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Which method do you use for your big-batch brewing?

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Gas
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Re: Steam vs Electric vs Gas?
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2011, 06:15:46 AM »
I've got low watt density elements in mine. It's still a problem. Its not so much the drinking that screws you up (though you don;t want to get hammered for sure) its the distractions, like a visitor or keg pick up or delivery man.
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Re: Steam vs Electric vs Gas?
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2012, 12:15:17 PM »
went through this thread because i am planning a small new electric brewery for home and found the discussion on tankless versus tank water heaters interesting. a year ago i went through this before replacing my water heater.  the problem i had was that where i live the water is so cold that the flow output has to be reduced enormously to get the water to temp.  this could be avoided by buying a higher capacity unit but then the cost savings were not enough to make up for the cost of the unit.
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Re: Steam vs Electric vs Gas?
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2012, 01:17:48 PM »
Would a large electric coffee urn work? I've seen some that hold at least three gallons. You might have to tinker with it to allow boiling.
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Re: Steam vs Electric vs Gas?
« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2012, 07:18:32 PM »
Did some looking around and think this might be perfect: http://www.katom.com/131-CS115.html?cid=googlebase%20&zmam=29342707&zmas=1&zmac=1&zmap=131-CS115

Pricey? Yes. But this should work well for those small batches. The spigot would need replacing perhaps for something that would work better.
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Re: Steam vs Electric vs Gas?
« Reply #64 on: February 15, 2012, 08:52:13 AM »
euge, thanks for that link. the one in question is pricey but i suspect some others are not. i had thought of getting one a few years ago to try but then tried the electric roaster oven  just could not bring/sustain a boil with it.  may check some of the thrift shops etc to see if i can get a used one to test this out.
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