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Even with RIMS you should do the vorlauf step.... Set the grain bed manually before you start RIMS circulation. This will prevent the initial chunks from getting stuck in the RIMS plumbing. I prefer stainless braided ring as false bottoms.


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You usually should not need to use rice hulls. If you are keep torrified wheat or oats below 5% you'll be fine. When you go beyond 5% of the malt bill especially with oats I would advise adding some rice hulls, about 1/10 the amount of oats you are using eg for a pound (454g) of oats about 1.5-2oz (50g) of hulls. This has always worked well for me. If you ...


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Well, it would help if we knew what mash temp and procedure you're using, but I'll take a stab at it.... mash at 146 for 90 min. rice hulls have no fermentables, so you can't replace malt with them. You could replace maybe 10-15% of the malt fermentables with rice, corn, or sugar a different yeast could help a lot. S-04 IMO isn't very good for dry beers....


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