Dec 28, 2016 by zig

Q: I have done a bunch of extract kits and want get into mashing, what other items will I need with the brewers edge to achieve a full wort.

A: We recommend a Wort Chiller, our E81 Immersion Chiller is perfect. You will also need a pot to heat 3 or 4 gallons of sparge water in up to 168° F., your existing extract brew kettle should be able to do this. A large stirring spoon such as our E46 is needed, and a long probe thermometer like our T65 Brewer's Edge Dial Thermometer is a big help. Other than that, use the fermenters and other equipment you currently use for extract brewing.

Dec 22, 2016 by Lee

Q: Are you able to give an approximate volume of the spraying basket? Or dimensions if not?

A: The Sparging Basket is 17" tall, and 9½" wide (interior dimensions).

Dec 14, 2016 by Tilla

Q: It's intended for five gallon batches, but would there be a problem using it for three-gallon batches?

A: It should work, although the gallon markers on the inside start at 4 gallons, so you would have to either measure or mark the insides at 3 and 3½ gallons for ease of use.

Dec 09, 2016 by Corey

Q: I do a lot of extract brews as well as all grain. About how long does it take to get room temp water to a full boil on 5.5 gallons?

A: About 45 to 55 minutes depending on ambient temperature. Keep in mind if you pour extract syrup into the unit while it is heating, it will shut off, as the syrup extract will trigger the unit to think it is dry and shut off. To avoid this, the extract needs to be stirred in while the unit is not heating (heat before you add the extract, turn it off when stirring in the extract), and then turn it back on when the syrup is dissolved.

Dec 08, 2016 by James

Q: Any plans on making a bigger version? I'd love to do full volume BIAB in something like this.

A: A bigger version would require 220 volts, so we are not planning this.

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