This is my RIMS Plumbing Schematic. I didn't have anything to go by when I designed my system, so maybe some of you will find this helpful. The plumbing is done in all 1/2" OD stainless tubing with Swagelok or "Swagelok Type" fittings. The valves are marked with bold "X's".
After looking at a few commerical systems on the internet, I found that I liked the Sabco Brew Magic the best. But, that system only had one pump and the boil kettle was gravity fed from the mash tun. So, I had to come up with a more complicated RIMS Plumbing design.
The other thing that is different from many systems is the chiller set-up. After hearing some bad things about infections caused by plate chillers, or at least difficulty in cleaning the plate chillers (of which the Blichmann Therminator is the most widely recognized), I decided to go with an immersion chiller set-up and run ice water from my HLT (Hot Liquor Tank) through the IC (immersion chiller) and circulate it with one of the pumps while whirlpooling with the other. This set-up has several advantages:
You can follow along with the diagrams and look back at some of my final pages to see the actual hard piping that goes along with the RIMS Plumbing Schematic.
I hope this RIMS Plumbing Schematic helps. I plan on taking pictures and drawing some kind of Control Panel Wiring for Dummies because I can't read electrical schematics at all and I can't find any kind of help online. So, I'll get some help from one of my homebrew club members and take lots of pictures.
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