Crown 40 L urn power usage

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Hi all,

I've been doing a few brews in my urn the past few months and just got a higher than usaul power bill.
I know the price has/is going up but my actual kw usage is up from previous bills.

Would doing a brew every two weeks make much of a difference in my bill ?

Does anyone know how much these babies suck per hour in a $ value ?


(Urn is a crown 40L concealed 2400w element purchased brand new and in good condition)

(Yes I seached google & forum)

Cheers :unsure:
 

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well if you ran it full bore for 1 hour it would use 2.4kWH.

Multiply that by your tarriff and the number of hours you had it on for and it will give you a dollar value.
 

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In a very simplified way, if your power is charged at say $0.27 / kWh then your 2.4kW element would cost about $0.67 an hour to run.
 

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Sounds about right, I was paying around 40 cents for a one hour boil before electricity prices went feral.

edit: might want to do an audit of everything (maybe buy one of those plug in meters) and see if you are doing anything differently, e.g. leaving PC on 24/7 - are your fridges in good nick?
 

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2.4kW x 1h x 0.27c kWh = 67c
Every fortnight means 6 per qtr bill which is only $4.

I'd be checking fridges, HWS, PC, incandescent lights etc.

Edit if you mash in urn and count boil-up time and do 90min boils you're going to be running it longer than 1 hour.
 

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Awesome cheers guys, I didn't realise it was that simple with the 2400w stuff.

Yeah bribie I was scratching my head as to the jump. Missus was blaming my brewing gear - urn, ferm fridge etc.
I always try to turn stuff off not in use (I know the pc is thirsty)
Might be a fridge that is sucking more juice all of a sudden. I'll get a meter I think.

Thanks agian !!
 

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:icon_offtopic: Great thread, Kev. I have a fairly late model fridge freezer in the garage which was our kitchen fridge but we bought a bigger Bottom-mounted freezer fridge when we moved here (you may remember dropping into Bing Lee when you were down this way)

I use the garage fridge now for storing curries and hops and cooling the odd six pack, so if I got a little chesty from Aldi next time they come up it would likely pay for itself in a year as opposed to the fridge freezer.
 

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On topic, we switch everything off at the wall overnight, apparently "standby" mode can add 10% to your bills, and look at all those standby items sucking juice 24 hours, TVs Blu-Rays, printer, microwave, PC gear (some USB ports are "always on" and that little green light on the printer) - wifi router, clock in the spare room, phone chargers that still grab power even if no phone attached.

We even just light a candle for background light when watching TV, nice romantic glow and $1.99 for six candles :lol:

At least in this area nowadays there's 20° ambient dead on in the garage so I only need to ferment initially for a few days in the fridge then just turn off. I have a cube of water that just sits there on the garage floor and every now and again I zap it with my laser thermometer to check the current temp.
 

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It takes my Crown Urn about 60 minutes to heat cold water up to strike temperature.

After the mash about 45 minutes to mash out to then to boiling.

I boil for 70 minutes.

So say 3 hours total 3 * 2.4 * .277 = $2 per brew for power
 

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We have a good water supply here (voted best tasting in NSW) and a late model HWS so I just fill the urn with hot tapwater and a touch up with salts. Haven't used the RO for a wee while.
 

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