Originally Posted by The Pol
Cleaning the kettle and plumbing, easy.
Starts with a "warm" 5 gallon water volume and a brush to knock the majority of the hop junk off etc. Then I pump it dry. Then I load 5 more gallons of water in, 1oz of Oxi Clean and heat to 150F and let the pump recirculate it through the plumbing. The PID maintains that temp... I come back a few hours later. Drain, it is done.
No bugs, really pretty simple. I liked the adjustable pick-up tube for the CIP
Sounds like a charm
I asked a vendor ( who claims to also do custom work) about installing 1" flanges for electric elements even offered to give them a drawing with an authorization and release and they dopes told me they wouldn't sell it to me because they think it'll be sloppy.
I found a 60 quart 1/4" thick (yes #1 gauge) Aluminum stock pot that I can modify myself for $145.
I'm planning on building a system that will incorporate a Recirculating HERMS mash processor and want to also eliminate as much open air my brew sees through out the process.
I've always brewed in the kitchen but will be relocating to a less clean location. I prolly will end up using UV lamps to kill atmospheric molds and mildew.
The location is a old cellar so a propane fired kettle is not a desirable option, and at 1 - 3 Gees a pop an induction coil is also off the table.
That leaves water heater elements.