Hi there everyone. Im still pondering on the thought of going electric and putting a heat stick in a keggle. I live in South Africa and over here we have 220v power supply. Is this strong enough to power a 5.5kw heating rod in a 10gallon keggle? How long would it take to bring the water to a boil?
I also see people have temperature controls on their electric keggles. Are these neccessary? I know the wort needs to come to a boiling roar but can a 5.5kw element make it too hot and burn the wort? Can I just boil without any temperature control and manually watch for boil overs instead?
Is there a cheap way of using temperature control like using a device similar to the temperature guage on an urn?
Thanks guys, your help is appreciated.