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Top Content Countdown… Our 2nd Most Popular Review Resource Post of 2021!…Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System

anvil brewing foundry review

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Anvil Brewing Equipment Foundry

There are a lot of all-in-one electric brew rigs on the market. The entry to all-grain for most was through a converted cooler 3-vessel system. It was the cheapest way to get into all-grain, and why so many of us came that way. Precision control and/or electric heating convenience came at a premium that you would upgrade to later. Well, those are now relegated to “old timer stories”. At the all-grain entry level price point, you can now get an all-in-one electric unit from Anvil for the price you’d pay for an Igloo cooler kit with a burner and pot. So now those getting into all-grain can start with the precision of digital temperature control, and the weather-proof convenience of an electric heat source.


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Comparing Anvil Foundry Versions

anvil brewing equipment foundry review

The Anvil Foundry comes in two sizes, a 10.5 gallon and a 6.5 gallon. They share most all of the same features, but the 10.5 is targeted at 4-5 gallon batches, and the 6.5 for 2.5 gallon batches. There’s also an accessory you can order for the 10.5 to insert in the mash basket and then go as low as 2 gallon batches. Both of these units come with the option to add on a recirculation kit, which provides a pump and some other hardware bits to allow you to recirculate wort during the mash. Every unit also has a simple switch you can change to run on 120V or 240V. However, the unit comes with a 3-prong 120V plug, so if you do opt for the 240V setting, you have to cut the plug off and attach the appropriate 240V plug type.

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Top Content Countdown… Our 10th Most Popular Review of 2021!

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Robobrew vs BrewZilla + Conversion Board

Since this review was released the Robobrew has been rebranded to the BrewZilla.  Features and specs may vary from the version reviewed.

If you’re looking to convert your Robobrew to a BrewZilla an upgrade board is available

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Robobrew Gen 3.1.1 Upgrade Board Set 110 volt via William’s Brewing


The Robobrew is an electric all-in-one eBIAB system. It allows you to brew the complexity of all-grain batches with the simplicity of electric heat/control in a single vessel system. There is a wide variety of these systems out on the market to choose from. Robobrew aims to be in the midst of these as far as features and function, but at a much lower price to attempt to get this tool in the hands of as many homebrewers as possible.


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Robobrew System Overview

The Robobrew comes in 2 models- one with a built-in pump, and one without. The model without the pump retails for about $350, and the one with a pump for $480. Although a significant price jump, the $480 price tag is several hundred cheaper than its competition. Getting a unit with a pump allows you to take advantage of a lot of the process efficiencies from the eBIAB systems, with convenience of recirculation during mash and pressure-fed wort transfer into your fermenter.

The pump is built into the bottom of the unit, tucked away out of sight and out of the way. There is a stainless steel transfer pipe that takes output flow from the pump and sends it up top where it can be directed to where you want it to go. The pump inlet is through an opening in the bottom of the brew chamber. Also in the bottom is the wort temperature sensor and the two independently switched heating elements (1000W + 500W). Although the heating elements have their own manual on/off switch, the unit’s electric controller also has the ability to shut off and turn on power depending on measured mash temperature compared to your set temperature. Importantly, the controller is smart enough to know when it should be using one or both elements when it’s getting close to your set temperature. It also is smart enough to only switch on the 500W element while trying to hold a steady temperature and things start to drift a bit.

For mashing, you put your crushed grains into the stainless steel malt pipe, which has a false bottom mesh on the bottom of it to keep grains from getting circulated into the pump or scorched to the bottom. There’s also a second false ‘bottom’ screen, which slides down inside the malt pipe after you’ve filled it with your crushed grains. And if two false bottoms aren’t enough for you, Robobrew has you covered with a third false bottom that sits below the malt pipe, giving you another layer of defense against stray grain particles during the mash, but also importantly keeps hop residue from clogging up your pump or wort chiller.

The controller provides basic control function by allowing you to set a target temperature with simple + / – buttons and then letting the controller turn on the elements automatically to heat up and then switch off when the target temperature is reached. There is also a delay feature that allows you to program in a delayed start for when you want the target set temperature to kick in. Set it to something short like a few minutes and make a pseudo mash temperature step profile you program one step at a time. Or for longer times (up to 24 hours) if you want to fill it with water and have the unit turn on to be ready for you after work.

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CO-Z 5 Piece Step Drill Bit Set and Case – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle]


CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

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  • Cobalt high speed steel along with the titanium coating ensures extreme durability, will stay new and shiny for years to come.
  • Different sized shanks ensure compatibility with 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 in. chuck sizes.
  • Non-walking drill tip provides fast and smooth drills on steel sheets, aluminum sheets, wood board, plastic board etc. (the board must be smaller in thickness than the height of step drill bits).
  • Please mark the spot that you are to drill for easier drilling and improved drill bits life.
  • All the bits come in a well-organized case for easy transport and storage.

 

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

CO-Z 5pcs Hss Cobalt Multiple Hole 50 Sizes Step Drill Bit Set with Aluminum Case

Bayou Classic 30 Quart Stainless Steel Brew Kettle

Bayou Classic Bayou Stainless Brew Kettle, 30 quart, Stainless Steel

Bayou Classic Stainless Brew Kettle, 30 quart, Stainless Steel


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

  • 30 Quart/7.5 Gallon Max Capacity Bre Kettle
  • Use for Malt Extract Home Brewing or “Brew in a Bag”
  • Stainless construction enables easier sterilization prior to brewing
  • Multi-purpose: Use as a standard stockpot for most outdoor cooking needs
  • Stainless construction provides for easy clean-up

Bayou Classic Stainless Brew Kettle, 30 quart, Stainless Steel – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Chapman Equipment 7 Gallon Stainless Steel UniVessel – Fermenter and Kettle

Chapman Brewing Equipment ST07NP Stainless Steel Fermenter, 18.2 x 15.4 x 15.1 inches, Silver

7 Gallon Stainless Steel Fermenter by Chapman Brewing Equipment

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  • Comes ready to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Perfect for 5 gallon batches with plenty of head space
  • 12″ inner diameter, 16″ height (14″ diameter at widest point and 20″ height including airlock)
  • Doubles as a kettle

 

This is a UniVessel fermenter because it can double as a kettle.  You can boil and ferment in the same vessel.  Check out my hands on review of a similar fermenter – Hands On: Chapman Brewing SteelTank Fermenter

Chapman Brewing Equipment ST07NP Stainless Steel Fermenter, 18.2 x 15.4 x 15.1 inches, Silver – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Black Friday Deal… 10 Gallon Stainless Kettle w/Welded Port & Volume Markings – $75.99, Save $53

10 Gallon 1 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot
10 gallon stainless steel kettle from Adventures in Homebrewing.  18 gauge with one 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings. Perfect for a 1/2″ ball valve assembly on the outside and a bazooka screen on the inside. Pot measures approximately 14″ (diameter) by 16.5″ (height) and weighs just under 10 lbs. Inner Dimensions are 13 5/8″ wide x 16 1/4″ high. The inside of the pot features 1/4 gallon markings from 1/4 gallon to 10 gallons.

10 Gallon 1 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot

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Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Kettle, 20 Quart

Bayou Classic, Stainless Steel Brew Kettle, 20 quart

Bayou Classic, Stainless Steel Brew Kettle, 20 quart

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

  • 20 Quart/5 Gallon Max Capacity Brew Kettle
  • Use for Malt Extract Home Brewing or “Brew in a Bag”
  • Stainless construction enables easier sterilization prior to brewing
  • Multi-purpose: Use as a standard stockpot for most outdoor cooking needs
  • Stainless construction provides for easy clean-up

 

Use for extract brewing, small batch extract and all grain and more.

Bayou Classic, Stainless Steel Brew Kettle, 20 quart – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Jarhill 49 Quart Stainless Steel Brew Kettle with Thermometer and Valve – $95 + Free Shipping

Jarhill 49 QT STAINLESS HOME BREW BOILING KETTLE STOCKPOT w/ VALVE & THERMOMETER

44 Qt Kettle with thermometer and valve

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New Jarhill 18/0 Stainless Steel Brewing Kettles with Jarhill Thermometer, Valve and Lid in 4 Sizes.

Thickness = 1 mm.
18/0 Stainless Steel. Can be used on induction top.
Free Shipping to continental US only.

Due to the size of the pot, and free shipping, buyer pays return shipping for full refund if buyer decided not to keep the item.


 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $95. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Jarhill 49 QT STAINLESS HOME BREW BOILING KETTLE STOCKPOT w/ VALVE & THERMOMETER

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Closeout! 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle…. $9.95 at Homebrewer’s Outpost

STAINLESS STEEL STOCK POT, 20 QT. WITH LID

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This crafted brew pot holds 20 quarts (5 gallons). Perfect size for doing partial mash recipes or partial boil, all-extract recipes. Completely made of stainless-steel.
Includes stainless-steel lid and handles.


 

  • Homebrewer’s Outpost is closing out a load of merchandise through an Extreme Deals closeout sale.
  • That sale brings this down to just $9.95.
  • Shipping is an additional calculated cost based on your location. Because of minimum shipping costs… (A package will cost a minimum amount no matter how much it weighs), it may make sense to place a larger order. Additional items may ship for no (or little) more. Browse all sale items and the remainder of the Extreme Deals Sale to put together the best order for you.

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Bruman Boil Chill Electric Homebrew Kettle w/Wort Chiller

Bruman_Boil-Chill Pot 9 gallon Electric Stainless Steel Home Brew Kettle Pot With Wort Chiller

Bruman_Boil-Chill Pot 9 gallon Electric Stainless Steel Home Brew Kettle Pot With Wort Chiller

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  • 120V, 2000W electric heating element, do not need stove and fire to boil. Heat 20L water from 30℃ to 100℃ in about 70 minutes in kitchen. While it’s composite bottom with aluminum layer, make heat evenly when in case use fire.
  • Integrated chiller and stirring paddle, chill the boiling wort to tap water temperature quickly and easily , without bother of sanitizing. Chill 20L boiling wort from 100℃ to 30℃ with 20℃ tap water in less than 20 minutes.
  • Bimetallic thermometer with 304 stainless steel probe .
  • Hygienic grade stainless steel ball valve and 6 inch mesh screen for filtering wort.
  • Including power cord & barbs & silicon tube, ready to use immediately .

 

Bruman_Boil-Chill Pot 9 gallon Electric Stainless Steel Home Brew Kettle Pot With Wort Chiller – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link