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Old 06-23-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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Well folks, it was a good day for the South Addison Brewing Company. I finally completed my RIMs tolbox set up and as soon as I put the last of the tools away the doorbell rang and my new 10g kettle from Jaybird showed up. I haven't gotten $#!^ done around the house today

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Please note I have not cut the sight glass down yet, as I just pulled it out of the box and threw the thermometer and sight glass on real quick for pics.

rims-1.jpg   rims-back.jpg   rims-front.jpg   rims-inside.jpg   kettle.jpg  

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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"I'm just a RIMS in a box, a RIMS in a box" Sorry that's all I could think about when I read the thread title.

But, with the pump and all the electrical in there, are you worried about it over heating at all? I know I've seen people have just the pump in there with no issues, but that's alot of wiring and electrical componants adding to the heat.

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My 40A relay gets hot. May want to leave the lid open when you brew

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Are the wires coming out of the box connecting to the element going to remain exposed? Which little giant pump did you go with?

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One other thing. I have to remove my element after every brew. A film gets "baked" onto it...so be careful how permanent you mount it to the tool box. I use a sponge to remove the crud and replace the element. I am using a 1400 watt low density element.

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BrewSpook - can you provide details on your build? Like model numbers, costs, measurements, etc.? I am in the process of pulling together everything and it wouild greatly assist the build to have some more to look at!

Looks really cool by the way! Like the braided hose so you can monitor the wort flow. I assume it is high temp rated?

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Mine is a 1500W LD Element I picked up somewhere online. I actually have a quick disconnect in mind for that to make it easier to come apart. Right now it is just wired up so I could make sure I got it all right. The connector I found is water tight so I will have a pigtail coming off of the element and a socket mounted to the box.

When I ran tests with it it didn't seem to get too hot in there, I will be monitoring in case it does and I have an extra fan from my stir plate build to install just in case. The heat sink on the SSR is pretty big though. I don't forsee having an issue.

If I do need to install the fan I will mount it on top under one of the part doors. Remove the tray on the inside and open the door to start the fan. Maybe a few intake holes on the front towards the bottom to draw cold air up and over the components.

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Interested in your water tight connector you found. I'm building an electric BK and HLT and would be interested in this.

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This may be a good read for those interested in something similar.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/port...needed-162253/

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I would advise grounding the rims tube (you could use the U bolts on the inside) and insulate the wires on the element. oh my response was delayed. Nice toolbox. I keep mine cracked open when I use it until I get some kind of ventilation set up.

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