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Old 01-30-2009, 02:13 PM   #21
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at 120, how quickly are you raising temps?


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Old 01-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #22
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I use 2 of these in my system. 1 for the HLT and 1 for the mash.

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How's the performance of the one you use for the HLT, i.e. how long does it take to get 8 gallons to 170?

Do you recirc to raise temp, or do you go directly from the hose, to the element, and to the burner?

I take it you must power a pump at the same time as the element. How do you handle the amps?


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Old 01-30-2009, 02:31 PM   #23
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I have to admit that the unit is one that Linc made for me out of 1" pipe. The reason for the 1.5" pipe is to make sure the element doesn't touch the sides. I guess if you are sloppy at soldering, you may get it to touch, otherwise it looks like there's plenty of clearance for the 1" tube.
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:32 PM   #24
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How's the performance of the one you use for the HLT, i.e. how long does it take to get 8 gallons to 170?

Do you recirc to raise temp, or do you go directly from the hose, to the element, and to the burner?

I take it you must power a pump at the same time as the element. How do you handle the amps?
Two pumps and two 1500W elements (27.4A) has almost the same draw as a 240V 5500W Brew Kettle element (22.9). Wire up the system for the 5500W element and you're set.

Also, once the strike water is heated and you mash in, the MLT element duty cycle will not be as much because you are just maintaining temps.

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Old 01-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #25
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so, from say 60F how long does it take to get to 170F (approximately) when recirculating with the throttle fully open/cracked open etc. etc.
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40 Min based off the Electric Heat worksheet. I do not take credit for making it.
File Type: zip Electric Heat.zip (7.2 KB, 37 views)
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Hey, slimer. I see that a wire is disconnected on the element. In fact, the MOST IMPORTANT wire!! Ground that thing!
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Hey, slimer. I see that a wire is disconnected on the element. In fact, the MOST IMPORTANT wire!! Ground that thing!
Yes, it will be grounded. I do not want to kill myself.

It reminds me of the time I had to retrofit and ground everything around a pool I was working at to be fully grounded in case of lightning.
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awesome! Thanks! I'm curious to see how you end up grounding the elements...
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Make a small copper ring like in this writeup. and attach with some JB Weld.

The Exchanger will also be grounded to the frame.

DONE!

Edit, wrong writeup. THIS IS THE ONE.


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