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Digital Temperature Controller Board w/Waterproof Sensor

RioRand 12V DC Digital Cooling/Heating Thermostat Temp Control -50-110 °c Temperature Controller 10A Relay with Waterproof Sensor Probe

RioRand 12V DC Digital Cooling/Heating Thermostat Temp Control -50-110 °c Temperature Controller 10A Relay with Waterproof Sensor Probe

Note from HBF: These controllers require some work to get up and going in your project.  They are unwired and require additional materials to integrate into your project.  Make sure this has appropriate specifications for your intended application.  If you’re looking for a pre-wired controller, consider – Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller [Hands on Review]

RioRand 12V DC Digital Cooling/Heating Thermostat Temp Control -50-110 °c Temperature Controller 10A Relay with Waterproof Sensor Probe – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: Inkbird Dual Stage Temp Controller [Hands on Review] – Inkbird Deals

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Hands on Review: BrewZilla Robobrew All Grain Brewing System

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

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.

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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Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery

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.

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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Rare Sale: Blichmann Engineering BrewEasy!

 

 Blichmann BrewEasy

  • MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is Live!
  • This lineup includes a discount on multiple variations of Blichmann Engineering’s BrewEasy System.
  • This is a rare sale, Blichmann Engineering equipment is very rarely discounted because the line is on a MAP agreement.  MAP = Minimum Advertised price.  That means this gear will generally sell for about the same everywhere and that it will not be discounted.

Blichmann BrewEasy

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Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV - 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe)

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit unit
  • Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time
  • Simplify operational processes and you don’t need to operate more steps if you want to set the definite value
  • High accuracy of displaying and controlling. Manual and Auto turning are available

 

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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for current description, price and availability.

Looking for a current deal?  Inkbird Temperature Controller Deals and Reviews!

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Rare Deal: Grainfather Electric Brewing System with Connect Controller – $799.98, Save $100 + free shipping

 The Original GrainFather - All Grain Brewing System (120 v) AG600

The Original GrainFather – All Grain Brewing System via MoreBeer

More Info

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

The Grainfather is an all in one Brewing System with a hefty feature set and an economical price tag. It has a small footprint, but will brew five gallons of beer from all grain using household 120 v power. Mashing takes place in the inner Stainless basket, and recirculates through the perforated plate (also SS!), resulting in great efficiency and clarity. This unit also includes a counterflow chiller for cooling wort post boil.

Features:

  • 304 SS Construction
  • Tempered Glass Lid for mash insulation
  • Mag Drive Pump (6 Watt 1800 rpm)
  • SS Pump Filter
  • Expandable Grain Basket will fit a wide range of grain bills
  • SS Perforated filter for grain basket
  • 1600 Watt Heating Element
  • Temperature Controlled Elements for mash control
  • Insulated Recirculation Pipe
  • 8 US Gal Capacity
  • Includes cleaner
  • Includes CounterFlow Wort Chiller with copper inner coil

 

  • This is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.
  • Rare Deal!  As of this posting, MoreBeer has this marked down just over $100 to $789.99.
  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.

The Original GrainFather – All Grain Brewing System (120 v) AG600

Last Call, Ends 7/23, Up to $30 Off!   Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

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Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV - 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe)

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit unit
  • Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time
  • Simplify operational processes and you don’t need to operate more steps if you want to set the definite value
  • High accuracy of displaying and controlling. Manual and Auto turning are available

 

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 F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) – 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!

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Inkbird PID Temperature Controller + Sensor, Relay and Heat Sink

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV - 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe)

Inkbird F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) by Inkbird

More Info

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

  • Support reading with Centigrade or Fahrenheit unit
  • Dual display window, be able to display measured temperature and set temperature at the same time
  • Simplify operational processes and you don’t need to operate more steps if you want to set the definite value
  • High accuracy of displaying and controlling. Manual and Auto turning are available

 

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 F Display PID Temperature Controllers Thermostat ITC-106VH, K Sensor, Heat Sink and Solid State Relay, 100ACV – 240ACV (ITC-106VH + 40A SSR + White heat sink + K Probe) – 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!

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Rare Deal: Grainfather Electric Brewing System with Connect Controller – $799.98, Save $100 + free shipping

 The Original GrainFather - All Grain Brewing System (120 v) AG600

The Original GrainFather – All Grain Brewing System via MoreBeer

More Info

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

The Grainfather is an all in one Brewing System with a hefty feature set and an economical price tag. It has a small footprint, but will brew five gallons of beer from all grain using household 120 v power. Mashing takes place in the inner Stainless basket, and recirculates through the perforated plate (also SS!), resulting in great efficiency and clarity. This unit also includes a counterflow chiller for cooling wort post boil.

Features:

  • 304 SS Construction
  • Tempered Glass Lid for mash insulation
  • Mag Drive Pump (6 Watt 1800 rpm)
  • SS Pump Filter
  • Expandable Grain Basket will fit a wide range of grain bills
  • SS Perforated filter for grain basket
  • 1600 Watt Heating Element
  • Temperature Controlled Elements for mash control
  • Insulated Recirculation Pipe
  • 8 US Gal Capacity
  • Includes cleaner
  • Includes CounterFlow Wort Chiller with copper inner coil

 

  • This is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.
  • Rare Deal!  As of this posting, MoreBeer has this marked down just over $100 to $789.99.
  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.

The Original GrainFather – All Grain Brewing System (120 v) AG600

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

Last Call, Ends 7/23, Up to $30 Off!   Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!

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Custom Stainless Steel Tubing – choose diameter, lengths, bend angles, multiple bends

Customized stainless steel tubing created just for you to your specifications from Brew Hardware for your brew system, brew stand and more.

From Brew Hardware: “We get calls every day to create pieces of stainless tubing with certain dimensions and bends. Until now, everything had to be quoted case by case. We hope this configuration tool helps automate the process a bit. First, we have 304 welded tubing in sizes ranging from 1/4″ OD all the way up to 5/8″ OD and we have the ability make clean bends up to 180 degrees.”

Prices vary based on the options you choose.  Check out Brew Hardware for options and explanations on how to enter your order.

CUSTOM STAINLESS TUBING WITH OPTIONAL BENDS

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