Been reading the RIMS posts, but haven't found the answer to my question. Apologize up front if the answer is out there.
I have a keggle 3-tier brew-tree with 3/8" fittings. I have seen that RIMS tubes and March pumps are recommended for 1/2" flow. Can I do 3/8" or will I carmelize and burn out the heater too easily? I could, of course, do 1/2" and switch to 3/8" at the beginning/end of the line, but that seems it would defeat the purpose. Do I need to drill some more holes in my keggle and mash-tun?
Secondary questions....I like the DIY, but I am crap at it so like to keep things simple and don't mind paying a little extra for that luxury.
Thinking about doing a toolbox set-up with
Seems I could use a power strip surge protector and plug the pump and PID into that with the thermostat and the heater plugged into the PID. Then, I would have a single switch to operate both the pump and the heater so as not to burn it out and one cord (from the surge protector) to plug in via extension cord.
Will this work? Would something else have a better combination of ease and price? Do I need anything else if I want to mount all the pieces inside a toolbox? Will it get too hot?