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Post a photo of your brewing system!

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:43 pm

I would get this started, but I am not at home. I just thought some of you guys might have some cool systems to share.
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Re: Post a photo of your brewing system!

Postby Booner » Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:43 pm

Here's my two tier HERMS system. It uses 3 15 gallon keggles that Todd Frye cut the tops out of for me, a 50 ft. stainless wort chiller coil for the heat exchanger, Blichman brewmometer thermometers in each keggle, stainless 1/2 inch fittings and 3 piece ball valves, and one chugger pump, which circulates my mash water and allows me to sparge from the HLT. I control the pump with a simple switch box that I made from parts I got at Lowes. Then I gravity drain the mash tun into the boil kettle. The HERMS coil also serves as the wort chiller at the end of the boil, as I pump the wort through it after filling the HLT with ice water. It then returns to the boil kettle through the whirlpool fitting. The first run on this system, I had the whirlpool arm pointing toward the side pickup tube so it wasn't creating a whirlpool like it did in testing.
Oops! Fixed it though. The frame was built by myself and my crappy self-taught welding skills out of 1x2 rectangular steel tubing. Don't remember the gauge of the steel though. The welds aren't all pretty, but the damn sure hold well.
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Here are the vessels from left to right in the first pic.
The HLT with HERMS coil.
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The mash tun with false bottom and loc-line adjustable hose, which allows me to adjust the position to feed the recirculation/sparge water right at the surface and help prevent channeling through the mash bed.
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And the boil kettle, with side pickup and whirlpool return fitting.
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Hope you guys like it. Let me know what you think! Cheers! :mug:
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Re: Post a photo of your brewing system!

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Re: Post a photo of your brewing system!

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:56 pm

WOW! Nice setup!
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