1600 Watt Stainless Steel Heating Element

1600 Watt Stainless Steel Heating Element

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A powerful, 304 stainless steel heating element well suited for most kettles. With its weldless design and a diameter of 1 1/4" it's easy to install. Install by simply drilling a 1.25" hole in your kettle and tightening the nut from the outside. The heating element requires a power cord which can be purchased separately (Electrical connection requires a computer power connection IEC320 C13 to your 110 v plug). 11.5" Long


  • 1600 watt 110 v element
  • Food grade, high temperature silicone seal
  • The element itself is 11.5" long, 0.75" diameter
  • Designed for use with 5 gallon batches

Please Note - Having electrical devices around liquid can be hazardous, and should not be left unattended. Please use caution while using this device, and read the instruction manual prior to use.

Use the H902 1.25" Hole Saw to drill a hole for this product.


Kegland Part Number: KL03513

Item # BE446
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Weight 4 LBS
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Price and functionality
Matt Bates on Jul 10, 2018
It will do the job intended,hopefully.
Tom H on Mar 8, 2018
Price and functionality
Matt Bates on Jul 10, 2018
Only heating element I could find that didn't require me to do any wiring that I might mess up!
Nicholas P on Mar 9, 2018
It will do the job intended,hopefully.
Tom H on Mar 8, 2018
Few heating elements already wired.
Stephen j G on Feb 20, 2018
Because I can use 2 elements to get to a fast 7 gal boil. Then I can unplug one to maintain a gentle boil. I also like that it is all Pre-wired connections.
Brad Stein on Feb 6, 2018
Only heating element I could find that didn't require me to do any wiring that I might mess up!
Nicholas P on Mar 9, 2018
Few heating elements already wired.
Stephen j G on Feb 20, 2018
Could this be used to boil 7-9 gallons of wort?
Alex Dryden on Jan 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This element is designed for 5 gallon batches. Kettle geometry, insulation, and ambient temperature will determine the precise volume of solution the element is able to bring to boil.
Im thinking about adding this to my Robobrew to get a better/faster boil. Anyone had any issues with the wort scorching? Is this a low density setup?
Scott Childs on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have not had an issue it is a big heating element and has pretty even heat density up to the last end and first couple inches of the heating element.. The diameter is massive compared to the normal electric heating element and has great low density heating density.
What's the minimum pot diameter? I'd like it to fit in my 20 qt pot but it's under 12" diameter and the rod is 11.5".
Scott on Apr 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You will need a pot that is at least 12 1/2 inches in diameter. The heater is installed from the inside of the pot so a little more room is required to get it through the opening. My pot is only 12 inches across but I refused to buy another pot. So, since it is made of aluminum, I pounded a concave area on the inside opposite from the opening with a ball peen hammer until it fit. I'm very cheap that way. No apologies. By the way, it works very well for my HLT and sparge water(5 gallon batches).
Could this be made into a heat stick?
Mark Price on Aug 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Mark. In theory, it's possible. We haven't converted on here so unfortunately we're not able to confirm or support that type of modification.
How well would this work for a 15 gallon HLT?
Samuel Scott on Feb 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry to tell you that I use this heating element for a 5 gallon HLT but I am pleased to tell you that it works very well for me. I would guess that you would need something with more wattage for 15 gallons. It would probably take way too long to heat that much water.
What power cord is need when you purchase this element? I’m not finding a heating element anywhere.
Eddie Martinez on Feb 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The appropriate plug is a C13 connector and whatever wall plug you need, usually Nema 5-15P. This is a standard PC/electronics power cord that plugs into the transformers of your playstation or xbox. If you're adventurous you could just chop this off and wire it yourself to a control box or extension cord as long as you are using a 120V/15A circuit.
Can the power cord be removed/unplugged from the main element?
Steven Gift on Mar 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The cord cannot be disconnected from the element at its connection there. It is possible to cut the cord and adapt it to any type of fitting/extension/plug that you would want. This would void the warranty and return policy that we offer.
Does this element have a temperature set point to cut off?
Chris on Jan 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is simply a heating element only. There is no thermometer nor controller built into it. To control it for something like a hot liquor tank you would use a temperature controller and would usually have a thermowell in the tank to take your reading.
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Cheap and convenient
If you're trying to electrify your brewery, this is about as easy as it gets. Paired with an inkbird temp controller, it lets me maintain a steady mash temp. Haven't had the slightest issue with leaks.

Don't expect it to bring your wort to a rolling boil — I can usually only bring my wort (about 7 gallons) to a weak simmer. Paired with another heating element on a separate circuit, it's a cheap and easy way to brew on 120 volts.
May 11, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great addition to my brewery
March 21, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great heating unit
Does what it’s su to do. Paired it with an ink bird temperature controller , so I can variate the heat.
March 4, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great elements!
I purchased 2 elements to quickly get my water to strike temps and quickly get my wert to boil. So far they work great and are more efficient than my old propane burner. 25 min to my strike temp, and 25 min to get my wert to a boil.
February 20, 2018
over 2 years ago
Haven't been able to use
I had hoped to use it along with an inkbird to heat my sparge water in my 5 gallon round cooler but this unit is too long for the diameter of my cooler. I may go for a larger cooler and try it but at 1600 watts I would need it on another circuit than my kettle so it may just sit in a drawer until I have another use. the quality seems good though.
February 9, 2018
over 2 years ago
Brewing with Electric Never Started So Simple!
I recently converted my brew kettle to electric using this heating element and it's made my brew day so much easier! I'm sure there are faster methods for heating up strike water and wort, but that also usually comes with a hefty price tag. With my electric controller this element was able to heat my strike water at just over two degrees per minute and got my wort to boiling in around 30 minutes. Compared with what I was having to do before, it easily took two ours off my brew day! Cheers!
January 23, 2018
over 2 years ago