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    Single Tier RIMS system for sale

    For sale 15 gallon single tier RIMS system. Custom brew stand with 3 Bayou Classic BG14 Banjo Burner 10 inch diameter and 30lb propane tank include. Duda Diesel B3-12A 20 Plate Heat Exchanger included but not pictured. Asking $850 Local pick up only, Richfield, Ohio.
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    RIMS or HERMS: Understanding Mashing Equipment

    If you’re looking for ways to maintain better consistency across your recipes every time you brew, you’ll want to look at consistency in your mash rests. Basic rests being Acid (95°F – 113°F), Protein (113°F – 138°F), and Saccharification (beta-amylase 131°F – 150°F, alpha-amylase 150°F – 160°F)...
  3. T

    Build A DIY RIMS System

    I recently had a chance to brew with the professionals at a local brewery. They were brewing on a SABCO Brew-Magic (15 gallon) system that they use for their weekly small batch releases. The brewer explained the components and how they all worked together. The wort would circulate throughout the...
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    Growing Out of BIAB: Reasons to Consider An MLT

    Moving from extract brewing to all-grain can be like earning a badge of honor in home brewing. Many who started extract brewing have never seen the need to expand into more complicated or exacting recipes, nor have needed that jump to be fair, as many award winning brews are extract-based (or at...
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    Budget Herms System - Part One

    Mash recirculation is a popular technique. Most of the new integrated single-vessel packages (Grainfather, etc.) include the feature. A growing number of home brewers today incorporate mash recirculation in their BIAB or multiple vessel rigs, frequently adding temperature control through either...
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    Moving from Gas to Electric Brewing

    Brewing with Natural Gas, Propane, then Electric This article covers the variety of systems that I have used for homebrewing beer over the last 5 years. Brewing first in my kitchen on the stove-top using natural gas, then out to the garage using propane and then lastly going back inside and down...
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    10 Questions For A Homebrewer

    1. How did you start brewing? I've been a beer "nerd" and owned a kegerator for many years before I started brewing. I remember one night looking up the reviews on a beer I had purchased at my local bottle store and stumbled across a recipe for this beer on line. It was like a light when off in...
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    All Grain Brewing Simplified Pt 2: Equipment Profiles

    If you missed it, Part 1 of this series deals with the all-grain brewing process. It goes over taking the leap into all-grain brewing in a simple, down to earth manner. https://www.homebrewtalk.com/all-grain-brewing-simplified-part1-process.html In this part, I'll go over some of the different...
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    Ninkasi: The Most Forgiving Goddess

    No, I'm not talking about the Eugene, Oregon-based brewery, though they do make some fine beers. I'm talking about the Sumerian goddess of brewing; the oldest brewing deity known to historians. The Sumerians took their brewing seriously. Depictions of beer and even recipes occur in their artwork...
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    My RIMS System Brewday

    I have been brewing on my Recirculating Infusion Mashing System (RIMS) for a little over a year now, and am loving every minute of it. When I first started all-grain brewing, I could never quite get my mash temperatures right. It would always be too high or too low after adding the grains to the...
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    Complete insanity RIMS Recirculation

    So I was step mashing using a RIMS system. Took the beer from protein rest at 131 for 20 min to 145 for initial sac rest. let it sit at 145 w/ recirculation on for 25 min. Checked the wort, everything was pretty good so far, i was seeing 1.055 gravity and color was nice, if not slightly paler...
  12. Culln5

    North Carolina 110V RIMS Tube w/Control Panel

    Used this flawlessly with my 15 gallon BIAB setup. Moving in a different direction. Pump and tubing not included. Will ship at buyers cost $550 OBO 110v 1500 watt SS Heating Element 30A 110v PID Control Panel Pump Outlet Accessory Outlet Camlock Fittings Alarm & Emergency Stop Pump not...
  13. micraftbeer

    Attempting Decoction Mash in Electric System

    I currently have a 2V set-up, where one kettle is a basic mash tun and I use a 2000W/120V Blichmann RIMS Rocket to control mash temperature steps, and the other kettle is my boil kettle and I have a 2250W/120V fold-back TC element in the kettle for boiling. I've been curious to try a decoction...
  14. jasoux

    Minnesota Brewtus 10 Rig For Sale

    $800 obo. Only serious inquiries will be considered! For the home brewer wanting an upgrade, I have an all grain RIMS single tier propane brew rig for sale. Based on the Brewtus 10 design Achieved 80% brewhouse efficiency. Have over $1200 invested into this system Includes: Single Tier...
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    Anyone using a Tilt hydrometer with a RIMs BIAB system?

    They say the tilt is good to 185 degress F. I was wondering if anyone has tried using it in a RIMs Biab system? My thought is if you reach your target or are no longer gaining gravity points you can stop and start your boil. thoughts?
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    ITC 608T for RIMS Temperature control

    TLDR: As the title suggests, I have successfully used an ITC 608T for mash temperature control in a 2 vessel RIMS setup. I have only seen people report using this controller for fermentation control, so I was skeptical of its use in a heavier load situation, but I am happy to say the controller...
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    HERMS/RIMS step mash performance q's

    For those of you with HERMS or RIMS. When you're doing a step mash, how many degrees/minute are you getting when you ramp up to the next step? Do you have a minimum acceptable rate, if so what is it?
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    North Carolina Used Blichmann Tower of Power Gas Fired Control Module

    Gently used Blichmann Tower of Power Gas Fired Control Module. Used for roughly 20 batches on my RIMS system. Works like a champ, simply selling off some brewing equipment as I do not make enough time to brew enough anymore. Kids and other hobbies have made me take an honest accounting of...
  19. micraftbeer

    Building a 2V Electric System- Opinions on Boil Kettle Port Location

    I'm putting together a 2-Vessel electric system. I've used a number of different all-in-one electric systems, and I've decided 2 vessels is the way to go for me. The hanging/draining bag or malt tube just gets in the way of checking my pre-boil volume and pre-boil gravity. I don't do...
  20. Mike Kropp

    RIMS Rocket Temperature Control

    I was doing a test mash yesterday with water to verify my setup of the Blichmann RIMS Rocket. I routed hoses as follows: mash tun -> RipTide Pump -> RIMS Rocket (bottom input) -> sparge arm At the top of the RIMS Rocket I had a Tee fitting with the tee mounted as shown in the RIMS Rocket...