HS5500 Complete Kit With Element

Rated 4.71 out of 5 based on 21 customer ratings
(21 customer reviews)


HS550 Heat control


This is a new and improved HS5500, it comes with the addition of an on/off switch so that you no longer have to unplug the unit to kill the power. This is built with all Parts from U.S.A. No Chinese components in this baby. It also has 40 amp solid state relay to give better protection against relay overload for longer durability. The controller with 5500w heating element has been tested, bringing a keg to operation temperature in approximately 40 minutes. Each one of these is bench tested by the manufacturer. The unit comes without a plug so that it can be adapted to the type of receptacle you have installed or are going to install, the wires are labeled. Hook this baby to a beer keg Or a Hillbilly stills Milk Can boiler with a hot water heater element installed and you’re ready to go with a great controller. With this you will Get the HS5500 Controller and the Element Kit. It will fit on all boilers that we sell.

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 14 x 10 in

21 reviews for HS5500 Complete Kit With Element

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    High cost but is a very nice unit and works very nice… glad I got this kit and would buy another…. and may.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pat W

    very good products. good people to deal with. thanks mike

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vance Rancho

    Nice to be able to plug and play.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Worley

    There is nothing I can say about this controller other that it is one of those “got to have” items. I have bought two of these units from Hillbilly Stills. One for my 26 gallon Hillbilly Stills boiler and one for my 13 gallon boiler. This is the best thing I have bought to control boiler temp bar none. The wireing is first rate with heavy duty 10/3 service cord with 30 amp rated sockets. It is fully enclosed in it’s own electrical box with the off/on switch and dial adjustment on the front. The amp meter tells you precicely how much current you have going to your boiler. There is not enough room on this review to tell you how this is an essential piece of equipment. If you don’t buy one, you will sure wish you had. It’s that good.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Daniel Sloane

    Looks to be very well made and high quality

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Item just arrived safely.

    Negatives- Very expensive! To run it in the uk I will need to do some minor rewiring to my house, but the staff were helpful and tracked down some useful information.

    Positives- it seems to be VERY solid and will last a long while! Its definately the rolls royce of heating element and controller! and it is about and well made as any piece of kit iv ever owned.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Title says it all! I opened this puppy up because I am a curious bee and I will tell you, this thing is built to last. Anyone with a large boiler needs to have one of these.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    As always, I am thoroughly impressed with the quality of this heating element and controller. The only thing as good as your product quality is the quality of your service! Thanks again for everything!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    guenther hartlaub

    it worked great, the heater was jusr right Iv made 3 runs on it so far, Im veary satesfied with it ,would recomend it to anyone intrested in a small Mic-o-still

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Boyett

    This is my second HS5500. It works exactly as advertised and is very well made. Thanks for the good service as always.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fast shipping, great product, good quality that works real good.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Frank Findlay Jr

    I have 2 of these controllers on a 55 gal tank. They heat up very quickly and are easy to adjust. The only problem I have had is after about the 5th time I used them if I switched 1 off and ran just one at about 17 amps after a few hours it would over heat and run up to 22 amps on its own. I switched to the second controller and it did the same thing. I put a fan blowing on them and they still would over heat and run up. I finally decided to just run them at the same time at 12amps and they seem to be fine so far.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    This controller does exactly what it claims. The level of temperature control it gives you is incredible. I was able to make minor adjustments with immediate results, unlike propane where it can take several minutes to see the results after changes are made at the gas valve.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    sam avants

    service was prompt and shipped very quickly, cant wait to use it! i will shop here again!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gregory Meadows

    Good quality equipment easy and fast to hook up

  16. Rated 5 out of 5


    Game changer!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Haney

    Wow this is great. Works just like it should and heats my 26 gallon great. Give it try.

  18. Rated 4 out of 5


    I’ve been running 5500 for about three years. I’ve have to keep a small fan blowing on the heat sink on the back of the unit or will overheat and trip out. That being said, it’s no big deal to turn on a small desk fan. The controller is well built with first rate cables and connectors. I like being able to dial in a consistent heat and there’s no concern of a fire due to high test dripping on a flame. You will not be able to use electric with rye, it will gum up and burn out your elements. I could not see going back to a propane burner after having one of these.

  19. Rated 2 out of 5


    overheats and kicks out unless cooled with a external fan

    • [email protected]

      Please give us a call. It shouldn’t be doing that. If it’s not a year old, we can replace it for you. We are open 8 am-4 pm Central time (270)334-3400.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    Works excellent, perfect choice.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great quality great customer service

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