Once in a while I think about setting up a RIMS.
Is there anything simpler or better than a mag pump, the 120V RIMS Rocket, and a "plug and play" PID controller?
I've been looking at this controller (the model 2 with the SYL-2352): http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=533&number_of_uploads=0&action=add_product
All-in, the controller is $280.
The Blichmann 120V Tower of Power control module is $575. Is that just the Blichmann markup or is their controller superior to the Auber model for this application?
I brew 6 gallon batches, so my strike water is typically under 5 gallons. I assume the 120V RIMS Rocket has enough juice to bring a mash that size from 145 to 162 in an acceptable time frame. Am I mistaken?