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Old 06-12-2012, 01:10 AM   #191
Nov 2011
Richmond, VA
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Gotta love plastics I guess.

I've only tested the MLT/RIMS side of my system. Part of the problem is setting aside extra time to do an all-grain batch vs extract. Once I actually brew with it I'll probably need to tweak things.

Right now my RIMS is to the left of my MLT. The outlet of the RIMS is hard plumbed with 1/2" stainless tubing to the back of the MLT and it's angled forward. It's resting near its inlet on the front rail of my brew stand. If this works, I think I'll weld a bracket to the rail to hold it.

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Old 06-12-2012, 08:26 AM   #192
Dec 2009
North Pole, Alaska
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Originally Posted by frankhmiv View Post
The trickiest part is controlling the temperature in the MLT, which wants to get way too hot with the 5500 watt ULWD element in the RIMS. I'm considering going to a lower wattage element - any comments?
I'm not familiar with the BCS, but with an Auber PID, you can scale the Output High Limit down, which would solve your issue, but prevent you from heating on demand sparge water, so it would have to be switchable. Although, if the PID algorithm is tuned properly, you shouldn't be overshooting your set points, so that would be the first thing to check.
10 gallon electric system
Stovetop 110v single vessel 5 gallon system

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

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:33 AM   #193
Feb 2010
Rochester, NY
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Im looking for a parts list but i know this threads pretty old . I was really looking for the element in the rims tube. anybody know?

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Old 06-16-2012, 04:37 AM   #194
May 2008
Milwaukee, WI
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If you want 5500w I use this guy:


Note that if you are recirculating wort over the element you want to make sure you have decent flow to prevent scorching.
Originally Posted by paulthenurse View Post
And we also decided to make a Barley Wine this weekend as a starter. (That is probably one of the silliest sentences I've ever written.)
On tap: Russian Imperial Stout (nitro), Imperial Red, Kentucky Common Rye, Ruination Clone.
Secondary: RedWine (Imperial Red x2)
Primary: Chocolate Rye Stout, Utopias Inspired 2nd attempt, Oberon Clone
On Deck: Imperial Red, Kentucky Common. TBD.

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