Post Number: 333
|Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2004 - 10:58 am: ||
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?