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.
Feb 09, 2023 by Norm
Q: Is there an option for an external temp. prob? if not, do the brewers edge people have a spec for it? I would like to be able to use a probe on re-circulation during mash.
A: No, but this is a good idea. We do not have a spec for this, although we sell a replacement thermistor which is item J83.
Dec 29, 2022 by Vyacheslav Nykyforov
Q: What exact type of stainless steel is used in Mash and Boil? Is it food safe?
A: 301 grade stainless, yes it is food safe.
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.
It will save time, but
First off, this unit saves me an hour during the brew day. Pros 1.) compact and will give a good low rolling boil at a temp. setting of 218F 2.) handles help allot when moving 3.) the double wall keeps me from burning myself 4.) The valve has a removable tip which is 1/2 NPT which I can attache a 1/2" pump line 5.) The hops spider hangs on the wire supports for the basket Cons a.) do not use the temp control for your mash it was off by 8+ deg for me = because of where it is located and no flow around it (you have been warned) b.) the double wall does very little for heat loss sadly as there is no insulation in between c.) they rolled the top lip of the basket inward, which catches allot of grain when you empty the basket =PIA For me this is a great unit to play around with, and maybe ware out some day, it will also help me with my final DIY design.
Mash & Boil
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
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
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
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.