The Gen 3.1.1 Brewzilla with Pump from Kegland features a recirculation pump with an on off switch, as well as a false bottom and grain pipe to both protect the pump from clogging, and hold the crushed grain above the bottom for good wort circulation. The Unit holds 9 gallons, although we do not recommend boiling more than 6½ gallons (perfect for 5-6 gallon batches). The grain pipe (basket) holds up to 18 pounds of crushed malt, and a pipe with silicone hose on top feeds the recirculated wort from the pump evenly on top of the grain bed. Runs on any GFCI protected 110 volt plug with at least 15 amps.
Something like an economy Grainfather, the Brewzilla has an electronic thermostat that lets you set temperature and also has a delayed start feature, so you can program it to turn on up to 23 hours in advance, handy when you want hot strike water when you return home from work. Multiple temperature rests can be programmed in at the start of mashing, see the pdf instructions below for full details.
The system includes a Digital Backlit Temperature Control and Display, Malt Pipe, Dual Element Heating (500 and 1000 watts for 1500 watts total), a stainless ball valve with ½ threads to accept any NPT accessory, and a Magnetic Pump installed in the base. A great deal on a recirculating electric system that will work anywhere you have a suitable 110 volt plug.
NOTE: We include FREE Chiller Tubing Kit (with 15' of tubing, hose clamps, and a female faucet adapter) for the Wort Chiller (a $19.99 value)
Feb 21, 2022 by Kris
Q: 1: Are you able to ship to Japan? 2: Is the Robobrew fine to use on the Japanese 100V power system?
A: Sorry, we do not ship outside the USA.
May 31, 2019 by Steve
Q: Hi Williams B, Say would know what size gauge wire is used in the Robobrew cord? 16,18 or 14? wiring up a spot for the RB to go and would like to cover all the bases. Cheers
A: The stripped stranded power cord wire is 18 gauge (we measured the ground wire in the cable).
Dec 11, 2018 by Jeff
Q: What kind of warranty comes with the robobrew gen 3?
A: One year
Nov 25, 2018 by Kevin
Q: I see an answer offering this is a single wall system. Isn't double? The outer shell and the inner basket that holds the grain?
A: Yes, the inner basket is included. It is not double wall like the Mash & Boil, which has a double wall on the boiler part to help retain heat.
Aug 22, 2018 by Ethridge
Q: Can I use the Robobrew to make Brandy from Black berries or Grapes or will I need more Attachments?
A: You will at least need a Distilling Package like our item J47, as well as a fermenter to ferment your Black Berry or Grape mix in.
It's a great little machine with a learning curve
After 4 brews I think I figured it out 1) never run the recirculating pump at full speed with grain in the basket 2) always allow the grain to sit for 10-15 minutes prior to starting the pump 3) The moment you pull the basket to start a sparge, kick the heat to boil 4) dont use the fine mesh screen unless your malted grain was crushed a little coarser than usual The heat up times are a bit slow so buy the jacket for sure. With the jacket in my 30 degree garage I finished a brew in 6 hours. Average times are 4-6 hours per brew day Use a gfci
Still pretty new, but after two brew days...
So my two brew days so far have been uneventful. My first recipe was a honey Kölsch pre made all grain kit. The OG was to be 1.048 at 75% efficiency per the kit. My OG was 1.058. So far samples pulled as I enter secondary fermentation are excellent. This is going to be a good one. The second kit, hefeweizen, also made it to the fermenter with no hitch and above predicted OG. I think the recirculating pump really helps mash efficiency. I also like that I can use the pump to move to fermenter after boil. Things that could be better would include controls at bottom of device. If I elevate to make it easier to see and access, then it gets sketchy lifting the mash to Sparge (need step stool). The grainfather looked better in this regard. I don’t really miss the Bluetooth features and I certainly do not miss the price difference.
Great for newbies
If you have never brewed before, this would be a great start. Easy to use and comes complete.
I gotta say, this Brewzilla does not disappoint. 20 years as an extract brewer, and I just started all grain brewing last year. I really think this piece of equipment has cut my brewing time in half. I had a bit of an issue with the first one I ordered, but the staff of Williams Brewing took great care of me! I am a customer for life. :) I like the fact that I can program a start time to heat up my water so I am ready to go when I want to brew. Did a test brew this last weekend and everything went great. Looking forward to brewing more often!
All grain for an extract brewer
20 years of extract brewing, finally decided to try Robobrew with 10.5 lbs grain and a brown ale recipe. Checked water volumes beforehand, adjusted accordingly (uniformly low approx. 2 qts/ 2 l). Pre-heat: great! Mash-in: clogged the recirc pump when trying to hydrate the grains; cleared in 30 sec with a bit of lung work! Mash temp held well with neoprene jacket; as advertised, bottom temp 2-4 deg F off wort above upper screen. Recirc slow, overflowed into siphon a bit—don’t forget, small diameter end fits atop the siphon tube! Sparging: very slow, but I have nothing to compare as an extract brewer—25-30 min. Approx. 35 min to boil with both elements on. Held the boil well; 2 oz hops w/o bag or spider gave no run off clogging—might hesitate to hop more w/o one or the other. Clean up-really my only complaint: nothing in instructions or on the .au website/blog. All in all, very easy to use, well made, easy to assemble, and a reasonably priced entry to all grain! Enjoy