Brew in less time by adding this element upgrade kit to your Unibräu system. This kit adds another 1650W element to your brew system, and comes with the necessary hardware to easily install it into your kettle. Because of the modular nature of the system, you simply can move the temperature probe from the kettle, into the tee on the discharge end of the pump. Installs in seconds, this will halve the time to mash, and to boil temperature. This element kit is used manually, and so should be unplugged when approaching your mash temperature, as only one element is needed to maintain the mash.
Remember to plug this element kit into a separate GFCI receptacle on a separate circuit so as not to trip the breaker. If using an extension cord, a 12 gauge cord is recommended.
The 1650W upgrade kit is a great addition to the 120V system for those wanting a faster brew day. Keep in mind that this is a manually controlled extra element kit. Only one element can be plugged into the controller, and this element will plug directly into an outlet and act as a "booster" to get you to your mash in temperature and your boil quicker. Manually unplug this element when mashing and boiling as the included 1650W element in the standard Unibräu system is sufficient to maintain temperatures, including boil.
1650W element + 1650W element 6.35gal (24l) temperature rise = 3.3deg/min or from mash out to boil for a standard 5gal batch is around 14 minutes.