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hawkesy

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G'day all,

I am thinking of building a RIMS system and I am not sure what sort of heating element to look for. I know the Yanks tend to use 240V elements and run them at 110V to improve the watt density. I guess we could acheive the same with some sort of voltage control to regulate the heat. Does anybody know of a good type of element and where would you find such a beast?

Cheers

Hawkesy
 

GMK

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One of the guys in Canberra uses a HWS element inside a copper tube that he made - uses a light dimmer to puls the element.

IMHO - A Hermes system is better - when he pulled out the elemnet it was as black as the ace of spades - dont know how much enzyme retardation/degradation from the heating at the elemnet he gets.

The Hermes heats up the mash liquor via the HLT and is much gentler on the enzymes etc.

Hope this helps - hope to see you Thursday Night
 

hawkesy

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Yeah I was considering a Herms, however the temp changes take longer, probably not an issue.

lots to think about
 

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