RIMS for Dummies - Page 43 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > RIMS for Dummies

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-16-2010, 04:14 PM   #421
limulus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
limulus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
ATL Burbs, Georgia
Posts: 1,470
Liked 98 Times on 82 Posts


In a traditional system you still need to sparge even when you recirculate your wort. I use a no sparge system.
__________________
Brewin' on a Medium Brewha BIAC system with glycol


"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
-Ernest Hemingway

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 04:16 PM   #422
IPAAAA
Recipes 
 
May 2010
ca
Posts: 443
Liked 6 Times on 1 Posts


I found this and thought I'd share...

http://www.vandelogt.nl/htm/rims_herms_uk.htm

Helps explain it for use newbs.

Limulus, why do you use a no sparge system? Just ease of use or you have a bigger, better setup so you don't have?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 04:43 PM   #423
limulus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
limulus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
ATL Burbs, Georgia
Posts: 1,470
Liked 98 Times on 82 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by IPAAAA View Post
I found this and thought I'd share...

http://www.vandelogt.nl/htm/rims_herms_uk.htm

Helps explain it for use newbs.

Limulus, why do you use a no sparge system? Just ease of use or you have a bigger, better setup so you don't have?
To save time and out of general laziness. I did a couple of Brew In A Bag (BIAB) sessions last year and it worked pretty well (search for BIAB and you will see a lot of threads here and on other forums).

I had brewed back in the 90s and stopped when the kids came along. I already had a pump from those days and just decided to go with a no sparge RIMS. There are others on HBT who also use similar systems (bakins for one). He uses a real RIMS heater and not the bucket heater I have. If my lazy man RIMS does not work, I will buy a real RIMS tube but will stick with the no sparge method...at least for now.
__________________
Brewin' on a Medium Brewha BIAC system with glycol


"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
-Ernest Hemingway

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 04:50 PM   #424
klyph
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
North Pole, Alaska
Posts: 1,809
Liked 42 Times on 38 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Bru View Post
Whats the purpose of having a T-peice on both ends ? In other words run the wort straight in from the opposite side the element is installed.
Well, the original design was to have the element at one end, and the probe at the other, for no reason other than that's how most of the one's I've seen were built. So, I bought all the parts I needed, figuring instead of using a 1.5" to 1" reducer to a 1" to 3/4 reducer (limited selection) I'd just solder that brass fitting into the 1.5" end cap. I soldered up the 1.5" pieces and then got to thinking about it (usually a bad idea) and I didn't like that the probe wire was going one direction, and the element wire the opposite. I guess I wanted to tidy it up by having all the electrical going one direction, and the hoses all going one direction. It wasn't perfectly planned or executed, but it works very well.

Short answer: there is no good reason to have T's at both ends, I changed the design halfway through.
__________________
10 gallon electric system
Stovetop 110v single vessel 5 gallon system

Primary: saison
Secondary: nada
Conditioning: macaroon stout
Drinking: store bought

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:08 PM   #425
newrbrewer
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Posts: 30

I have a RIMS tube on order and I am trying to decide on the element. I will be running 120v and need to stay around 1500w or so. I can get a low density 5500w 240v element locally and was wondering what you guys thought about running at 1375w vs 1500w?
Most 1500w low density elements appear to be zinc plated and I am just not sure if I'm comfortable with that.
__________________
On Tap:
BVIP
Ed's Haus Pale Ale
On Deck:
IPA
Fermenting:
Centennial Blonde
Aging:
Ed Worts Apfelwine - Kegged 9/10/2008

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:26 PM   #426
Shackled
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Woodstock, Georgia
Posts: 136

Quote:
Originally Posted by IPAAAA View Post
I found this and thought I'd share...

http://www.vandelogt.nl/htm/rims_herms_uk.htm

Helps explain it for use newbs.
Thanks for that link. Helped explain it to this noob.

If you use a RIMS system could you essential make it a no sparge if you start with the full boil volume of water,and after the normal mash time you set the PID to the higher sparge temp and the recirculate for the remaining sparge time?

I could be way off here. But havent seen this answered elsewhere. If its found anywhere else please feel free to show me where it is
__________________
"Do you ever feel like your life is being controlled by a 3 year old with an etchasketch?"

-Brian-

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #427
klyph
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
North Pole, Alaska
Posts: 1,809
Liked 42 Times on 38 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Shackled View Post
Thanks for that link. Helped explain it to this noob.

If you use a RIMS system could you essential make it a no sparge if you start with the full boil volume of water,and after the normal mash time you set the PID to the higher sparge temp and the recirculate for the remaining sparge time?

I could be way off here. But havent seen this answered elsewhere. If its found anywhere else please feel free to show me where it is
Yes, you do this even with a sparge, it's called mashing out.
__________________
10 gallon electric system
Stovetop 110v single vessel 5 gallon system

Primary: saison
Secondary: nada
Conditioning: macaroon stout
Drinking: store bought

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:46 PM   #428
pickles
 
pickles's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Columbus
Posts: 2,007
Liked 49 Times on 41 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Shackled View Post
Thanks for that link. Helped explain it to this noob.

If you use a RIMS system could you essential make it a no sparge if you start with the full boil volume of water,and after the normal mash time you set the PID to the higher sparge temp and the recirculate for the remaining sparge time?

I could be way off here. But havent seen this answered elsewhere. If its found anywhere else please feel free to show me where it is
If i'm following your logic correctly, you would have a very, very thin mash. Not an ideal situation.
__________________
Gaptooth Brewhouse

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 08:01 PM   #429
Shackled
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Woodstock, Georgia
Posts: 136

I may not have asked this in the best way.
And Im going to just toss out some numbers as an example

lets say I need ~6 gallons for my full boil.
If I would normally mash with 4 gallons, 1 gallon absorbed by the grains, leaving 3 gallons from the 1 hour mash, then sparge with another 3 gallons to get my 6 gallons
Could I in theory use a RIMS setup with 7 gallons, with the same 1 gallon lost to grains, after first mash of 1 hour just up the temp to what it would be after a normal sparge?


I have many thoughts, most of them are not good ones......
__________________
"Do you ever feel like your life is being controlled by a 3 year old with an etchasketch?"

-Brian-

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 11:48 PM   #430
IPAAAA
Recipes 
 
May 2010
ca
Posts: 443
Liked 6 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Shackled View Post
Thanks for that link. Helped explain it to this noob.

If you use a RIMS system could you essential make it a no sparge if you start with the full boil volume of water,and after the normal mash time you set the PID to the higher sparge temp and the recirculate for the remaining sparge time?

I could be way off here. But havent seen this answered elsewhere. If its found anywhere else please feel free to show me where it is
No problem. I am a total noob and that helped explain a lot of it to me too.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brewrigs for dummies Brewmance Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 10-07-2011 05:24 PM
Kegging for Dummies BlackHat Bottling/Kegging 9 11-05-2009 02:06 AM
Kegging for Dummies Bru Equipment/Sanitation 4 07-24-2009 07:18 AM
kegging for dummies JBrady Bottling/Kegging 6 09-01-2008 02:36 PM
Sparging for Dummies buckeyebrewer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10 04-26-2007 06:21 PM


Forum Jump