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Old 03-24-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hello all,
I am going to look at a single tier all stainless brew rig today. I want to get into all grain brewing and was going to build my brew rig this summer. This one popped up and it exactly what I was looking for and its already done (and looks way better than anything I could of welded. Its an electric Rims system with a propane BK. Does anything ever wear out on brew rigs? Any good/bad things I should look for? Thanks for the help. Ill put some pictures up if/when I buy it.





 
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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Well I'd make sure the heating element is still good. Also if pumps are included make sure it works and doesn't sound like a thrashing machine. Since its an electric RIMS I'd assume it has some sort of control system so make sure it's operational. That's about all I can think of. Good luck!


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Old 03-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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I'd ask to see it running using water to make sure everything is working correctly. Take a look at the wiring and make sure everything looks good (e.g. no melted insulation). I wouldn't worry too much about the element(s)...they're really cheap, so don't be too concerned about corrosion or scale. Maybe focus more on how they're mounted and on how easy they are to replace. Pumps and controls would be my biggest concern. Make sure all buttons, switches, and lights are working.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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I bought it.!

 
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Congrats! Pics?

 
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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Useless without pics!

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #8
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nice find.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
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is it rude to ask what you paid for it?? looks like it should be hanging from a rap stars neck....shiny, awesome find

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #10
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I was overwhelmed by all the stainless. I went to just look at it to get some ideas to build mine. I will post more pics once i get it home.



 
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