Tankless Waterheater? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Tankless Waterheater?

Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #1
Francus's Avatar
Aug 2012
Charlotte, NC
Posts: 117
Liked 11 Times on 7 Posts

Anyone use a tankless water heater instead of a HLT? I was thinking it might work. Set the temp on the highest setting and use a PID or BCS to turn it off and on.

Pull fresh water through it to get the proper strike temp then use a valve to bring in the wort (using a pump) to recirculate through the tankless heater and back to the mash tun.

It seems like it would sort of be a RIMs system, but one you used to heat the strike water as well. I am assuming if the flow rate was high enough you would avoid scorching of the wort.


Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
chumprock's Avatar
Dec 2008
Rochester, NY
Posts: 1,035
Liked 35 Times on 24 Posts

The hottest my tankless gets is 140. Not sure how that would work for an HLT without some extra massage.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
May 2008
Richmond, VA, Richmond, VA
Posts: 55

You can get tankless water heaters that hit 180. You wouldn't want another controller. They have an integral controller that works pretty damn good. There are people that do this. I visited a 3BBL Nonabrewery that did this exact thing for strike water.

Here's some related threads:

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone use an Eccotemp tankless water heater? happyinsonoma Equipment/Sanitation 11 05-05-2011 03:36 PM
Two Inline Tankless heaters? Bsquared Brew Stands 2 02-14-2011 02:26 AM
Tankless Electric RIMS? MrNate Equipment/Sanitation 10 09-07-2009 05:36 PM
Scrap waterheater as brewery? Erlendso Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 9 08-14-2009 01:03 PM
Tankless waterheaters?????? Chance9768 General Chit Chat 20 03-26-2009 10:07 PM

Forum Jump