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akthor 01-09-2012 09:26 PM

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I just looked thru all 14 pages and I gotta ask:

Would it not be easier to just have a HERMS coil in the HLT like in the Electric Brewery HLT?

To save a lot of money you could just use copper instead of stainless.

Is direct fire RIMS better than HERMS as far as for making beer, keeping temps???

Just wondering since I plane on building a version of the electric brewery HLT to use with my setup except not electric. Seems a cleaner easier to maintain option than trying to insulate my MLT. Just making sure I am not missing something?

Hot Liquor Tank


akthor 01-09-2012 09:26 PM

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I just looked thru all 14 pages and I gotta ask:

Would it not be easier to just have a HERMS coil in the HLT like in the Electric Brewery HLT?

To save a lot of money you could just use copper instead of stainless.

Is direct fire RIMS better than HERMS as far as for making beer, keeping temps???

Just wondering since I plane on building a version of the electric brewery HLT to use with my setup except not electric. Seems a cleaner easier to maintain option than trying to insulate my MLT. Just making sure I am not missing something?

Hot Liquor Tank


luhrks 01-09-2012 10:42 PM

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I agree Akthor, but to each their own.

Here's my $40 solution to the same quandry:


luhrks 01-10-2012 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Stankonia View Post
^^ What do you use to automate the temperature of the HLT water for 60 minutes?
My eyeballs. If my MLT is at 153, and the HERMS output is 153, then the mash is 153. The key is the size of your heat sink. The smaller the HERMS HLT the more it gets leached and therfore needs adjustment. I use a 26g HLT with a 15.5g MT so it's pretty damn rock stable with a pilot light. The only downfall is that when I ramp up temp I have to light the burner under the MTfor 5-10 mins, but if you're continouosly circulating/vorlaufing (herms) then it's a non issue. you're just raising the base of the MT the same rate as the HLT.


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