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brokenarrow:
Earlier this year I built a custom sculpture and quickly thereafter I realized I needed to add a RIMS system due to the size of the batches. I'm pretty sure I have the idea and design down for the RIMS system, but I am unsure of one part. After the wort leaves the heating element and goes back into the mash how is it dispersed evenly over the top of the grain bed. Is it just a single hose laying on top of the bed or is there a disperser, like a shower head, that evenly lays it across the top of the grain bed?

tcanova:
Mine is just a copper tube that returns into the mash down into the grain bed a few inches so the wort does not splash.  I have seen people make manifolds using copper or PVC with slots in it but they usually rest on top of the mash so the wort does not splash.

Pawtucket Patriot:
I have been researching RIMS systems recently, too.  I am almost finished building my sculpture.  From what I've read and seen in photos, tcanova's return is typical of most RIMS systems -- just a hose/tube that returns the wort to the mash.  Nothing too fancy about it.  I think I will probably make a copper manifold that sits just below the surface of the mash for mine.

weithman5:

--- Quote from: tcanova on November 09, 2012, 11:56:53 AM ---Mine is just a copper tube that returns into the mash down into the grain bed a few inches so the wort does not splash.  I have seen people make manifolds using copper or PVC with slots in it but they usually rest on top of the mash so the wort does not splash.

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FWIW i think it is easier to cut slots using a pipe cutter over the area rather than a hack saw or even drilling holes.

dcbc:
I use this adjustable return tube from Brew Hardware.  Food grade and safe up to 170 F.



http://www.brewhardware.com/accessories/114-mashtube

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