Questions tagged [rims]

Recirculating Infusion Mash System - a system for producing wort from grain using a pump to move the turbid mash liquid over a heat source until converted.

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Electric RIMS wattage, voltage calculations

I'm building an electric RIMS system from an old barrel-style keg. I picked up a 4500W 240V HWD element from Home Depot, and built a 1" copper tube housing around it to let wort flow by. My ...
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Recirculating mash through screen

Is it possible to continously recirculate a mash through a Bazooka-style screen, or is that just asking for a stuck mash due to the relatively small surface area?
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Guides or tutorials for propane automated RIMS / HERMS

I'm considering trying to piece together a propane HERMS system, inspired by the awesome-looking Blichmann Tower of Power. I know there are several well-known electric HERMS guides (e.g. The Electric ...
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RIMS declining efficiency

For many years, I was getting efficiency at about 81% after backing into the numbers with Brewers Friend doing simple non-recirculated infusions at 2qt per lb with continuous fly sparge. About a year ...
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Do you use rice hulls with your Blichmann False Bottom?

I used to use a simple drink cooler and screen for a mash tun, but was given a chugger pump, 10 gallon Blichmann G2, and false bottom which I now use in a RIMS setup. The first time I brewed a wheat ...
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Can a RIMS element be located in the mash tun instead of in a tube?

I am trying to find out if it's possible to have a PID controlled electric kettle style element in the base of the mash tun ( under a false bottom ); and just use the circulating pump for the purpose ...
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Suggestions for inline heating unit housing for wort circulator?

I built an inline heating element assembly using some 1" copper pipe, a 1" threaded female fitting and some 1/2" fittings. The idea is, wort comes in from the bottom 1/2" fitting, flows over the ...
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Do I need two tanks in a RIMS system

I'm looking into building an automated RIMS system. I think I understand the principles pretty well, but there is one sticking point for me. Since the heating element is container in the pipe, I would ...
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quick release pipe clamp

I want to secure my inline electric mash heater to my brew bench but be able to quickly break it down for cleaning purposes. I'm thinking the easiest way to do this would be some type of quick-...