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Replacement elements

Post by domejunky » Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm

My kettle element died during a brew last week, managed to finish off in the HLT. HLT element is looking pretty gnarly too. I've got 6 or 7 years out of them.

They were Tribune S6212 elements (DIN25?) - I'm not sure they were actually stainless. I used a 32.5mm QMax, and a 1.25" backnut. So ideally I'm looking for replacements that fit those holes.

Thinking about MrLard's Hombrew Builder 2.4kw LWD - anyone know what they come with (shroud, backnut, gasket?)

Any better options about?

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Re: Replacement elements

Post by Eric » Fri May 17, 2019 6:21 pm

domejunky wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm
My kettle element died during a brew last week, managed to finish off in the HLT. HLT element is looking pretty gnarly too. I've got 6 or 7 years out of them.

They were Tribune S6212 elements (DIN25?) - I'm not sure they were actually stainless. I used a 32.5mm QMax, and a 1.25" backnut. So ideally I'm looking for replacements that fit those holes.

Thinking about MrLard's Hombrew Builder 2.4kw LWD - anyone know what they come with (shroud, backnut, gasket?)

Any better options about?
Those come complete, are good quality and I have 3. They require a particular spanner to tighten the backnut and the hole diameter should be 40mm.
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Re: Replacement elements

Post by Kev888 » Fri May 17, 2019 8:07 pm

domejunky wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm
Thinking about MrLard's Hombrew Builder 2.4kw LWD - anyone know what they come with (shroud, backnut, gasket?)
It might be worth linking to the particular product to avoid confusion. Brewbuilder does a couple of 2.4kw elements, one is a 40mm classic kettle style the other a 32.5mm straight style (like your tribunes) but I wouldn't think either of them are massively Low Watt Density. IIRC his LWD (and Ultra-LWD) elements are 3kw.
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Re: Replacement elements

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Re: Replacement elements

Post by Eric » Sat May 18, 2019 12:00 pm

Ah, Thanks Kev for pointing that out. Mine are the other type.
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Re: Replacement elements

Post by LeeH » Sun May 19, 2019 9:35 am

The ULWD ripple elements are slightly better in my experience if you can pony up the extra.

Zero scorching making them easy to clean with just a wipe.


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Re: Replacement elements

Post by domejunky » Mon May 20, 2019 9:03 am

LeeH wrote:The ULWD ripple elements are slightly better in my experience if you can pony up the extra.

Zero scorching making them easy to clean with just a wipe.


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I like the look of those. Do you run them off a 13amp plug? I like using 10amp, leaves a bit of headroom...

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Re: Replacement elements

Post by LeeH » Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 am

No, 16A but 13A is fine if everything is up to standard.
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