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This heating element is to be used with 8 gallon boilers and will not be enough heat for anything larger than 8 gallons. Note: These 1500 watt thermostat heating elements are affordable but do cycle some.
Thermostat probe and heater element sheath and dome switch cover are made of polished stainless steel. Heating element configuration protects sensitive thermal probe against mechanical damage. Pilot light indicates when heater is on.
Heater element has Male 1” NPT, ( use Teflon tape on the threads to seal )
Test results: 7 gallons of sugar wash at 18%, using 8 gallon dual purpose distiller
It took around 1 hour and 45 minutes to get the still up and running.
After each use wipe off any residue left on the element. Also if you start noticing residue building up on the element, it would be a good idea to soak the element in solution of water and white vinegar.
90 day warranty
If you are looking for an electric heating element that does not cycle and has good control then go with the 110 volt controller with 1500 watt element. The 110 Volt Controller with element does not cycle. It operates like a power dimmer switch so the power is constant and does not cycle. The cost is higher on the Controller with element but it is ultimate for solid control.
Cord Length 6 ft 3-wire ground
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Posted by Dan on 14th Nov 2014
Does not have enough power even for a 8gal. still
Posted by Jeremy Slone on 2nd Nov 2014
The next heavier gauge wire would be a great addition to the heater. The plug end gets hot and stays too hot for my taste, but has worked great for 3 years so far! I love your products, they work as advertised !! Thanks guys!
Posted by Bill on 23rd Oct 2014
Perfect for the notice pot still. I would like to see actual temp settings rather than just the numerical value.
Posted by xander on 17th Jan 2013
i would suggest anyone who does not specifically have need to use gas and open flame get the electric setups here , especially if you are a novice. almost as simple to operate as a coffee machine
Posted by Kevin on 10th Jan 2013
In my opinion...this unit is Excellent for milk can boilers. I run this on a 13 gallon milk can boiler with a pot still head. It will bring 6 gallons of a grain wash (Strained of all solids!) to running temps in about 1 hour. I heat up on a setting of about 5 or 6 and reduce to 3-3.4 to run.
I will admit, I have a 13 gallon can from a different seller which has about a 13 inch diameter bottom. The can has a 2 inch Tri-Clover fitting at the bottom for mounting a heating element. I bought this unit from Mike and then got an adapter ( 2 in. tri-clover x 1 in. female NPS fitting from brewershardware) then screwed the heating element into the adapter. (used some nylon tape and also must use a heater element Washer...23 cents from plumberssupply.) Once I clamp this on to the can...I have about 6 inches of element, extending into the bottom of the can. It will easily heat up 10 gallons of wash!
Posted by donttreadonme on 7th Jan 2013
i have a 15 gallon keg still. How would i go about installing this into the can. Do i weld?
Posted by MIKE KEEN on 27th Dec 2012
works great BUT THERE IS NO INSTRUCTIONS OR HOW TO INSTALL!! NO HARDWARE JUST THE UNIT!! IF YOU DONT HAVE A WELL STOCKED GARAGE AND LOTS OF TOOL ITS NOT FOR YOU.. I LOVE MINE!! I BOUGHT 2 RUN BOTH AT SAME TIME :)
Posted by dan on 19th Dec 2012
Its hard to rate this product because I have not used it yet,
but it looks and feels like high quality and very HD. I will
use this weekend and let you know how it went.
Posted by felipe on 22nd Nov 2012
Using two elements on 15.5 gal. keg and brought 15 gals. of water up to 220° in right at an hour.It was a trial run,but worked excellent like I expected.
Posted by Unknown on 3rd Nov 2012
Heats great, but should come with O-ring and bulkhead
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