Re: How Hot?
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "ballard_bootlegger" <whitney@...> wrote:
>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.
> How many BTU's does one need to heat a 600 gallon boiler in reasonable time?
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??
--- On Sat, 2/25/12, ballard_bootlegger <whitney@...> wrote:
From: ballard_bootlegger <whitney@...>
Subject: [Distillers] How Hot?
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 6:01 PMHow many BTU's does one need to heat a 600 gallon boiler in reasonable time?