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Richard Nye
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Username: Yeasty_boy

Post Number: 333
Registered: 01-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2004 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm putting my thoughts together on the ultimate HERMS system I will build one day. I plan on using a Sabco-like frame as a base. I want to continuously circulate the wort through the inner passage of a CFWC. I'll circulate the hot liquor (using a second pump) through the CFWC's outer passage. I'll use a temp controller to start and stop the HL pump to maintain the wort temp and do step mashes. That should give me good mash temperature control, crystal clear wort, and quick steps between mash temps.

I'd like to stick with natural gas for all the heat. I would also like to dial in the HLT temperature and have it thermostatically controlled. How would you recommend I do that? I'm looking for something like a gas hot water heater thermostat that goes up to 170-200F. Any ideas? Anybody see any problems with this approach?

Thanks!
 

Tom Gardner
Advanced Member
Username: Tom

Post Number: 517
Registered: 01-2001
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 02:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use an electric heatstick and RANCO thermostat. I think Morebeer has natural gas burners with pilot lights. You might check with them about the controls. Let us know how it goes. Tom