one of these and find that it's better than a propane heater. I have the 15" model and use it in my 10 gallon Blichmann boiler maker. I turn it on when sparging and the wort covers the heating element. When half way done with the sparge, about 3.25 gallons, I turn on the boil switch. It takes about 45 minutes for the 6.5 gallons to boil. Evaporation rate is about a gallon an hour. The best part is that I can brew inside and I'm not at the mercy of the weather. I use it to heat my sparge water too.

 
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