I have some amateur experience with homebrewing, which started out with very small batches and small pots. I have now a biggish aluminium pot of 30 liters (circa 8 US gallons) and the heating method I use (heating on the kitchen's hob) is simply impractical. It was slow before, but now it just takes forever to bring the wort to a boil.
I live in a small apartment without outdoor access (well, we have a balcony) and gas is not an option. I have been wondering about using the heat element from a water kettle to do the heating. Something very similar to this:
This is a cheap solution (at least for the time being I want to keep it cheap) and it should be relatively easy to attach the heat element to my pot. My question is: is this safe?