Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Single tier HERMS reveal.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-16-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
SSRider
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 178
Default Single tier HERMS reveal.

While its not yet done(when are they ever) it is functional now. The only thing left is to pretty it up. Clean up the kegs, maybe insulate them. Also need to get the stainless or aluminum for the table top. Future plans are to convert the gas boil to electric once I can get a 240 installed on the outside of the house.

Control panel, not yet labeled


Back of box with switch and ranco controlled outlets. You can see my probes for the rancos. All the electrical stuff is wired with plugs for easy disassembly.


Powered up. The switch thats lit green is for the HLT element. That way I can shut it off to completely drain the HLT without burning up the element. The timer was for the HLT soI could set it to start warming up in the morning, that way when I get up, it will be hot, but the timer is busted so I need to get a replacement. The wo lights are for each element so I know when there on. The HLT has two lights, the switch and the light, so hopefully I will never drain it down too far with it on.


Im not crazy about where its mounted, but I didnt want it hanging off the side and there really wasnt anywhere else.

__________________

Primary 1:
Primary 2:
Primary 3:
Primary 4:
Secondary:
Keg 1:
keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:

SSRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:38 AM   #2
SSRider
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 178
Default

Front shot.


Plumbing works. All the kegs, and the pump are connected to the plumbing with sharkbite fittings, I can take them apart in seconds for cleaning.


CFC with thermo on the output. Its plumbed back around behind the BK so if I need to recirc to lower temps more, I just put the hose back in the kettle. The end is drilled for aeration. Once its to temp, I can shut the vlv, move the hose to the fermenter and let it go.


__________________

Primary 1:
Primary 2:
Primary 3:
Primary 4:
Secondary:
Keg 1:
keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:


Last edited by SSRider; 01-16-2009 at 12:41 AM.
SSRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:40 AM   #3
SSRider
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 178
Default



Here is the HX



Inside the HLT. I used copper tubing for thermowells for the ranco.
__________________

Primary 1:
Primary 2:
Primary 3:
Primary 4:
Secondary:
Keg 1:
keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:

SSRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
SSRider
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 178
Default

Inside the MLT, w sparge/recirc arm


__________________

Primary 1:
Primary 2:
Primary 3:
Primary 4:
Secondary:
Keg 1:
keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:

SSRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:45 AM   #5
popeiam
USBDT
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
popeiam's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Whidbey Island WA.
Posts: 146
Default

nice set up. So when and what is going to be the first brew?

__________________

????

popeiam is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:47 AM   #6
SSRider
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 178
Default

This is where the HX ranco thermowell is. It reads the temp coming out. The tubing doubles as a sight glass so I can see how clear the wort is.

__________________

Primary 1:
Primary 2:
Primary 3:
Primary 4:
Secondary:
Keg 1:
keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:

SSRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:50 AM   #7
SSRider
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yakima, WA
Posts: 178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by popeiam View Post
nice set up. So when and what is going to be the first brew?
When is hopefully this week sometime. What I dont know. Since I have never brewed all grain before, I want to do something easy. I will also be doing a few 5 gallon batches to get the hang of the system. I had initially started collecting parts for a cooler setup, and then got a wild hair and built this instead. So I have done a few partials, but no all grain yet. Any recommendations for a easy first batch.
__________________

Primary 1:
Primary 2:
Primary 3:
Primary 4:
Secondary:
Keg 1:
keg 2:
Keg 3:
Keg 4:

SSRider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 05:57 AM   #8
Grimsawyer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 886
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Do something to show off your new option. Grain selection. Do something with marris otter, melanoidin, 2 different crystal malts and maybe carafoam. Get goofy with the grainbill! YOU CAN NOW!!!!! Why wimp out and only put one specialty grain in it. Now you can add that 1/2 lb of wheat malt to add just that much more head retention. My vote is to go nuts on the specialty grains but mash low to keep the final gravity low. And grats on a SEXXXY brand new system!!!

__________________

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. They wake up in the morning and that's as good as they're going to feel all day." -Dean Martin

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFlyingBeer
...no sense hauling empty carboys around when full ones take up just as much space. :)
Grimsawyer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:44 PM   #9
SHvanBommel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 220
Default

This is fantastic... well done sir....

__________________

Primary - (1) Apfelwein (AG) (2) Oxyclean
Secondary - (1) Imperial IPL (AG) Cali Common (2) Oxyclean
Tertiary - (1) Elderberry Mead
Drinking: (1) Blood Orange Wheat (2) RYE IPA

SHvanBommel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-16-2009, 12:59 PM   #10
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,015
Liked 978 Times on 653 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

The only disappointment is the plywood top. You should scavenge the earth for some second hand diamond plate. Other than that, it's dead sexy.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I love my single tier Chester DIY Projects 5 09-02-2010 11:24 PM
3-Tier AND Single-tier in one menschmaschine DIY Projects 21 04-26-2009 01:26 AM
New single tier AGBrewer Equipment/Sanitation 20 08-27-2007 07:49 PM