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Old 10-31-2008, 11:48 PM   #11
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This sounds really cool, but I think my SWMBO would kill me if I moved my brewing back inside.



 
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #12
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Ahoy hoy,
Well I promised to let folks know how this went. Ive done 2 batches, back to back, with the canning element. And, on a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 7ish. It can achieve a boil, and this using my 50 qt pot and 7 gallons of wort. Its not as violent a boil as i prefer, but its definitely a sound solid one. Now, I do have 2inch foil backed insulation ( duct insulation) wrapped around the pot to help it hold heat. But, while it definitely isn't equal to gas, it sure beats the stock burner all to hell. Ive found it works best with a 90 minute boil as that is what it took to get 7 gallons to 5 since its not a roaring boil But if you dont have any other choice, it will do the trick. For the 20 bucks, which included shipping, i cannot complain. If anyone has questions, shoot me a line.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:22 AM   #13
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I was checking on the thread Medo ...good stuff to know...sounds like a mulligan for anyone who brews on a electric stove..Just hoping they make canning elements for the Canadian Bretheren


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Old 11-11-2008, 03:57 AM   #14
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I was checking on the thread Medo ...good stuff to know...sounds like a mulligan for anyone who brews on a electric stove..Just hoping they make canning elements for the Canadian Bretheren
The canning elements should work on any stove unless its made by GE, they have some special connector from what I understand

 
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Old 11-14-2008, 03:21 AM   #15
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how very weird, I have been researching for about 9 months now about setting up an all grain system, but due to the cost and p.i.t.a. propane would be in the rainy NW I wanted to start off with electricity somehow. I finally find out today that they make stove top elements that go up to 2600w and bam! you have a thread about it!

I really think that this is the route that im gonna go, since I don't own the house I'm in so I can't go wire the place to build a kick ass brewery, nor do I have the funds. I do have a few questions for you tho.

how long did it take to get to mash temp? how long to boil from there? Is it something that can be taken on and off at will? I'm not sure how the rest of the household would feel about burning their dinner due to my super charged element do you think that this could have a chance in holy hell at boiling a ten gallon batch?

Thanks in advance!

 
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:25 PM   #16
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Has anyone purchased one of these canning elements online, then had trouble installing it? I'm just wondering if they're semi-universal. It seems like they would be, but I wanted to ask and see what experiences other people have had, because many online store return policies leave much to be desired, as evidenced by my recent conversation with one of the customer service reps:

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Hello, This is Angelo how may i assist you today?

Dave
Hi. I'm thinking about buying this product, and it says it fits "most electric ranges except GE". Since I have a Frigidaire range, I'm guessing it will probably fit, correct? And if not, may I return it with no problems? here is the product Canning Element 81410610 Frigidaire : APWagner Appliance Parts Source

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If it states that it fits most units that it most likely fit but there are no guarantees if you purchase the item and install it it is no longer available to return.

Dave
If I try to install it, but it doesn't fit.... does that count as installing it? Since it was never actually installed...

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Yes is does count as it being installed because it was pulled out of the packaged and an install was attempted.

Dave
Weird. Okay I guess I will find another company to buy from. Thanks for your time.

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Tell your boss that you need a better return policy. Have a nice day.

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #17
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This thread is ancient, but I'm just wondering if anyone uses these now?

I had no problem getting to a full 5 gal boil last brew day, but Im worried about ruining the element on my crappy GE stove. One broke already (the support spot weld came apart) and I wasn't even brewing on that one, so I'm very hesitant to continue!


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