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What are the benefits of an electric brewing system over a gas system?


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Kinnek Knowledge Team

Electric brewing does have some benefits over gas brewing, but it is worth noting that gas brewing is still more popular than electric brewing, primarily for cost reasons.  Though for, say, a 7bbl batch, electric brewing is only about $2 more expensive per batch, the significant cost of electric brewing actually comes in when considering peak demand charges.  Every kilowatt used after your base electric bill will be charged at peak demand, which may end up costing you a great deal.  It is also worth noting that electric brewing systems must be cleaned more thoroughly and greater care must be taken when cleaning than compared to gas brewing systems, as the electrical elements must be kept in good working order.

Now, there are several significant advantages to electric brewing.  No carbon monoxide venting is required, there's no need for a natural gas supply, there's less strain on air conditioning, and the use of an electric system minimizes the fire suppression requirements, and electric brewing systems are generally programmable.

Good luck!

Dec 6, 2015

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