Is anyone using a hot plate for their boils? If so, what is the most efficient one to use? I'm doing 5 gallon batches. I obviously don't want to wait hours upon hours to get up to temp.
As I mentioned in another post, I do HVAC controls for a living and just scored a few PID controllers. I have aspirations of building an automated brew setup and wanted to control the hot leg on an electric hot plate through a relay based upon water temp. I want a 2 burner setup. 1 for sparge water and 1 for the wort.