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  • I built an Electric Brew Kettle of similar design from a kit made by Stilldragon.com, after struggling with inside brewing with an electric turkey fryer with only 1600 watts. I have brewed at least a dozen times with the setup, including some high gravity beers, and have not had a problem with wort scorching, using a 5500 watt high watt density stainless steel element. I use your typical Rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler for a mash tun, and even used the old electric turkey fryer as my hot liquor tank, which has a thermostat. It works out pretty well, if I start heating about 5 gallons of Strike water and my sparge water, about the same time, it takes about a half hour or less for the brew kettle to heat the strike water to about 185 degrees to account for the mash tun weight and heat losses wh…

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    I built an Electric Brew Kettle of similar design from a kit made by Stilldragon.com, after struggling with inside brewing with an electric turkey fryer with only 1600 watts. I have brewed at least a dozen times with the setup, including some high gravity beers, and have not had a problem with wort scorching, using a 5500 watt high watt density stainless steel element. I use your typical Rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler for a mash tun, and even used the old electric turkey fryer as my hot liquor tank, which has a thermostat. It works out pretty well, if I start heating about 5 gallons of Strike water and my sparge water, about the same time, it takes about a half hour or less for the brew kettle to heat the strike water to about 185 degrees to account for the mash tun weight and heat losses while pumping it over to the MT. By the time I wait an hour after mashing in, the sparge water is ready at about 170 degrees.

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