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ITV

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I recently acquired a used RIMS from a Homebrew Talk member.
It had the older Inkbird controller with only a switch for the pump. I added a second switch and relay for the heating element and wired it so that if the pump switch is turned off the heating element will also turn off.
I built my first unistrut stand which is way overkill. I also insulated the RIMS tube to help with heat loss. The only downside is that I am hiding the beauty of the Brew Hardware RIMS tube.
With the 1650 watt element I can increase the temperature by 10 degrees in 6 minutes. I used it to assist my gas burner in heating the strike water which ended up shaving 1 hour from my brew day.
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Great idea with the element being killed when the pump isn’t on. I’ve toasted a few elements (some ruined my brew day) a few times when I first starting running my RIMS system. You’ll love the system.
 
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I've been trying to figure out the best way to mount that same rims tube for a bit. Never even crossed my mind to use strut for some reason. Thanks!
 
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I've been trying to figure out the best way to mount that same rims tube for a bit. Never even crossed my mind to use strut for some reason. Thanks!
I used the strut that is 1/2 the depth of the normal strut. When I built it I thought that I could survive a toronado being so sturdy. With my design I could add another short piece of strut to tie the two legs together to mount a future pump. Currently I use a my chugger pump which is mounted to a wooden stand along with my plate chiller.
 

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I used the strut that is 1/2 the depth of the normal strut. When I built it I thought that I could survive a toronado being so sturdy. With my design I could add another short piece of strut to tie the two legs together to mount a future pump. Currently I use a my chugger pump which is mounted to a wooden stand along with my plate chiller.
Ya that things built like a **** brick house man. Great job
 
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