HERMS vs RIMS

HERMS vs RIMS

Post by Tom Co » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00



I'm relatively new at this home brewing thing and I would like to pose a
question to the pros.  What is a HERMS and RIMS and how are they different?
 
 
 

HERMS vs RIMS

Post by Dan Schult » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Both utilize a pump to recirculate the wort during mashing. Not necessarily
constant recirculation, but as needed to set the proper temp and to clear
the runnings.

RIMS uses either heat from a burner to heat the mash tun or uses an electric
heating element in the flow line of the recirculating wort when temperatures
need to be adjusted up.

HERMS is not different except that instead of an electric heating element in
the recirculation line, the wort is pumped through a copper coil in the
liquor tank. HERMS is reported to not scortch the wort as is possible with
the RIMS setups.

I'm putting together a HERMS system mostly because I want a RIMS system
without all the hassle of an electric heat element and I prefer the Gott
cooler as a mash tun (using a burner on a Gott is not recommended).

PBS will claim trademark on the HERMS acronym (sp?). So be carefull how you
use it.

Burp,
-Dan

Quote:

>I'm relatively new at this home brewing thing and I would like to pose a
>question to the pros.  What is a HERMS and RIMS and how are they different?


 
 
 

HERMS vs RIMS

Post by Robert » Wed, 24 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I'm relatively new at this home brewing thing and I would like to pose a
> question to the pros.  What is a HERMS and RIMS and how are they different?

HERMS(tm) uses a heat exchanger in the HLT to raise and hold
temperatures. Complete info can be found on our web page. RIMS uses an
electrical heating chamber to raise and hold mash temperature and is
often computer controlled. Both systems can continually recirculate wort

--
Bob (remove NOSPAM to reply)
PBS URL http://www.PBSbeer.com The source for: SS Brew Kettles,
3 Vessel Systems, HERMS (tm), the Maxichiller, the SS Hopback,
Pumps, Conversion Kits, Stoves, Screens & Fittings.

 
 
 

HERMS vs RIMS

Post by Jim Hol » Thu, 25 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I'll take a crack at this one.

RIMS uses a heating element in a loop of recirculating mash liquid. The
element is in direct contact with the heater surface, hence the chance of
scorching the mash if the heater element is too high of a watt-denesity. I
find it hard to get a heater big enough to heat 60 quarts of mash.

HERMS has the heater contacting a heat transfer medium which through which
the wort runs in a coil (which could be considered a closed loop). No
direct contact between the heater and the wort. The set-up is otherwise
pretty much the same idea (pumps, false bottoms, heater controllers,
etc.).

Help at all?

Cheers-
Jim


Quote:

>I'm relatively new at this home brewing thing and I would like to pose a
>question to the pros.  What is a HERMS and RIMS and how are they different?

--
Jim Holly
Cycles Griffon
Santa Monica, CA
 
 
 

HERMS vs RIMS

Post by Tom Co » Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:00:00


My thanks to all who have responded.  My apologies to PBS, I did not
realized that HERMS(TM) was a trademarked thing.

Thank you again.

Quote:

>I'm relatively new at this home brewing thing and I would like to pose a
>question to the pros.  What is a HERMS and RIMS and how are they different?

 
 
 

HERMS vs RIMS

Post by Zap0070 » Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:00:00


I use a PBS ---->MRS ( TM ) With pump over valve, I also use the
Maxichiller(TM)
And Ill tell you, I am so glad I got it. Once you learn how to use it , It
works great! My only
disappointment was I didnt get a sight glass on the sparge tank ( That is a
good way of
telling how much water is in the tank )