Brewer's Edge® Sparge Water Heater

  • Item #L89
  • Price: $169.99
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In stock, will ship on Monday, January 30

• Simplicity - No adjustments, just plug it in and wait for the green light
• Quality double wall construction for more efficiency
• Choose from 750 or 1500 watts depending on your circuit capacity

On your brew day, the last thing you want to think about is sparge water. If you want something as simple and easy to use as possible, so you can concentrate on your brewing process, the Brewer's Edge® Sparge Water Heater is the solution. It heats up to 4 gallons of sparge water to precisely 168° F., and is a perfect companion to the Mash & Boil, Grainfather, or Robobrew. 

Features a preset temperature of 168° F. which is digitally controlled to plus or minus 2°.  The great thing about this is how simple it is - just fill the Sparge Water Heater with the gallons desired, plug in, and choose either 750 or 1500 watts depending on how loaded your circuit is. Then wait for the green light and you are ready to sparge!  It generally takes about 45 minutes to heat 4 gallons when using 1500 watts, or 2 hours when using 750 watts (this time can be shortened considerably by filling the unit with hot water from your tap).  Double wall construction means the Brewer's Edge Sparge Water Heater holds heat better than competing units, and costs less to run as it is better insulated than a single wall heater. It will run for hours and hold your sparge water ready at precisely 168° F. 

The included high flow valve will dispense 2 quarts in 20 seconds, and can be locked into an open position.

It does not have gallon markers, but 1 gallon is 2.75" from the bottom as measured with a tape measure, 2 gallons is 5.5" from the bottom, 3 gallons is 8.25" from the bottom, 4 gallons is 11" from the bottom, and the MAX fill line is set at 4.25 gallons.

All 304 stainless construction.  22" tall, 12" wide.

Formerly item B88

Average rating 8.61538461538462 out of 10 ( based on 13 reviews )

Worry free sparge

Review by Greg on 9/18/2022

I hated watching the kettle on the head burner to keep the right temp. This sparge water heater is set it and forget it. Heats my 120F tap water to 168F in 22 minutes. My thermometer measured the water at 168F.

Well Worth It

Review by Terry on 1/4/2022

I first received a damaged, unusable kettle and Williams quickly got me a replacement! (kudos). I was tired of using up the home hot water tank and waiting for it to recover - not to mention the residues that are in that tank. The kettle's volume is perfect for the strike mash water and topping off the boil.

Just a tip

Review by Mike on 10/20/2021

I don't have this product. I'm just offering a tip, because I use a 101 cup coffee percolator for the same purpose. My tip is to purchase a length of silicone tubing large enough to fit over the spout, and run this into the mash tun for sparging, etc. I do this and it works like a charm.

Anything to Make Brewing Easier!

Review by Mike Kane on 6/22/2021

If I can stay in the garage while brewing that's a win! I love how you can just fill it, turn it on and forget about it. It's going to work well wth my M&B. Kind of bummed about no site glass, but it's really not needed, so in hindsight I'm happy the way it is.

A luxury item

Review by Wade on 11/20/2020

This is an entirely unnecessary luxury item, as a cheap kettle on a stove with a watchful eye will accomplish the same task... but this is mindless and easy! I am pressed for time, and this allows me to worry about one less thing every brew day. Could not be easier, just turn it on when you mash in and it’s good to go when the mash is done. My only knocks on it are that I feel for the price it should include a ball valve spout and an integrated thermometer.

Mar 30, 2022 by CatMan

Q: Can an external timer be used on this so when it powers up it will heat up the water. I want sparge temps when I get up.

A: It is possible to connect a timer to the Sparge Water Heater as long as the timer can handle the amps the heater requires. You would need a timer that can handle at least 15 amps for the 1500 watt setting or 10 amps for the 750 watt setting. We would recommend using only the 750 watt setting as the longer time needed to heat the water won't matter. We recommend consulting a licensed electrician before using the timer to make sure it is safe to proceed and to prevent any chance of fire.

Jul 18, 2019 by Sean

Q: Can you replace the plastic spigot with a ball valve?

A: The spigot appears to have a nut on the inside securing the tap to the unit. We have never tried to remove one before, so can't say for sure.

Feb 12, 2019 by Brian

Q: What is the operating temperature range? I see in previous question the max is 170F. What is the minimum and can the temp be controlled in increments between min and max?

A: The temperature is preset from the factory and has no adjustment. When the green light comes on the water has reached 168°F.

Mar 05, 2018 by John

Q: Can the spigot be changed out to accommodate 1/4 turn valve so that camlock fittings could be used to transfer water?

A: No, it has a plastic spigot with an integral sight tube. ½" silicone tubing can be affixed to the end of this valve for transferring.

Mar 02, 2018 by John

Q: Can I adjust the sparge temperature?

A: No, it is preset to 168° F, plus or minus 2°. This is much more accurate than competing units.

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