Equipment Opinion

Equipment Opinion

Post by brewpi.. » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 15:44:39



Hi All,
First,let me comment on the vast knowledge shared
on this board; Absolutely Amazing. If all would
use the internet like most of you folks do , a
lot of problems would be solved in a expedited
fashion.
Now to the dilema.
I am in the process of putting together a RIMS
system. I have researched all the commercially
available systems I could find, and LOTS of Home-
Built systems. (Thanks to all those that took the
time to put together web pages and share your
ideas).
What I'm seeking; Is a very neat, all stainless,
15 gallon, gas fired, 1 or 2 tiered set-up, that
is as automated as possible. (PID, w/ selenoid's,
and pump(s).
I'm very handy, but will leave the plasma cutting
and stainless welding to a professional.
Anyone have any experence with Sabco kegs?
What about different BTU outputs on propane
burners? etc.
I'm trying to combine the best of the best ideas
and put this thing together, so that I can be
making beer before I die of old age!

Thanks in advance

Scott

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Post by Drew Avi » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Scott, I'm not sure what you're asking, but I think the best approach is
to build a system within your budget, get it working, and then improve
it over time.  BTW here's a PID I've had my eye on for a while -
http://home.att.net/~JackSue/ - I'm not sure if this guy is still in
business, but it looks like a very nice controller.  On burners, I use a
66K BTU Italian burner that works well - it's a bit slow to boil 12
gals, but I have no scortching problems whatsoever and get very good
propane efficiency.

Have fun, post pics when you're done!
Drew

Quote:

> What I'm seeking; Is a very neat, all stainless,
> 15 gallon, gas fired, 1 or 2 tiered set-up, that
> is as automated as possible. (PID, w/ selenoid's,
> and pump(s).
> I'm very handy, but will leave the plasma cutting
> and stainless welding to a professional.
> Anyone have any experence with Sabco kegs?
> What about different BTU outputs on propane
> burners? etc.
> I'm trying to combine the best of the best ideas
> and put this thing together, so that I can be
> making beer before I die of old age!


 
 
 

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Post by Jon Judso » Thu, 23 Nov 2000 04:00:00


"What I'm seeking; Is a very neat, all stainless, 15 gallon, gas fired, 1 or
2 tiered set-up, that is as automated as possible."

You might try PBS Beer at www.pbsbeer.com

I've bought a few things from them, and recently ordered the first part of a
RIMS system (they call it HERMS).  They are a little pricey, but the
stainless workmanship is incredible.  Ken will work with you on system
design, and help you plan what's best for you.  He's very honest (he talked
me out of buying a 20-gallon boiler and steered me to a 15-gallon one,
instead -- for $300.00 less).  This system can be adapted to a PID,
something I intend to do at a later date.

No connection, just blah-blah-blah.

 
 
 

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Post by Alan McKa » Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:40:54


Quote:
> I am in the process of putting together a RIMS
> system. I have researched all the commercially
> available systems I could find, and LOTS of Home-
> Built systems. (Thanks to all those that took the
> time to put together web pages and share your
> ideas).

Can you post some URLs?  I'm about to start the
same process.  Have you seen www.exothink.com?

Quote:
> What I'm seeking; Is a very neat, all stainless,
> 15 gallon, gas fired, 1 or 2 tiered set-up, that
> is as automated as possible. (PID, w/ selenoid's,
> and pump(s).

That is about word-for-word exactly what I'm
after, too ;-)

cheers,
-alan

 
 
 

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Post by Alan McKa » Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:44:37


Drew says :

Quote:
> 66K BTU Italian burner that works well - it's a bit slow to boil 12
> gals, but I have no scortching problems whatsoever and get very good
> propane efficiency.

Yup, same one I use and it works great and will even boil about 17
US gallons, albeit it takes a while to start boiling.

Thanks for the mashmate, drew.  Anyone know anyone using
one of these and can comment?

cheers,
-Alan

 
 
 

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Post by Wayne » Fri, 24 Nov 2000 10:28:10


Alan:

This is the most active homebrewery site that I have found.

Vince has updated it when ever someone has one WEB ready.

http://www.brew-beer.com/index.htm

Have Fun!

Wayne
Botanist Brewer
Big Fun Brewing RIMS Site
http://member.aol.com/bfbrewing/BigFunBrewing.htm

Note: Spamguard used in email address.....

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Davidso » Fri, 24 Nov 2000 10:33:16


http://brasseurs-mv.mvlan.net/homebreweries.html
http://members.aol.com/peterkap/brewery/
http://home1.gte.net/sbelt/UntitledFrameSet1.html
http://www.leebrewery.com/new3ves.htm
http://member.aol.com/bfbrewing/BigFunBrewing.htm
http://www.exothink.com/Pages/

Quote:

> Can you post some URLs?  I'm about to start the
> same process.  Have you seen www.exothink.com?

> > What I'm seeking; Is a very neat, all stainless,
> > 15 gallon, gas fired, 1 or 2 tiered set-up, that
> > is as automated as possible. (PID, w/ selenoid's,
> > and pump(s).

> That is about word-for-word exactly what I'm
> after, too ;-)

 
 
 

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Post by scott salli » Mon, 27 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Scott,

Have you looked at the Sabco brew magic?  It is a self contained 15 gallon
system based on reconditioned 15.5 gallon kegs and you have several options
(LP vs NG, SS vs brass fitting and valves, etc).  Try this link:
http://www.kegs.com/brewmagic1.html

BTW, no affiliation, just a satisfied customer.  No, I don't have one of
these systems yet!  I did buy one of their converted keg fermenters and can
see that they have done their homework with research and design.

Good luck,

Scott