Originally Posted by Lafin
So if it was a 120V 1500 WATT element, it would pull 12.5 AMPS correct? So this little box could handle that if I direct wired a plug to a heater element? Would 1500 WATTS be enough?
My RIMS tube uses a 4600 watt 240 volt element running at 120 volts, so the operational wattage is around 1,100. This is enough wattage to hold a temp easily but with a 10 gallon batch it take about 10 minutes to raise the temp by 2 degrees. I either direct fire the mash tun or do an infusion step to hit a higher temp. If you are doing a single step mash without a mash out, you won't have to worry.