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Yooper 08-23-2012 04:26 PM

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Yooper, do you have a link for more info on your hlt stirrer?
No- but here are some photos:

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The fan is just to keep the motor cool for the stirrer. I didn't build it- it came with my system when I bought it. The "board" was added because it used to go through the top of the cooler lid that I used for an HLT back them and then I went with the keg HLT so I had to have a support for it.

Yooper 08-23-2012 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by mightynintendo View Post
Yooper, do you have a link for more info on your hlt stirrer?
No- but here are some photos:

Attachment 72881

Attachment 72882

Attachment 72883

The fan is just to keep the motor cool for the stirrer. I didn't build it- it came with my system when I bought it. The "board" was added because it used to go through the top of the cooler lid that I used for an HLT back them and then I went with the keg HLT so I had to have a support for it.

Yooper 08-23-2012 04:26 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by mightynintendo View Post
Yooper, do you have a link for more info on your hlt stirrer?
No- but here are some photos:

Attachment 72881

Attachment 72882

Attachment 72883

The fan is just to keep the motor cool for the stirrer. I didn't build it- it came with my system when I bought it. The "board" was added because it used to go through the top of the cooler lid that I used for an HLT back them and then I went with the keg HLT so I had to have a support for it.

bendiy 09-15-2012 05:48 AM

I'm working on it
 
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Does anyone have any experience or advice on this? Are there any advantages and/or disadvantages I have not considered? Any input would be appreciated.
I just had my first run on it last weekend. Doing exactly as you described. Your thinking is very similar to what I'm doing and I had similar concerns. I don't have my automation of temps finished yet, so this was a "dumb" run of the circulation process, but I was very happy with the results. I should have PID automation in the next few weeks.

bendiy 09-15-2012 05:48 AM

I'm working on it
 
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Does anyone have any experience or advice on this? Are there any advantages and/or disadvantages I have not considered? Any input would be appreciated.
I just had my first run on it last weekend. Doing exactly as you described. Your thinking is very similar to what I'm doing and I had similar concerns. I don't have my automation of temps finished yet, so this was a "dumb" run of the circulation process, but I was very happy with the results. I should have PID automation in the next few weeks.

bendiy 09-15-2012 05:52 AM

RIMS CFC HEX HERMS Hybrid
 
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I'm also trying to work my RIMS tube in on the HTL side of the CFC HEX as a hybrid heat sorce. I also want to see how well it works to just use the RIMS tube and Counter Flow Heat Exchanger in a loop without the HLT.


luhrks 04-30-2013 10:00 AM

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Sure. It's just that an extra pump is required, which is more expensive than an aquarium pump. So in a HERMS and single level system, you need three pumps instead of two.
Um. No. I use two pumps.

Pump one is used to stir the HLT and sparge. The second is used to recirc the mash, pump to boil, whirlpool, pump through chiller to fermenter.

The third is not required in any way.


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