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

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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BrewBuilt­ Brewing Kettles with Tri-Clamp Fittings – 15 and 50 Gallon Sizes on Sale

BrewBuilt­™ Brewing Kettle with Tri-Clamp Fittings

BrewBuilt­™ Brewing Kettle with Tri-Clamp Fittings from MoreBeer!


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Our best-selling BrewBuilt kettles, now available with 1.5″ Tri-Clamp fittings!

T.C. (or Tri-Clover) fittings are the gold standard in professional breweries, and they’re gaining ground in the homebrewing world. The main benefit of T.C. fittings is that they’re generally threadless, which makes them very easy to keep clean and sanitary. These kettles do not include a valve or other fittings, so be sure to check out the “You Might Also Need” section below to add your desired fittings and accessories.

Designed for Brewing. Built to Last. BrewBuilt brew kettles, made from 304 stainless steel, offer an unparalleled mix of features for their price range. At the very top of the list are two welded-in-place T.C. fittings that offer a lifetime of leak-free use. As you can imagine, welding in a coupler costs more than punching a hole and using a gasketed (i.e. weld-less) fitting. Welded fittings offer a permanent connection that, in our opinion, is worth every penny. The second unique feature that we absolutely love about these brew kettles is the notched lid with silicone plug. This notch allows you so much flexibility; you can use an immersion chiller, one of our Ultimate Sparge Arms (BE950) for mashing, tie off hop bags, take a temp reading during cooling, or whatever else we all can dream up.

This Brew Kettle has a lot to offer…
Some other features we dig include the internal volume markers from the bottom to the top – so handy for instant reads. The silicone sleeved handles on the kettle and the lid are a cool feature to protect your hands. The tri-clad bottom with a 4mm core of aluminum sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel offers even heat distribution during the boil and also makes it a perfect choice for anyone wanting to use an induction burner.

Beefy 304 Stainless
These kettles are made from 304 grade stainless. That means you will have less corrosion issues than with a kettle made from lower grade 201 type stainless. We put these kettles through a corrosive salt water test in the MoreBeer! shop and they passed with flying colors. We also made sure the rivets and riveted handles were also made of stainless steel for a long term, trouble free life. The 10 and 15 gallon size are made from 1.0mm thick stainless steel. The 22, 31, and 50 gallon size are made with 1.2mm stainless – that’s pretty thick stuff – and you will know it when you pick one up.

Size Ratios and stuff
All the BrewBuilt kettles follow the recent trend to a 1.2:1 ratio where the height is 1.2 times the diameter. This is a proven commercial ratio that has been adopted in homebrewing to achieve a more consistent 10% evaporation rate during the boil. We do like this ratio for boiling. For Mashing we would prefer a little bit shallower but that is a small compromise. Dimensions for a hot-liquor tank, if you are thinking brewing system down the road, are irrelevant as any ratio kettle will do.

Unique 22 Gallon Size
This size was born from customer feedback. Many customers making 10 gallons actually want to end up with 10 gallons at the end of kegging. That means you can be starting a boil with 13-14 gallons of wort to account for boil off, kettle loss, and fermenter loss. The 22 Gallon size kettle allows you to boil those quantities with plenty of room for boil overs. Want to make a 15 gallon batch with friends… you can squeeze that in to! You’ll never regret having a little extra kettle.

Final Words
With welded fittings, a bunch of cool features, and a solid, thick 304 stainless steel core this kettle is a pretty amazing value. Remember, if you order BrewBuilt kettle from MoreBeer! we ship free anywhere in the continental USA!


  • 10, 15, 22, 31 and 50 gallon sizes are available.  All sizes ship for free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check MoreBeer for current price and availability.
  • As of this posting 15 and 50 gallon sizes are on sale.  The 15 gallon size is marked down $60 to $219.99 and the 50 gallon size is marked down $60 to $469.99.

BrewBuilt­™ Brewing Kettle with Tri-Clamp Fittings

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IMUSA 32 Quart [8 Gallon] Kettle & False Bottom

IMUSA USA MEXICANA-34 Aluminum Tamale and Steamer Pot 32-Quart, Silver

IMUSA USA MEXICANA-34 Aluminum Tamale and Steamer Pot 32-Quart, Silver

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  • Made of Durable Aluminum
  • Removable Steamer Insert
  • Can be used as a Stock Pot without Insert
  • Heavy duty, Durable and Easy to Use
  • Ideal for Tamales, Lobster, Mussels, Corn on the Cob and More

 

This has a steamer insert/false bottom that could potentially be handy for Brew in a Bag/BIAB style brews.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “beer” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

IMUSA USA MEXICANA-34 Aluminum Tamale and Steamer Pot 32-Quart, Silver – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Gas One 32 Quart Stainless Steel Kettle and Basket

Gas One TP-32 32 QT Stainless Steel Tri Ply Bottom with All Purpose Pot Deep Fryer Steam and Boiling Basket, Quart

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  • Turkey frying pot – Gas one’s turkey frying pot uses high quality and surprisingly Thick material built with a simple but effective design, made to last long.
  • Steel frying basket – includes a turkey pot comes with a sturdy stainless-steel frying basket.
  • High quality stainless steel – classic, sleek look; visually appealing and fitting of any setting, does not show scuffing or marks, there is no staining and no rusting.
  • Heavy duty – extremely strong, dependable and well-constructed, will last for a very long time.
  • Vented and welded lid -materials Included – Gas one’s turkey frying pot comes with an outer pot with two riveted handles on a double PLATED frame, an inner stainless-steel frying basket, try-poly capsule bottom, and a stainless-steel lid.

 

This has a steaming basket that could prove handy to assist with Brew in a Bag/BIAB style brews.

Gas One TP-32 32 QT Stainless Steel Tri Ply Bottom with All Purpose Pot Deep Fryer Steam and Boiling Basket, Quart – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Reader Tip: 16 Gallon Brewers Best Stainless Steel Kettle – $87.98 + Free Shipping

Thanks to HBF Reader Chris for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]16 gallon brewers best basic brewing pot

16 gallon brewers best basic brewing pot


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  • 16 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle
  • Wall and bottom thickness: 0.8mm
  • Graduated Volume Markers from 1 to 14 gallons.

9/24/20 11 AM Central: This is selling for $87.98.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

16 gallon brewers best basic brewing pot – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Bayou Classic 40 Quart Stainless Steel Brew Kettle

Bayou Classic 1440 Bayou Stainless Brew Kettle, 40 quart, Stainless Steel

Bayou Classic 1440 Bayou Stainless Brew Kettle, 40 quart, Stainless Steel


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

  • 40 Quart/10 Gallon Max Capacity Brew Kettle
  • Use for Malt Extract Home Brewing or “Brew in a Bag”
  • Stainless construction enables easier sterilization prior to brewing
  • Multi-purpose: Use as a standard stockpot for most outdoor cooking needs
  • Stainless construction provides for easy clean-up

Bayou Classic 1440 Bayou Stainless Brew Kettle, 40 quart, Stainless Steel – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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CO-Z 5 Piece Titanium Step Drill Bit Set and Case + Center Punch – [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle]

CO-Z HSS 5PCS Titanium Step Drill Bit Set with Automatic Center Punch, 50 Sizes in 5 High Speed Steel Drill Bits Set for Sheet Metal with Aluminum Case, Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bits for DIY Lovers

CO-Z HSS 5PCS Titanium Step Drill Bit Set with Automatic Center Punch, 50 Sizes in 5 High Speed Steel Drill Bits Set for Sheet Metal with Aluminum Case, Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bits for DIY Lovers

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  • HSS STEEL CONSTRUCTION: High-speed steel construction for longer cutting edge life even at extreme temperatures
  • TITANIUM COATING: Coated by titanium, this step drill set performs well in heat, corrosion and rust resistance.
  • AUTOMATIC CENTER PUNCH: Delivers an automatic, high-impact, spring-loaded strike when pressed against surface, adjustable cap regulates striking force
  • 50 SIZE IN 5: The bits set includes five standard step drill bits that can replace 50 individual drill bits.
  • A MUST-HAVE FOR HANDYMAN OR PROFESSIONALS: Perfect for home repairs and light jobs such as drilling holes in plastic, aluminum, copper and many other types of sheet metal.

 

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

CO-Z HSS 5PCS Titanium Step Drill Bit Set with Automatic Center Punch, 50 Sizes in 5 High Speed Steel Drill Bits Set for Sheet Metal with Aluminum Case, Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bits for DIY Lovers


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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.

CO-Z LARGE Step Drill Bit


CO-Z Large HSS Spiral Groove Step Drill Bit, 12 Sizes Titanium High Speed Steel 1/4" to 2-3/8" Drill Bit for Sheet Aluminium Metal Wood Hole Drilling, Big Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bit for DIY Lovers
CO-Z Large HSS Spiral Groove Step Drill Bit, 12 Sizes Titanium High Speed Steel 1/4″ to 2-3/8″

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  • The step drill bit is made from upgraded high speed steel characterized by well-balanced toughness, wear resistance and red hardness properties for better and faster hole -drilling performance. The titanium coating makes the drill bit more durable so that it can last for years with uncompromised quality.
  • The dual-flute design prevents metal fillings from flying around and clears chips faster thus it can drill more smoothly without heating up.
  • The rapid strike tip drills twice as fast as the average step drills and can drill acrylic, PVC, wood, aluminum and iron sheets up to 0.2’’ in thickness.
  • Our drill bit is bigger in size so it can drill holes with larger dimensions.
  • 12 hole sizes: 1/4; 3/8; 19/32; 3/4; 1′; 1’3/16; 1’3/8; 1’5/8; 1’3/4; 2′; 2’3/16; 2’3/8.

 

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

CO-Z Large HSS Spiral Groove Step Drill Bit, 12 Sizes Titanium High Speed Steel 1/4″ to 2-3/8″ Drill Bit for Sheet Aluminium Metal Wood Hole Drilling, Big Multiple Hole Stepped Up Bit for DIY Lovers – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

CO-Z Step Drill Bit Set [Add a Weldless Bulkhead to Your Kettle]


CO-Z 10 Sizes Titanium Step Drill Bit, 1/4 to 1-3/8 Inches High Speed Steel Drill Cone Bits for Sheet Metal Hole Drilling Cutting, HSS Multi Size Hole Stepped Up Unibit for DIY Lovers Electrician

CO-Z 10 Sizes Titanium Step Drill Bit, 1/4 to 1-3/8 Inches High Speed Steel Drill Cone Bit

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  • HSS & TITANIUM COATING – High-speed steel make it last longer than others, titanium coating ensure easily cut through iron sheets, aluminum sheets, copper & plastic & wood board and many other types of sheet metal with ease, and it can automatically deburr holes while drilling to keep the drill bit clean.
  • TITANIUM COATING: Coated with titanium, this step drill set performs well in heat, corrosion and rust resistance.
  • REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN: Tri-flatted shank fits into power tools chuck securely and eliminates slip; two-flute design clears chips faster and allows particles to escape easily.
  • INCLUDES 10 STEP SIZES: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, 7/8″, 1″, 1-1/8″, 1-1/4″, 1-3/8″.
  • A MUST-HAVE FOR HANDYMAN OR PROFESSIONALS: Perfect for home repairs and light jobs such as drilling holes in plastic, aluminum, copper, iron and many other types of sheet metal (excluding steel or any other harder metal).

 

Possible Uses: Drill a hole in your kettle based brew kettle, mlt or hlt so that you can add a weldless bulkhead, ball valve or thermometer.

CO-Z 10 Sizes Titanium Step Drill Bit, 1/4 to 1-3/8 Inches High Speed Steel Drill Cone Bits for Sheet Metal Hole Drilling Cutting, HSS Multi Size Hole Stepped Up Unibit for DIY Lovers Electrician


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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.

15 Gallon Stainless Kettle w/TWO Welded Ports & Volume Markings – $116.27 + Free Shipping, via AIH’s Talk Like a Pirate Sale


15 gallon stainless steel kettle from Adventures in Homebrewing with two welded ports.  18 gauge with one 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings.

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18 gauge with two 1/2″ NPT welded female couplings. Perfect for a 1/2″ ball valve assembly on the outside and a bazooka screen on the inside. Pot measures approximately 16″ (diameter) by 19″ (height) and weighs just under 10 lbs. Inner Dimensions are 15 3/4″ wide x 18 3/4″ high. The inside of the pot features 1/4 gallon markings from 1/4 gallon to 14 gallons.


 

The bottom port can be used for a ball valve.  It is a full port meaning that it’s threaded on both sides.  That means you can easily add a bazooka screen of pickup tube on the inside.  The top port can be used for a thermometer.  Since these are welded ports, there’s no messing with weldless kits that have more of a tendency to leak.

  • As of this posting AIH has this on sale for $116.27 as part of their huge TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY SALE
  • Stacks With Free Shipping:  As of this posting, Adventures in Homebrewing is offering free shipping on most orders of $55 or more with a few exclusions. 

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15 Gallon 2 Weld Volume Marked Brew Pot

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