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 as Male 1” NPT
Test results: 7 gallons of sugar wash at 18%, using 8 gallon duel purpose distiller
It took around 1 hour and 45 minutes to get the still up and running.
90 day warranty
This element will work for boilers up to 8 gallons. I would not suggest this for anything larger than 8 gallon boiler.
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.
Cord Length 6 ft 3-wire ground
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
Posted by Chad L on 4th Oct 2012
Works great, running 5 gal at setting 5 out of 11! plenty of juice for an 8 gal can.
Posted by James on 24th Sep 2012
Having the built in heater was a must for my still; works perfectly, distills 8-gallon mash in 3 hours.