Mash & Boil
  • This shows the recirculation tube hooked up for mashing
  • This shows the grain basket on its side
  • A thermometer hole is provided in the lid
  • Our T65 Brewer's Edge Thermometer in the hole (not included)
  • This shows the grain basket lifted and locked for sparging
  • This shows inside with the temperature probe and valve backnut
  • This shows the inside gallon markers
  • The ½" hose barb can be unscrewed, leaving ½" threads to fit all ½" NPT accessories such as item L70

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Item #: B27
Our Price: $299.99
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In Stock, Will Ship On 01/23/2017.
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Do you want to get into mashing but want something simple? The patent pending Brewer’s Edge® Mash & Boil makes it easy. No need for an outdoor burner, complicated brewing stand, or a 220 volt special circuit - it plugs into any 110 volt GFI household outlet. The Mash and Boil’s exclusive double wall stainless construction conserves heat to achieve a rolling boil with only 110 volts and 1600 watts, and its precise thermostat and internal sparging basket lets you mash and boil in the same vessel.

A typical brew day with the Mash & Boil begins with formulating your 5 gallon all grain recipe (up to 16 pounds of crushed grain can be mashed), and then heating your strike water to 162° F, the preset heat temperature. After 40 minutes or so, your strike water is 162° F, and you mix your crushed grain into the sparging basket already inside the Mash and Boil. The mash will cool to 152° or so, and then you set your thermostat to 150°, cover, and let mash for 1 hour. During this mash time you will need to separately heat 3 gallons of sparge water to 175° in a separate pot you provide. A thermometer hole is provided in the lid, in case you want to monitor the temperature of the top of the mash with any long probe analog or digital thermometer.
 
After one hour, lift the sparging bucket and lock on its included legs, and let the malt sugar drip into your Mash & Boil, which has now became a boiling pot. Turn the thermostat up to 218° F. and give it about 40 minutes to heat to a boil. During this time, ladle one gallon of hot sparge water at a time into the top of the sparging basket until you get to 5½ gallons. Now remove the grain basket, and when the boil begins, add your hops as per your recipe. Boil for 1 hour, and then cool with a suitable wort chiller (not included, our item E81 works well as does any immersion chiller that is up to 11" in diameter). Or use the stainless valve with ½” hose barb to run the wort through your external chiller.

The Mash & Boil features an adjustable thermostat (switchable from Fahrenheit to Centigrade) with an adjustable run time preset at 3½ hours for safety. It also features a delayed start timer, so you can program the Mash and Boil to turn on up to 24 hours after setting. For example, load it with strike water, and have it set to be hot when you come home from work to save time. Intended for 5 gallon batches, maximum capacity is 7½ gallons. 28” tall closed, 40” tall with basket, 14” wide. A 5' power cord is included.

  Click to download the Mash & Boil instruction manual.

  Click to download the instructions for switching from Fahrenheit to Centigrade.

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by Kdonovan
on 1/22/2017
from St. Petersburg, florida
Brewers edge mash and boil
I bought the Brewer's Edge to try and cut back on my brew times with a smaller footprint.  I have brewed with it twice and it works as advertised and holds temperatures well. I use a pump to re-circulate my mash and then pump through a plate chiller after the boil. For a fraction of the cost of a grain father it can't be beat .
I am cleaning just a fraction of what I am used to and have cut my brew times to under 4 hours. 
by Jim
on 1/16/2017
from Pensacola
Brewers Edge Mash and Boil
Ok pro's:
$500 less than grainfather.
Compact size
Easy to use
fast cleanup

Cons:
No recirculation pump for sparging.
Only holds 16# of grain so no big beers at 5 gallons of volume

Holds temp spot on if you stir brew every once in a while. Very important while cooling after boil. (the temp sensor is on the bottom of the pot. No issues encountered in two brews.  I like it very satisfied a replacement lid that made it a pot still would be epic. 

Shipping was fast
by alan
on 1/11/2017
Great system so far!
I am just getting into all grain brewing and decided to give this a try, and I am glad I did. Just set the temps for mashing and boiling and it holds the temps where they need to be. It takes about 3 hours to complete your all grain wort and about an hour and a half for extract brewing with adding hot water to mash & boil tun. I would buy this again especially when you compare the price to the $900 grain father.
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Mike
1/18/2017 7:07:16 PM
Is it possible to preform a kettle souring using the temp controler over a period of a few days.
Pretty hard, because the Mash & Boil shuts off after 3½ hours and has a maximum run time of 4 hours before you have to reset the timer.  So we would say no, this would be not be practical.
Steve
1/11/2017 4:32:17 PM
I was wondering why there must be a minimum of 4.5 gallons of mash water. I would think you could get more efficiency by mashing with a normal amount of water and sparging with more (like 3 gal mash water and 4 gallon sparge water for 8 lbs of grain).
Yes you can do this, and it will be a bit more efficient. If you mix your mash with say 3 gallons of mash water for 8 pounds of grain, it will be a bit dry at the start, but just open the valve and pour a half gallon from the bottom on top of the mash and stir before starting the mash. We have found it also helps after a half hour to again pour a half gallon or so from the bottom, and then pour it in the top and stir.
Corey
1/8/2017 2:19:09 PM
I keep getting an "err4" when I try to start the heating process. This happened at the end of my first brew with this, and is happening from the start as I try it again today. Is there a way to clear this error??
err4 is the thermostat telling you the unit is dry which turns off the element to prevent element damage. This err4 can also be triggered by stirring in malt extract to the unit, and having the syrup cover the thermostat which will trigger the error. Also, if organic matter or a grain bag is resting on the thermostat, this error might occur. To clear the error and get back to brewing, eliminate the dry condition or remove the obstruction from above the thermostat and press the reset button on the bottom of the unit.
David Sharkus
1/7/2017 12:41:54 PM
Do you have a relative mash efficiency with the normal practice as described (with sparging) and a relative mash efficiency without sparging (using as a BIAB).
No we do not, we are working on various studies, such how the thickness of the mash affects efficiency.  What we have found to date is that very thick mashes seem to be efficient that more liquid ones. For example, we have mashed 16 pounds of malt two ways. The first time, we used 6 gallons of strike water and 2 gallons of sparge water and ended up with a 5 gallon batch with a starting gravity of 1.072.  The next time, we brewed the same batch, only using 5 gallons of strike water but 3 gallons of sparge water. We ended up with a starting gravity of 1.084. We are continuing research on this!
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