1600W element kits are back ordered. Expected ship date is Jan 2 2019.
Brew in less time by adding this element upgrade kit to your Unibräu system. This kit adds another 1600W 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.
- Your choice of 1600W or 600W stainless steel element
- 6' Nema 15-5 14 gauge power cord with a matching twist lock plug
- 1.5" Tri-Clover compatible 304 stainless tee
- Qty 2 304 stainless steel Tri-Clover compatible clamps and silicone gaskets
We now offer a choice of 1600W or 600W for our element upgrade kit. If you are wondering, 600W is plenty of power to add to your 120V setup, but gives you more control over mash temperature overshoot while mashing. If you were to ask me, I'd say the 600W addition is the better choice. However, I know there are those who aren't comfortable unless the boil looks like a Maui wave in the winter!
600W element + 1600W element 6.35gal (24l) temperature rise = 2.2deg/min or from mash out to boil for a standard 5gal batch is around 20 minutes.
1600W element + 1600W element 6.35gal (24l) temperature rise = 3.2deg/min or from mash out to boil for a standard 5gal batch is around 14 minutes.