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Old 07-01-2011, 07:08 PM   #11
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What rating is that capacitor? No chance of a mcmaster #?

Oh yeah: Nice rig.

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:26 PM   #12
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I believe the capacitor comes with the motor.

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:31 PM   #13
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/:drool:/

Sorry about that!

Let me just wipe that up.

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #14
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that may be a good idea. besides I need a little seat time with the brewtroller anyway. the only problem is my pipeline is completely dry...

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Old 07-01-2011, 07:44 PM   #15
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What rating is that capacitor? No chance of a mcmaster #?

Oh yeah: Nice rig.
it came with the motor and I don't remember seeing any markings on it. I can check tonight.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #16
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that may be a good idea. besides I need a little seat time with the brewtroller anyway. the only problem is my pipeline is completely dry...
Bobby can hook you up with some garbage beer.


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Old 07-01-2011, 09:23 PM   #17
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what no love for the sour...

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Old 07-01-2011, 09:31 PM   #18
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In theory... I will use it to heat like a normal herms system but once I move to the bk with 15 minutes left I will pump the hot wort through the coil to sanitize and create a whirlpool at the same time in the bk. Then with flame out (electrons out) I will put ice in the hlt and add water and continue the process until I get to pitching temps. My fall back is to also use the mt as a secondary vessel to hold ice and water and cycle that through the hlt.

Like I said at this point its a theory until this weekend. Worst case I still have my ic. I don't have any of the inside handy but you can go to shutterfly link I posted at the top to see my album. I should have an inside shot minus the pickup tube.

do you see any flaws with this. I'm open to suggestions.
I have a RIM's rig, but recently added a coil to my HLT to try out HERMS and to use exactly as you describe for cooling. My coil is 5/8" copper, about 30' long. With a whopping 3 batches of experience with this setup here's what I can tell you:

Use tap water in the HLT to get the wort to as close to 100f as you can before you add ice. I put a garden hose in the HLT and pump the water to circulate while some is being diverted to waste to knock the temp way down. A single keg of ice will NOT cool an entire batch from boiling to pitching, so save it until you've gotten all you can from the tap water. I use a 20# bag of ice to get a 10ga batch from about 100f to pitching.

BTW... Nice looking setup.

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Old 07-01-2011, 09:35 PM   #19
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I have a RIM's rig, but recently added a coil to my HLT to try out HERMS and to use exactly as you describe for cooling. My coil is 5/8" copper, about 30' long. With a whopping 3 batches of experience with this setup here's what I can tell you:

Use tap water in the HLT to get the wort to as close to 100f as you can before you add ice. I put a garden hose in the HLT and pump the water to circulate while some is being diverted to waste to knock the temp way down. A single keg of ice will NOT cool an entire batch from boiling to pitching, so save it until you've gotten all you can from the tap water. I use a 20# bag of ice to get a 10ga batch from about 100f to pitching.

BTW... Nice looking setup.

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Ed,

thanks for the heads up. I'm pretty sure I would just dump the ice in and watch it all melt.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:54 PM   #20
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One suggestion from someone who went through the whole getting used to pumps/new system, brew a starter wort batch. You can't wreck it, and you can concentrate on the process instead of the recipe. I just filled as many plastic containers as possible, froze them, and dumped the rest.


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Can't believe that I've never heard/thought of this before. Great idea I always seem to run out of DME right before I need an important starter made...
Also, would have been nice to figure out my system with this method. My first batch on my electric system was a mess. Mashed too low. Didn't sparge enough. Only ended up with ~3.5 gallons. Total mess...
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