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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: elements Reply with quote


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Is there any differences between the camco 2963 and 15597 elements. They are both 5500 watts and 240 volts. Will they heat the same and use the same amount of electric power.

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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will use the same power. The difference is the 2963 is Ultra Low Watt Density and the 15597 is Low Watt Density. With the 15597 unit, there is a risk of scorching of the wort from the sugars.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: elements Reply with quote

So in the HLT the 15597 would be ok to use.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a particular reason you want to use the 15597? As stated by Ben, the other element will be less likely to scorch the wort.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben58 wrote:
They will use the same power. The difference is the 2963 is Ultra Low Watt Density and the 15597 is Low Watt Density. With the 15597 unit, there is a risk of scorching of the wort from the sugars.

I think that risk is overrated and will likely not happen.

I would recommend using ULWD elements for another reason however: They're much harder to break if you run them by accident outside of water/wort.

Higher density elements will pop almost immediately if you do this, putting a damper on your brew day. Sad

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
Ben58 wrote:
They will use the same power. The difference is the 2963 is Ultra Low Watt Density and the 15597 is Low Watt Density. With the 15597 unit, there is a risk of scorching of the wort from the sugars.

I think that risk is overrated and will likely not happen.

I would recommend using ULWD elements for another reason however: They're much harder to break if you run them by accident outside of water/wort.

Higher density elements will pop almost immediately if you do this, putting a damper on your brew day. Sad

Kal


I agree with high watt density elements but I just read the specs on the Camco 15597 element and it's rated to work in lime and sand buildups that will burn out ordinary elements. Also, per the package it is a ULWD (Ultra low-watt density) element.
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