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Old 11-07-2009, 02:33 AM   #1
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The diy heat stick is so inexpensive to build compared to the one in the link below...but the one in the link has an adjustable thermostat. I could use this in RIMS. Does anyone have one of these?
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...heater-15.html



 
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:36 AM   #2
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Wow expensive...

How would you integrate that into a RIMS?



 
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:56 AM   #3
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You could build a dedicated electric pot for less than that.
Pol, I think he meant to say HERMS.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:07 AM   #4
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Just tossing this out there too.

I dont know how precise that thermostat is on that element. Within a couple degrees? I have a hard time believing that... and if that is the case, it would be pointless to use it to control mash temps. Youd be better off using a cooler with a tight lid.

Like Code said, build an entire E-Kettle for that amount, with precise control too.

 
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Yeah, I think I was really visualizing a modified brew-in-a-bag system. I was thinking about using a steamer rack like this on the bottom of one of my two 10-gal coolers:



The element would be suspended above the bottom of the plastic cooler and slip under the rack. The bag-o-grain would sit on top of the rack. I still have a new Grainger pump and speed control that I bought to use with a RIMS that I built back in the 90s. I was thinking about recirculating from bottom to top. The element would only be on as needed.



 
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