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Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor Cooling System

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 Bucket Fermentor Cooling System

Blichmann created the Anvil line of equipment to provide good gear at an affordable price. Across the line-up, you can find great quality stuff that’s notably cheaper than other high-end brew gear. By making it more affordable, it allows more homebrewers to step up their equipment. I reviewed their 7.5 gallon stainless bucket fermentor a little over a year ago. It was a great product, but it wasn’t compatible with my existing fermentation temperature control systems. So I was excited to see they came out with a custom system. And as per their formula, it was upper tier brewing capability at an attainable price.


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The system is targeted to those looking to control their temperatures in the 50-55F temperature zone where lager yeast provides its cleanest flavors. It comes with a neoprene insulating jacket to insulate the walls of the bucket, a cooling coil & thermowell mated to a special stopper, a submersible pump and cooling lines to circulate your cooling water, and a digital controller. The neoprene jacket is custom-made for the Anvil fermentor, with cut-outs for the handles, the lid clamps, and the spigot.

Plot of Cooling System Performance

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Hands on Review: Anvil Brewing Equipment Forge Propane Burner

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Anvil Brewing Equipment Forge Burner

When I was looking for a new burner I stumbled upon this utilitarian looking burner it was for me, with the BTU’s (72,000/hr) to back it up. This looked strong, rugged, and simply made. And at first glance, the Anvil Forge Burner had it all for me.


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Anvil Temperature Controller – Heat Or Cool – $24.99 + Free Shipping

Anvil Temperature Controller - Heat Or Cool - Homebrew Beer Carboy Fermentation

Anvil Temperature Controller – Heat Or Cool – Homebrew Beer Carboy Fermentation

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The Anvil temperature controller is tuned and designed for home brewing. No need to spend time configuring and fiddling with settings. Just plug it in and start controlling your temps! The unique design has an integral male plug on the back allowing it to be to plugged into any 120V wall receptacle greatly reducing cable clutter and eliminating the need to drill holes for mounting. Simply plug your refrigerator or pump into the front and you’re ready to go. The 9.5 ft long sensor cable reaches anywhere you need. We’ve also selected a robust 15A internal relay for long life and more capacity than the competition. All this at one cool price.

Features:

  • 120V 15A operation
  • Control temps to +/- 1F
  • Temperature Control Range: 16 – 220°F
  • Fahrenheit display
  • Selectable heat and cool modes (not dual stage)
  • Plugs into any 120V wall receptacle – no mounting holes needed!
  • Reduced cable clutter
  • Plug can be inverted to match your receptacle
  • 9.5 ft sensor cable length
  • 1.5″ sensor probe length

 

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $24.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

Anvil Temperature Controller – Heat Or Cool – Homebrew Beer Carboy Fermentation

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Get a Hard to Find Anvil Foundry Brewing System! – In Stock or Get in on the Next Batch + Hands on Review

  • Anvil’s Foundry Brewing Systems have been wildly popular since their introduction.
  • This is evidenced by the fact that there have been consistent availability issues.
  • As a shipment becomes available.. it sells out in short order.
  • To my knowledge these all ship directly from Anvil.  That means there’s one pool that everyone is drawing from.
  • Prices should be about the same no matter where you purchase.
  • As of this update on 7/29, product pages are showing a variety of dates, from available right now to pre-order or no dates at all.  It’s my understanding a mid August shipment is coming in.  I don’t know if that’s sold out yet or not.  Place your order now to get in stock unit or, reserve your spot in the next shipment, presumably September as these have seemed to come in once a month batches.
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Hands on Review: Anvil Bucket Fermentor

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 Stainless Steel Bucket Fermentor

It’s well known that you don’t have to just ferment in that plastic bucket that came with your homebrew beginner’s kit. When you are ready to upgrade there are multiple material options, and varying levels of size/features. As it goes with most homebrew gear, brewers love stainless steel. So, of course you can get your fermentor in stainless steel, too.

Stainless provides a better oxygen-proof barrier than the plastic brew buckets and is easy to clean. The easy cleaning not only makes the worst job in homebrewing (brew day clean-up) slightly better, it also means you don’t have to worry about things hiding in crevices to sneak out and do funky things to your beer. Stainless is also durable and long-lasting, meaning you can look at it like a longer-term investment. Typical price tags on steel fermentors also make you consider it from a longer-term investment perspective as well.

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Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

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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.


Availability Note:

  • Anvil’s Foundry Brewing Systems have been wildly popular since their introduction.
  • This is evidenced by the fact that there have been consistent availability issues.
  • To my knowledge these all ship directly from Anvil.  That means there’s one pool that everyone is drawing from.
  • Because these are on a MAP agreement, prices should be about the same no matter where you purchase.  The biggest difference is going to be shipping.  Some shops may charge a shipping fee, where others do not.
  • Generally speaking, It seems batches are coming in on a monthly basis.
  • When you place your order, you should either get an in stock unit, or reserve your spot in the next available shipment

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

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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Hands On Review: Anvil Brewing Equipment Grain Scale

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The Anvil line of products, is… “a premier line ofanvil-brewing-equipment-palmer-approved-sm brewing equipment, designed and built by the geniuses at Blichmann Engineering, with help and inspiration from John Palmer! The entire suite of products work in unison to provide a perfect brewing experience from day one, and at a great value to you the homebrewer. You can rest comfortably knowing that Anvil equipment is backed by two of the biggest names in the homebrew industry. Anvil Brewing Equipment: Inspired by Palmer, Built by Blichmann, and Made for You!”

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Hands on Review Anvil Large Grain Scale

cln_img_0719Front of the box.  Reads High Capacity Digital Grain Scale and Palmer Brewing Solutions Approved.cln_img_0720Side of the box.  Reads 65 lbs x .02 lbs (30 kg x .01 kg) Capacity, Selectable lb, kg units.  Remote display with 6 ft cable (2m) allows use of over-size weighing container.  Extra-large 12″ x 11.75″ (300 mm x 315 mm) brushed stainless steel weighing surface.  4 AA batteries and AC power adapter included.


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Hands On Review: Anvil Brewing Equipment Brew Kettle

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The Anvil line of products, is… “a premier line ofanvil-brewing-equipment-palmer-approved-sm brewing equipment, designed and built by the geniuses at Blichmann Engineering, with help and inspiration from John Palmer! The entire suite of products work in unison to provide a perfect brewing experience from day one, and at a great value to you the homebrewer. You can rest comfortably knowing that Anvil equipment is backed by two of the biggest names in the homebrew industry. Anvil Brewing Equipment: Inspired by Palmer, Built by Blichmann, and Made for You!”

The lineup includes kettles, propane burners, false bottoms, scales, thermometers and more.

Hands on Review Anvil Brewing Equipment Kettle

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In Stock!! Get a Hard to Find Anvil Foundry Brewing System

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  • Anvil’s Foundry Brewing Systems have been wildly popular since their introduction.
  • This is evidenced by the fact that there have been consistent availability issues.
  • As a shipment becomes available.. it sells out in short order.
  • To my knowledge these all ship directly from Anvil.  That means there’s one pool that everyone is drawing from.
  • Prices should be about the same no matter where you purchase.
  • As of this update on 7/22, I’ve gotten word that a very limited number of Foundry systems are available.  Guessing all retailers are pulling from that same pool, but not 100% certain.
  • Check each retailer for current price, selection, description and availability.

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Check product page for current shipping estimates and availability.

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Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

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