Ok, I've been searching and reading and searching and reading and I still haven't seen what I want to see. . .
Can anyone point my in the direction of a thread where someone has converted a boil kettle to electric (240v like Kal's) just to replace the gas burner method?
As in, heat strike water with it, lift by hand and pour in DIY cooler mash tun, drain back into kettle, boil, drop an immersion chiller in, and open the valve and drain it into the fermenter.
This is what I'm hoping to do here soon. I don't have the time currently to get a multi teared system set up and I don't want to spend the money on a full blown eHERMS or anything. . . I just want to replace my simple keggle on a burner with a keggle with a element inside.
If I can get away with it I'd even avoid the controller, but being able to "set it and forget it" with a PID would be nice.
Anyway, I'm going to try and continue to wrap my mind around everything (I'm REALLY new at this). . .but I'd like to make the jump to AG as soon as I can. I just don't want to mess with the propane anymore. Don't want to freeze my ars off in the winter when it drops to -40 here. . .I'd rather throw a range hood in the shed and happily boil away indoors where man is supposed to be when it's that cold. . .
Thanks for any help!