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I bought it from a guy that never had a chance to finish it...Needed alot work and still does.
It is a RIMS system. The HLT sits above the MLT and the Brew Kettle. I added the control panel and brace today and finished welding up the framework. The control panel will house the PID, Relay, Heatsink and some other minor stuff to turn on the pump (located on the bottom of the frame).
All kegs (still need to do one) have SS couplers welded on them for a thermometer, sightglass and SS ball valves. The Mash Tun has a 1/2" SS coupling welded to the bottom center of the keggle. I've never seen this before, but the false bottom he bought for the mashtun is nice and heavyduty and it should drain pretty clean (I HOPE).
In the copper cylinder there is a 4500W heater element that will run on a 25A relay @ 1100W which should be fine for maintaining a mash temperature of 150+ while it recirculates. The temperature probe for the system will be located just before it goes into the heat exchanger and up into the sparging arm that is inside of the mash tun (cant see it...all copper)
The guy originally had a menagerie of copper plumbing that connected everything in the front of the stand, unfortunately It is not complete and messy. Aside from the copper pictured.............I am going to keep it simple. I will have SS ball valves throughout the sytem to direct flow and use QDC's and sections of silicone hose to transfer product between kettles.
The HLT and Brew Kettle both have 55,000 propane burners. I have to hard plumb those. I will be using black pipe gas line for it. The Mash Tun obviously has no burner.
Well for now I kinda described which way I am headed with this thing. It still needs paint and some minor welding...I'll post more as I progress.
IF THERE IS ANY FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME....IT IS MY FIRST RIMS AND NEED GUIDANCE OR ADVICE.