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Old 01-17-2013, 11:46 PM   #21
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are you using this as a HLT or MLT? I didn't see a false bottom or screen in your cooler. Nice simple setup though, I am hoping to do something very similar to this.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:10 AM   #22
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That cooler is a mash tun.

RIMS is not simple. It's not rocket science but it will take lots of time and work to build it.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #23
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are you using this as a HLT or MLT? I didn't see a false bottom or screen in your cooler. Nice simple setup though, I am hoping to do something very similar to this.
This is my MLT, for testing I left the false bottom out.

Small update last night I did some more testing with the PID and played around with the auto tuning a bit. After letting it cycle it seem to keep the temp about .7 degrees too high and would bounce over 1.2 degrees from the set point. I went into the settings manually after and set P and I to .1 but left D around 3 I think. After this I was able to maintain 4 gallons of water @ between 152.0 - 152.2 with the element only turning on for a second here and there. I'm pretty sure I'll be messing with the settings some more this Sunday when I brew.

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:58 PM   #24
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Any advice for working with the mypin TA4 PID? I just bought one also for my DIY RIMS setup.

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:05 PM   #25
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Any advice for working with the mypin TA4 PID? I just bought one also for my DIY RIMS setup.
I'll let you know how things work this weekend. So far it was a pretty simple to wire and program.

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Old 01-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #26
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Why don't you just run the auto-tune program? It should set everything perfectly to absolutely nail the temp every time.

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Why don't you just run the auto-tune program? It should set everything perfectly to absolutely nail the temp every time.
I tried the auto-tune 3 times and each time it kept the temp high by over 1 degree. I manually set things lower from the auto tune setting and I seem to have it working alright at the moment.
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Had some big issues today with the RIMS system. Maybe I should not have tested with a big beer but my false bottom kept clogging up and cutting the flow to the pump. I had about 15 lb or grain and 1/2lb or rice hulls and still had issues. I have an old manifold that may work better??? What are other people using in the bottom of their 10 gallon coolers??

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Old 01-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #29
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How thick/thin is your mash? I find that 1.5 qt per pound works well.

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Had some big issues today with the RIMS system. Maybe I should not have tested with a big beer but my false bottom kept clogging up and cutting the flow to the pump. I had about 15 lb or grain and 1/2lb or rice hulls and still had issues. I have an old manifold that may work better??? What are other people using in the bottom of their 10 gallon coolers??

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I have no problem with my washing machine hose. I just coiled it up with a small soft copper pipe inside it to keep it on the bottom. Works like a charm
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