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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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.

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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.
by Justin C
on 11/2/2017
from Brunswick, GA
Revolutionizes getting in to all grain
Just did a Pliny clone in the brewers edge mash and boil.  I've been brewing on various systems and I also have a 50 amp electric brewery I usually brew on.  After having a baby, I needed to find a way to get my brewing done while spending time with the fam.

This thing fits that bill.  I wish I would have had a system like this when starting all grain.  Simple, effective, cheap.  The pliny clone I did, went without a hitch.

Now considering getting a second one to do some parallel brewing!
by John Nichols
on 10/18/2017
from Sutter Creek, CA
Review
Unpacked the unit and added water to learn how to use it. A leak, had to tighten up on the valve, was not tight. After that no problem. 
The day before brew day, filled the unit set the timer and strike temperature. The next day when I went out into the garage everything was ready to go. No problems.
But when I tried using my March Pump and pumping the hot wort through my plate chiller, it plugged up. Have to try something else. Maybe let the wort sit longer, up to an hour
Next time I'll pump the hot wort into my brew kettle which has a screen and the valve sits higher off the bottom. Then pump through my plate chiller.

I think if the valve on this unit was a little higher off the bottom, it would work better.
Outside of my plate chiller plugging up, the unit worked well, my brew day went off with less work. I think I'll be brewing more as the Mash & Boil takes a lot of work out of all grain brewing and less clean up.
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David
12/4/2017 7:10:17 PM
The manual states to not use an extension cord, is this for safety or power reasons? If one were to use an e.c., what rating should the chord be and should the GFCI be placed between the units cord and extension cord or on the home outlet?
For safety reasons, the unit should be plugged directly into a GFCI outlet, rated at 15 amps or more. Sorry, we cannot recommend any other way to use the Mash & Boil.
Mike Bingaman
11/28/2017 10:19:40 AM
Do you recommend using a grain bag, inside the malt tube?
We have not found it necessary, but it can be done during the mash. 
Dave
11/27/2017 7:50:58 AM
My mash and boil should arrive any day now, I am so excited to try it out. What have you found is the ideal Mill setting? I have been doing biab and currently have my Mill set at credit card width. Not sure if this is too fine to provide good drainage.
Credit card width is a good place to start. I would go with this for your first brew.
Mike Bingaman
11/24/2017 12:36:31 PM
What is the actual boil off rate.
We get a little more than ½ gallon boil off during an hour boil.
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