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Electric element in kettle to steam jacketed conversion

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One change that we did not foresee is fine temperature control.   With electric you generally dial in the boil temperature or at least have a rheostat to give some reasonable control.  With steam from a steam boiler, you have generally have a manual valve to regulate the steam coming into the jacket and some control over the output pressure of the steam boiler.   Without a servo steam valve controlled by a thermocouple you are left having to keep adjusting both the steam boiler pressure output and the still jacket input flow to estimate the heating level in the pot.  This is one difference that you should plan for if you are used to fine control with your electric heating. 

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