Electric boiling options?

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Electric boiling options?

Post by hawkbox » 2 years ago

I have an older coil stove in my basement that can't get the water to the necessary temperature, I am building a brewing area in my basement and would prefer not going gas outside if I can avoid it.

I see a lot of induction options from other countries but nothing in Canada, has anyone had success with this locally to the country? My current stovetop struggles to heat even 2-3 gallons of water. I have a 240v outlet for the stove, it just can't do it.

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Post by XXXXX » 2 years ago

Standard electric home brewery setup is basically this:

Big pot, 1" hole in side 6" the bottom for a 4500w hot water tank element, silicone gaskets, 1" nuts, 1" washers, etc.

Get a stove wire, and connect to the element. Use a DPDT switch in an enclosure. Ground the pot. Make sure there's a cover over the element terminals (some people use surface mount boxes for this).

Be safe...If you know an electrician, utilize that social equity.

You can probably use your current pot, though now you have a good reason to upgrade :)
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Post by brhenrio » 2 years ago

Check out kal's setup. It is way more than you need but it is a good place to start researching. Many clones have been made of his rig. He is in Ottawa. Theelectricbrewery.com
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Post by hawkbox » 2 years ago

It looks like i have some reading to do.

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Re: Electric boiling options?

Post by Reignman » 2 years ago

Electric brewing is not cheap. GFCI is a must. Kal's set up is what I want, but can't afford it yet. Someday.

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Post by hawkbox » 2 years ago

I'm noticing that. It looks like I may need to adjust some of my ideas. Any decent pot I can find of adequate size is damned expensive here. I may be going to a gas burner for the time being simply because of costs.

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Post by Bodhi » 2 years ago

Or you can make a heatstick for $30

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Post by XXXXX » 2 years ago

Hawkbox,

Cambodian Tire carries Crown Cookware pots (a Canadian Company based in Mississauga)

The pots are 64 litres, or just over 16 gal, and cost $120. Aluminum construction which is perfectly fine and if anything, it's easier to drill than stainless. They're designed for restaurant use, quite thick walls.

They don't really go on sale.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/indus ... 2513p.html
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Re: Electric boiling options?

Post by hawkbox » 2 years ago

Oh shit, my wife has one of those sitting on the shelf. So you're saying if I drill it out and put in an element I can boil that way rather than the stove? You have my attention.

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