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Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery + Limited Time Deal

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.

Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:


Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

I reviewed a number of electric all-in-one brewing systems a little over a year ago. As a collective group, these systems offer a lot to the homebrewer. They provide the flexibility and control of brewing process of all-grain, and the equipment simplicity of brew-in-a-bag. The fact that they’re electric gives you the ability to brew inside and convenience of not having to chase propane tank fill-ups. The electric systems also have the ability to set a target temperature and control to it, giving you better control of your brew day. All of these combine to create a more streamlined and less stressful brew day.

Each system has its own strengths and they all span a wide price range. The units I tried last year ranged from $470 at the low end to $2,500 at the high end. When I saw the Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil coming in at $300, I was intrigued to see how this unit would work and if you really could go all-grain with an electric system at such an affordable price point.

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Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • 【Alarm Output】With one alarm relay output: AC250V 3A (Resistive load) ON/NC, you may connect it with a buzzer.
  • 【Supports 3 Wires Sensors】3 wires sensor or 2 wires sensor, like K type thermocouple and Cu500, are supported by this PID temperature controller
  • 【SSR Output】With one relay output for external SSR, SSR or relay is a must for this temperature controller. A 40DA SSR is included
  • 【Digital Display ℃/℉】It’s a digital PID controller but also supports Centigrade and Fahrenheit reading
  • 【2 Temp Displaying Windows】The real-time temperature and the setpoint are shown at the same time

 

PID Temperature Controllers can be used in conjunction with a relay and a temperature probe to control the your kegerator and fermentation temps. You can also integrate a PID controller into your brew system to control mash temps and more.

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller Kit, High Voltage 100ACV to 240ACV, Comes with SSR 40DA Solid State Relay, K Type Thermocouple, and White Heat Sink – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Also: Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Grainfather Father’s Day Deals… My Pick for the Best!

Deals on Grainfather are rare… Grainfather gear is under a MAP agreement. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This gear generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and is rarely discounted.


Related: Father’s Day Gift Guide & Sale Roundup


It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition for Grainfather to authorize a sale on Father’s Day. This year, several retailers are participating.

Conicals and Electric Systems are included and offerings vary somewhat from retailer to retailer.

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

For my best of the best picks, I’m going to start off with AIH’s Sparge Tank.  It’s just $50. This is an outstanding deal!

Grainfather Sparge Tank for $50! part of AIH’s Grainfather Sale

As far as Grainfather Systems and Conicals, the sales are very similar. I’m going to give the nod to Great Fermentations because of something completely unrelated to the Grainfather deal. They have recently pick up some super hard to find yeast strains that you can include with your Grainfather order and get free shipping.  This tips the scales in my opinion…

Grainfather Sale at Great Fermentations

Also 15% Off Most Other Things: 15% Off at Great Fermentations! – including yeast….

OMEGA YEAST STAR PARTY YEAST - OYL404

OMEGA YEAST STAR PARTY YEAST – OYL404

And brand new to the US!…

Also: Great Fermentations Sale

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. tag:grainfather22

Grainfather Father’s Day Deals! + My Pick for the Best

Deals on Grainfather are rare… Grainfather gear is under a MAP agreement. MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This gear generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and is rarely discounted.


Related: Father’s Day Gift Guide & Sale Roundup


It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition for Grainfather to authorize a sale on Father’s Day. This year, several retailers are participating.

Conicals and Electric Systems are included and offerings vary somewhat from retailer to retailer.

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

As far as Grainfather Systems and Conicals, the sales are very similar. I’m going to give the nod to Great Fermentations because of something completely unrelated to the Grainfather deal. They have recently pick up some super hard to find yeast strains that you can include with your Grainfather order and get free shipping.  This tips the scales in my opinion…

Grainfather Sale at Great Fermentations

Also: 15% Off Most Other Things: 15% Off at Great Fermentations! – including yeast….

OMEGA YEAST STAR PARTY YEAST - OYL404

OMEGA YEAST STAR PARTY YEAST – OYL404

And brand new to the US!…

Also: Great Fermentations Sale

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. tag:grainfather22