I finally broke down and bought a chugger pump after my china pump fell off my chair and broke. I'm going to have a friend build me a single tier brew stand in the next couple weeks here. I'm debating on putting 2 propane burners on this stand or just sticking with one. I have 2 separate burners right now and direct fire my mash tun keggle.
Here's my question. If I was to use a 1500 watt RIMS tube, would that be hot enough to heat strike water and maybe sparge water with 120v. i really dint want to run 220 in my garage just yet. I think I'm going to want to recirculate my mash as well so my temps stay constant. I think I want to get always from using multiple burners.
Our herms system has 5500 watt elements for 15 gallons. So that is 366 watts per gallon. I have seen systems with 600 watts per gallon. So for 10 gallons, I would run at least 2 1500 watt elements. You will need to power them off seperate circuits but it will work
Ok cool. My next question is what pid. I don't want to drop the loot on an auber just yet so I was thinking of getting a MYPIN. I'm not sure if I want a TA4 or TA6. What's the difference. Also I found a tA6 on eBay for 39 shipped with SSR and probe, but the probe looks to be really short. Could I use a longer probe? It's a K Type what ever that means.
Any of them on eBay will work but make sure you get on the has ssr output and will do F and C. I would get the probes from aburn. I haven't had good luck with Chinese probes. The ta4 is bigger. I like the 1/16 din ones.