hot water tank as kettle possibility

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hot water tank as kettle possibility

Postby mattmike » Wed May 19, 2010 4:20 pm

Just replaced my hot water tank at my home. Now the old one works ok except for a high pressure valve at the top. I would remove the cover anyways and since the heating element works fine and could bring water to a boil. Going to make an attempt at brewing in there. Has anyone done that before?
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Postby conman » Thu May 20, 2010 11:24 am

i wouldnt recommend it, yhey are not designed to boil, even though they can. I would instead use it maybe as a hot liquor tank.

either way, be very careful if your modifying any appliance for another use other than originally intended.
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Would need research

Postby mattmike » Thu May 20, 2010 4:40 pm

:idea: of course i believe its worth the old college try. Inside is glass coated steel. But i have only been doing 5 gal. Batches. Maybe its time to start looking into the techniques of bigger batches.
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