What's Needed for a successful Home Brewery
Most fully electric home breweries are based on a 5500 Watt water heating element for the brew kettle, a 5500 Watt water heater element for the hot liqour tank and a 1650 Watt to 5500 Watt water heating element for the mash tun or RIMS tube. Add all of these together and you could easily be at 16500 Watts just for heat and to run all three of these at once would require 68.5 Amps at 240 VAC.
But as shown in the picture above, you really only need one of these elements on at a time.
One 5500 Watt heating element only draws 22.9 Amps, making an existing 30 Amp dryer outlet or a new install dryer type outlet the ideal power source for an Electric Home brewery. The 7.1 Amps left over leaves plenty of room for other accessories like electric pumps and electric valves.
Tom - www.kegkits.com