(208g) Heat Transfer in a Recirculating Infusion Mash System
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:30pm to 5:50pm
In this work we experimentally measure the convective heat transfer coefficient in a RIMS tube setup that utilizes a commonly available hot water heater element. Constant heat flux is applied to the tube and the wall temperature, inlet and outlet temperatures are measured under various conditions. A Nusselt number correlation is developed using water and validated with actual beer wort. This new correlation will allow homebrewers to size their recirculation pumps and mash tuns with greater confidence.