Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

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Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby eclipse9101 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:59

Hi guys. I have a 6 litre thermo pot from Bergland that I'm planning on converting to a little herms pot.

I've seen people use elements that are fitted in the bottom section of these pots bit I'm insure where people get these specific elements from? What size do they have to be? I would ideally like to fit one in the bottom and have the cable feeding through to the outer bottom rim so I can fit a gland to it and wire on a plug to end of the lead.
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Re: Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby mark1964 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 13:25

we use a tesco value kettle element in the base of a 2 litre aparagus pot. For a larger pot i reckon you would need a bigger element so that youll be able to get the quick temp changes for step mashing (if you plan to do any) that is.

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Re: Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby PhatFil » Wed Jan 27, 2016 01:24

fwiw i have one of these in the spares box with a plan ;)
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AC-220V-3KW-S ... SwYaFWeTnz

about 1m of element length, and a scrubby pad wil fit between the rings for a post boil scrub..

but the quick search employed to find them also picked up this uk auction 2 x elements for a fiver if no one else gazumps it ;)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-new-burco ... SwUV9WpPTU

add some feet to the base of the pot to provide distance between electrical connections and the surface it stands on if the odd spill is a possibility ;)
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Re: Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby eclipse9101 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 08:41

PhatFil wrote:fwiw i have one of these in the spares box with a plan ;)
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AC-220V-3KW-S ... SwYaFWeTnz

about 1m of element length, and a scrubby pad wil fit between the rings for a post boil scrub..

but the quick search employed to find them also picked up this uk auction 2 x elements for a fiver if no one else gazumps it ;)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-new-burco ... SwUV9WpPTU

add some feet to the base of the pot to provide distance between electrical connections and the surface it stands on if the odd spill is a possibility ;)


Nice looking element there mate. Mind if I ask what you have planned for it? Sounds intriguing!
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Re: Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby mark1964 » Wed Jan 27, 2016 08:51

If it's for a herms no need for scrubbing

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Re: Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby PhatFil » Wed Jan 27, 2016 20:38

eclipse9101 wrote:Nice looking element there mate. Mind if I ask what you have planned for it? Sounds intriguing!

since you ask....

one of the future projects is to convert this ebay 'bargain' into a 1 pot brewery..

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the drain was a dirty rusty welded steel pipe/valve.. i cut that out and have fitted a 1" skin fitting.. and the above element is an option to beef up the boil capacity if the fitted 3kw U element proves lacking.. Its been on the shelf a couple of years now ... one day...
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Re: Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby Springer » Wed Jan 27, 2016 22:35

Now there's a project with legs, keep us informed. :D

This 99p ebay bargin, has been sitting outside the workshop for to many years but is destined to be my BIAT base vessel. Anyone want to bid me on three 240 volt heaters at 5Kw each? :o :D
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Being tested for lead in the solder next week, should be ok. :)
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Re: Element for 6 litre thermo pot herms

Postby Northern Brewer » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:02

When I built my 6 litre thermopot heat exchanger back in 2011, I bought item 10940B from Backer

I paid about 20 inc VAT and postage.

Its now 65 quid!!
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