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Old 12-30-2012, 02:29 PM   #11
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I'm my garage I have two circuits. One is 15amp and the other is 20 (for the garage doors). If you have garage doors you might be in luck. Also, I use 2 1500 watt elements and it is fine for 6 to 10 gallon batches.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Airborneguy View Post
. . . the plug is behind the dryer and the way they are positioned, I'd have to pull it out to use the plug. It would be too much of a pain.
If it's a wall mounted box, it would be pretty easy to tap into it and put a second box above or near it on the wall. In the long run, you'd be better off putting in a little extra work now rather than do something you'll want to change later. Sure, two 120V lines will work, but you know how this hobby works. We are always trying to improve. Starting with a 240V element will open you up to lots of other easy upgrades without making a major change in the pot itself.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:44 PM   #13
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I'm going to use sticks for now because I'm actually doing this to downsize on equipment. My second daughter meant bye-bye brewing room, hello new master bedroom. My house is very tight for us and my brewing equipment.

When we finally move, my goal is an all-electric system in a dedicated brew room. For now though, my pot, cooler and sticks will have to do.
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