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Offline shazapple

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It's electric
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:02:44 PM »
Well I've gone electric as well. I looked at several options and was thinking of DIY by reusing my existing pot, but in the end I ended up buying a whole setup. I went with the 240v Worthog from High Gravity.

 Tonight is my first brew with it and I am very pleased already, although I'm going to need a couple changes in my process (im thinking a hop spyder for during the boil, maybe a plate chiller to take advantage of the pump).
Lee

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Re: It's electric
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 07:26:53 PM »
Nice congrats i love my electric for winter

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Re: It's electric
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 07:37:02 AM »
Yeah, my main motivation was being able to keep a consistent mash temperature, which was especially difficult in winter.

I'm also pleased with the speed. 8gal of water started at 54F and was up to mash temp in less that 30 minutes. From there to a boil was 20 minutes.
Lee

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Re: It's electric
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 11:08:27 AM »
Awesome! I've got a 10 plate chiller I don't use, that you can borrow to try out.
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Re: It's electric
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 11:25:54 AM »
For someone who is not an engineer or electrician, how difficult is it to get a setup like this in place?  I'd like to of fully electric, but don't have the time or, more importantly, the skills to rewire my garage.

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Re: It's electric
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 07:43:47 PM »
My garage had a welding plug already, so I just had to replace the plug end of my setup to match. I still need to get a GFCI breaker though. You would definitely need some experience with electrical to get a 240 volt system setup. You can get 120 volt versions which will plug into a normal outlet, although they take more time to heat up.
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Re: It's electric
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:13:44 PM »
For someone who is not an engineer or electrician, how difficult is it to get a setup like this in place?  I'd like to of fully electric, but don't have the time or, more importantly, the skills to rewire my garage.

I have little to no experience with electircal. With lots or research you can find all the info to set it up and be safe with it. Biggest thing is ground it and a GFCI breaker. Feel free to message me i will help you out as much as i can

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Re: It's electric
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 09:36:37 AM »
It cost a little over $100 to have an electrician come over and install a 220 outlet.
I think it was like $135 total. That's a start if you're not sure or confident with electrical.