Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Single tier non-HERMS system
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
McCuckerson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Zebulon, North Carolina
Posts: 655
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Single tier non-HERMS system

I recently acquired a few keggles and I want to upgrade to 10 gallon batches (big suprise huh?). Anyway, I have a few criteria for the rig I would like to design:

1.) I cannot be a gravity system. I cannot imagine a HLT sitting on top of an A-frame ladder, enough said.

2.) I am not ready for a HERMS or a RIMS. Don't get me wrong, they are both excellent designs each with advantages and disadvantages; I am just "not there yet."

3.) I do not want to lift anything during the process; except maybe a 12ozer

4.) The following things are important to me: simplified brew day, mid level efficiencies, ease of operation - no surprises.

After weighing all the options I think the best design for me right now is a single tier system, with a 10 gal cooler MTL, flanked by 2 keggles, gas fired for now, and a march pump to move liquid. Is it possible to sparge slowly with a march pump? Is the march pump capable of filling the the BK without gravity's help? I really need some help with this - thanks in advance.


__________________
"Real men drink their freakin' yeast starters...."
McCuckerson is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,600
Liked 1231 Times on 810 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

There's no gravity in a single tier so one pump means one flow (batch sparge). You can fly sparge with two pumps or you can collect the runnings in a bucket or manually move the sparge water in small increments.


__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN! ULWD 5500w Ripple, 2000w, 1500w, etc
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 03:30 AM   #3
Gammon N Beer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: WI
Posts: 725
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

I built a single level stand over the summer and am quite pleased with it. Check out Bobby M's thread on his. There is a link in his sig file.
Gammon N Beer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
bendavanza
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oak CLiff, TX
Posts: 2,348
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

If you're bumping up to 10g, I'd suggest being prepared to lift 16ozer's.
bendavanza is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brewery Build - Single Tier HERMS mplutodh1 Brew Stands 166 11-29-2013 02:40 AM
Trying to plan a single tier system. NextDoortoMickey Brew Stands 6 10-22-2009 12:46 PM
Single tier HERMS reveal. SSRider Brew Stands 17 01-24-2009 03:34 AM
Single tier system users: ?'s in preperation for first use sleepystevenson Equipment/Sanitation 5 10-03-2008 01:20 AM
NEW single tier, sort of, system!!! SEE IT HERE! The Pol Equipment/Sanitation 13 02-02-2008 03:04 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS