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HERMS Trio 57L

HERMS Trio 57L

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Product Description

Wondering what happened the Premium and Deluxe design versions? We have simplified our product line making the purchasing process less confusing and highlighting the core features of the 3 kettle HERMS system. There are many ways to add complexity, and if that piques your interest we now offer additional design concepts complete with parts lists for building your own pump manifold.

The 57L HERMS Trio is a beautiful 3 kettle HERMS brewery built entirely using Tri-Clamp components. Designed to minimize cost and complexity while providing all the features you come to expect in a 3 kettle HERMS brewery. Take advantage of Tri-Clamp to rapidly disassemble and clean your system, or add features and options as desired. Tri-Clamp makes it easy!

The HERMS Trio now includes an option for Blichmann Riptide pumps in addition to the MP-15 pump. With the Riptide pump you get better performance, an easier to use pump with more features, and outstanding quality from Blichmann Engineering. The Riptide can be mounted beneath the brew table, keeping it neatly out of the way. I highly recommend this pump and have updated all 2 and 3 kettle system designs, making it an option for those systems too.

For more information on product usage please see our HERMS Trio Standard Brewing Guide.
Wondering exactly what is included? See the full parts lists by clicking on an image below:
Add the optional EINBREW 3V2P system controller for an easy to use and fully featured CE certified brew controller made by EINBREW in the UK. The optional 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!

The heating elements in this set include a 3m connection cable with SCHUKO male plug (or C19 plug when purchased with the EINBREW controller), but the plug ends do not come pre-wired to the elements. Please consult a professional electrician. You must be sure to use an appropriate GFI outlet and circuit breaker sized for the load.

Note: the stainless steel brew stand is for demonstration purposes only and is not included in the scope of delivery!

System Design

The 3 kettle, single tier HERMS system is comprised of three 57L Craft hardware kettles: the 4/2 HLT, a 3/1 MLT, and a 4/1 Boil kettle. By having just two hose change operations during the brew process the system design is as simple as possible, optimizing performance and minimizing cost. During the boil you can clean the MLT and HLT, leaving just the brew kettle to clean when you're done. The HLT and connected pump have only seen hot water and need only to be emptied and dried.

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 input of the sparge arm on the MLT, a 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, and the two-piece sparge arm. In the boil kettle comes the second heating element, a pickup tube, a whirlpool tube, a thermowell, and a port for the steam condenser (optional - not included).
The kettle layout is reversible so that the HLT can be placed either to the left or right of the MLT, as desired.

During mashing, the wort from the MLT is recirculated through the HERMS spiral heat exchanger in the HLT to gently and safely maintain and raise the mash temperature.
To begin lautering, we move the MLT pump output hose to the boil kettle whirlpool port, and the HLT pump output hose to the HERMS coil input. During the sparging process the HERMS coil is cleaned with hot water.
While boiling the HLT and MLT can be cleaned, and the MLT/BK pump input hose is moved from the MLT output to the BK output.

To fill the fermenter after boiling, the MLT/BK pump output hose is disconnected. If you are using the Blichmann Riptide pump, flow control to the fermenter is integrated into the pump. If you are using the MP-15 pump, you will want to move one of the MLT of HLT valves to the pump output port for flow control to the fermenter.

Note, suitable cooling equipment is not included.
Don't fear the hose change! Tri-Clamp makes it easy. A relaxed hose change can be done in just 20 seconds, with some experience and working quickly, it can easily be done in under 10 seconds! The video below shows an older HERMS design using 1" valves, but you get the idea:

Comparison to the HERMS Duo System

The main advantages of the HERMS Trio compared to the HERMS Duo are:
  • Larger batch capacity
  • Better system efficiency through full sparge method compared to the semi-sparge method
  • A double brew day is possible, if your controller supports firing two heating elements at once

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.

Sight Glass

A sight glass is optional, and is not included with the set. Don’t forget an extra clamp and gasket if you add one. Tip: if you want to add a sight glass, there are many options depending on your pump type. Here are some ideas: