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Old 02-14-2014, 04:48 PM   #1
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Default RIMS Wizard knockoff

I've been building this guy since November, and I finally got the parts and time to take it on a test drive. The RIMS wizard by sabco was my inspiration. However, the price was through the roof. I was able to build this contraption and have enough left over to purchase the brew pots in the pic.

More pics and build list to come. I owe this forum and some folks in this forum a big thank you.

Cheers.

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Old 02-14-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Collapsible....nice.

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Old 02-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #4
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Great idea!

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I built this system so I can do 10 gallon no sparge batches. I was going for something simple, and I needed it to be modular since I brew outside.

Big thanks to angrymonk. I bought his 120V controller off of him 3 months ago. (link). I ended up switching the heat sink out for an external one, added a relay for the pump, and I changed a little bit of the wiring. It worked perfectly right outta the box, but I thought I'd try and get my hands dirty doing some of it on my own. Really learned a lot while doing the rewiring!

System Info:
2" RIMS tube from brewers hardware
- 4500w lwd stainless heating element
- 4" RTD prob from auberins.com
- 1/2" inlet and outlet with cam locks
stainless chugger pump
2 ft werner ladder as my RIMS tube stand
20" tall werner platform ladder as my burner/brew pot stand
14" burners from homebrewing.org
20 gal boilermaker mash tun
25 gallon brew pot from homebrewing.org

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:07 PM   #6
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Did the propane test on Sunday. I had 15 gallons in each kettle, and got both to a boil. I'm glad the platform was capable of holding all the hardware plus 30 gallons of water.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:27 PM   #8
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Have you been able to do any no-sparge batches yet? I'm finishing up a RIMS tube and bottom drain keggle MT conversion so I can give the no-sparge a try. I'm wondering about your efficiency with the method.

Looks good too

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Fist crack at it will be this weekend (fingers crossed!) I'm brewing a dry stout with a target OG of 1.043 @ 70% efficiency. I'll post brew day pics and how things turned out.

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Fist crack at it will be this weekend (fingers crossed!) I'm brewing a dry stout with a target OG of 1.043 @ 70% efficiency. I'll post brew day pics and how things turned out.
Please do! I'm praying for good results for you!
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