Category Archives: Brew Systems

BrewZilla Sale! Three Systems to Choose From

  • As of this posting, MoreBeer has marked down three variations of BrewZilla’s popular electric brewing system.
  • Discounted prices start at $399.99.
  • Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses

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Build Brutus Ten All-Grain Brewing System Plans, Digital Edition via BYO Magazine… $1.99

Build Brutus Ten — Digital Edition

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This is the digital version of our Build Brutus Ten All-Grain Brewing System Plans. You will receive a link to download a pdf version of these plans. To purchase the hard-copy version, click here.

A special re-print from the sold out November 2007 issue of Brew Your Own.

Build your own single-tier, all-stainless brewery! In this piece we lay out everything you need to construct your own Brutus Ten, a 10-gallon (38-L) semi-automated, completely awesome work of brewing art. Includes a detailed materials list with pricing, step-by-step diagrams, photos of the construction in progress and diagrams on how to use the system.

 

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Hands on Review: Blichmann Engineering RIMS Rocket

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.

Blichmann RIMS Rocket

I heard the term ‘RIMS’ long before I really knew what it was. The decoded acronym ‘Recirculating Infusion Mash System’ didn’t help much, either. In hindsight, the acronym has all the info in it to describe what it is. It’s a system to control mash temperature by adding heat to your recirculating wort. You use a pump to draw wort out of your mash tun, push it past a heating element, and then return that heated wort back to your main mash tun. Connected to a controller, a temperature sensor monitors the temperature of your recirculating wort and turns your heat source on or off based on the measured temperature, as compared to your target temperature. And since this heating element is outside of your mash tun, a RIMS can be used whether your mash tun is a plastic cooler or a steel pot.

Connected to a RIMS Controller and Mash Tun

Blichmann offers two levels of RIMS. The first is a 120V system that has a 2000-Watt heating element, and the other is a 240V system with a 3500-Watt heating element. The 120V system is designed for up to 10 gallon batches, and the 240V system is up to 20 gallons. To get an idea of the heating potential, Blichmann provides a formula on their website to calculate the heating potential.

°F/minute = 0.0068*(Wattage/gallons of wort).

So with 6 gallons of wort in your mash tun, the 2000W/120V system can heat at about 2.3 degrees/minute. The 3500W/240V system on the same 6 gallons can heat it 4 degrees/minute.

The heating element sits inside a stainless steel canister that holds about 0.75 gallons of wort. With the heating element’s large corkscrew design, it has a lot of surface area to transfer heat to your wort without scorching. There are 1/2″ NPT fittings on the inlet and outlet of the canister. On the outlet you need a Y-fitting so you can install a temperature sensor to monitor the temperature of the wort as it exits the RIMS Rocket.

The heating element connects through Blichmann’s custom heating element connection. The large, robust connection ensures a solid electrical connection and grounding to the housing for safety. You disconnect your cable to make cleaning and storage easier, so you don’t have to drag the cord around like a tail. And although not waterproof to dunk in a bucket of water, it has a good-sized splash shield to protect the connection from the splashes that come with the wet sport of brewing.

Smooth Machined Inside of Housing

The inside of the housing is machined and designed to be free of crevices or cracks. This is important since mash recirculation is practically guaranteed to have some level of grain particles passing through that you don’t want to get stuck. The heating element built into the base seals to the main cone of the housing with a large O-ring. And it is held together and tightened with a circular band clamp with a threaded nut/bolt combination. This clamp makes for fairly easy disassembly to clean inside as often as you’d like.


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Vinyl Vessel Decals “WATER, MASH, BOIL” – from $3.75

VINYL VESSEL DECALS "WATER, MASH, BOIL"

Vinyl vessel decals from Brew Hardware

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Every time we build a three vessel system for someone here in the shop, we put these vessel labels on the front just as a nice extra touch of class. Until now, it hadn’t occurred to us that a lot of you would also appreciate the ability to DIY.

These labels are made from black 7-year outdoor rated vinyl so they can stand up to the heat and repeated washings.

You have a choice of either the bold or stylish fonts as seen in the picture. The letters are about 1.5″ high.


 

These are $3 each.  If you buy 4, you’ll automatically receive a 25% discounting making them $3.75 each.  Details on that promotion can be found on the Vinyl Decals landing page.

.VINYL VESSEL DECALS “WATER, MASH, BOIL”

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Ends Today: A Rare Deal on Ruby Street Brewing Systems – Free 50 Gallon Upgrade w/Alpha Brewing System Purchase – Save $370.99

  • Adventures in Homebrewing carries an extensive lineup of Ruby Street Brewing Systems Stands and Accessories
  • For a limited time they are throwing in a FREE 50 Gallon Premium Kettle Upgrade when you purchase an Alpha System.
  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.  That’s a big savings.
  • No coupon code is required.  To get this deal make sure to select “Upgrade Your Kettle to 50 Gallons?” and change that to “Yes, please upgrade my kettles to 50 gallons”

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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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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 Foundry Brewing System!

anvil brewing equipment 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.


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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Ends Soon: A Rare Deal on Ruby Street Brewing Systems – Free 50 Gallon Upgrade w/Alpha Brewing System Purchase – Save $370.99

  • Adventures in Homebrewing carries an extensive lineup of Ruby Street Brewing Systems Stands and Accessories
  • For a limited time they are throwing in a FREE 50 Gallon Premium Kettle Upgrade when you purchase an Alpha System.
  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.  That’s a big savings.
  • No coupon code is required.  To get this deal make sure to select “Upgrade Your Kettle to 50 Gallons?” and change that to “Yes, please upgrade my kettles to 50 gallons”

Free 50 Gallon Kettle Upgrade!

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Ruby Street Brewing Systems – Free 50 Gallon Upgrade w/Alpha Brewing System Purchase – Save $370.99

  • Adventures in Homebrewing carries an extensive lineup of Ruby Street Brewing Systems Stands and Accessories
  • For a limited time they are throwing in a FREE 50 Gallon Premium Kettle Upgrade when you purchase an Alpha System.
  • Shipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US.  That’s a big savings.
  • No coupon code is required.  To get this deal make sure to select “Upgrade Your Kettle to 50 Gallons?” and change that to “Yes, please upgrade my kettles to 50 gallons”

Free 50 Gallon Kettle Upgrade!

Also: Check out AIH Sale Items – Selection Changes Regularly

More: Recent AIH Finds

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