Chris Van reached out to me for some more details on the plumbing of my brewery back in 2019. He’s now built his own brewery and has shared some pictures. Well done Chris!
After a small tweak, I was able to get my idea of RIMS+loop to work basically as I envisioned it in a water test. A ball valve controlling the loop flow rate more linearly (compared to the butterfly valve used in my first revision) proved to be essential.
During the craziness of the holiday shopping season, one of my favourite homebrew equipment and ingredient suppliers, Ontario Beer Kegs put their false bottoms on sale… I’d been eyeing up one for awhile and couldn’t resist ordering one even though it wasn’t officially designed to fit my mash tun.
The core of an all grain homebrewing system is arguably how the mash process is completed. Here I describe and compare 7 popular homebrewery designs based on this property, all of which are capable of making great beer.