Category Archives: Electric Brewing

Grainfather w/Connect Controller – Save $208!

For a short time, Home Brew Supply has a tiered Memorial Day Sale going on.  Save up to 20% depending on how much you spend.

Use the Promotional Codes:

  • 10% off $100 Code: GIMME10
  • 15% off $150 Code: GIMME15
  • 20% off $200 Code: GIMME20

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page

This works with the Grainfather System w/Connect Controller.  That qualifies you for the 20% savings and saves you a whopping $208.

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Sale Extended: 15% Off Flash Sale at Home Brew Supply – Works w/Grainfather!

Thanks to HBF Reader Dustin for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

For a short time, Home Brew Supply is most things site wide (including the Grainfather!), with a few exceptions by 15% when you use promo code GIVEME15!  This is a flash sale.

Update: This was set to end yesterday, but has been extended through today.  If you missed out, here’s a second chance.

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page

Grainfather System use promo code GIVEME15!|| Grainfather Accessories – I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

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Mash & Boil System from William’s Brewing – $299.99

From William’s Brewing – Mash and Boil.

About… “Do you want to get into mashing but want something simple? The patent pending Brewer’s Edge® Mash & Boil makes it easy. No need for an outdoor burner, complicated brewing stand, or a 220 volt special circuit – it plugs into any 110 volt GFI household outlet. The Mash and Boil’s exclusive double wall stainless construction conserves heat to achieve a rolling boil with only 110 volts and 1600 watts, and its precise thermostat and internal sparging basket lets you mash and boil in the same vessel.

A typical brew day with the Mash & Boil begins with formulating your 5 gallon all grain recipe (up to 16 pounds of crushed grain can be mashed), and then heating your strike water to 162° F, the preset heat temperature. After 40 minutes or so, your strike water is 162° F, and you mix your crushed grain into the sparging basket already inside the Mash and Boil. The mash will cool to 152° or so, and then you set your thermostat to 150°, cover, and let mash for 1 hour. During this mash time you will need to separately heat 3 gallons of sparge water to 175° in a separate pot you provide. A thermometer hole is provided in the lid, in case you want to monitor the temperature of the top of the mash with any long probe analog or digital thermometer.

After one hour, lift the sparging bucket and lock on its included legs, and let the malt sugar drip into your Mash & Boil, which has now became a boiling pot. Turn the thermostat up to 218° F. and give it about 40 minutes to heat to a boil. During this time, ladle one gallon of hot sparge water at a time into the top of the sparging basket until you get to 5½ gallons. Now remove the grain basket, and when the boil begins, add your hops as per your recipe. Boil for 1 hour, and then cool with a suitable wort chiller (not included, our item E81 works well as does any immersion chiller that is up to 11″ in diameter). Or use the stainless valve with ½” hose barb to run the wort through your external chiller.

The Mash & Boil features an adjustable thermostat (switchable from Fahrenheit to Centigrade) with an adjustable run time preset at 3½ hours for safety. It also features a delayed start timer, so you can program the Mash and Boil to turn on up to 24 hours after setting. For example, load it with strike water, and have it set to be hot when you come home from work to save time. Intended for 5 gallon batches, maximum capacity is 7½ gallons. 28” tall closed, 40” tall with basket, 14” wide. A 5′ power cord is included.”

As of this posting, this is selling for just $299.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price, description and availability.  Also, check out the product page for the full manual.

Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

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Anova Immersion Circulator – Touch Screen Heat Stick

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator (Black)

The Anova Precision Cooker Immersion Circulator is a touch screen heat stick with an integrated recirculation pump.  Set your desired temperature on the touch screen.  The Anova heats as necessary and has a circulation pump to ensure that temperatures are uniform.  Adjustable clamp and Stainless Steel Skirt.

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.

I have a different model from Anova, the Anova One.  Check out my First Looks Post on the Anova One.  Anova also has an article on their website about brewing with the Anova One.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Anova Culinary PCB-120US-K1 Bluetooth Precision Cooker, 800 Watts, Black

More in Electric BrewingPicoBrew || Blichmann BrewEasy Systems – Includes Electric Models || Braumeister V2 || Grainfather All Grain Brewing System || William’s $300 Mash & Boil System

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1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop

Secura 8100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Gold

1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop.

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Secura 8100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Gold

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1,500 Watt Induction Cooktop

Tayama SM15-16A3 Induction Cooker with Cooking Pot, Black

  • Heats up to 1500w of power with overheat protection
  • 8 different cooking modes and power settings
  • 4 hour timer and 24 hours preset
  • Push button control and 4 digital display

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Tayama SM15-16A3 Induction Cooker with Cooking Pot, Black

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CookTech Sous Vide Cooker [Digital Recirculating Heat Stick]

Sous Vide Precision Cooker with Digital LCD Display by CookTech | Immersion Pod 800W Power Pump | White & Stainless Steel | Quiet & Accurate

Cook Tech Sous Vide Precision Cooker.  Digital Cooker with recirculating pump to help maintain consistent temperatures.  LCD Display.  800 Watt.

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.  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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Sous Vide Precision Cooker with Digital LCD Display by CookTech | Immersion Pod 800W Power Pump | White & Stainless Steel | Quiet & Accurate

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