« on: December 01, 2015, 06:08:54 AM »
A friend of mine has one, the 10g 240V version. Very shiny, as expected. Stupid easy brew day. Eerily quiet. Clean up looks easy enough. Not many downsides (outside of the price) that I can see. I priced out building one with non-Blichmann parts and came to around $1400 with SS Tech kettles & 240V, but decided against building it.
There are some limitations on gravity/volume due to the nature of K-RIMS. For instance, we were brewing a Grazter (OG 1.032) and had to brew 15 gallons of it because of the mixture of grain bed depth and amount of water needed in the system. There are limits on the upper end of the gravity spectrum as well, but I'm not sure what they are. They can all be worked around, it's just something to know before you buy.