i just installed an induction cooktop and boiled 3 gal in 20 min. I don’t have the specifics but I think it is 3800w. It was my first batch. The steep temp was held pretty consistent at a low setting. I was previously using a 1800W induction cooker. It would only handle about 2 gal of water and you really had to keep the lid on to keep a nice rolling boil. I did 2 batches with it and the beer was ok.
[quote=“fullhousebrew”]Kind of an old thread, but I came on here just to see if anyone else had any comments about induction cooktops.
I currently use a outdoor turkey fryer burner but will SOON be replacing my indoor cooktop (old thing with coil burners) with a 4 burner induction cooktop. Looks a lot like a radiant glasstop cooktop, but it is induction not the normal electric glasstop
My ‘normal’ brew pot is a 6 gal stainless steel stockpot. I did the magnet test and it is definetly magnetic (about pulled the thing right out of my hand) both on the bottom and the sides.
I am hoping for a bit better boil rate since I am getting a dedicated cooktop. The one I am looking at has an 11 inch burner(would fit my 11" bottom stock pot) and the power is 3700W of power. it also has a Power Boost mode
any thoughts (if anyone knows) on if 3700 watt 11" induction cooktop would be enough for a good boil on a ~3.5 gallon base (I usually start with about 3 gallons, then add the extracts etc, top off to 5 at the end)
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