I just started planning an eBrewery build and I have some questions for the pros. First, the plan...
I want to run a 5500w 240v element in both the HLT and BK at the same time...in case I do back to back batches. I want to run 2 march pumps and a RIMS tube with 1500w element. I will have 3 PIDs controlling all of it. i have questions on the control panel wiring, but we'll cross that bridge later.
I will be doing 10 gallon batches at first but would like to step up to 15 or even 20G soon. Will a 5500w element be good to boil 18 or 19 gallons? How about boiling 25 gallons? or would I need to add an additional element?
I currently have a 30a 240v outlet in place (from an electric stove). That will be enough to run one of the elements but not both. Question is, can I run a second 30a 240v to feed the other element? Or would it be better to remove that and run a new 60a line there? It would be much easier (and cheaper) to add another 30a instead of running #6/3 and a new 60a GFCI breaker. Would having two separate 240v lines in the box be too confusing to get wired up?
Thanks in advance...more questions to follow