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Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

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Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 13:51

I had to totally change my shed around to accommodate the new equipment and bigger vessels..
I also had to rip the old brew stand to bits and extend it. :(
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On with the build, not much room in a 8 x 6 shed... :o
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Starting to take shape, fitted a shelf for the pump to go below the HERMS.
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Got the controller on now, need to sort out the electrics.
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More porn to follow, been at it 6 hours today... 10/09/10 :D

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 13:53



Look at the mess............
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Electrics
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Brand new 1.5mm SS false bottom laser cut.... :D
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Coming together now!!!

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 13:59

(hope I'm not boring ya) ;)

Sorted out the HERMS copper coil. (I can see now why most put the element in the centre with how awkward is was with the copper. :o
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Decided to use a standard tank connector that I cut down and made the hole slightly larger to accommodate a 15mm elbow.
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I slitted the flange slightly to encourage more drain off.
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There's less room to play with on the undercarriage than I thought
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The drain is now complete, need to sort out some insulation and replace the cover.
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Going back in the shed now to do some more, need to connect the HERMS today 18/09/10 :D

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:01

more porn :D

Made a start on the pipework... I know copper will loose more heat than silicone tube but I personally think it looks more like a brewery with plenty of copper.... (wonder if I'll get copper poisoning) :hmm:
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I connected the pump like Unclepumble did his... By having the valve between flow and return, it works great, you can really control the flow without pressurising the pump.....Thanks' Uncle.P :thumb: :thumb:
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Pipework finished

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:D :D :D :D
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I've also connected my HLT to the pump system for sparging, going to let it run through the HERMS set at 75c
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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:02

Wort Sprayer Fitted.... (Corby-Brewer) :thumb: :thumb:
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Trying a perspex top to see what's going on, might be problems with misting over... :hmm: :hmm:
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All ready now for a trial run when family life allows ;)




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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:03

:party:

The first problem I had was running the HERMS pump to quick at first, the grain bed set.... Quick stir and off again on a slower flow.. (Should the pipe go lower on the sprayer)?
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Ran at 65c - 66c for 75 mins then at 70c for 15mins
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Sparge over
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Second problem was I forgot to remove safety cut-outs on elements, had to drain 50L of wort out at 85c

Got a fantastic boil going with the added insulation and also piped all the steam outside
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Cleaning out the Mastun
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Being a tight Yorkshireman I had to get the last drip out.. ;) ;) ;)
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Nice clear runnings....

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Hardly any wort left in by tilting the boiler
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Set-up 2015
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All in all I would say the HERMS experience is not a life changer but it makes fantastic clearer wort and reduces the froth on the hot break with less crap going into the copper.....

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:04

She's on her third brew today 23/10/10, never thought brewing could be this entertaining :party:
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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:04

Steaming each fermenter for 7mins, I hardly ever use chemicals on the fermenter. :o
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Gave my new twin coil cooler it's first outing today :D can't believe I've not made one before :o
Been using a single one for 15 years, I can't believe the difference it made :thumb:

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:05

New hop filter for the HERMS system copper, old one was causing a problem with thick stouts. :shock:
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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 14:08

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby piddledribble » Sun Apr 06, 2014 15:43

Nice one.
and is your beer any better than with the old system :D

It certainly looks the business

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby bobsbeer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 20:00

Looks good John. What's the extrusion you used for the frame?
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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby bobsbeer » Sun Apr 06, 2014 20:59

Looks nice and sturdy and easy to make the shape you want.
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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby pjbiker » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:38

Nice saved post, hoping to do the same before I get spotted and banned.

Do those insulating jackets come off and on easily? I've got a very similar construction, less neatly done, same pots etc. Havn't bothered with insulating as I expect they'll get in the way and get sticky wort between them and vessel. It's that foil bubble wrap stuff thats surprisingly expensive isn't it?

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby krazypara3165 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:50

that is absolutely superb!!

Got my first BIAB planned for the summer but this thread makes me want to go straight to a 3 vessel setup!

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby beermaker » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:02

Great thread on the build and very inspiring!! I've cribbed loads of ideas to incorporate when I begin the new build, including lots of copper and valves! I was planning on having the recirculation coil inside the HLT, with the HLT being heated and controlled by PID. Is there any benefit to having a separate HERMS heater or will the HLT do the same job?
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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:08

Some guys used all stainless valves but I went for the cheaper option. :whistle:

Don't forget to take plenty of pics and post a few, cos it's always great to look back at your build a few years on...

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby Pjam » Sat Jun 27, 2015 20:14

I've just come to this thread. Thanks for sharing. One day I will copy your set up to death :) My system at the mo involves carrying plastic barrels from the shed to the kitchen ....... tragic.
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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

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Re: Barnsley Brewers new HERMS build

Postby DethApostle » Mon Jun 29, 2015 13:44

Hi BB,

I remember this thread from the other forum!
I'm in two minds whether to hard plumb my 3 vessel system at the moment... Is the only bit of yours that isn't permanent the copper?
How do you clean the other vessels?

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