then it's out to the garage where the rig is.
it is a single teir HERMS set up. I then have nine 1 inch solenoids underneath and two march 809's that control all of the flow of liquid through the rig with flips of switches.
The way the whole process works is...
-fill MT and BK to desired levels and punch in temps for each.
- Once each has come up to temp, I pump my mash water from the BK, into the MT (I don't have any heat at the MT so I gotta get it from somewhere0
- Once mt is filled, I add my grains and start circulating
- It circulates through a heat exchanger suspended in the HLT (should have taken a pic of that) in order to maintain/adjust temp.
-Once mash is done, i pump into the BK again and then sparge from the HLT.
- In order to do that, i have to stop circulating for the last 10-15 minutes of the mash in order to bring my HLT up to sparge temp.
- Sparge... circ... pump into BK and then boil away.
-Once I'm boiling i can break down teh HLT and MT and clean them.
it has a quick connect for a hose on one end and a water filter for incoming water and then a spicket on the other end where he chilled wort comes out.
The control panel is pretty ugly and will be replaced soon. I ended up with two more switches than I originally though.
Everything is flip a switch. "Fill Mash tun"... is switch 4. fill hLT is switch 3... so on an so on
The PIDs control the burner under the HLT and the burner under the boil kettle