I've been doing some thinking (and researching) and have decided I want to convert a 1/2 bbl keg into an electric boil kettle. I figure the keg is $30 at most, the stuff to cut it out is at the brew house and most of the equipment needed is pretty easy to come by and not terribly expensive.
That said, all I am looking to do is simply add two 120v elements to a keggle with a power knob (I know there is a technical term for it) for each element. I'm NOT looking to automate this, add sight glass, thermometer, false bottom, even a valve. All I want right now is a basic, primitive boil kettle that I can use at home. Looks like the elements are no more than $15 each depending on where you get them and the wiring I can do myself.
Here is the questions start. I know Dave is looking to build an electric brew system and some others may have already done this so I ask you, what all am I going to need? What is it going to take to bring 10 gallons of wort to a boil in a keggle with electric heating elements?
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