Yeah it surprised me for sure. The digiboil is a pretty much stripped down version of it. No pump or malt pipe but easy enough to use as a BIAB kettle.Looks like you had a good boil going. I'm thinking about the Digiboil since it's more affordable and this gives me confidence that 3500 watts will do the job.
Scorching. And the heat that it would generate in the electronics in the base of the unit.
Yeah that's true I even have some lol. Never even thought about it really. Thanks for the comments, I try to keep my videos pretty "tight" With not much rambling. Cheers!Great video man, well done, and the perfect length to highlight everything.
I'm sure you wanted to keep it vanilla, but next time fermcap might be a nice tip to avoid a boil over.
I have a system i built similar to the claw hammer supply. Baseball on the Bayou classic. If you use the e brew supply diy bias controller you can put one together for under a grand. (240v 5500w)Yea I was going to make the jump to 240 volt and Clawwhammer wants I think 1400 for theres
Alright I will look into the e brew DIY kit and see what it looks likeI have a system i built similar to the claw hammer supply. Baseball on the Bayou classic. If you use the e brew supply diy bias controller you can put one together for under a grand. (240v 5500w)
Circulating while heating and keeping tge grain bag/basket off the bottom would probably prevent the tripping of the thermostat."Note: The Digiboil is primarily designed for boiling, distilling, and heating sparge water. It is not designed for Brew In Bag or mashing directly in the unit. If you suspend a large grain bag in the unit or add mash directly to the unit, it will throw a thermal protection error, because the grain or the grain bag will cover the thermostat, which will then shut off the heating element"
"The DigiBoil is a versatile electric kettle that can be used as a standalone unit or integrated into your current brew system to serve a variety of functions. Easily brew 10-gallon extract or all-grain brew-in-a-bag batches.""Note: The Digiboil is primarily designed for boiling, distilling, and heating sparge water. It is not designed for Brew In Bag or mashing directly in the unit. If you suspend a large grain bag in the unit or add mash directly to the unit, it will throw a thermal protection error, because the grain or the grain bag will cover the thermostat, which will then shut off the heating element"
It actually is thick. The legs on the malt pipe are really sturdy, not to mention it got shipped all over the place because if winter storms! Not that fed-ex folks aren't gentle with a 59lb awkward shaped box.. LolDamn with those dents this thing must be tin can thin.
The Spincycle is definitely a possibility, Bobby actually has a whirlpool arm for the smaller version that connects to the camlock return. The brewzilla has a screen in the bottom. My fear with a hop stopper is that if too much hop debris collects on the bottom it will throw and error code by the sensor being covered. They make it that way to prevent scorching if too much debris gets on the bottom.
The demand was so high that all the first shipment was sold in pre-orders. The next shipment is coming... I am not sure why the delay is so long. I'll post here once they are back in stock if you'd like.Morebeer was the only place I saw selling them here. Any idea on why its on backorder so long, and when we might expect them back in the US?
couple reasons come to mind... 3500w runs off a regular 20a (15a even) 220v circuit which many countries possibly use for standard outlets, and the elements are most likely repurposed from some other coffee urn device to keep costs down. Watt density also comes to mind. from the sounds of it the element is already a higher watt density setup..
I could be wrong but I think its because the repurposed hot water urns already have the two elements in them from thier original design... Dont forget when used as a coffee or tea urn they use even cheaper controls... one element likely to heat the water and one to keep the liquid hot afterwards while it sits...this design is proven with these elements and changing things out adds risk and cost.I understand the issue of keeping heat down due to electronics but the 500w element doesn’t seem that useful. Don’t see why they didn’t just put in another 1000w
You are insinuating that this is a cheap repurposed piece of junk urn as opposed to a high quality cooking pot. I've never seen a 9 gallon coffee urn, let alone a 17 gallon one . I looked up what I could and the biggest are 3-4 gallons with a max 1500w. I doubt they are buying a cheap $50 coffee urn and slapping on a control panel and pump and calling it brewzilla. I'm sure parts are sourced from other manufactures with some being made and another company is building them for kegland.[QUOTE="augiedoggy, post: 8568052, member: 177334"
These are basically starting out as $50-100 alibaba kettles modified with attachments and controllers.. The people that spec these mods are looking to maximize profits and work with what they have as much as possible. If they have $125 cost in each one, my guess is its a lot.
Nevermind. I found their online instruction manual and the capacity is 16 kg, or a little over 35 lb. So okay up to around 7. 5% ABV maybe ?What's the capacity of the grain basket? The More Beer website says 18 lb, but that's not near enough to do a decent-sized 10 gallon batch over 5% ABV. Some of my 10-gallon batches now use over 30 lb of grain.