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New Kettle Build advice please.

Posted: |21 Apr 2016|, 07:25
by JimmehBrew
Ok about to do a new electric kettle build and need some advice .

It will be 50Gal big !

It will have tri clovers and this is where I was wondering . I can install as I want , but I was figuring 5 and most near the bottom. 1 for valve , 1 for the thermawell ( needs to be low also for a brew in a basket ) and 2 for electric heating elements. Now with 50 gals would 1 5000w to 6000w element boil this amount of wort ?

Apparently I taught my daughter & her friends to say " Good One." after a burp instead of excuse me .......was just informed of this while typing the post ROFL.

Re: New Kettle Build advice please.

Posted: |21 Apr 2016|, 10:25
by ruf1
After building my own 50 amp electric control panel and reading up on things @ theelectricbrewery- Kal Walners site, you could take a look at Kals build for 50+ gallons.

One 5500 w element probably would boil the wort but it would take a long time, 2- 5500 w elements would be required to boil in a time acceptable to you then 1 element may maintain the boil.

You may have browsed theelectricbrewery before, check it out, you dont have to build the whole control panel either, a smaller panel would work too.

:cheers:

Re: New Kettle Build advice please.

Posted: |23 Apr 2016|, 14:27
by Bodhi
Here is a good calculator to figure out how much power you will really need to heat your volume of water in the time you want.
http://www.brewheads.com/powerrequired.php