The common sentiment on this site appears to be electric. Carbon tax will keep putting electricity and gas up. Renewable target will only keep putting electricity up..............all the same I'm a gas man but think electricity would be cheaper both short and long term.
don't forget the power companies are re-doing the poles and wires which is 80% of the future cost increases.
Gas and electricity will just keep going up, but with electricity costing what it is I am in favour of it. Also its quiet, no fumes, the cost gets buried in household consumption, great stuff!
Who actually wants to live in the country that would exist if this advice were followed? :unsure:So lets do what 68% of Australians want
Who actually wants to live in the country that would exist if this advice were followed? :unsure:
For the OP, gas costs more but is a little more flexible, IMO. If cost is the only consideration then electric would be the way to go.
If you do the maths even if you run a 2400 watt element for five hours that = 12 kilowatt hours, so that = 12 x 22c = $2.64 per brew. Now if you are like me and have to pay $37 for a 9kg bottle then electricity is way cheaper. However I like gas, I have brewed with electricity and also toyed with the idea of BIAB electricity, but just ike the idea of the wide spread heat of gas.
Myybe I am just have an antisocial disorder... now just to figure that out - 2 x braziers, 1 slow combustion heater, 2 x Texan offset smokers, 1 weber compact kettle. Yep must be antisocial disorder and proud of it. B)
Therein lies the bittersweet nature of living in a democracy.Me and 68% of Australians. You'll get to experience it soon enough. Don't like it then **** off.
I was thinking of a dual system, gas to get the HLT, and mash pot to temp, then electric to control the mash cycle. The only thing is your comment in regards to the heat distribution of gas. Is this really an issue? What effects do you notice? A moveable burner would be good??