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Classifieds / Avery Sour Fest - Need Tickets
« on: May 05, 2013, 09:22:43 AM »
Need some help!!   I need two tickets to the Avery Sour Fest.   My wife wanted them for Mother's Day but I missed out by 15 mins.

Please help!!!!!


Thanks!!!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mashing? Important?
« on: November 19, 2012, 10:45:55 AM »
I guess right now the only German styles I would want to brew would be maybe an Oktoberfest Lager and I guess that's it.

Would I need a RIMS system to do this?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mashing? Important?
« on: November 19, 2012, 10:23:03 AM »
Thanks!  Reason for asking is that I am looking at building a RIMS system rather than a HERMS system so I can step mash more efficient.

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All Grain Brewing / Step Mashing? Important?
« on: November 19, 2012, 10:07:11 AM »
So I am building my system and have a question.

Step Mashing?  Is it important for certain type of beers or malts?  Is it not important any more since the malts used today are better than in the past.

Thanks.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: November 14, 2012, 01:22:00 PM »
That TOP is great but way out of my price range.  I'll have to figure out something else.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: November 14, 2012, 11:48:08 AM »
Design the wiring so there's no current going to the heat element unless the pump is running. additionally a flow rate alarm like Blichmann's TOP prevents scorching should you get a stuck mash.

That's a great idea!  I'll try and find the product from Blichmann.

Thanks.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:38:25 AM »
I guess the price is about the same for HERMS (coil and valves) vs RIMS (extra heating element and piping). 

What about scorching?  How do I know all of the wort is out of the tube?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:19:15 AM »
Well as I told a friend of mine, if the power goes out I sure as hell better stop brewing or my wife would have my A$$.  Kids and home are the priority.

Now, with that said.  I like the propane but being able to brew inside is appearing really nice. 

Still stuck with going with either electric RIMS or electric HERMS.  Need to figure that out so I can finish planning my build.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: November 05, 2012, 03:17:56 PM »
Don't let these RIMS and HERMS components scare you. They are all pretty easy to get a grasp on and really only take a little bit of time to really understand.
I built the Backwoods Brewery, which was one of the Pimp My System rigs a few months back, after about 2 months of research. If you have any questions regarding setup or anything like that, send me a message and I would be glad to give you a 'checklist' of things.

Thanks!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:52:07 PM »

Oh, and since this is a HERMS vs RIMS discussion, I can recommend the RIMS tube from Brewers Hardware.  It has been worth every penny.  I strongly recommend including a PID to control the RIMS heating element.  You will overheat your wort if you don't include that control.  That is another reason I have a problem with a HERMS.  If the water in the exchanger is too hot, you could also overheat the wort and denature the enzymes prematurely.  I can tell you that starchy wort does not make good beer.   

PID???  Guess I should start looking into supplies for a RIMS system.  Seems to be more popular.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: October 31, 2012, 07:42:40 AM »
Since you are starting with 3 to be converted kegs, get a stand with 3 burners and a couple of pumps.  Brew without either and see how it goes, and then layer on top of that palate.

I started with RIMS because my BIAB setup in a converted keg would not hold temperature in Minnesota winters.

I like the recirculating system I have in place now, but here are some of the downsides:
- more to clean (RIMS Tube, tubing pump)
- more to build
- more things to plan for on brew day, more connections, tubing, joints, etc.

I get clearer wort into the kettle, and slightly higher efficiency, but mostly I get a pretty awesome bling factor.

Thanks!

Since I already own the kegs and they are getting cut today, I can't go back.  But I like the electric brewing options since I could build a stand out of wood with the top being covered in a stainless steel sheet instead of having to worry about using a metal stand plus the expense of it. 

Anyone have any pics of a full 3 keggle electric set-up?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: October 30, 2012, 01:27:24 PM »

If you we're going to use gas, I would shoot for the HERMS system.  My first HERMS coil in my HLT was a 50ft 1/2" stainless steel immersion chiller from Midwest Supplies. I got to play around with the process without punching holes in fancy kettles.  Kind of a simple HERMS setup MLT-->Pump-->IC in HLT-->hose floated on top of MLT.

A fairly simple way to try HERMS mashing out.

Can you use HERMS on an electric?  The example of a HERMS setup is exactly what I am going for. 

I figured it is going to take me about 3 months till I can brew all grain.  I've got limited funds so taking my time and not stressing out the budget or my wife.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: October 30, 2012, 09:01:30 AM »
They look good!  I have to start a new list of parts.  :)

How long does it take to bring water up to a boil?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: HERMS vs RIMS
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:42:45 AM »
So if that's the case, would someone be able to give me an example of what the electric heater would look like?  Having some trouble finding it on morebeer.com.

I though propane was better, I guess with electric you can control the temp better?  Able to still do HERMS?

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