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Old 12-05-2013, 10:12 PM   #31
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I went all gas. I'll switch to electric later on, if I feel the need.

Blichmann lost out on selling me electrics this time.



 
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #32
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I really like the hop/rims rocket design, that is nice. If you're using the rims to maintain mash temperature and then want to use it for hops you will need to disassemble the rocket and change out the bottom/add the hop filtering plates right? Just trying to envision the workflow



 
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #33
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I really like the hop/rims rocket design, that is nice. If you're using the rims to maintain mash temperature and then want to use it for hops you will need to disassemble the rocket and change out the bottom/add the hop filtering plates right? Just trying to envision the workflow
Yes, but it would only take a minute to pop off the RIMS coil and pop in the hop stuffed filter...

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Old 01-28-2014, 01:24 AM   #34
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Any sense about how the element and the pot are grounded? I see two electrical connections emerging from the side of the pot, but no obvious means for grounding. Does their proprietary connector provide ground by contacting the element nuts?
The ground is the center pin on the custom plug. The center pin is attached to the housing (stainless) and the housing is held in place with the two 5/8" nuts securing the heating elements from the inside of the kettle. Its not a true copper ground but its like a copper connection bolted to stainless, just like most custom jobs anyhow. A better ground would be a copper pin bolted to a copper kettle.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #35
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blichmann over the top prices markented on equipment that is nice but not worth as much as blitchmann feels it's worth. but again there are folks who buy name first.....i agree with many who feel their controllers are too pricey.........
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:57 AM   #36
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Has anyone actually used the RIMS Rocket or the electric controller?

 
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:06 PM   #37
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Has anyone actually used the RIMS Rocket or the electric controller?
I will let you know within a month. I'm ordering the TOP and RIMS Rocket in a few days. Update to come.
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Old 12-03-2014, 11:59 PM   #38
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Damn it..i had a feeling the Rims rocket would only work with the TOP..well quess i aint buying the RR coil..Thanks john

 
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:15 PM   #39
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Im pretty sure this is the way I am going to go in the spring. After a few years of brewing non stop its time to set up a permanent brew area in the garage. Im getting tired of having to take everything out and set it up every time I brew.

This just seems like the simple approach for someone like me not wanting to cobble something together. I realize there's a price to pay for those who are lazy like me and would rather just buy everything ready to go and put it together. I will be getting 2 boil coils, rims rocket and tower of power in the spring.

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