Brewer's Edge® Mash & Boil

  • Item #B27
  • Price: $299.99
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• Simple to use
• High quality components throughout for dependable operation
• Versatile - Mash, Boil, and Distill with optional Distilling package
• Two Year Warranty

Do you want to get into mashing but want something simple? The patented 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. Protected by U.S. patent D819,385 S.

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. (Fahrenheit only). It also features a delayed start timer, so you can program the Mash and Boil to turn on up to 23 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 Mash & Boiling Distilling Package (see at right).

  Click to download the Mash & Boil instruction manual.

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Average rating 9.4 out of 10 ( based on 50 reviews )

Great system so far!

Review by alan on 1/11/2017

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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Review by Jim on 1/16/2017

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

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Review by Kdonovan on 1/22/2017

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.

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Review by Steve on 1/25/2017

I have use this unit several times and it does a great job. Before, I have to break the 5 gal all grain bill into two 5 gallon pots to handle the weight of the grain mash and monitor the temp. Now its an easy one step process up to siphoning into the primary. I set it up on an egg crate to flow into the primary to eliminate a beer pump. Does the same thing the Grainfather does, except its $600 cheaper. Cheers, Steve

Great Product

Review by Jeff on 1/30/2017

So I have been looking for a way to get into all grain brewing in my tiny apartment for a year. I couldn't afford the Grainfather on my grad school budget. This is the perfect solution. I have brewed twice and I am not disappointed. I have boiled six and half gallons of wort with no problems at an elevation only slightly above sea level. I added a layer of heat wrap from the home center to help reach boil temp faster. I paired this with the Mark II pump to recirculate. That setup gives me most of the functionality of a Grandfather at a bargain price.

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May 22, 2019 by Ray

Q: The temperature controller says it can do 45F. Does this mean that this mean it has the ability to cool, or does it heat only? If heat only, how would it hold up to the entire unit being kept in a thermostat controlled fridge at about 65F?

A: No, it does not having cooling ability. If you set it at 65 degrees F. it will work fine.


Feb 15, 2019 by Tinyee

Q: What is the lowest temperature I can set, like if I want to do a kettle sour? Could it be set down to 100F?

A: Yes it can be set to 100 F or lower.


Dec 27, 2018 by Raumin

Q: Can I use this as a fermenter?

A: Yes, after boiling your wort you will need to empty the unit, clean out the trub, and then pour the wort back in. Use the optional distiling/fermenting lid (item L14) along with a #10 stopper (item R61) and an airlock (item E01).


Dec 12, 2018 by Idar Hoydal

Q: Have read all the comments, but I also know that home brewers are like golfers, notorious liars. This is a very good system, but why haven't you perfected it by putting in a circulation pump? Then you can add all the water at once, no sparge needed.

A: The Mash & Boil with Pump has just been released. See our item B95.


Dec 03, 2018 by Dave W.

Q: May I set a specific mash temp, say 148 degrees F. and if so what will the +/_ temp swing be due to Thermostat lag?

A: The unit has a 6 degree differential to protect the non replaceable heating element from frequent power cycling.


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