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Old 01-05-2013, 11:16 PM   #11
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Anyone else has an opinion on Herms or Rims? Which do you use and why? If you had to do it over again would you?

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Ended up going with the 20 gallon setup. I also decided to go HERMS. After a TON of reading up, I just feel that HERMS is the way to go for me.

Was looking at burners and decided to go with Blichmanns. I was looking at the Banjo burners as well, but I hear that the Blichmanns are much much quieter and according the Blichmanns website, their burner heat faster/more efficently anways.


Only things left to get is a fridge for the conical, some type of heater to put in the fridge (any suggestions???) and some ingredients so I can make some beer!!

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Old 01-13-2013, 02:39 PM   #13
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Ended up going with the 20 gallon setup. I also decided to go HERMS. After a TON of reading up, I just feel that HERMS is the way to go for me.

Was looking at burners and decided to go with Blichmanns. I was looking at the Banjo burners as well, but I hear that the Blichmanns are much much quieter and according the Blichmanns website, their burner heat faster/more efficently anways.

Only things left to get is a fridge for the conical, some type of heater to put in the fridge (any suggestions???) and some ingredients so I can make some beer!!
Awesome! I got my kettles Tuesday and I was also thinking about going with the blichmann burners. I still haven't bought the conical but I was thinking of my first few batches I'll split them into multiple carboys and experiment with different yeast, hops, etc...

Anyways I can't wait to see your system when it's up and running!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #14
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Only things left to get is a fridge for the conical, some type of heater to put in the fridge (any suggestions???) and some ingredients so I can make some beer!!
A lightbulb works great. I just hang one of those shop lights in there.

like this: [Home Depot]
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Awesome! I got my kettles Tuesday and I was also thinking about going with the blichmann burners. I still haven't bought the conical but I was thinking of my first few batches I'll split them into multiple carboys and experiment with different yeast, hops, etc...

Anyways I can't wait to see your system when it's up and running!
Nice! When are you brewing next? That's a good idea splitting the batches up and experimenting. I was going to do the same thing as well. Once I got the recipe the way I want it, then I'll make a big batch.

As soon as I get it all setup I'll be posting pics!
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A lightbulb works great. I just hang one of those shop lights in there.

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Ah I like the simplicity of that! About how much temp will that raise it? I am going to have my conical and fridge in my garage (insulated but unheated). I am worried it may not hold the temps.
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Probably won't be brewing on my new system for at least a month but I'll probably brew again this upcoming weekend. Still need to order the odds and ends for this build. Glad you went with the herms, seems like a good route.

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The new pots came in......finally!!!


Here are some pics of the setup. Still got some work to do, but it's coming together.





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Looking good, my conical should be here this week. Waiting for nicer weather to tackle the welding on the frame.

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