An all grain brew system for those who like to brew indoors without worrying about the weather or the guesswork of trying to control temperature with propane or coolers. However, the brew day may be a little longer, as the electric is a little slower than that gas burner.
The Brewer's Edge Mash & Boil is a single vessel, electric brewing system that lets you mash up 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 your boiler, letting you mash and boil in just one vessel.
The Brewer's Edge Mash & Boil’s two heating elements allow heating at 600W, 1000W, or 1600W. 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, it 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.
There is no pump to recirculate the wort, so less to clean there. The attached spigot allows for an easy transfer or to manually recirculate it you desire.
I put all of my hops in a 400 Micron Hop Screen, so I don't have any issues with transferring, clogging the spigot. It will also keep hop materials contained while allowing the hop oils to diffuse fully into your brew.
This is a quality kettle with a very solid constructed double-walled unit. It will hold temperature to support a rolling boil but does not get too hot to touch the exterior of the unit. All the connecting welds are clean and strong, a very sturdy piece of brewing equipment. You will, however, need a wort chiller.
At $299.99, this is a great way to make the jump to all grain brewing or for the beginning brewer.
Hop Head Jon