Just did a trial run of my new 4500W, 240V electric hot liquor tank. My previous version was much wimpier, using a 120V 1000W element. Also I used a 48qt cooler this time meaning that I’ll be able to heat all the water for my batch at once. It’ll go like this: Heat the entire volume to my strike temp (usually around 167), and dispense the required amount into the mash tun. I’ll then put the top-up addition into the boil kettle and heat to temp needed for mashout which is usually about 200. That makes the remainder of the water in the HLT the sparge water which I’ll set to 170. I built a HLT riser for my brewstand which puts it right above the mash tun.