Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Mash In A Bucket system
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
Skidsmint
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Posts: 61
Liked 12 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Mash In A Bucket system

Last year I had this idea to a build a compact mash tun with the capability to recirculate and heat like a RIMS system. Well after going back to the drawing board numerous times, this is what I finally came up with. The first thing I did was have a stainless steel filter bucket built to place inside of the cooler. After that I built the heater tube out of stainless pipe and a brew heater that I got from my local brew shop. I bought a Sous Vide temp controller on ebay that has the capability to do up to 8 phases so I can do an automated step mash. I'm in the process of building a raised round platform to mount the Chugger pump to so I can sit the cooler on top of the platform, but for now I have the pump bolted to a piece of pine. Last weekend was the first time that I have used the whole system together including the heater pipe. I did a Hefeweizen doing a 90 minute automated 4 step mash. All in all I am very happy with this set up and I hit 85% efficiency on my first try. I'm sure there will be some more tweaking that I will do but at least I have a good start. Experimenting and building equipment is why I love the hobby of beer brewing so I thought I would share my ideas for others to improve upon!

Here is a YouTube video of my system in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7Uu6...ature=youtu.be


Click image for larger version

Name:	BIAB 1.jpg
Views:	5036
Size:	55.3 KB
ID:	109466   Click image for larger version

Name:	BIAB 4.jpg
Views:	4628
Size:	77.4 KB
ID:	109467   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2980.jpg
Views:	4564
Size:	55.7 KB
ID:	109468   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3322.jpg
Views:	4582
Size:	65.9 KB
ID:	109469   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3325.jpg
Views:	4672
Size:	56.4 KB
ID:	109470  

Skidsmint is offline
5
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
bratrules
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: socal
Posts: 460
Liked 18 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Wow very nice set up. How much did it run you $$$?? That's so cool and portable also!!!!


__________________
Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. - Frank Sinatra
bratrules is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
TopherM
BJCP ID: F0838
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,955
Liked 440 Times on 347 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

I would LOVEEEE a parts list on this.

I'm close to building a very small brewshed that will house all of my brew stuff, but doesn't leave much room for my current BIAB brewstand. Your system here might be a perfect solution for my mini brewshed.

Did you keep any notes when you were putting it together?
__________________
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!
TopherM is offline
frenchy1 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
Skidsmint
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Posts: 61
Liked 12 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I can’t tell you exactly how much $ I have into this system because I’ve changed the design over the past year. If I were to guess, I probably $500-600 wrapped up into it but I’m sure it could be built cheaper. I never really kept any notes or parts list but here is what I could remember off the top of my head.

Rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler - http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubbermai...9#.UUt3aOQo7Vg
I pieced together the valve assembly for the cooler, not sure of all the part #’s. I used a 1/2 “ thread barb for the tube assembly on the cooler lid and lined with Reflectix insulation.

I had a custom stainless basket built for $150 including shipping. PM me and I will give the contact info for Chad at Arbor Fabricating.


The heater tube assembly I made from the following stainless pieces from Amazon and bought the brew heater from my local beer store for $70.


Quantity of 1 - Stainless Steel 304 Cast Pipe Fitting, Hex Bushing, MSS SP-114, 1-1/4" NPT Male X 1" NPT Female - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Quantity of 2 - Stainless Steel 304 Cast Pipe Fitting, Tee, Class 150, 1-1/4" NPT Female - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Quantity of 1 - Stainless Steel 304/304L Pipe Fitting, Nipple, Schedule 40 Welded, 1-1/4" X 8" NPT Male - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Quantity of 3 - Stainless Steel 304 Cast Pipe Fitting, Hex Bushing, MSS SP-114, 1-1/4" NPT Male X 1/2" NPT Female - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Quantity of 1 – Stainless Steel thermowell ½” FPT x 2 ½”L x ½” MTP protection tube - http://www.ebay.com/itm/THERMOWELL-3...item2ec1341dde

Quantity of 2 – ½” x 1.5” pipe nipples


I have a Chugger Stainless pump - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chugger-Stai...item1e73ee9fc9


Sous Vide temp controller - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermostat-T...item20ce09909d


5 feet of Norprene tubing

6 SharkBite ½” swivel fittings - http://www.homedepot.com/p/SharkBite...4#.UUt6NeQo7Vg



That's about all I can remember right now.
Skidsmint is offline
frenchy1 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 01:42 AM   #5
Cyclman
I Sell Koalas
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Cyclman's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 5,444
Liked 581 Times on 489 Posts
Likes Given: 198

Default

Nice system.
__________________
Give a man a beer, waste an hour. Teach a man to brew, and waste a lifetime! Bill Owen quote

Why does Happy Hour limit happiness to 1/24 of the day?
Cyclman is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
hunter_la5
A floccin' pterodactyl.
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
hunter_la5's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New Braunfels, TX
Posts: 6,099
Liked 2740 Times on 1562 Posts
Likes Given: 5585

Default

This is awesome. I may have to add this type of setup to my cooler mashtun.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nogud247 View Post
Anything can be a taco if you try hard nuff
hunter_la5 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 03:44 PM   #7
high5apparatus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 278
Liked 120 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Very well done. I've been contemplating a RIMS setup for my cooler mash tun as well.
__________________
Manta Brewing
Bottled: Chili Beer, Bourbon Aged Apfelwein Cider
Fermentation: Bourbon Honey Ale, Olde English IPA
Pipeline: Citra Pounding XIPA, Vanilla Cream Ale
http://www.brewtoad.com/users/10067
high5apparatus is offline
frenchy1 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #8
TopherM
BJCP ID: F0838
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
TopherM's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,955
Liked 440 Times on 347 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Does your heating element require a 220/240v 30/40 amp circuit, or is 110/120v 15/20 amp enough?
__________________
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!
TopherM is offline
frenchy1 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #9
Skidsmint
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Posts: 61
Liked 12 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

The element runs off a normal 15/20 amp circuit and I never had any issues this past weekend even when running the Chugger pump for the whole 90 minute mash.
__________________
"If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking
beer, I bet it makes beer shoot out your nose."
-- Deep Thought, Jack Handy
Skidsmint is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 10:38 PM   #10
scotty2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 75
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I'd love to build something like this, would it be possible to go into any further detail, like actual assembly, etc.?


scotty2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mash Tun/Bottling Bucket gannon Equipment/Sanitation 5 07-28-2012 06:20 PM
bucket as mash tun? thisgoestoeleven General Beer Discussion 5 03-03-2012 04:52 PM
virgin run on fugly corona mill bucket system defenestrate Other 10 01-16-2010 08:35 PM
Is anybody else still using the bucket-in-bucket system? Finn All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 18 04-05-2008 11:48 AM
My idea for a Steam Mash system in a Bucket mew All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 02-13-2007 06:18 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS