From the HBD Archive
From: Don Reid <>
Subject: Boiling on an electric stove (insulation)
Date: 1992-02-25 18:59:51 GMT

The discussions here prompted me to try and insulating my brewpot.

I have a 5 gallon stainless steel pot with lid and a standard electric stove.

I got a sheet of closed cell foam (sold as a backpacking pad), and put a strip
around the top of the pot. To reduce the chances of melting and/or fire,
I left the bottom 4 inches above the bottom of the pot. I cut slots for the
handle which also served to keep the foam from sliding down. Finally, I cut a
circular piece to go on the lid.

It worked well! I normally have to keep the stove at Med-Hi to maintain a
boil, with the insulation, only Med-Low was neccesary. There was also
no burned wort on the bottom of the pot.

Don Reid

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