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!