Recommend an induction burner?

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Hey Everyone, I'm stepping up to full-volume boil right away here, and my options are to go propane or induction.

I'm wondering if there's an induction burner out there powerful enough to heat 8 or so gallons in a reasonable timeframe, without costing a small fortune. If it's getting into the many hundreds of dollars, I'll stick with propane. Appreciate any recommendations on this!
 

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There isn't one that I would recommend. A gas burner will reduce your brew day immensely.
 

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I do 10 gallon boils with a 1800W induction plate and a 1500W heat stick which is easy and cheap to make. Frankly I don't know why anyone WOULDN'T go this route!

Cheers,
Steve da sleeve
 
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I do 10 gallon boils with a 1800W induction plate and a 1500W heat stick which is easy and cheap to make. Frankly I don't know why anyone WOULDN'T go this route!

Cheers,
Steve da sleeve
Interesting. Which plate do you use, and how do i make a heat stick? Thanks.
 
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Thanks for the link. Very innovative technique, but I'm thinking with my lack of electrical skills I'd probably end up zapping myself something fierce.
 

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An induction system requires compatible kettles. It isn't going to work with an all-stainless pot...

Cheers!
 
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