• Stuck Mash? Over-flow system! Placement of temperature probe!

    Posted on 17. July 2018 by kbaggen in RIMS.

    The biggest enemy of a RIMS is stuck mash, and/or uneven flow-rate from the pump. This will eventually setoff the PID-control. Hence, a dedicated chapter till Stuck Mash is needed even short. Stuck Mash is the situation when the flow of water/wort is no longer happing in the desired range (whatever that might be), and/or stopping […]

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  • DIY RIMS “Small batches”- “Ikea hack” based on a 11L old fermenter!

    Posted on 16. July 2018 by kbaggen in RIMS.

    The “IKEA Hack” (alternative) version  of my DIY RIMS is smaller and hold a more accessible bottom as the bottom is only a hop-sachet, and secondly it got a over-run/over-spill system. It is based on som IKEA stuff in stainless steel to hold old fermeter in place and to keep malt in place. This malt pipe have […]

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  • Metal or plastic in your RIMS!

    Posted on 16. July 2018 by kbaggen in RIMS.

    When I made my very first version (not on this page though) I mixed various metals, and hence forgot all about metal-chemistry. So there was brass, bronze, stainless steel, metal-clamp and then plastic all neatly joined into a stainless steel pot. It was a metallic taste disaster as less tolerant metals down the metal-chain released there […]

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  • Pump for RIMS?

    Posted on 16. July 2018 by kbaggen in RIMS.

    The pump is essential for a good flow, it do not need to run fast, but one should consider the quality of the pump in regards of durability and especially its food grade quality. As many have posted  the “Brown Solar Pump” as a good mashing punp, I also tried this one together with a 5v phone charger […]

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  • Controller for RIMS – Man or Machine?

    Posted on 16. July 2018 by kbaggen in RIMS.

    The idea behind a RIMS system is the heat is equally distributed around in the mash by the running wort driven by the pump.  But something needs to control the heat (hot-plate or immension heater), either man or  machine. If man one must have a keen eye on the process and stay near to the mashing […]

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  • DIY RIMS version 1.1 based on old 21L fermenter!

    Posted on 13. July 2018 by kbaggen in RIMS.

    My DIY RIMS version 1.1 – based on old 21L fermenter! In below picture + video carrousel you can see my DIY RIMS version 1.1 (based on Pictures of version 1.1 + version 1.0): Price of my DIY RIMS version 1.1 “Malt-Pipe” Pot, free, if you come to this page you likely got a 20-25L […]

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  • DIY RIMS page is now online!

    Posted on 5. May 2018 by kbaggen in RIMS.

    The page above my DIY RIMS is now online! Please see more at “DIY RIMS Guide“!

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  • Bottling with Sugar cubes and Fermentasaurus (Mini review)!

    Posted on 1. May 2018 by kbaggen in Beer Knowledge.

    Some time back I brought a Fermentasaurus mainly to be able to remove trub during initial fermentation and to re-use yeast. Secondly, I considered to bottle directly from it to save some time! The Fermentasaurus do give a bit of advantages and one thing to understand is the removal of trub during fermentation and especially after a […]

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  • Grape Wit/Wizen

    Posted on 30. April 2018 by kbaggen in Wheat Beers.

    A taste of summer, of Blood Grape, a long bitterness keeping on but never to much. Volume 18 litres OG 1048 Boil Volume 18 litres Boil gravity 1048 Alcohol (ABV) 3.9 % (efficacy of 67) Colour 19 EBC (Deep amber / light copper) Bitterness 15 IBU BU:GU 0.31 FG 1018 Fermentables Flaked Wheat 3 EBC […]

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  • The alternative Ispindel – based on yeast tube!

    Posted on 14. September 2017 by kbaggen in Beer Knowledge.

    The Ispindel is a DIY project to measure the tilt of  a partly subnerged tube in your brew while it ferments. This tilt can then be translated to the gravity though a known dilutionseries of Water/sugar measuments of the tilt comparied to hydrometer measuments. The project is discussed on various sites including here at homebretalk. […]

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