Optional HERMS Conversion Kit:
HERMS - (Heat Exchange Recirculating Mash System)
Many brewers are choosing HERMS as an option to maintain mash temperatures and perform step mashes without direct fired heat. Our HERMS coil option offers a 1/2" x 50' stainless coil in the hot liquor tank that allows the brewer to recirculate the mash runoff through the coiled heat ex-changer and back into the mash tun. The coil is factory installed only and pressure tested before it ships.
The HERMS Conversion Kit for the Mega Ruby Street Brewery will include:
- 50’ ½” SS HERMS coil mounted in the HLT with through wall fittings (tri-clover on top, ball valve and tri-clover at the bottom)
- Additional heat shielding welded onto HLT burner grate to protect lower HERMS coil ball valve
- (1) additional tri-clover barb added to the end of the normally open 7’ hose
- (1) additional clamp
- (1) additional gasket
The digital control package also works with or without the HERMS option, not included
(Recirculating Infusion Mash)
The ability to recirculate your mash is standard on Ruby Street Systems without the optional digital controller system. Controlling the temps on your mash can be done manually, but with the digital controller these temps are controlled, firing your burner automatically, and is highly recommended.
Many Brewers are choosing the option to maintain mash temperatures and perform step mashes by applying direct heat to the mash tun from a burner, either fueled by propane or natural gas. The pump keeps the wort recirculating fast enough so that there are no worries about scorching the wort. The pump runs continuously during the mash and the heat, the flame is cycled on and off by a Digital Controller to maintain the set temperature in the mash. Ruby Street also offers their own newly designed Digital Controller, please see the options. You can also add a through wall fitting for recirculating the mash HLT or boil kettle.
Thru-wall Return Fitting Options
Many brewers prefer to re-circulate and/or sparge with the kettle lids on. The thru-wall return fitting option makes this process easy. This fitting is generally mounted at the top of the kettle just below the rim.
Thru-wall fittings mounted in HLT or Boil kettles will include a silicone tube that reaches the bottom of the kettle to prevent splashing. These are optional please see options.
Already included is the thru-wall fitting mounted in the Mash Tun and will include a cork float silicone sparging hose, to eliminate splashing.
Optional Digital Control Package:
Ruby Street now has designed their own PID controller for the HERMS System. Made from the highest quality components available right here in the USA!
Mega Ruby and Alpha Ruby systems are built standard with everything required for RIMS operation Except the digital controller. That is why there is no conversion kit needed for the Mega and Alpha Systems, the only thing needed is the controller. Please see the option.
Digital Controller Option will include:
- Digital Control Panel and Bracket (1)
- Sensor Cables (2)
- Ignition Coil Box (1)
- Solenoid Valves (3)
- Temperature Sensors (3)
- Burner Electrodes (3)
The digital control package also works with the HERMS option. For more information on the Digital Controller please click on the link below for the owners Manual.
Need a place to set your beverages, spoons, refractometer, etc. while brewing? We now offer a removable accessory shelf that fits perfectly on our Ruby Street Brewery™ and Mega Ruby™ frames and systems.
Machined from high density plastic, this 10" x 15" shelf includes 4 recessed beverage spots and steel hardware powder coated in our signature red. Attached with a single steel pin, this shelf can be removed in seconds so it doesn't interfere with standing the brewery on end. Includes all mounting hardware. Maximum weight 30 lbs.
Please see the options.
Boil Kettle Thermometer Option
If you would like a thermometer installed on your boil kettle, please see the option.
Thermometers on the Mash and HLT are already included.
Inline Oxygen Package
A fast and easy way to oxygenate your cooled wort. Equipped with stainless triclover fittings, this inline oxygen stone can be placed on the outflow side of your pump or chiller. Includes a regulator that attaches to a standard welding oxygen tank and 6’ of vinyl tubing.
Sight Gauge Option
Now you can get a sight gauge installed on your Boil Kettle or HLT.
Optional Whirlpool Arm
If you would like a whirlpool arm assembly added to your boil kettle please see the options.
- 3 piece ball valve w/tri-clamp connection.
Plate Chiller Package
Ruby Street has a complete plate chiller package that will be installed on your Ruby Street frame.
· Duda Brand 30 Plate all Stainless Chiller mod# B3-36A
· Bracket to fit any of our frames powder coated to match
· Mounting hardware
· Tri Clover wort connections with 3” dial outflow thermometer
· Male and female garden hose fittings on water side of chiller
· Can be sold and shipped with Ruby Street systems and frames.
Optional 50 Foot Immersion Chiller
50 ft. Immersion Chiller is coiled with 3/8" copper tubing and fitted with quality brass garden hose connectors. If you would like to add a 50' Immersion Chiller please see the options section.
Optional Stainless Steel Hop Filter
The hop filter makes cleaning your brewery a breeze. The large capacity 6" x 14" 300 micron screen is made of 100% stainless steel. These screens will contain the majority off all hop material from both whole hops and pellet hops. We highly recommend this option when using plate chillers to avoid trapped hop material in your chiller. You can also recirculate through the hop filter while chilling to capture cold break protein material.
Optional Extra Pump Bracket and Pump with Overflow Valve
While this system only requires one pump to be fully operational, some of our customers have asked for and additional pump and pump bracket for other uses in their brewing process.
These are separate options, if you want an additional pump or pump bracket or both, please see the options.
Optional Color Choices:
Ruby Street Brewing now offers an option for several different colors, please click the link below to view the different colors they now offer. The cost for this is $199.00
If you wish to choose another color other than their standard red, please use the text box below in the add on section and enter the color code from the link above in the text box during your purchase. Please allow approximately 3 weeks lead time for this option.