Mash Tun Controllers

Electric Mash Tun / RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) Controllers

 

Our mash controllers are designed to do one thing well – to manage the temperature of your mash.

Our Electric Mash Tun / RIMS controllers feature:

A compact all aluminum housing with 4 mounting holes and large heat sink to dissipate excess heat. We never, ever use unsafe plastic housings for our brewery controller products.
A twist right to turn on / press to turn off main power button that also serves as an emergency off switch.
Available in 220/240V and 120V versions.
Temperature is managed by an off-the-shelf PID controller. We could design our own controller but sometimes it’s just smarter to let the experts manufacture and deliver what they do best!
Ships complete with a in-house designed PT-100 temperature sensor. Our temperature sensors are built into their own water proof thermowells with 1/2″ MPT type threads and nylon lock nuts. We include a 6 foot flexible sensor cable that can be easily disconnected and reconnected at either end.
The 120V versions feature a 8 foot power cord with standard plug and your choice of standard 2 prong outlet or a 20 Amp L5-20r twist lock receptacle designed for a L5-20p twist lock plug used by 120V Blichmann products and other builders of 20 Amp 120V mash heaters.
The 220/240V versions feature a 10 Gauge SJOOW 12 foot power cord with a 4 prong dryer style power plug.
The 220/240V versions also feature a 30 Amp L6-30r twist lock receptacle designed for a L6-30p twist lock plug used by most 240V home brew mash tuns and RIMS tubes.
A 120V pump control circuit with a separate on/off switch and pump outlet. The pump is switched separately so that you can turn on power then start circulation before starting your mash profile. You can use other pumps but we recommend MARCH pumps for our controllers.
A programmable alarm with it’s own on/off switch. The alarm is about as loud as a smoke alarm alerter and it makes about the same sound.
All of our controllers are tested with GFCI and are GFCI compatible.
The safety ground wire that runs from the outlet all the way to the plug is also bonded to the aluminum housing for safety.
All of our controllers are 100% manufactured in the USA with a mix of US, Chinese and Canadian components.

Specifications and Installation Recommendations:

120V
Standard

Our standard 120V mash tun / RIMS tube controllers are designed to be plugged directly into a modern 120V kitchen outlet and these controllers will work well as long as nothing else on the same circuit, like a coffee pot etc.. is turned on at the same time. These controllers can safely power a heating element up to 2250 Watts on newer kitchens with 20 Amp circuits but we recommend you limit your element selection to 1650 Watts or less in older kitchens with 15 Amp breakers. These values are calculated after factoring in power for your circulating pump – a typical MARCH pump will draw about 1.5 Amps when running.

These 120V Standard controllers are available from Amazon.com

120V
Twist Lock
Our 120V twist lock mash tun / RIMS tube controllers are designed to be plugged into a 120V outlet supplying as much as 30 Amps. A separate 30 Amp GFCI protected circuit should be run to supply this controller with power if you intend to use its full potential. These controllers can safely power a heating element up to 3400 Watts on a 30 Amp circuit but you can also use the controller for a lower wattage element. These values are calculated after factoring in power for your circulating pump – a typical MARCH pump will draw about 1.5 Amps when running.

These 120V Twist Lock controllers are available from Amazon.com

120V
GFCI
Our 120V GFCI mash tun / RIMS tube controllers have wired on GFCI plugs and are designed to be plugged directly into a modern 120V kitchen outlet and these controllers will work well as long as nothing else on the same circuit, like a coffee pot etc.. is turned on at the same time. These controllers can safely power a heating element up to 1650 Watts because the GFCI plug has a 15 Amp limit. These values are calculated after factoring in power for your circulating pump – a typical MARCH pump will draw about 1.5 Amps when running.

These 120V GFCI controllers are available from Amazon.com

220/240V
4 Prong
Our standard 220/240V mash tun / RIMS tube controllers are built with 4 prong dryer type plugs. Like all of our other controllers, these are 100% tested behind GFCI breakers and to be 100% GFCI compliant our 220/240V controllers must be 4  wire. We highly recommend running a dedicated GFCI protected 30 Amp 4 wire circuit for your brew area. NEC Code in most areas will require you to run 4 wires to a sub panel and one of the best choices on the market is a SPA panel. This controller will easily handle up to a 7000 watt heater after factoring in power for a circulation pump, but 4500 to 5500 watt water heater elements are more common with homebrewers.

These 220/240V controllers are available from Amazon.com

220/240V
3 Prong
Our 220/240V mash tun / RIMS tube controllers can be converted to a 3 prong dryer style outlet by you but once the conversion is done, the controller will no longer be GFCI compliant.