Electric Brewing Equipment

Electric Brewing Equipment

Boiling your brew is important when incorporating all flavours in your beer. But aside from improving the flavours in beer, boiling the wort is also important for pasteurization, creating caramelization, and isomerizes the hop acids. Without properly boiling the wort, you will end up with a weak-tasting beer.

There are different ways to boil your wort and while some opt for propane burners, others opt for electric brewing equipment. Electric brewing equipment may be bought directly from some home brewing suppliers, some home brewers find it enjoyable to build their own electric brewers.

Adding electric brewing equipment means you will have to modify your kettle in order to add a heating element (however some kettles do come with a heating element hole already pre-drilled). You will need mechanical and electrical skills* if you plan on customizing your brew kettle.

The benefit of using electric brewing equipment is that you can save a lot of money in the long run compared to using propane. It is also easy and safe to use and is perfect for a small home brewing setup. You also have better control of the heat that you apply to your wort and you will not scorch the bottom of your brew pot. While some heating elements do not come with temperature monitoring, you can always install one especially if you are really concerned about the temperature of your wort.

*Warning: Electrical equipment can result in serious injury or death if not installed and used correctly.

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