The heating element is the black "pot" you see on the stand. it's an electric turkey fryer with the heating element in the bottom. I figure its a lot like the heat stick that some people build but more like the "e-kettle" that people do. Its nice because i can control the out put to the heating element to the fryer with its built in thermostat. I am hoping that it controls the temp a little better, rather than just on/off like most systems. I will use a screen to keep the grains off the element to prevent scorching.
As far as the outlet of the pump goes the top will be the supply to either the mash/lauter ton or the boil kettle. The bottom is just an air release to allow the pump to prime via gravity. I'll open the inlet, than crack the bottom valve until i get flow - voila - instant prime. Close the outlet of the pump and you hold prime.
Originally Posted by Retrofit
No one is commenting (yet), but I'm watching this thread.
I see your pump, your temp gauge. I don't see the heating element or at least wires for it. Also, I see what appears to be to outputs. Why two? Is the second to drain the tube when you're done?
I haven't built my RIMS yet, so my questions are newb questions.
P.S. Your brew in a bag thread got me started in that method. My efficiency is at 50%, so I've got some room for improvement.