Robobrew
  • ROBOBREW GEN 3
  • A close up of the control panel
  • Gallon markers from 3 to 8 on the inside, accurate to .2 of a gallon
  • The grain pipe and its components
  • The included stainless chiller is very basic and does NOT include needed ½" interior diameter tubing
  • This shows the unit filled with 4 gallons of water (the marks are slightly off)
  • There are spot weld marks on the interior where the handles attach
  • Sometimes the ribbon cable comes loose during rough shipment

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Item #: B72
Our Price: $479.99
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Description 

The Gen 3 Robobrew 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 Robobrew 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 Robobrew also includes a simple stainless immersion wort chiller with ½” hose barb outlets, although you need to provide the water in/out hoses and fittings (see our Robobrew Chiller Tubing Kit at right, available as an option above).

 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.

NEEDED, BUT NOT INCLUDED: ½" Interior diameter tubing (usually 10 to 15') to connect the immersion wort chiller to your water source and hose attachment fittings. We have an optional kit for this, and you can check the option box above to order this kit when you place your order.

NOTE: Silicone tubing for the recirculation pump is included.

We highly recommend you read the current instructions before ordering as they are more up to date than the printed instructions included with the Robobrew.   Please click on the pdf below.

     Click to download the current instructions in pdf format.

 





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by Charles
on 6/17/2018
from Florida
Robobrew V3 Review
Got my V3 and did my first brew on it a few days ago. Made the mistake of doing a NEIPA for my first brew on this. Recipe had 1.5LB flaked oats which got a bit gummy. In the future I will use some rice hulls when doing a NEIPA. 

For what you pay it is a great package, however the US version is just too weak to do 5 gallon brews. I turned the temp all the way up to 250 degrees for the boil and it never got past 211.5 degrees. Running the pump to keep the temp even, and using the tubing to ensure there was no cooling via aeration, I was still never able to achieve a rolling boil. 

I dont see being able to do full volume biab brews on this system with a meager 1500W max output. If we could run the full 2400W like the EU, Im sure it would work. All the video demonstrations you see online that show a good rolling boil are EU version not the US versions. So please keep this in mind.

I am giving this product a 3 and that is probably being generous. I may re-do my review after my next brew.

William's Brewing Responds:  The Robobrew was not designed to boil with the pump on. Make sure the pump is kept off when it is boiling, or when you are trying to reach a boil.  Also make sure both the 500 and 1000 watt switches are on and lit up when you are coming to a boil.  Any problems after trying this, please contact us at 800-759-6025, or email: service@williamsbrewing.com   Thanks for your business!
by Mark
on 6/5/2018
from NH
I am going to love this thing
I am really anticipating loving this thing. Unfortunately, as it first arrived, the pump worked intermittently and seemed to be getting air bound, though I don't know how. I contacted Williams Brewing and they suggested I open the pump and see if it was jammed with something from packing (and assured me this would not void my warranty). The pump looked fine inside, but when I re-assembled it, it worked fine for a short while and then quit in the middle of my first brew day. Grrr. The folks at Williams Brewing had a new pump out to me the next day. Since I have installed the new pump, I have not had any problems. Now I just have to get familiar with all my brew options.
Good product. GREAT service from Williams Brewing!
by Marshall
on 5/31/2018
from North Carolina
Awesome unit.
I used this on Memorial day to make my first All Grain Brew. It heated the water for the Wort very quickly and effectively. It kept the mash at the right temperature with no problem and the pump the recirculate worked just great. Sparging seemed to go pretty well; as did the boil. I used the wort chiller by pumping the beer through it after packing in a cooler with ice. This worked like a champ. once cool and used the pump to get the Wort into the fermenter. Easy. Clean up was pretty simple. Dumped it out, rinsed it out. boiled four gallons of water and recirculated it through the chiller and pump for 15 minutes. then dumped and put away. Didn't see any Trub left anywhere. I will wash it and repeat prior to the next use.  If you use the pump Like did I would use the lid and run the hose through the hole to keep the hose from falling out the unit.  Very happy with the purchase.
by SMB
on 5/14/2018
from Maryland
RoboBrew
This is my first experience using an electric system.  Setup was easy and links provided to online videos eliminates guess work.  I like the recirculating pump and the all-in-one unit.  Easy to clean and the immersion chiller provided works well.  Recommend buying disconnects similar to the one provided for the pump.

It takes a little longer to brew than propane but the timing features allow it to be used without having to watch it the whole time.  This more than makes up for the extra 30-45 minutes.  Probably can reduce the brew day further by setting the auto feature to warm the mash water in advance so you can start your brew day whenever you choose - haven't done this yet.

I had an issue with the unit which was immediately corrected by the support staff.  You can't go wrong doing business with Williams Brewing.  Prices are good and support excellent.
by Mike
on 5/14/2018
from Philadelphia
Good Unit for Brewing
Received unit a while back. Mostly a very good unit. First brew went great. Good flow with using the pump system. Second one not so much. Had issues with the mash pipe screens clogging up during mash. Maybe not such a big deal, but when the temp in lower area says 150F, the mash was only at 140F (i.e., I couldn't get the warmer water on the bottom to mix with the mash and raise the temp). Trying to get to 170F was a nightmare. Only one other issue. The chiller they give is useless if you want to brew a smaller (~3 gallon) batch as only the bottom two or so coils get submerged in the wort.
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Bob
6/4/2018 8:14:20 AM
Is the heating element welded in place like the Mash and Boil or can it be replaced if needed?
It is welded in place like the Mash & Boil and Grainfather, and cannot be replaced.
Tim
5/3/2018 9:55:35 AM
I'm interested in the 240v version of the RoboBrew. Do you have plans to ever offer it? I've been electric brewing for quiet a long time and the US version at 1500 watts is just not enough.
Not at this time.
Darrell
4/15/2018 12:55:35 PM
Do you stock the parts to convert my older model to the cam lock couplers on the spare arm
No
Jeff S
1/25/2018 3:53:04 PM
In your opinion which is the better choice, the Robobrew or the Mash and Boil unit? I realize the Robobrew has a pump but it wouldn't be too difficult to utilize an after market pump for the same purpose. Please answer via email Thank you!!
Jeff:  The Mash & Boil is simpler and a little better quality, the Robobrew features a built in pump.  If you must have a pump, the Robobrew is the way to go, but if you are used to single temperature mashing like in a rubbermaid cooler, the Mash & Boil is easier to use.
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