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Old 11-03-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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So today, I started a RIMS build. I basically am just cloning a Brew-Magic, with a few custom touches and upgrades. We started on it today, and managed to get it up and completely tacked together. Waiting on stainless plumbing parts to arrive and some burners to show up.


Starting to cut pieces:


Tacking:


More tacking:


Free standing, level, and added a floor.


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Old 11-03-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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very nice. Just wondering if theres any reason you went with rims instead of herms?


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Old 11-03-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
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Mine was simplicity. The original design was a HERMS, but I just think a RIMS is so much easier. And I'm not scared about scorching wort....
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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Finished up the RIMS Heater.

What you see:
a Lowe's 4500 watt 240v heater, but it will be ran at 110v to yield about 1000 watts
8" 1.5d Stainless nipple
2 x 1.5" Stainless tees
2 x 1.5" to 1/2" Stainless bushings
1.5" to 1" Stainless bushing (to mount the heating element)
1.5" Stainless plug


And assembled:



Also got the boil kettle welded up. Pic's to come....
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
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Looking good.
It'd be cool if you can post costs.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:37 AM   #6
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Ya, I can't imagine that the stainless fittings were cheap. I know for a half inch coupling I pay about five bucks a pop. I can only guess what the 1 1/2" stuff runs. LOL.
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:10 PM   #7
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wowsa, thats awesome looking. I image you have a good source for stainless fittings like that, since i'm sure they are way more expensive than copper.

Great job!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:22 PM   #8
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That looks Great!
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:42 PM   #9
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Are you planning on insulating that heating setup? How do you plan on mounting it? Looks great though nice work

 
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:56 PM   #10
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Are you planning on insulating that heating setup? How do you plan on mounting it? Looks great though nice work
This site has a good example on how to mount RIMS

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