Brewer's Edge® Series 2.1 Mash & Boil

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  • Price: $299.99
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In stock, will ship on Thursday, December 8

New Series 2.1 Mash & Boil

• New elevated and centered control panel eliminates bending over

• High flow basket increases flow 150% - helps eliminates stuck sparges

• Grain basket sits up high so you can easily see gallon markers  

• Low density heating element helps prevent scorching

• Close range digital thermomstat holds the temperature precisely

• Vented lid is T500 distilling column ready

• Double walled for better efficency and safer handling

• Plugs into any 110 volt outlet 

• Simple to use, no WIFI or programming

• High quality components throughout for dependable operation

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 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 begins with formulating your 5 gallon all grain recipe (8 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 152°, 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.  If you want to do small 2½ gallon batches, our optional Small Batch Adapter (item J11) is available.

 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 a half gallon or so of hot sparge water at a time into the top of the sparging basket until you get to 5½ gallons. This is easy as the Series 2 features a new grain basket that sits above the rim, making it easy to see the gallon markers. 

Then 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 or X59 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 to centigrade). 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. The vented lid features a removeable handle to convert to a sealed distilling lid with your T500 compatible distilling column.

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 HERE to download the Mash & Boil Series 2 instruction manual.

Note: The lid should not be clamped while brewing, and should be off when boiling. Only clamp the lid when distilling to avoid steam burns.

Average rating 9.34545454545454 out of 10 ( based on 55 reviews )

Mash & Boil

Review by Richard Wirt on 3/19/2022

My first batch was a breeze. Mashed, boiled and fermented. Saved time not having to transfer to a fermenter or siphon into my keg. I highly recommend this product.

Great All in One

Review by Wayne on 10/23/2021

I’ve had my Mash and Boil for over 2 years and brewed many batches with great success. You simply can’t beat this unit for the price. You simply have to experiment and know where your temps are in comparison with the built in thermometer. I’ve debated on spending more money for a more advanced unit, but decided this does everything that I want it to do and that’s make good beer without a lot of complicated gadgets!

Jump started our beer company

Review by Jaramillo Beer Company on 10/22/2021

This is an excellent all-in-one brewing machine. I have used it non-stop for over 3 years. Never had an issue with it. Always brewed really great tasting beers. Would highly recommend to any home brewer wanting to do full grain brewing.

Mash and Boil Review

Review by Ed Walkowski on 10/22/2021

1600 watt heating element burned out quickly and 1000 watt element is very slow to perform the given task. Replacement elements are not available I was told.

Much more relaxed brew day

Review by Geoffrey Mohn on 10/22/2021

I’m very happy with my M&B. It’s great to be able to set the timer and have the mash water all ready to go instead of having to wait for the gas burner to bring mash water to temperature. Also it’s great not to have to worry as much about boil over with an all grain brew. I use a DigiBoil for sparge water heating. Initially I had a problem with the correct amount of water to create a full 5 gallon keg of finished beer. Once I got the water amounts dialed in it’s been very consistent. I’ve brewed 7 batches so far. I’m happy with my choice!

Jun 03, 2022 by Roger Kleine

Q: What is the height of the temp probe in the Series 2 M&B. I have a series 1, that I bought in 2017, that probe is short (about 7mm). I ask because mine sometimes gets covered in trub and then the temp controller reads and responds incorrectly.

A: The probe height is the same in the Series 2 as it was in the Series 1.

Apr 27, 2022 by Martha D.

Q: If I wanted to replace the valve or add a quick release…what size would work? * I have the first generation mash and boil without pump and sparge arm.

A: You cannot replace the valve except with the exact same replacement valve, otherwise leaks will occur through the double walls. As far as quick release, the valve is threaded 1/2" male BSP, and 1/2" female BSP or NPT fittings will fit like our item L70 Snaplock Adapter.

Apr 11, 2022 by Patrick

Q: What wort temps are safe to use the pump with? I want to recirculate to create a whirlpool around 180F. Is this okay?

A: While the pump can handle the temperature, we do not recommend running the pump after the boil as the hop matter could cause the pump to clog.

Mar 26, 2022 by Dan C

Q: I bought the first M & B from you in Nov, 2020. I’d like to know if the Series 2 mash basket fits mine and if so, will the new design improve efficiency, particularly with larger grain bills?

A: Yes, the new Series 2 Basket Fits and provides more flow, and is item L25 on our website. It is out of stock, but should be in by mid May.

Feb 12, 2022 by Patrick

Q: I just received the Mash and Boil Series 2. There is no mention in the manual of using the 1000 Watt setting. I assume that this is still the setting to use during the mash. Is this correct?

A: The 1000 watt setting comes in very handy when distilling, as it allows for a very slow temperature rise from 170 to 203 degrees F, which is optimum for the smoothest spirit. It is also there in case you are also running a sparge water heater on the same circuit, to prevent blowing a circuit breaker. It can be used during the mash, although we generally keep ours on full power for all brewing if you have the juice at your circuit breaker.

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