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15 Gallon Induction Ready Stainless Steel Kettle – $132.85 + Free Shipping, Best Price

60 Quart Stock Pot and cover by Update International. 18/8 Stainless Construction.  Heavy duty 3 ply bottom consisting of 2 layers of stainless surrounding a 5 mm thick aluminum core.  Riveted handles.  Induction ready.

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3/19/18 12:30 PM Central: This highly rated kettle has dropped to $132.85.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Update International (SPS-60) 60 Qt Induction Ready Stainless Steel Stock Pot w/Cover

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Chef’s Star 1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop – $37.99 + Induction Heat Sources for Home Brewing via BYO

Chef's Star 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner - 120V / 60Hz - Black

Chef’s Star 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner – 120V / 60Hz – Black

More Info
  • 15 power levels ( 200 – 1800 Watts ) | 15 temperature settings ( 140 Degrees Fahrenheit to 465 Degree Fahrenheit )
  • Digital control panel | Built-in count-down digital timer ( 1 min increments up to 2 hours and 59 minutes )
  • Compatible with induction ready cookware ( cast aluminum enameled iron and steel | stainless steel with a magnetic bottom | or cast iron )
  • Safety features include being equipped with pan detection system and diagnostic error message system
  • 120V / 60Hz AC / ETL & FCC approved | 1 Year Warranty


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

3/12/18 1 AM Central: This is is selling for $37.99. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Chef’s Star 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner – 120V / 60Hz – Black

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

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Tri-Clamp Heating Element – Three to Choose from + Great Deals on Tri-Clamps

Heating Element for Home Brewing. 1.5" Tri-Clamp - Locking Plug Built In

1.5″ Tri-Clamp/Tri-Clover Kettle Electric Elements.  The nice thing about these is that you can take them completely out of your kettle come cleaning time or whenever you want.  Also if you’re kettle already takes TCs, there is really no work involved in converting your kettle over.  Multiple voltages and wattages to choose from.   Prices start at $60.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check the eBay offering page for current price, description and availability.

Heating Element for Home Brewing. 1.5″ Tri-Clamp – Locking Plug Built In

Also: Great Deals on Tri-Clamps via PFD – Tri-Clamp Fittings – As of this posting, HBF Readers get a 10% discount when you use this link.

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Announcing: Robobrew Gen 3 at William’s Brewing!

About… “The Gen 3 Robobrew with Pump from Kegland features a recirculation pump with an on off switch, as well as a false bottom and grain pipe to both protect the pump from clogging, and hold the crushed grain above the bottom for good wort circulation. The Unit holds 9 gallons, although we do not recommend boiling more than 6½ gallons (perfect for 5-6 gallon batches). The grain pipe (basket) holds up to 18 pounds of crushed malt, and a pipe with silicone hose on top feeds the recirculated wort from the pump evenly on top of the grain bed. Runs on any GFCI protected 110 volt plug with at least 15 amps.” [keep reading]

As of this posting, this is selling for $479.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

Robobrew Gen 3 at William’s Brewing

Also: Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System – Gen 2

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Pre-Order The Brewie+ Automated Brewing System and Save $500

from MoreBeer: “The world’s first fully automated all grain brewing machine just got an upgrade! Introducing the Brewie Plus – now lighter, faster and stronger. Having shaved off nearly 15 lbs, the Brewie+ is noticeably easier to move around, and an upgraded WiFi module will help the unit stay connected even while brewing in the garage or work shed. Updated heating elements bring your strike water to temp and wort to boil faster, significantly decreasing the process time. And now with double the memory of the previous unit, the Brewie+ can be loaded up with even more of your favorite recipes!”

This item is on pre-sale and will be released in May or June.

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Buy a Grainfather w/Connect Controller – Get a Free Distilling Lid

The Grainfather with Connect Controller – via William’s Brewing

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The Grainfather is a 110 volt compact self contained RIMS mashing, boiling, and cooling system for mashing 5 gallon batches of beer. What is unique is that no special circuit, plug, or wiring is needed – this runs on any 110 volt 20 amp rated plug with a GFCI.  It features a 6 watt recirculating pump, for the mashing stage, and a separate counter flow wort chiller that you insert into the Grainfather when it is time to cool the 5 gallon batch after the electric powered boil. The boil is handled by a 1600 watt heating element.

For the initial mashing stage, you load the Grainfather with crushed grist (up to 18 pounds) per your recipe, set the thermostat to your desired mash temperature, add water, and let it go. Because it is a RIMS system, you can easily do multiple temperature rest mashing if desired – just adjust the temperature upwards with the thermostat whenever you want to go to another temperature rest. In addition the manual thermostat control, the Grainfather Connect Bluetooth control is also included.

After the mash cycle is done, you lift the grain basket partially so you can manually sparge by pouring water over the grain basket into the Grainfather below. You need to heat your own mash water, either by heating 5 gallons or so to boiling with the Grainfather before mashing and storing it in a stainless boiling pot, or heating when it is time to sparge with a separate brew pot on a stove. What we did was heat our sparge water in the Grainfather by getting it to boil in the Grainfather, then transferrring to a stainless boiling pot, and putting a lid on the pot. We then heated the pot briefly on a stove to raise it from 160° F. to the 168° F. needed for sparging,

After manual sparging, the grain basket is removed and you set the 1600 watt electric element to boil. It takes about 60-80 minutes to come to boil depending on ambient temperature. Hops are added manually during the boil per your recipe plan.

When the boil is over, you insert the included counter flow wort chiller to chill the wort which requires an external supply of cold water to run.  Our tests found this counter flow chiller extremely efficient, we chilled a 5 gallon batch of Double IPA to pitching temperature (about 78° F.) in 25 minutes, and only used 20 gallons of 70° F. water. It was so efficient that we just ran the end of the wort pipe from the counterflow directly into our fermenter.

After brewing, you run about 3 gallons of water (ideally saved from the chill) through the GrainFather again with a bit of PBW or other cleaner to clean the pump, lines, and counter flow chiller.

The Grainfather comes with a 1 year warranty.  We also offer a 60 day money back guarantee on everything we sell, even if you have used it (although this does not cover return shipping). It is 27″ tall with the recirculation tube attached, the cylinder body is 12″ in diameter, and 15″ in overall diameter when you consider the pump and thermostat.

A Grainfather app which allows you to upload recipes, and times your brew, is available free for Android and iOS. For iOS, go to iTunes and search for Grainfather, for Android, go to Google Play (the Android App has just been updated!). The included Connect Controller includes Bluetooth connectivity.


Note from HBF: I have a Grainfather (without connect controller) and I love it.  It’s my go-to brewing system.  I’ve have had or currently have multiple full scale and small scale systems and find myself coming back to the Grainfather again and again.

For a short time, William’s Brewing including a free distilling lid with purchase of a Grainfather with Connect Controller.  No coupon or promo code is necessary. Check product page for current availability.

The Grainfather with Connect Controller

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Brewer’s Edge Sparge Water Heater from William’s Brewing

Brewer’s Edge Sparge Water Heater.  About, from William’s: “On your brew day, the last thing you want to think about is sparge water. If you want something as simple and easy to use as possible, so you can concentrate on your brewing process, the Brewer’s Edge® Sparge Water Heater is the solution. It heats up to 4 gallons of sparge water to precisely 168° F., and is a perfect companion to the Mash & Boil, Grainfather, or Robobrew.

Features a preset temperature of 168° F. which is digitally controlled to plus or minus 2°. The great thing about this is how simple it is – just fill the Sparge Water Heater with the gallons desired, plug in, and choose either 750 or 1500 watts depending on how loaded your circuit is. Then wait for the green light and you are ready to sparge! It generally takes about 45 minutes to heat 4 gallons when using 1500 watts, or 2 hours when using 750 watts (this time can be shortened considerably by filling the unit with hot water from your tap). Double wall construction means the Brewer’s Edge Sparge Water Heater holds heat better than competing units, and costs less to run as it is better insulated than a single wall heater. It will run for hours and hold your sparge water ready at precisely 168° F.’

  • Simplicity – No adjustments, just plug it in and wait for the green light
  • Quality double wall construction for more efficiency
  • Choose from 750 or 1500 watts depending on your circuit capacity

As of this posting, William’s Brewing has this for $158.99.  Check the product page for current price and availability.


Also: Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System

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