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Old 10-09-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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Default Should I go electric or propane?

I'm making a 36 gallon pot to use for BIAB and I'm insulating and cladding it. I don't have good access to a 220v outlet because I rent a basement suite so I'm just wondering if a 110v element or two of them would be enough to bring at most 30 gallons to a boil in an appropriate amount of time. Thanks for any help!
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #2
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No way. Nowhere near enough power on 120V. Better stick with much smaller batches.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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Go to this link and get the electric heat spreadsheet. Fill it in with the appropriate information and see what it takes.

http://gnipsel.com/beer/software/beer-software.html
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