Item #: X97
Our Price: $36.99
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Description 

This 304 grade stainless heating element is 1600 watts, and is designed for heating mash and strike water. Malt solution will burn onto the element, so this should be used for heating water only. It will heat up to 10 gallons of strike or sparge water to 175° F. in approximately 1½ hours, providing the ambient temperature is 65° F. or warmer. It must be plugged into a suitable thermostat* for use, and should never be plugged into a wall outlet (because it will never turn off). It must be operated submerged in water, and never dry. Ideal for building your own electric strike and sparge water heater.

 To give you some idea of the heating power of this wand, we mounted it in a Brewer's Edge 76 Quart BrewKettle filled with 10 gallons of water at a starting temperature of 67° F. with the wand plugged into a Brewer's Edge Mash Heat Control.  The log is below:

10:20AM  67° F.

10:34AM  77° F.

11:00AM  112° F.

11:30AM  143° F.

11:59AM  175° F.

It can be mounted weldessly in a 1.25" diameter hole that you drill with your metal rated holesaw or suitable step drill bit (hole saw not included), and features a silicone sealing washer to seal against leaks.

It must be installed in a stainless steel pot, and should not be used handheld or for another other application than heating water.

The stainless element length is 12", and the overall length with the cord mount on the back is 16".

It features a 20" cord which must be plugged into a heavy duty (15 amp) computer power cord (not included). A good cord to buy for this is the Tripp Lite Heavy Duty Computer Power Cord, 15A, 14AWG (NEMA 5-15P to IEC-320-C13).

 *Suitable thermostats include controls that have a capacity of 15 amps or greater.

 

 

 

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by DelawareHomeBrewer
on 5/13/2019
from Hockessin, DE
Nice heater - needs instructions and silicone washers
Heater works well, but could use some instructions with regards to installing into the kettle or mash tun.  Only has one silicone washer and it should include at least 2, preferably 3 washers. Unfortunately I split the one included and now need to find a replacement.

Dave: We are sending a replacement gasket out today at no charge.
by Phil
on 12/28/2018
from NJ
Works good so far
I purchased this heating element to convert my 5 gallon stainless steel brew pot to electric for doing 2.5 gallon batches. It installed easily and after insulating my brew pot it brings 3 gallons of water to an adequate boil in about 35 minutes. So far I have done two extract batches and have no complaints and nothing has scorched.
by C Muller
on 1/22/2018
from Torrance, CA
heater review
Works fantastic with my 5500 watt element as a supplemental heater in my 30 gal HLT. Cut an hour + off my brew day. My HLT has now has a herms coil to do step mashing. No more long ramp times and no scorched wort!
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Dale Ellis
8/10/2019 10:36:08 AM
Regarding, “It can be mounted weldessly in a 1.25" diameter hole that you drill with your metal rated holesaw or suitable step drill bit (hole saw not included)...” Best to use a Greenlee punch; drill small hole, insert punch.
A clean 1.25" hole is needed and stainless is much harder than conduit. We have not tested a Greenlee punch, but they are quality tools, and may do the job.
Chris G.
7/23/2019 12:58:02 PM
Can you send instructions on the hole required and the procedure for mounting through the hole? Is this the same size hole used for a standard electric heat element? How do you grip the parts to prevent the inner round sealing part from rotating? Thanks
This fits in a 1.25" hole which you must drill with a step drill or metal rated hole saw. Once the hole is there, just unscrew the nut and install the heating element with the gasket on the inside. Hand tighten firmly and then tighten a quarter turn with a wrench to complete. There should not be much of a problem with rotating.
Mick Spencer
6/2/2019 5:33:45 PM
I typically heat water in my boiling kettle and transfer to the sparge water tank (20 gal) at the beginning of the brew day; then use a propane burner to keep the sparge water at the desired temperature. Would this work to keep 20 gal of sparge water hot?
Probably, although we have not tested this with 20 gallons.
David
1/17/2019 9:05:05 AM
Do you sell a 120 volt/1600 watt setup like this that can handle being in wort during the boil? How is it attached to the kettle?
We don't recommend using this to boil wort as it would burn some of the wort onto the element. That would be very hard if not impossible to clean off the element. This item works best for heating sparge water. It mounts in a 1 1/4 inch hole using the supplied hardware. No welding required.
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