Brewer’s Edge Mash And Boil Electric Brewing System w/Pump
The Brewer's Edge Mash & Boil with Pump is a single vessel, electric brewing system that lets you mash up to 16 lbs.of malt and boil up to 7.5 gallons with hardly any footprint. An internal sparging basket allows you to easily lift the grain out of the boiler, letting you mash and boil in just one vessel. Now equipped with an integrated pump, it makes brewing with the Mash and Boil even better!
The adjustable digital thermostat can display reading in either Fahrenheit or Celsius and features an adjustable run timer, preset at 3.5 hours for safety.
Not only does the Mash & Boil make brewing simple, but it also helps save you time as well. The delayed start timer lets you set your Mash & Boil to turn on and begin heating your sparge water up to 24 hours after setting the timer. No more watching water boil, simply come home to water ready to brew with!
- Integrated Pump System
- Double Wall Stainless Steel Construction
- Digital Thermostat
- Internal Sparging Basket
- External 1/2" Stainless Steel Valve
- Mash up to 16 lbs. of malt
- 7.5-gallon maximum capacity
- 110 V / 1600 W
- 5' power cable
Dimensions: 14" W x 28" H (40" H with Sparging Basket)
Let me start off by saying that this is the first 'all-in-one' that I've ever used. Growing up around beer (my father was a brew-master), I've always had a love for the art ever since I was young (no, I didn't drink - obviously). With that said, I grew sick of brewing extract kits and decided to purchase this upon reading the many great reviews.
The Brewers Edge is truly a fantastic kit, despite its shortcomings. The first, and frankly the worst part of the unit is the grain tube. Yes, it works, but the holes seem a bit too large so you really need to watch the way your crush your grist. Too fine and grain particles will get into your wort, too course and you'll end up with a poor efficiency. With that said, you can purchase a neat 'false bottom' for the grain tube (or use a BIAB sack).
The second, and honestly last issue I have with the unit is the gallon markings. They are stamped inside of the unit, so, when it has the grain tube installed; it makes it nigh impossible to see the markings - truly a pain in the butt when it comes to sparging.
Now, the positives are truly where this unit shines. It comes up to temp rather quickly (rolling boil in about a half hour), holds temp astonishingly well, and it is a breeze to clean. Also, the addition of the pump makes recirculating very easy (however, with the pump being internal - I'm not too sure how easy it will be to service...).
At the end of the day, there is a plethora of options when it comes to an all-in-one unit. I took the leap with this one because a) it is very inexpensive, b) was really the only one readily available, and c) the reviews were great. With that said, I am quite happy with my purchase. All I can really say is give it some time and really learn the machine. After a couple brew-days. I was able to get the machine on lock-down and ended up with high efficiency thereafter.
TL;DR - Take the plunge, you won't regret it!
This thing works great. 80% efficiency on my first brew and I didn’t have to wait months for an anvil foundry unit that does the exact same thing. Don’t let hype dictate what you get when you can save money for other products. This unit works great. Very pleased.
Works as advertised. The main selling point I would say is there are several other all in one systems like this that are WAY more expensive and this one does basically the same stuff. I do need to watch closely when running pump during mash cause at full speed it will pump faster than water drains through the grain. The metal on the sides and bottom is thin and cheap and there is minor scorching on the bottom after each beer make. Kinda a pain to clean. But what do you expect from a $350 system? I still recommend it. I did not have any of the other reviewers concerns with inaccurate temp readings, difficulty achieving full boil, or anything like that but I also brew outside in 80+ degree heat, might have different results this winter