Pros and Cons of Electric Brewing June 27 2017
Ever think about turning your gas powered home-brewery into an electric one? There are some factors you will want to consider, including:
- Depending on the power in your house, you may have to put in a new circuit or at least some new outlets.
- You will DEFINITELY want a GFCI outlet for safety purposes.
- Electrical systems are harder to take on the road to brew at a buddy's house
- You will need a way to deal with all of the moisture created during the brewing process. Setting your mash tun and boil kettle beneath a window into which you can install a fan is an easy way to do this.
There are many positives to brewing electrically, including:
- You can brew inside, which often decreases setup and cleanup time.
- You can brew year-round (more beer!).
- Electric heating elements are much quieter than either natural gas or propane burners.
- No propane, so especially if you brew in a garage or in a basement, you eliminate the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning.
If you have any questions about turning your gas brewhouse into an electric brewhouse, always feel free to ask us questions!