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Old 12-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #11
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I'd be putting a 1500watt element into that pot.


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Old 12-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #12
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Yea that's not really an option as I live in a small NYC apartment. I spread it across the burners and it seems like its heating up faster. All the ingredients I have are for a 5gal batch so getting a smaller kettle wouldn't be an option either. Some people say getting an electric heat stick could also help.
You don't need to BOIL 5 gallons for a 5 gallon batch of beer. You can easily do the boil with 3 gallons, and add top water to your fermenter to get to the 5 gallon mark. Usually, I say you can just use tap water to make up the difference, but if is more than a gallon o so, I usually recommend either boiling 3 gallons the day before, and cooling it, or buying a few gallons of distiller water from the store.


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Old 12-29-2012, 07:04 PM   #13
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Been doing some research - could I get a heat diffusor to place in between the stove and kettle?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #14
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I'd be putting a 1500watt element into that pot.
Where can I get a heat stick or something like it at retail stores? (i.e. home depot)
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