The new build has begun.

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The new build has begun.

Postby LeeH » Wed Feb 04, 2015 21:11

This is gong to be great!

Thanks to the Malt Miller for the brew tech pots I said I wasn't gong to buy.

And Kwik Catering for a table that's awesome for the price I paid.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby supersteve » Wed Feb 04, 2015 22:17

My god man, what do you do for work?
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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby LeeH » Wed Feb 04, 2015 22:32

Electrical stuff.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby Joe1002 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 22:41

Looking great, what size are you moving to?

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby supersteve » Wed Feb 04, 2015 22:45

gonna be another thread of brew porn by LeeH
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Postby LeeH » Wed Feb 04, 2015 22:53

Haha yes Steve it is.

They are 70L pots Joe. They look HUGE next to a Buffalo.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby Joe1002 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 23:03

LeeH wrote:Haha yes Steve it is.

They are 70L pots Joe. They look HUGE next to a Buffalo.

:lol: I know what you mean. I bought a 100l pot a while back, I could live in it!

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby Kyle_T » Thu Feb 05, 2015 00:26

Kleenex and sunglasses at the ready lads! :lol:

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Postby LeeH » Sun Feb 08, 2015 17:20

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby Adrian_98_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2015 17:42

Where you getting the rims tube from Lee?? I'm looking for one!


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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby LeeH » Sun Feb 08, 2015 17:46

Home brew builder pal.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby Adrian_98_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2015 21:13

Damn out of stock when I last looked!


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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby LeeH » Sun Feb 08, 2015 22:14

They are in stock.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby Adrian_98_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2015 22:20

Cheers mate!!!


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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby LeeH » Mon Feb 09, 2015 13:23

Chuggers!

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby bobsbeer » Mon Feb 09, 2015 13:28

Very nice. :thumb:
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Postby LeeH » Wed Feb 11, 2015 18:29

RIMS!

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby gibbiem » Wed Feb 11, 2015 20:27

Why do you use rims over Herm's mate?
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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby mark1964 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 20:35

I prefer the herms to a rims system but that's just me

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Postby LeeH » Wed Feb 11, 2015 22:44

mark1964 wrote:I prefer the herms to a rims system but that's just me


Why?

gibbiem wrote:Why do you use rims over Herm's mate?


I'm electrically biased, so that was the main reason. If I was a plumber, maybe I'd lean the other way.

Other reasons are the quick ramp times of the mash steps, you don't need a full HLT of agitated water, and as I had no practical experience of either, MY logic led me to think that RIMS would be more precise, quicker to react and less complex.

BUT, I have never built or used HERMS and there are plenty of counter arguments.

I'm sure Mark will offer some good advice on the pros on HERMS.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby mark1964 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 06:29

Our herms system can ramp temp by a degree in 45 seconds to a minute I think that's pretty good for a home made copper coil that cost 20 quid to build :whistle:

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby Aleman » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:08

LeeH wrote:
gibbiem wrote:Why do you use rims over Herm's mate?

I'm electrically biased, so that was the main reason. If I was a plumber, maybe I'd lean the other way.

Other reasons are the quick ramp times of the mash steps, you don't need a full HLT of agitated water, and as I had no practical experience of either, MY logic led me to think that RIMS would be more precise, quicker to react and less complex.

I think you're right there are pros and cons of both solutions, but properly designed they achieve the same end result. The reason I went HERMS is simply that the appropriate hardware was not easily available, with the LWD small socket elements from Mr Lard , I'd probably go RIMS as it is a simpler solutions.

I will say that those HERMS built on an agitated HLT are not ideally representative of a good HERMS build. I have a very small self contained HERMS unit which is a 6L stock pot with a Kettle element mounted vertically though the base, and a small copper coil. I can get ramp times of 2-3C per min in my 25L mash Tun and 1-2C per min in my 50L mash tun (Both Thermoboxes) I still think a HERMS (well designed ;) ) is less likely to scorch the wort because of the fact that the wort is decoupled from the heating element, but in a well designed RIMS the risk is very low. . . . Cleaning a RIMS is MUCH easier.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby gibbiem » Fri Feb 13, 2015 23:22

Makes sense. I've read that RIMS can scorch the wort. I understand HERMS a bit better
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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby LeeH » Thu Apr 02, 2015 09:53

Well not much change apart from the FV fridge and a mash paddle. I'm waiting for the valves and fittings to arrive from China.

I've got it home in the garage now.

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Re: The new build has begun.

Postby GrahamT » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:15

Fantastic. I love that light too!

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