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Comparing Different Mashing Techniques RIMS vs. HERMS vs. Single Infusion by: Harold J. Gulbransen & Bob MacKay.

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1 Comparing Different Mashing Techniques RIMS vs. HERMS vs. Single Infusion by: Harold J. Gulbransen & Bob MacKay

2 Is there a difference between HERMS & RIMS mashing? HERMS = heat exchange recirculating mash system RIMS = recirculating infusion mash system Advantages over single infusion mashing –Clearer wort –More precise temperature control –Perform more complex mash schedules

3 Is there a difference between HERMS & RIMS mashing? Potential disadvantages –Requires a pump so added cost –Scorching the wort is possible with RIMS if the pump fails –No scorching with HERMS as the wort never contacts direct heat

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7 Controlling the Variables Brewed a Bock Bier to feature it’s malty character Same water profile – carbon filtered SD water Same malts Same sparging technique [batch sparge] Same mash tun, kettle and chiller Pitched same volume of yeast and feremented all beers in 10 gallon corny kegs [same geometry] and in the same chest freezer using a Johnson Controller

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9 Recipe 6.0 gallons32.5 IBU75 min boil18.7 SRM 54.2% Munich Malt 10L [Briess]8.00 lbs 32.2% Pilsner Malt 2L [Briess]4.75 lbs 6.8%Melanoidin 35 o L1.00 lbs 5.1%CaraMunich0.75 lbs 1.7%Cafafa II0.25 lbs Rice Hulls1.0 lbs Carbon filtered SD water22 qts [1.5 qts water/ 1 lb grain] Sparge18 qts 170 F [acidified w/ Phosphoric acid] Hops:25 gmMagnum11.0% aa60 min 25 gmVanguard 4.7% aa10 min Yeast:White Labs WLP 810 [SF Lager] – 200 ml of yeast slurry Fermentation temps: 50 o F Packaging: kegged & force carbonated – Beer Gun to fill Bottles

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15 Wort Aeration with Oxygen & a SS Aeration Stone

16 Next day: Single Infusion Mash Thanks to Patrick

17 Temperature control during fermentation

18 Fermentation in a chest freezer with a thermostat

19 Results: HERMSRIMSSingle Infusion Pre-Boil Gravity Pre-Boil Volume8 gallons8.4 gallons8.1 gallons Volume after boil6.5 gallons6.6 gallons6.7 gallons OG after boil FG after feremntation

20 Evaluation of Head Retention Time = 0 min.

21 Evaluation of Head Retention Time = 2 min.

22 Evaluation of Head Retention Time = 3 min.

23 Evaluation of Head Retention Time = 8 min.

24 Evaluation of Head Retention Time = 20 min.

25 Evaluation of Head Retention Best to Worst: –HERMS –RIMS –Single Infusion Mash Best Quality Head -RIMS – fine tan bubbles

26 Flavor Profiles JoAnne found HERMS the best tasting Slight metallic flavor with RIMS beer Single infusion had least body and was thinner than the other two. QUAFF Consensus? Let’s vote

27 Special Thanks to Bob MacKay Was this helpful to you when considering what Mashing technique you will employee in the future?

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