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VIVOHOME 1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop [Induction Brewing] – $41.04 on Lightning Deals, w/Stacking Coupon

 Roll over image to zoom in VIDEO VIVOHOME 120V 1800W Electric Portable Induction Cooktop with 8 Preset Buttons, Sensor Touch Countertop Burner with 180-Min Countdown Timer and 0-24H Timing Start, 140 - 460℉ Temperature Adjustable

VIVOHOME 120V 1800W Electric Portable Induction Cooktop with 8 Preset Buttons, Sensor Touch Countertop Burner with 180-Min Countdown Timer and 0-24H Timing Start, 140 – 460℉ Temperature Adjustable

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

  • FULL FUNCTIONING – There are 8 functions including soup, braise, boil, milk, barbecue, hot pot, fry, and steam, so it will meet your various cooking needs and help you cook delicious food
  • 18 POWER LEVELS – You can adjust the power from 100W to 1800W in 100W increments, and you will get 300W increments through long-pressing; Each function has its own preset power, and it is convenient for you to increase or decrease power
  • 17 TEMPERATURE LEVELS – The cooking temperature can be adjusted from 140°F (60°C) to 460°F (238°C) in 20°F increments; If you press longer, the increments will become 60°F; In addition, each function has its own preset temperature, you can adjust it as you like
  • WIDE APPLICATIONS – With the 5.94 lbs weight and 2.6″ thickness of this induction cooktop, it is lightweight and compact for you to carry anywhere; The cooktop surface is 7.1″ in diameter, so it can hold pots with a diameter of 3.5″ -9.1″, suitable for pots of most sizes
  • QUADRUPLE PROTECTION BARRIER – Equipped with a 1.5-meter length of wire, it is certified by UL to meet the standards; It is certified by FCC to give you more safe protection; Designed with a child safety lock, all the buttons can be locked after you press for several seconds; With overheat protection function, when the temperature is up to 563°F(295°C), the machine will automatically stop heating

From HBF: 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.

 

Possible homebrewing uses include: Boiling wort in your compatible brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

9/17/21 7:30 AM Central: This is set to be discounted as an Amazon Lightning Deal starting at about 7:40 AM Central for Prime Members and 30 minutes later for all. Some items are available in multiple variations, check each for Lightning Deal eligibility and pricing. Lightning Deals are limited time and quantity deals and can change quickly. Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Note: An additional 10% off coupon is available on the product page. That stacks making this just $41.04 before tax at checkout while supplies last.

VIVOHOME 120V 1800W Electric Portable Induction Cooktop with 8 Preset Buttons, Sensor Touch Countertop Burner with 180-Min Countdown Timer and 0-24H Timing Start, 140 – 460℉ Temperature Adjustable – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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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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BrewZilla Step by Step User Guide + Hands on Review

The Brewzilla formerly known as the Robobrew has become a hugely popular product with great features at a great price.


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MoreBeer has put together an in-depth User Guide including illustrations and how-to videos

BrewZilla User Guide, from MoreBeer

The Brewzilla formerly known as the Robobrew has become a hugely popular product with great features at a great price. This page is to serve as a practical guide to using it. The manufacturer’s manual can be found at this link and mainly is centered around the V3.1.1 , 35l 110v unit being used in the United States. If you looking to buy one go here, if you have questions that are not addressed on the product page or here please email us at [email protected]

Getting Started On The BrewZilla

  1. Assemble and clean\
    1. Assembly is pretty easy per the instructions
    2. Rinse with water then do a PBW soak/wipe off and rinse again
      1. Pro tip put on the return arm to clean pump and arm (see below)
  2. Change Temperature from C to F
    1. When Plugged in Hit Power button to turn on
    2. Hold down Temp till it beeps (about 3 full seconds)
  3. With some water in it we practiced
    1. Manual mode (default mode) SEE CONTROL PANEL IMAGE BELOW
      1. Running the pump (with the return arm on)
      2. Ramping up temp
        1. Press Temp – should have blinking number
        2. Press + to go up
        3. Press – to go down
          1. Pro tip, press and hold to go fast

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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. rp:brewzug

If you’ve Been Waiting, These Are In Stock… Anvil Foundry Brewing System + 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.
  • Check each retailer for current price, selection, description and availability.

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Camco 1.5″ Tri-Clamp 240V 4,500W Foldback Heating Element

Camco 02583 4500W 240V Screw-In Foldback Water Heater Element - Low Watt Density, Silver / Pewter

Camco 02583 4500W 240V Screw-In Foldback Water Heater Element – Low Watt Density


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

  • Low Watt Density heating element
  • 240V/4500W
  • UL Listed
  • Easy to Install
  • Minimum tank diameter 13″

Camco 02583 4500W 240V Screw-In Foldback Water Heater Element – Low Watt Density, Silver / Pewter – note, multiple sizes and versions of this may be available, as such a different variation may show up at this product link

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.

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Camco 1.5″ Tri-Clamp 240V 4,500W Foldback Heating Element

Camco 02583 4500W 240V Screw-In Foldback Water Heater Element - Low Watt Density, Silver / Pewter

Camco 02583 4500W 240V Screw-In Foldback Water Heater Element – Low Watt Density


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

  • Low Watt Density heating element
  • 240V/4500W
  • UL Listed
  • Easy to Install
  • Minimum tank diameter 13″

Camco 02583 4500W 240V Screw-In Foldback Water Heater Element – Low Watt Density, Silver / Pewter – note, multiple sizes and versions of this may be available, as such a different variation may show up at this product link

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.

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Inkbird 1,000 Watt Sous Vide Cooker [Digital Recirculating Heat Stick]

Inkbird WIFI Sous Vide Cookers, 1000 Watts Stainless Steel Thermal Immersion Circulator with Recipe, Digital Interface, Precise Temperature and Timer for Kitchen, Food Slow Cooker

Inkbird WIFI Sous Vide Cookers, 1000 Watts Stainless Steel Thermal Immersion Circulator with Recipe, Digital Interface, Precise Temperature and Timer

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

  • ★ 【Wifi Sous Vide Cooker】—Download Inkbird Smart app in your iphone or Android phone, this wifi immersion cooker will free you and cook everywhere, stay up-to-date on your cooking status without being in the kitchen. What’s more, a nice design is you can share the device with family or friends on App, no limit for multi people connect. And preset values will be saved when power off. The basic setting procedure also can finished on the sous cooker.
  • ★ 【Precision Temperature and Timer】—Temperature range and accuracy of this sous vide circulator are 77°F~210°F (25ºC~99ºC ) and 0.1℃(1°F ). The max timer range is 99 hours 59 minutes, start timer when the temp reach your settings, let your cooks get enough and accurate . Also readable LCD screen: (W)36mm*(L)42mm ,128*128 Dot Matrix LCD.
  • ★ 【Uniform and Fast Heat Circulation】—1000 watts let the water circulation heats water fast and make full meat tender and moist. Fits on any pot and suit for vegetables, meat, fruit, cheese, egg and so on, you can choose recipe both from APP on your phone and on wifi sous vide LCD screen.
  • ★ 【Easy to Use and No noise】 — No other equipment needed. Put the precision cooker to any pot with water and drop your desired food in a sealed bag or glass jar. Simply set temp and timer anywhere of wifi range to free yourself and make taste food with more nutrients and vitamins. Keep silence during cooking, no worry about the noise disturb.
  • ★ 【Protection and Temperature Alarm】—This thermal immersion circulator will stop working and alarm you when the water level is lower than the minimum. Also will alarm you when temp reaches target setting value. The stainless steel is easy to clean. While this unit is not waterproof. The water level can not over the max line.

 

Possible brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.  Note that homebrewing is, generally speaking, not the intended purpose of this device.  Contact the manufacturer with questions about suitability for your application.

I have a Sous Vide Cooker from Anova (completely different model and manufacturer).  Check out my First Looks Post on that.  Anova also has an article on their website about brewing with the Anova One.

Inkbird WIFI Sous Vide Cookers, 1000 Watts Stainless Steel Thermal Immersion Circulator with Recipe, Digital Interface, Precise Temperature and Timer for Kitchen, Food Slow Cooker


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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 – New User Guide

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

robobrew upgrade board

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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Inkbird 1,000 Watt WiFi Sous Vide Cooker [Digital Recirculating Heat Stick]

Sous -Vide Cooker, Inkbird WiFi Sous Vide Culinary Precision Cooker | 1000W Immersion Circulator with Recipes,Timer | Ultra-Quiet : ISV-200W Sous Vide Machine

Sous -Vide Cooker, Inkbird WiFi Sous Vide Culinary Precision Cooker | 1000W Immersion Circulator with Recipes,Timer | Ultra-Quiet : ISV-200W Sous Vide Machine

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

  • 【2.4GHz Wifi Sous Vide Cooker】Connect the Sous Vide to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network via Free APP: InkbirdPro, then you could SET and Monitor the Sous Vide Machine on your phone wherever you’re.Could set your family members as administrators on the app if you’re willing to share the device monitoring data with them, support max 100 administrators at a time.
  • 【Accurate Timer】The immersion circulator supports timer (Timer Max:100 Hours ) and temperature settings ( Temperature range: 32℉~194℉( 0℃~90℃) ). Precisely set the water to a preferred temperature, then you can get the doneness you desire every time as this preset cooking method ensures perfect results.High temperature accuracy: 1℉/0.1℃.
  • 【Protection and Temperature Alarm】The WiFi Sous Vide Culinary Precision Cooker will stop working and alarm when the water level is lower than the minimum scale line, it will also sound alarm when the current temperature reaches the target temperature. You won’t miss any important change in the cooker. Please feel free to contact us, we will reply in 24 hours.
  • 【Easy to Use and no noise】To improve your favorite meals or cook new dishes, tons of amazing foods can be created with it easily. Fix the Sous Vide to your pot with the clamp, fill the pot with water, seal the food in a bag and put it into the pot, set the food to the exact temperature, then you can get perfect doneness you desire. We have prepared some recipes in the app and the personalized customization recipe is now available.
  • 【Powerful&Durable】The precision cooker has adopted stainless steel column and high-end fast heating element. The 1000Watt cooker is powerful enough to heat up the water to the set temperature quickly and it will perfectly maintain the temperature for an extended period of time.

From HBF: 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.

 

Possible brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.  Note that homebrewing is, generally speaking, not the intended purpose of this device.  Contact the manufacturer with questions about suitability for your application.

I have a Sous Vide Cooker from Anova (completely different model and manufacturer).  Check out my First Looks Post on that.  Anova also has an article on their website about brewing with the Anova One.

Sous -Vide Cooker, Inkbird WiFi Sous Vide Culinary Precision Cooker | 1000W Immersion Circulator with Recipes,Timer | Ultra-Quiet : ISV-200W Sous Vide Machine

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Anvil Foundry Brewing System – Now Shipping + 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.
  • Check each retailer for current price, selection, description and availability.

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