Cheap element enclosure?

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Cheap element enclosure?

Post by jason.loxton » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:03 pm

Just found these. Seem like a very economical way to go electric. Need a lock nut and an o-ring, but those are super cheap. $57 for a stainless element and enclosure.

Anyone see a reason why these would be a bad idea (on the American site people seem to be using them with success for brewing).

https://www.amazon.ca/Dernord-Ripple-He ... B01N4ARTE1

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Post by Keith » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:27 pm

I personally love the Hotrod heatstick. Ease of moving between vessels and cleaning. They are a touch more but much more versatile.

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Post by McGruff » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:43 am

One review said the enclosure is plastic, do not buy. I have never seen any made of plastic.

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Post by jeffsmith » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:11 am

I ended up ordering elements that have a twist-lock built into them. Seemed like a good option that didn't require a large box hanging off my kettle and HLT:

https://www.brewhardware.com/product_p/ ... ple_tc.htm

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Re: Cheap element enclosure?

Post by jason.loxton » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:25 pm

Yeah, I am not sure what they were talking about being plastic. The enclosure is stainless. They must have meant some other aspect, but the melting suggests to be they did something seriously wrong. Other people see quite happy with them: https://www.amazon.com/Dernord-Ripple-H ... B01M0PBSHX

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