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Old 11-18-2012, 02:53 AM   #11
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I use a 3800w 220v element in an uninsulated keg for 14-15 gal boils- down to 12 gallons after boil. No controls, just plugged into the GFCI outlet.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:05 AM   #12
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Well on my preliminary run tonight I would barely call a boil what I got with 18g of water and a 5500 ULWD full on. Of course this is premature as I was doing a search to see what people have experienced. I'm thinking we may all have different ideas of what is considered a boil in brewing, but I kept my propane burner rolling a lot more than I was getting with the 5500.

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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5500 watts is 18778 BTU/Hr. How big is your burner?

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #14
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Cheapo cast turkey fryer w/15psi regulator...obviously not full bore...

 
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