Originally Posted by Garyr2973
Thanks for all the replies everyone. I actually didn't think about wiring the elements in parallel but that's a great idea. I will get a bigger SSR and heat sink to match. I'd love to just go with a single bigger element but due to only having 120v, I think a single element would take forever to get water/wort to a boil. I thought about going to a single 3000w element in the HLT then adding a RIMS to help it out but I guess that won't help heating spathe and mash water will it?
Please let me weigh in a little bit. /\ You only have 120V power available. You are planning on using 3000W elements. If those elements are 120V rated elements each will draw 25A which is more than a 120V circuit can handle. If they are 240V rated elements they will only provide 750W when run on a 120V circuit. This will defeat your whole plan.
I suggest that you plan on using 1700W 120V elements bostonheatingsupply.com - SP10874KL
as they will draw 14.2A each. With 2-120V circuits available this will make your system very doable. You will have enough power to have a decent boil.
BTW, if you need a diagram for such a set up, it's not all that hard to do.