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Old 12-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Just purchased this 1000W water heater to help get my initial 3 gallons of water up to boil. Did I just waste my money or will this help? Can I leave this in during the entire boil process (grains, malt, 60 min hop..)?

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #2
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looks like a few homebrewers have been using it from the reviews I read
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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There are some questions about the solder used and its safety for potable water.

 
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
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There are some questions about the solder used and its safety for potable water.
Considering it is designed for farmers, it should be fine for potable water. I suspect most of the people that had problems got defective units. Four 1 stars vs 33 5 stars. It was interesting that one of the 3 star reviews the guy admitted he left the unit in water for months and it corroded and he ordered a replacement. Rather rare for someone to admit they messed up.

Should be fine for 3 gallons. 1000/1500 watts is typical for a 4-6 gallon water heater.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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I'm just going off the review someone posted with the response from the manufacturer about the chemicals and solder used during manufacture.

 
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
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In the forums that is referred to as a heat stick. When we must brew indoors on the stovetop. a device that that can be placed in the kettle to assist the stove in bringing the water up to a boil. Perswonally, I just do a partial boil and top off. My electric stove can handle up to 4 gallons.

 
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