Category Archives: Electric Brewing

1,000 Watt Coil Water Heater… $9.98 + free shipping

Portable Water Heater Coil Aluminum Hot Water Heater (1000 Watts) by GCG

1,000 Watt Coil Heater

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

2/22/19 4 PM Central: This is selling for just $9.98. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Portable Water Heater Coil Aluminum Hot Water Heater (1000 Watts) by GCG


More: Recent Amazon Finds

VAVA 1,100 Watt Sous Vide Immersion Circulator [Digital Recirculating Heat Stick] – $39.99 w/$20 off coupon

VAVA Sous Vide Cooker BPA-Free Thermal Immersion Circulator with Accurate Temperature Digital Timer LCD Display & Silicon Clamp (Auto-Start, FDA Approved, 110V, 1000 Watts, Black/Stainless)

VAVA Sous Vide Cooker BPA-Free Thermal Immersion Circulator with Accurate Temperature Digital Timer LCD Display & Silicon Clamp (Auto-Start, FDA Approved, 110V, 1000 Watts, Black/Stainless)

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 3 Settings to Cook, Recipe Included -Conveniently set the Auto-start function, Cooking time, and Temperature for producing restaurant quality food at home. With no worry of overcooking.
  • Fast Cooking with 1000 Watts – Powerful engine heats up food 20% faster than other cookers. Cooking with the sous vide immersion circulator enables you to cook steak, poultry, fish, egg, and vegetables expertly from edge to edge.
  • Temperature Adjustment – Accurately set the temperature from 0 °C to 95 °C / 32 °F to 203 °F to cook nutritious food and keep vitamins levels up to 90%.
  • Safe and Durable Materials – ETL & FDA certified, the cooker is constructed with a stainless steel, BPA-free build that’s safe to use and lasts longer.
  • Ingenious & Convenient Construction – Silicon clamp clips on without scratching your kitchenware; in-unit LCD display shows the temperature in either °C or °F. Comes with SAFE and SECURE 18 months warranty.

 

Possible brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.  Note that homebrewing is, generally speaking, not the intended purpose of this device.  Contact the manufacturer with questions about suitability for your application.

I have a Sous Vide Cooker from Anova (completely different model).  Check out my First Looks Post on that.  Anova also has an article on their website about brewing with the Anova One.

2/18/19 12 AM Central: This is selling for $59.99.  Click on “Save an extra $20 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $39.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

VAVA Sous Vide Cooker BPA-Free Thermal Immersion Circulator with Accurate Temperature Digital Timer LCD Display & Silicon Clamp (Auto-Start, FDA Approved, 110V, 1000 Watts, Black/Stainless)


More: Recent Amazon Finds

Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Dernord 1.5″ Tri-Clamp 120V 1650W Foldback Heating Element – $24.99

Dernord 1.5″ Inch (OD50.5mm) Tri-clamp Foldback Heating Element Stainless Steel Immersion Water Heater (120V 1650W) by Dernord


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Stainless Steel Tri Clamp 1.5″ Inch (OD 50.5mm) , fit 1.5″(38mm) pipe if that pipe has a 2″ flange for triclamp
  • SUS304 Tri-clamp Ripple Foldback heating element provides 1650w 120v of power
  • Easy to Install and fits Standard 1.5″ Tri Clamp fitting of American
  • The shape is to minimize length and maximize heated surfaces
  • Resists dry firing, lime deposits, and sand that would burn out ordinary elements

Note: This type of heating element is nice, in my opinion, because you can completely remove it from you kettle when it comes time for cleaning.  Because it’s tri-clamp, you can also easily replace or upgrade the element.

2/13/19 6 PM Central: This is selling for $24.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Dernord 1.5″ Inch (OD50.5mm) Tri-clamp Foldback Heating Element Stainless Steel Immersion Water Heater (120V 1650W) – note, multiple sizes and versions of this may be available, as such a different variation may show up at this product link


Also: Tri-Clamp Fittings at Proflow Dynamics


Back In Stock, Limited Supply: Rod Heat Sticks from Brew Hardware!

Brew Hardware’s Hot Rod Heat Sticks are popular.  As such, availability of this can be touch and go.  As of this posting 3 of 4 models are available in limited quantities.  Check Brew Hardware for current availability and pricing.

Hot Rod Heat Sticks at Brew Hardware

More: Recent Great Deals

prod:bhhotrod

Buy a Grainfather with Connect Controller – Get ~$87.45 in Rewards

grainfather connect

Grainfather with Connect Controller Electric Brewing System.  I have a Grainfather and love it.  It has been my go-to brewing system lately.  My does not have the Connect Controller.

About the Grainfather

from Adventures in Homebrewing… “Experience a new age of brewing with the wireless connectivity of the GrainFather and GrainFather Connect Controller!  BRAND NEW Connect Controller for the GrainFather!

Connect Control Box brings future automation together with the classic fun of brewing to enhance your brew day. This high level of automation allows you to multitask (or just kick back) while brewing and have alerts inform you of when you’re needed again.”

Connect Control Box Features:

  • Control remotely with bluetooth connection to your mobile device
  • PID algorithm works in conjunction with a triac for more stable heating and so you can control power output
  • Programmable step mashing
  • Delayed Heating – wake up to waiting strike water and get brewing!
  • Easily switch between celsius and fahrenheit
  • Waterproof graphic display
  • Adaptable mounting system allows it to be used with any current GrainFather
  • Can be used with app or manually on the system

App Features:

  • GrainFather Grain Kit recipes provided in app
  • Import Beer XML files
  • Set your own boil temperature (for different altitudes)
  • Change between Celsius and Fahrenheit easily
  • GrainFather calculators provided in app
  • Check Out the Full Grainfather Connect Instructions HERE!

“The Grainfather is an all inclusive all grain brewing system. The system allows you to mash at high extract efficiency by utilizing a pump for easy recirculating of the wort through the mashing process. The grain bed is then easy raised out of the kettle to provide for sparging and draining of the grains. Your mash tun then becomes an electric boil kettle.

The mash temperature and boil are all controlled precisely with an electric heating element. The system comes with a digital temperature controller so you can adjust temperature of your mash with in a degree. This allows for step mashing.

The included pump allows for easy recirculating of your wort during the mash as well as allows for quick cooling at the end of the boil by allowing you to pump through the included counterflow chiller.

This whole 8 gallon system is extremely compact so it makes for easy indoor or outdoor brewing.”

 

This is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  SS Brewtech gear is on MAP pricing.  Rewards programs like this are one way to legitimately get a deal on MAP goods.

Stacks With: As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is giving additional bonus points based on how much you purchase.  150 with a $50 purchase, $450 with a $150 purchase and 750 with a $250 purchase.  This does bundle with many of their existing sale items!  No promo code is needed.  Bonus points equate to about 5% promotional value.  750 = about $37.50 in value.  These bonuses are in addition to the rewards.  To the points that a product already earns.

Example:  This system earns 999 points + 750 bonus points.  That’s 1,749 points or the equivalent of about $87.45 in value toward a future purchase.

Free Shipping: AIH ships this for free to addresses in the contiguous US.

Grainfather with Connect Controller | More Info – Bonus Pts at AIH!

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

More about AIH’s Rewards Program

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

tag:aihbonuspts

The KegLand DigiBoil Electric Brew Kettle – $152.99 at William’s Brewing

KegLand Digiboil

KegLand Digiboil from William’s Brewing

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The KegLand Digiboil is an 8 gallon electric brew pot with precise digital control. Made of 304 stainless steel, it features 1500 watts of total power, selectable with both a 1000 watt and 500 watt switch. Perfect for brewing, distilling, sous vide cooking, and more. Keep in mind that although it has an 8 gallon capacity, we recommend you boil no more than 6.5 gallons, to allow head space to prevent damaging boil overs.

The digital display can be set to any temperature between 32° and 212° F, and hold that temperature to plus or minus 5 degrees. The valve features standard 1/2″ threads, so you can fit female NPT 1/2″ accessories such as cam lock fittings to the spigot for attaching chillers and other accessories. The rim features clamps, and standard Robobrew and Grainfather distilling lids will fit perfectly. 27″ tall, 12″ wide.

This unit draws a hefty 15 amps, and must be plugged into a dedicated GGCI outlet for safety. The unit should not be submersed in water.

The Digiboil does not come with a printed manual, but it is very simple. One of the first things you will notice is that it is set in Centigrade. To switch to Fahrenheit, with the unit on and both element switches off, press the plus and minus keys simultaneously for 5 seconds to switch it to Fahrenheit display mode. To set the temperature, turn it on with water in the boiler, and press either the plus or minus key until the set point starts moving, and release when your desired temperature set point has been reached.

When brewing with malt extract, you will need to get your water boiling, then shut off the heat momentarily while you stir the extract in to dissolve. This eliminates the extract from burning on the bottom, and prevents the thermostat protective circuit from throwing an error. As soon as the extract is dissolved, turn back on the heat and brew.

 

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is marking this down to $152.99.  Note: you must add this kettle to your cart to see that dealPrice, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

KegLand Digiboil

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

The KegLand DigiBoil Electric Brew Kettle – $152.99 at William’s Brewing

KegLand Digiboil

KegLand Digiboil from William’s Brewing

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The KegLand Digiboil is an 8 gallon electric brew pot with precise digital control. Made of 304 stainless steel, it features 1500 watts of total power, selectable with both a 1000 watt and 500 watt switch. Perfect for brewing, distilling, sous vide cooking, and more. Keep in mind that although it has an 8 gallon capacity, we recommend you boil no more than 6.5 gallons, to allow head space to prevent damaging boil overs.

The digital display can be set to any temperature between 32° and 212° F, and hold that temperature to plus or minus 5 degrees. The valve features standard 1/2″ threads, so you can fit female NPT 1/2″ accessories such as cam lock fittings to the spigot for attaching chillers and other accessories. The rim features clamps, and standard Robobrew and Grainfather distilling lids will fit perfectly. 27″ tall, 12″ wide.

This unit draws a hefty 15 amps, and must be plugged into a dedicated GGCI outlet for safety. The unit should not be submersed in water.

The Digiboil does not come with a printed manual, but it is very simple. One of the first things you will notice is that it is set in Centigrade. To switch to Fahrenheit, with the unit on and both element switches off, press the plus and minus keys simultaneously for 5 seconds to switch it to Fahrenheit display mode. To set the temperature, turn it on with water in the boiler, and press either the plus or minus key until the set point starts moving, and release when your desired temperature set point has been reached.

When brewing with malt extract, you will need to get your water boiling, then shut off the heat momentarily while you stir the extract in to dissolve. This eliminates the extract from burning on the bottom, and prevents the thermostat protective circuit from throwing an error. As soon as the extract is dissolved, turn back on the heat and brew.

 

As of this posting, William’s Brewing is marking this down to $152.99.  Note: you must add this kettle to your cart to see that dealPrice, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

KegLand Digiboil

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Half Off Sparge Water Heater! with Mash & Boil Purchase + Hands on Review

As of this posting, William’s Brewing taking half off the Brewer’s Edge Sparge Water Heater when you buy a Mash and Boil System.  No coupon code is needed.  The Sparge Water Heater is available at the half off price as on option on the Mash and Boil page.  Price, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Check out our Hands on Review of the Mash & Boil System

Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

tag:wmmandb

Braumeister V2 20L – All in One Electric Brewing System – $1599, Save $200, Limited Availability

Braumeister V2 - 20 L

The Braumeister V2 all in one, electric all grain brewing system via MoreBeer

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Braumeister is an all-in-one, electric all-grain brewing system that will ship to you free of charge from MoreBeer!. Made by our long time business associate Speidel of Germany these systems are imported and supported in USA by MoreBeer!. The Braumeister features an automation and ease of use that is unparalleled in brewing all-grain beer at home. Plus we love the quality of beer produced on these machines.

New 2015 Model
On top of all the features that Braumeisters are known and loved for, 2015 has brought an update to the user interface on these units. The new control panel showcases a large LED screen, allowing for easier recipe viewing and manipulation, as well as a memory bank to actually store recipes for future brews. Speidel has also been planning for the future with these new control panels. Aside from immediate benefits, there is hardware to support WiFi control and other functionality that will be released as software updates to existing units.

The Braumeister Control Module is available now, and when purchased, will upgrade your Generation 2 Braumeister to be controllable over the Wifi network!

Advantages of the Braumeister
First the system is small in footprint and powered by electricity allowing you to brew inside, in a confined space, without the fear of carbon monoxide gas from a flame source. Secondly this unit is very easy to use as you mash the grain and then boil the wort in the same vessel. We also love the automation and control. Before you brew you set the controller with the different temperatures you wish to attain (advice is given on what to set) and the built in heating element and pump do the rest. The Braumeister is especially ideal for step-mashing, which many brewers think is the preferred way to brew lager beers. Based on the results of lagers we have brewed on this machine MoreBeer! agrees.

Walking Through the Brew Process
On Brew Day you are going to assemble your Braumeister with the mash tub and bottom screen. You will fill the unit with filtered water to a notch on the center post – easy. The controller reads in °C, and you can set it to different temperatures you wish to reach. Advice is given in the manual. When your water is the correct temperature a beep alerts you to add grain. Stir in your grain, lock down the top screen (so now there is a screen on the bottom and the top) and start the mash. During the mash wort is constantly recirculated through the grain bed from the bottom up, reverse of most typical systems. The liquid wort flows up through the mash and then cascades down between the mash tub and the outer wall of the Braumeister. There it is collected by the pump and pushed back through the mash. When the mash is complete, another beep will alert you to remove the entire Mash Tub, which sets on top of the Braumeister to drain for a period of time. At this point you can choose to rinse the Mash with hot water or to just add water directly the wort. Push another button and the boil starts. You program the length of the boil. When the boil stops insert your wort chiller and cool.

What About Efficiency?
This was our main question because with the Braumeister you are skipping a traditional sparge. The continual recirculation of wort during the mash results in a satisfactory efficiency.
Disadvantages of the Braumeister
You need to have a source of 220v power(and the ability to adapt the European plug to North American 220v, we recommend a certified electrician). If you have that then using electricity can become an advantage. Because of size constraints of the mash tub the largest starting gravity beer you can brew is between 1.060 to 1.065. You can always add DME to the boil for an occasional big beer brew.

Buy a Braumeister for the following reasons:
Space is concern
You want to brew “all-grain” inside your house and have access to 220v
Simplicity and ease-of-use is important
You are particularly interested in Lager Beers and want to step mash
You don’t make a lot of high-gravity beers, and are willing to add a little DME when you do.

Technical Specifications for 20L Braumeister:
These units require a 220/230v connection. You should plan on hiring an electrician to install the proper socket and to wire on the appropriate plug.
Produces 23 L of Wort, which is about 20L finished beer
2015 Controllers can store up to ten recipes for easy rebrewing!
33 lbs
2000 Watt built in heating capacity
23 Watt pump
26 inches tall
16 inches in diameter
13.2 lb max qty of malt
230V (protection at least 10 amp), 50-60Hz
Max Fill Level = 25 L (Upper Marking on Center Rod)

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $1,599.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Braumeister V2 – 20 L BRAU020

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

More: Recent MoreBeer Finds

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals

1,500 Watt Induction Cooktop + Induction Heat Sources for Homebrewing via BYO Magazine

Aicok Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner Smart Sensor Touch Induction Cooker with Counter-down Timer and Kids Safety Lock, 15 Temperature and Power Settings, Black

Aicok Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner Smart Sensor Touch Induction Cooker with Counter-down Timer and Kids Safety Lock, 15 Temperature and Power Settings, Black


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop: Digital LED sensor-touch control panel, sensitive to touch and easy to operate. With ultra-thin design, it’s lightweight and portable for easy handling and storage. You can use it in the kitchen and outdoor.
  • Universal Fit Induction Cooker: Compatible with induction ready cookware, the countertop burner is suitable for STEEL, CAST IRON, ENAMELED IRON, STAINLESS STEEL, FLAT-BOTTOMED SKILLETS/POTS which diameter is from 4.72 to 10.23”(12-26cm). The auto-pan detection will shut the unit off automatically if no cookware or the incorrect cookware is detected.
  • Various Temperatures and Powers: 15 temperature range from 140 Degree Fahrenheit to 460 Degree Fahrenheit; 15 power levels from 100-1500Watts, various function meet your all cooking needs; simmer, deep fry, boil, sauté, sear, steam, slow cook and grill with ease.
  • Timer and Safety Lock: Built-in count-down digital timer with 1 min increments up to 170 minutes; A touch lock feature locks down the controls from kids and animals keeping them safe.

Possible homebrewing uses include: Boiling wort in your brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

Aicok Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner Smart Sensor Touch Induction Cooker with Counter-down Timer and Kids Safety Lock, 15 Temperature and Power Settings, Black


Also: Induction Heat Sources for Home Brewing via Brew Your Own Magazine

More: Recent Amazon Finds