HERMS Trio 57L Deluxe

2.750,00 3.350,00 

The Craft Hardware 3 vessel, single tier, Tri-Clamp based HERMS brewing system.

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An exceptional three vessel HERMS system built entirely using Tri-Clamp components. Designed and built without compromise, the HERMS Trio is the pinnacle of our brewing systems!

This 3 kettle, single tier HERMS system is comprised of 57L Craft hardware kettles: the 4/2 HLT, a 2/0 MLT, and a 4/1 Boil kettle. The three kettles and two pumps are connecting using a clever CIP ready stainless steel manifold with 8 quick clean ball valves that allows the entire brew process to be conducted without any hose changes. By rotating the MLT 45 degrees, the system footprint is minimized with only 6cm between the kettles and an overall width of 136cm. Two equipment clamps are included, which allow mounting the entire manifold to the bottom of your brew table, keeping everything neatly out of the way.

Note: the stainless steel brew stand and system controller mount are for demonstration purposes only and are not included in the scope of delivery! The EINBREW 3V3P shown in the photos is only included if selected in the dropdown above.

You can choose to purchase the HERMS Trio with or without a controller. Choose the optional EINBREW 3V2P system controller from the dropdown above and your system will include the easy to use and fully featured CE certified brew controller made by EINBREW in the UK. The EINBREW controller comes with a 3 PT100 temperature probes and all the power cables you need; just wire the heating elements to the supplied C20 plug ends and your system is ready for brewing! Please consult a professional electrician. You must be sure to use an appropriate GFI outlet and circuit breaker sized for the load. You can also choose to purchase the HERMS Trio without a system controller, in which case the system will not include the temperature sensors or plugs for the heating elements.

If you are upgrading your existing Craft Hardware kettle(s) to a 3V HERMS system, you can also use a 3/0 or 3/1 kettle for the boil kettle, by using the whirlpool arm with kettle clamp instead of dedicated Whirlpool port in the kettle.

System Design

The hot water kettle contains one of the two 3.2 kW heating elements, the HERMS spiral adapters, a whirlpool fitting, a pickup tube, and a thermowell. At the output of the HERMS coil, the small tee fitting is installed, into which a thermowell for the MLT temperature sensor is installed. In the mash tun is the Craft Hardware false bottom on the low 2cm stand, a dip tube, an analog thermometer, and the sparge arm with kettle clamp. In the boil kettle comes the second heating element, a pickup tube, a whirlpool tube, a thermowell, and the steam condenser (optional – not included). Mash and boil kettle outputs are connected together with a 1″ Tee fitting and pass through a 1″ sight glass before the pump inputs. Because the pumps are the low point in the system, the pump inputs have a tee fitting which provides a drain point.

The kettle layout is reversible so that the HLT can be placed either to the left or right of the MLT, as desired.

During system preheating, the temperature sensor in the HLT is used to control system temperature. After dough-in, control of the system temperature is switched to the temperature sensor in the HERMS coil output in order to accurately maintain the desired mash temp setpoint. The wort from the MLT is recirculated through the HERMS spiral heat exchanger to gently and safely maintain and raise the mash temperature. Once mashing is completed, the wort is slowly pumped from the MLT into the brew kettle, while simultaneously pumping the sparge water from the HLT into the MLT. During this process, the HERMS coil is cleaned on the inside by the hot water from the HLT. While boiling, the temperature sensor in the boil kettle is used to detect boiling and for cooling temperature measurement. Note, suitable cooling equipment is not included.

The system is designed to be CIP friendly to every extent possible: The manifold uses all 1″ size components (valves, tees, sight glass, elbows, gaskets). Care is taken to provide the right size ID gaskets for each connection to ensure they are CIP optimized. After initial system cleaning, simply recirculate your heated cleaning solution through the system from start to finish. Disassemble the entire system for a more thorough cleaning as desired; Tri-Clamp makes it easy!

Comparison to the HERMS Duo System

The main advantages of the HERMS Trio compared to the HERMS Duo are:

  • No hose changes or system reconfiguration required during the entire brewing process
  • Larger batch capacity
  • Better system efficiency through full sparge method compared to the semi-sparge method
  • Additional features such as a sight glass, drainage ports, and fermenter output valve are included with the set

Batch Size

Small batch size: you can brew as small as 15L batches of 13P wort. Keep in mind that at 3 L/KG mash thickness the mash tun will only be about 12L full. Also you will need additional sparge water in the hot water tank to cover the HERMS coil completely. The extra water can be used for cleaning.

Large batch size: you can brew up to 45L batches of 13P wort. At this original gravity the only limitation is the volume of the boil kettle. For stronger beers, you can brew 45L up to 21P wort by mashing a bit thicker at 2.5 L/KG. In this case the limitation is the size of the mash tun.

Note: a simultaneous double brew session (heating the HLT and or mashing at the same time as boiling) is not possible with the 3V2P controller, only one element can be fired at a time.

Controller

EINBREW 3V2P, None

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