Obsessing over design, process and logistics seems to have paid off! Up to a point, at least. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5psxwy6muue3ywp/20180518_152604at25.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0v7x2rnog4ga858/20180518_174148at25.jpg?dl=0 Here's my process: -Full liquor volume into HERMS-equipped HLT/BK, heated to strike temp -Transfer first step volume to Mash Tun, recirculate to even out temp -Clamp mill to table above tun and grind directly into tun, stirring to dough in -Protein rest, no recirc while liquor heats to next rest step -Transfer second step volume to Mash Tun, start recirc and stir mash to even out -Temp rise time of about 10 minutes, rest time of 20 or so got almost full conversion -Set third rest temp and transfer third step volume to Mash Tun -Temp rise time of 10minutes and 5-10 minute rest got full conversion -Set Mash Out temp and transfer final water addition -Mash Out temp reached in about 10 minutes(slightly overshot and added a little water to cool) -Transferred remaining liquor to auxiliary sparge vessel (on table above tun) -Start transfer of wort to BK, Start sparge -Approximately 20 minute sparge with element on and heating wort. -Boil begins shortly after sparge is complete -15 minutes to Flameout, reconfigure hoses to include plate chiller, circulate to sterilize system -Disconnect Mash Tun and connect water hose to HERMS coil -Complete boil, turn off heat, continue to circulate wort and start water hose for initial chill -15 minute chill with HERMS coil takes wort to 100F -Connect H2O side of chiller plate to fountain pump in ice chest for final chill -Transfer wort through iced chill plate into ferment(s) at 60-65F -Oxygenate, Pitch yeast, rock carboy, etc Getting used to the heating system to avoid overshooting and temp swings, will take a little more time, but I find it completely intuitive with the dial system. Boil was easy and controlled, dialing in the perfect boil. Boil-off was more than estimated. Re-configuring set up wasn't too much trouble but by the end of the night I was tired and things were pretty tangled...more work to do there in order to make it go more smoothly. Didn't know what to expect in terms of efficiency so I estimated 75 percent. Ended up with almost 95%!!