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According to Nathan the jacket on the medium BIAC holds roughly 2 gal, not 5. I debated between the same two Glycol chillers before settling on my TK-500, I don't think you can go wrong with either one. I primarily went with the TK-500 for the price, built-in heater for full closed loop control, and the fact I'm only using water instead of a glycol mix.

The medium BIAC was $3340 when I ordered mine about 5-6 weeks ago.

No racking arm for me, IIRC it only pulled out an extra 8oz or so vs without it.
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The deed is done. I have now dropped over $5k on new brewing equipment and glycol. I will soon have a lot of brewing equipment available including a 4ft x 4ft fermentation cabinet with a new 5000btu ac unit. I'll probably sell my three SS Brewtech BrewBuckets my big propane setup, kettles, brand new RIMS tube and PID. Somebody will get a killer deal and I'll free up a lot of space in my garage

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The deed is done. I have now dropped over $5k on new brewing equipment and glycol. I will soon have a lot of brewing equipment available including a 4ft x 4ft fermentation cabinet with a new 5000btu ac unit. I'll probably sell my three SS Brewtech BrewBuckets my big propane setup, kettles, brand new RIMS tube and PID. Somebody will get a killer deal and I'll free up a lot of space in my garage
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I'd buy your brewtechs if I wasn't so far away. I'm about to get a couple this weekend.

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I just realized I can use my RIMs for heating in winter to keep this thing warm. My basement is all finished and not setup for lots of potential water spillage. So brewing will continue in the garage. I should be able to keep the jacket filled with water and have the jacket connected to the RIMS tube and that in turn is pumped back into the inlet on the 3-in-1 jacket. I ordered the Ranco controller with two plugs for an additional $70. I'll simply plug in the RIMS assembly to that and it will turn on when needed. That should work, right? Here is my RIMS setup:

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I also found another less expensive glycol chiller that is 1/6hp with a 2-gal reservoir. I think this will work and the price is actually quite nice. I know the UBC brand is used by commercial breweries including the one where I took the Brewery Immersion Course.

cuda6pak, based on your experience with your new chiller, what do you think about this glycol chiller?
http://rapidswholesale.com/ubc-2-gal...-hp-115-v.html

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I just realized I can use my RIMs for heating in winter to keep this thing warm. My basement is all finished and not setup for lots of potential water spillage. So brewing will continue in the garage. I should be able to keep the jacket filled with water and have the jacket connected to the RIMS tube and that in turn is pumped back into the inlet on the 3-in-1 jacket. I ordered the Ranco controller with two plugs for an additional $70. I'll simply plug in the RIMS assembly to that and it will turn on when needed. That should work, right? Here is my RIMS setup:

👍👍👍👍. Let us know how this works out. I can't have water left running where I will be storing my unit when I get it so I was planning on transferring to fermenters. This could change that at a nice price point.
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I pulled the trigger and will be getting my medium BIAC in a couple of weeks.

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I also found another less expensive glycol chiller that is 1/6hp with a 2-gal reservoir. I think this will work and the price is actually quite nice. I know the UBC brand is used by commercial breweries including the one where I took the Brewery Immersion Course.

cuda6pak, based on your experience with your new chiller, what do you think about this glycol chiller?
http://rapidswholesale.com/ubc-2-gal...-hp-115-v.html
Honestly I would pay extra for the higher HP glycol chiller, especially with you being in ATL and the 3-in-1 being in the garage. I haven't fully tested out my TK-500 with cold crashing, but I can tell it wasn't chilling as fast as I thought it could. I also have to dial in my system a bit more with throttling the pump and playing with the amount in the reservoir, but doing it over again I'd go with the higher HP chiller.
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HeyGuys,
I'm slightly annoyed. I am being told that customs needs my SSN since the order is over $2500. Did you have to supply that info? If that is the case, I may not be getting this equipment. I don't give my SSN to anyone other than the scumbags at the IRS. I've been a victim of stolen SSN before and I'm very careful.

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