Anyone Using RIMS for 1 BBL batches? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Anyone Using RIMS for 1 BBL batches?

Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2013, 05:35 AM   #11
BBL_Brewer's Avatar
Feb 2011
Kokomo, IN
Posts: 3,702
Liked 441 Times on 303 Posts

Originally Posted by jammin View Post
I think a 240 volt/5500 watt ULWD element would be bang on. Lots of surface area so you would get very efficient heat transfer, especially at higher flow volume (for your bigger system). Camco makes a straight, folded model that would be perfect. I have one in my 20 gallon kettle and it (dis)assembles easily in 1.5" tri clover system.
Should I run it on 240 or 120? I see a lot of people running them on 120 to cut the wattage. I can probably hit 3/4 gallon per minute on my flow rate without sticking, but I'm not sure if I can do any better than that.
Slots Down Brewery
Stick with the plan....not the sparge.

Never Ending Liquid Yeast - How to Farm Yeast and Freeze it.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #12
jammin's Avatar
Jun 2011
Meridian, ID
Posts: 2,224
Liked 433 Times on 323 Posts

For your batch size, 240 for sure. I feel the pain going from 6 to 12 gallon batches. Not primarily in temp stabilization, but the luxury of moving to mashout or strike temp. I think you would really appreciate 240.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RIMS without RIMS tube? Larsen Electric Brewing 2 06-27-2012 02:34 PM
10 gallon rims 5 gallon batches atcone155 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 06-04-2012 01:48 AM
Bottling three batches, brewing three batches, one weekend. phenry Drunken Ramblings and Mindless Mumbling 5 07-21-2011 04:36 PM
Looking for One Stop shop for RIMs electrical Rims Components kegtoe Electric Brewing 4 12-26-2010 03:10 AM
To RIMS or not to RIMS...that is the question. Dgonza9 Brew Stands 12 08-24-2010 10:01 PM

Forum Jump