Mash & Boil
  • BREWER'S EDGE® MASH & BOIL
  • This shows the grain basket on its side
  • T65 Brewer's Edge Thermometer in the provided lid hole (thermometer 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
  • This shows it with optional lid L14 and optional Condenser P34
  • With the grain basket on the side
  • Shown with optional Distilling Lid & optional T500 Copper Condenser
  • This shows optional lid L14 with a #10 stopper and airlock as a fermenter

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Item #: B27
Our Price: $299.99
Discounted Accessories - To Distill you will need a Distilling Lid and your choice of a Condenser


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Description 

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 with a range of 45° F. to 218° F. (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.
Convert the Mash & Boil to a still with optional Distlling Lid L14 and optional Copper Condensor P34.

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  Click to download the Mash & Boil instruction manual.

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

Reviews

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by DougA
on 1/8/2018
from New Jersey
More powerful than expected
I received the Mash and Boil as a gift for Christmas.  I promptly purchased ingredients and planned a batch of Janet’s Brown.  The ability of the unit to deal with the extremely low trmperatures on New Year’s Day was impressive.  I was Brewing in a 20 degree garage.  There were some hurdles, as you would expect when learning a new system, but I am very happy after my first brewday.  I look forward to many more.
by Anthony
on 12/14/2017
from Centennial
Packaging
I have seen some reviews which mentioned poor packaging. I just received mine today and I thought the packaging was very adequate - double box with bubble wrap between boxes and good polystyrene protection for the unit in the inner box. Arrived in great condition. I have two 'brews' on the go at present so may not use the unit for a week or more - will review again after use but looking forward to my next session !
by Mitch
on 12/1/2017
from Maine
Very happy with this product!
I have brewed two batches of beer with the Mash and Boil so far. Both times it was less than 50 degrees outside. The first batch took a really long time, 6+ hours, but that is because I used the Mash and Boil to heat up all my water. The second batch took less than 5 hours, but I was using my propane burner to heat up water to speed things up. When it comes to mashing I could not be happier with how easy it is to have everything in one kettle. The biggest complaint online I have seen is from the 6 degree hysteresis. I did find the temperature fluctuating a lot but the grain bed temperature stayed pretty consistent while I circulated the wort with a pyrex measuring cup. Lifting the grains out of the wort to rinse them is so much easier than sparging with three vessels. Both batches, even in the cold, had a nice rolling boil and stayed up to temperature. Because I had extra equipment I feel that this machine is worth it and I was able to have a very efficient brew day. 
by Joe Walker
on 11/30/2017
from NJ - New Jersey
Amazing Upgrade for Little $
I just brewed my first batch of beer with the Brewer's Edge and could not be happier. The extraction efficiency was just under 90% which gave me a much more alcoholic beer than I was planning at 75% efficiency. Easy to use. I made lots of notes about the set temperature vs actual temperature in the mash (there was a difference even with nearly constant stirring). I made an oatmeal stout as a first batch and the lauter was almost 1-1/2 hr. Might be because of the gooey oatmeal. I will know next batch. I did a 60 minute boil and lost more than the 1/2 gallon that I expected so a little less wort volume which I will adjust for next batch.

Over all, a great system. When you pull the basket up for the vorloff and sparge, she sits really tall. I may put it on a stand on the floor. The kettle diameter is small and I have to modify my cooling coil a bit to get it to sit all the way down in the wort. Might add a small pump to circulate during mash but that is just another toy.

Really happy!
by Roger K
on 11/30/2017
from Trinity, FL
Great Wort Making Machine
This machine does exactly what is claimed and more.  Just follow the directions and use the machine as intended and you will have great luck. I have a 2V RIMS system, but I bought this to simplify my brew day.  I get better efficiency than my RIMS, much easier setup/clean up, and I am making the same volume of wort.
On some forums you may have read about high temp swings, yes that is true, but only in the bottom 2/3 gallon where the temp sensor is, not in the malt pipe.  I have monitored the mash temp inside the malt pipe continuously using a thermowell and digital probe; once mash temp is reached it is maintained within +/- 1 degree. 
I bought the optional Still Lid so that I could do "no chill" right in the M&B.  It works great.
Also, the temp controller timer goes to 24 hours. I plan on using this feature to brew a Berliner Weisse, right in the M&B, in a few weeks.
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Josh
1/15/2018 3:00:34 PM
What do you do if you get condensation in the controller? Is the unit wrecked?
No, moisture has found its way inside the base which could be due to water under the base or a leak. Typically this happens when you place the unit on a wet surface, and the heat from the unit heats the puddle it is lying in, and moisture gets in through one of the bottom holes in the base.  To get rid of this, unplug the unit and turn it upside down. Leave it for 5 days to dry out and the moisture will disappear.

This also  could be an indication of a leak. A leak can be caused by the valve back nut not being tight enough. Check the back nut with a wrench to make sure it is tight to make sure this is not the problem. 
Mike
1/14/2018 3:01:45 PM
Is it possible to use “The Trub Trapper” in my mash and boil?
We do not sell the Trub Trapper so we do not know for sure.
Walter
1/4/2018 11:52:33 AM
What is the interior depth? Would like to know for the chiller dimensions.
The interior depth is 18.25" 
Anthony Armstrong
12/14/2017 5:46:32 PM
I have just received a Boil & Mash - I am thinking of using it as a fermenter with the distilling lid. After mashing & boiling is there a significant 'trub' and if so, would I need to somehow get rid of it before fermenting in the unit ?
Yes there is, and for best results, you will need to pour off your fresh wort into another container, clean out the trub and hop particles, and then put it back in the Mash & Boil.
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