## Re: How Hot?

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• ... Well, yea... how hot do you want it go, and how fast? Here is some info for you... 1 BTU will raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 deg. F. 1 gallon
Message 1 of 5 , Feb 25, 2012
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "ballard_bootlegger" <whitney@...> wrote:
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> How many BTU's does one need to heat a 600 gallon boiler in reasonable time?
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Well, yea... how hot do you want it go, and how fast? Here is some info for you... 1 BTU will raise the temperature of 1 pound of water 1 deg. F. 1 gallon weighs approx. 8 pounds. Also, 1 BTU = .29 watt hours, so you can also calculate the watt hours needed. (1 pound of water = approx. .12US gallons.
Have fun with the math!
(If you want to be a technonurd about this, you also have to figure in heat losses from the boiler and heating devices.) I need a drink.
• What do you consider a reasonable time??   ... From: ballard_bootlegger Subject: [Distillers] How Hot? To:
Message 2 of 5 , Feb 25, 2012
 What do you consider a reasonable time??  --- On Sat, 2/25/12, ballard_bootlegger wrote:From: ballard_bootlegger Subject: [Distillers] How Hot?To: Distillers@yahoogroups.comDate: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 6:01 PM How many BTU's does one need to heat a 600 gallon boiler in reasonable time?
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