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Old 03-12-2013, 01:06 AM   #1171
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That is so amazing. Did you put together most of that yourself? I wish I had welding and electrician experience. Oh and of course, some spare time to do all this lol. Oh and money, haha.

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Ya I purchase, cut, welded, wired most of it myself but I had help here and there and I had a friend that does electrical look it over (and found some mistakes) before I fired it up. Works good now, if Stout Tanks has a replacement HLT im in buisness, cross my fingers. Oh ya and money takes a bit of that.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:25 AM   #1172
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Wow! that is a serious piece of equipment. Makes the controller I have look really small, lol
It's the same size as the 1/32 DIN Auber that most people have, but it just happens to be what I was able to get for a serious discount through work.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #1173
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Here is the RIMS design I finally went with. Used it on Saturday and beersmith said I got 87% efficiency

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Old 03-25-2013, 05:26 PM   #1174
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Here is the RIMS design I finally went with. Used it on Saturday and beersmith said I got 87% efficiency
Now I've been out of this for a while, but before I went on my sabbatical I'd have said that 87% efficiency is probably getting some undesirable tannins and such. Is that not the case these days?

That's a very nice setup! Any details?
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #1175
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Very nice! Still waiting on my RIMS tube, but that's ok because I am currently broke and can't purchase all the electronic stuff yet.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:24 PM   #1176
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Now I've been out of this for a while, but before I went on my sabbatical I'd have said that 87% efficiency is probably getting some undesirable tannins and such. Is that not the case these days?

That's a very nice setup! Any details?
I don't know but it was higher than I was hoping. Not much for details besides a 1 1/2" tube with a 1500 watt element. Instead of using the standard 4" temp probe I went with the shorter one that will fit inside a "T' fitting. It's fermenting away in the keezer right now so we'll see how it tastes in a couple weeks.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #1177
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #1178
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I don't know but it was higher than I was hoping. Not much for details besides a 1 1/2" tube with a 1500 watt element. Instead of using the standard 4" temp probe I went with the shorter one that will fit inside a "T' fitting. It's fermenting away in the keezer right now so we'll see how it tastes in a couple weeks.
I've seen efficiencies in the mid 90's with no tannin extraction. It all has to do with temp of sparge water, pH of sparge water, and Gravity of wort coming out of your grain while sparging. Keep the three in check and you can strip quite a bit more sugar from grain while keeping the tannins behind for your dog to enjoy while eating the spent grains.
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I did it. All the online stuff has been ordered. I received my RTD and heating element. I should be getting my RIMS tube next week. I am waiting on some camlocks that I ordered a few days ago. And, I just placed my auberins order. I still need a toolbox, wires, and cords, but I can get all that at the local hardware store.

I don't have a lot of money right now, but I could not stop thinking about building this thing, so I placed everything on the credit card.

Hopefully I can count on your guys' continued support and help!

I am also looking into welding classes at the local community classes. If I did not have to take the Bar this summer, I would have totally signed up. I guess I am realizing how much brewing actually means to me.

Thanks again guys.

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I did it. All the online stuff has been ordered. I received my RTD and heating element. I should be getting my RIMS tube next week. I am waiting on some camlocks that I ordered a few days ago. And, I just placed my auberins order. I still need a toolbox, wires, and cords, but I can get all that at the local hardware store.

I don't have a lot of money right now, but I could not stop thinking about building this thing, so I placed everything on the credit card.

Hopefully I can count on your guys' continued support and help!

I am also looking into welding classes at the local community classes. If I did not have to take the Bar this summer, I would have totally signed up. I guess I am realizing how much brewing actually means to me.

Thanks again guys.
There has to be a brewer by you that welds, if you were up here in Oregon I would weld it for you, I did mine. Good luck and you will always find help here I did, and im doing the first brew on the 1BBL tomorrow.
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