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The Brewery

The Brewery is a Recirculating Infusion Mash System (RIMS) Brewery, or more specifically, a Heat Exchange Recirculating Mash System (HERIMS) brewery.. This means that the wort is recirculated around the brew, using a pump, during the mash. To maintain the correct temperature the recirculating wort is heated when needed. A lot of the info I needed to build this brewery came from the web. If you do a google search on RIMS you will get heaps of info. The unique part of my brewery is the heating system, it uses a counterflow heater to heat up the wort, similar to a counterflow chillier used to cool the wort after the boil. In this system a thermostat turns on a pump that pumps boiling water around the pipe that carries the recirculating wort. Most RIMS systems use an element or gas burner.. My system is more expensive but removes any chance of the wort scorching.

The Brewery

The Control box used to turn pumps on and off and to control mash temperature

The Mash Tun with a stainless steel mesh false bottom

The wort pump

The burner that heats the boiler used to maintain mash temperature, the burner is turned on and off by one of the thermostats on the control box

Fermenting Beer.

Temperature controllers used to regulate fermentation temperature. If the fermentation gets to hot the temperature controller will turn on the fridge, if it gets to cold it turn on the heating belt.

I will add more pictures and diagrams to better explain how the brewery works shortly

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