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Offline MRMARTINSALES

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immersion Heater
« on: November 08, 2017, 01:29:57 PM »
Hi,

In my Boiler i have a immersion heater. It currently is installed into the side at the bottom but only extends about a 3rd of the diameter of the boiler so when it boils there isnt necessarily a rumble througout the beer (just on one side).

Is this a problem and will all the beer still be getting boiled and hops fully utilized?

Thanks

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Re: immersion Heater
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 02:09:57 PM »
It should be fine. The boiling action causes enough circulation to keep everything mixed pretty well. If you put your heater in the top of the kettle you might have some trouble, but anywhere near the bottom should be OK.

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Re: immersion Heater
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 01:45:00 PM »
In my Boiler i have a immersion heater. It currently is installed into the side at the bottom but only extends about a 3rd of the diameter of the boiler so when it boils there isnt necessarily a rumble througout the beer (just on one side).

As long as the boil is vigorous, you're in great shape. The boil is causing a convection that is circulating everything, so utilization is not an issue.

The guiding characteristic is be DMS (canned sweet corn) notes in the finished beer. If it's there, your boil needs to either be longer or more vigorous.
Beer Appreciation is the space between pints.