mashing for homebrew
An old brass hydrometer- life was more complicated in those days!

Mashing and Grain Brewing Equipment

Lots of great equipment for  microbrewery style mashing and sparging.

From the starter home brew to the serious micro brewer

Mashing and sparging at home is easy! This equipment will make it a success.

We've seen the change in th elast couple of years to the all in one micro breweries and we've given them their own page here- Speidel Braumeister and Bulldog Brewers

They are a simple and easy route to mashing and we recommend them!

 Remember 5% discount will be taken off any order over  £105.00

COMING VERY SOON THE SPEIDELS BRAUMEISTER!!!

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All most people need is a boiler,mash tun and a cooling coil, if you  want to mash beer and just want a simple and easy pack of equipment just buy the bruheat boiler, the wort chiller and mash tun.You don't need to read any further down the page! We've put them together  as a special buy on the  first item

 

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Plastic Conicals-- We have these in stock on the Fermenter Page

Electrim Peco Mashing and Boiling Bin 32 Litre

Electrim Boilers  for boiling and mashing. Made of temperature stable plastic. This is a cheap and effective way of  heating water for mashing. The thermostat means that the liquid will hit the right temperature for the grain. You'll really need a mashing bag or a mash tun .If you're going to use the thermostat for mashing  the grain can burn on the element. We prefer to use the Brupaks insulated mash tun which you need as well as the boiler!  After mashing you can then boil the liquor, using an extension lead you can get the boiler outside, which may be helpful in reducing smells! Have a look at the hop strainer listed below as well.

This works on a mechanical temperature control device, ranges from

This is the 32 Litre boiler with the 2.4 kw heating element, it's got the new style thermostat and the big steel holding nut for the element. It's a big improvement on the old one.

Gas Boiler Sparge, Stainless Cooling Coil and Mash Kit

A set up for a garage or shed where's no electricty

Also boils faster than the electric boilers!

The propane burner is hot hot hot! So watch what you put it on! It's really for outdoors use but there's no wind guard,so if you use it outdoors you may  have to make a wind break with a pile of bricks or other non flammable items!

If you use it indoors you need to keep a very close eye on it as there's no auto cutout on the gas. If the gas goes out the gas keeps flowing, same as some gas cookers but you do have to aware of it.

Beer Wort Boiling Pan 32 Litre With Tap and Strainer

A nice stainless pan with a good tap to boil your kits or grain beers. 32 Litres, perfect size for a 40 pint/23 litre brew

Good quality base.

Brupaks Electric Plastic Boiler 29 Litres

Brupaks boiler- 29 litres. Very popular Plastic boiler. 2kw with fitted hop strainer.

Just plugs into a mains socket, takes the same current as an electric kettle

It's a more robust version of the Bruheat plastic boiler

These are gorgeous, they replace the old enamelled boilers and are strong and easy to use.

It's got a good stainless tap and a stainless hop filter as well.


 

brupak boiler

A sneaky look inside the brupaks boiler, you can see the nice stainless mesh for stopping the hops clogging up the tap.

Stainless Steel Electric Boilers From 55 to 110 litres

Stainless Steel Electric Boiler. These are the best!  They have either a one or  two 3kw element and come complete with lid , tap and hop strainer. Usually in stock . Requires a bit of wiring, the manufacturer suggests you use an electrician to wire up the thermostat. Comes with a simple wiring diagram, it's like wiring a plug.
We've been using one of these and the insulated mash tun and found it's much easier than messing about with bags.Hop strainer included

You'll need the 75 to make 50 litres of beer! It's a good size and heats up fast with the two elements
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Stainless Steel Tanks -Suitable for Gas Cookers

These are big stainless tanks, ok for mashing or boiling.

They are suitable for propane cookers.

You can get by with a 50 litre tank to mash 50 litres of beer.

If you're boiling you'll need the 75 for 50 litres of beer.

Otherwise it froths up over the top and everywhere and makes a right mess.

Propane Gas Cooker 8.5 Kw

Uses the propane cylinder and regulator off the BBQ or caravan. Cooking surface area 226 x 285 mm

Produces 33 Kw of heat, easily heats up to 50 litres of liquid, can be used out doors to save steam peeling the wallpaper off in the house.

Must be used on a safe surface as it does put out a lot of heat!

Propane Cooker 7 Kw For indoor Use

7 Kw propane cooker.

Fitted with a thermocouple and cut out so if the gas goes out it turns off- This is an important safety device!

Recommended if you're using it in the house or brew room, microbrewery etc.

You'll need a regulator and a tank of propane from your local gas supplier, most camping places, Go Outdoors etc supply this.

Obviously there's a lot of heat given out so you'lll need to put it on a concrete floor! Not Wooden!

Propane Burner 5Kw

Propane Burner 5KW for home brew use

Stainless Wort Chiller 20Cm

Nice small stainless wort chiller

Thin wall stainless for good heat transfer

20cm diameter coil by 37 Cmm high overall.

Good size for 25 litre brews!

Stainless Steel Wort Chiller Coil

Chiller coil in stainless! Woo!

Counterflow Wort Chiller Stainless 36 Plate

With 1/2" barb fittings for wort in and out and water in and out.

Counterflow Wort Chiller 12 Plate with adaptors

Counterflow wort chiller
8x20cm by 35mm thick

Homebrew version of a professional plate heat exchanger with 12 stainless steel plates . No pump required (gravity feed is sufficient). Cools 20 litres of hot wort to 20°C in under 10 minutes!!!
Compact and neat, wort in and out. Cold water from the tap, in and out. Simple heat exchange sytem.

Connections are standard 3/4" BSP
Supplied with screw on connections to fit push on plastic tube like the ones on the back of the washing machine, so you can choose either screw or push fit.

Brupaks Insulated Mash Tun-30 Litre 10Kg Grain

Brupaks insulated mash tun, mashes up to 10 kg of grain, tip the grain in add hot water and it holds it at temperature without the need for reheating. This stops the formation of hot spots and burning that you can get when you mash in the boiling tub.
We've been playing with this and it really makes things easy. Heat the (3 gall) water up about 10 degrees hotter than the mash temp. Pour it into the mash tun and then add the grain, that drops the temp by about 10 degrees. You can then leave it to mash.

An alternative is to heat the grain and water first and then add the hot grist (grain and water!) to the mash tun.
The flange in the bottom of the mash tun means you can pour on the sparge water and run off the liquor without transfer to a bag, nice and easy!

Now has a stainless grain strainer, much better!

Again, you can make one easy enough but the nice people at Brupaks have saved you trouble

30 litre Lauter Tun-Mashing and Sparging SPECIAL OFFER!!

Lovely lauter tun, has stainless perforated disc at the bottom.

Well made and easy to use. If you lag it with the duvet the temperature will remain constant.

Just fill with hot water at 75c and stir in the grain, no more messing about with bags! If you click on the picture you'll see a photo of the inside as well

45 Litre Mash Tun De Luxe

Nice big size for those stronger brews where the 30 litre is a bit under capacity.

Nice stainless ball valve, perforated stainless strainer and fully insulated.

It is of course a converted picnic cooler, it s been done very well and saves you a lot of messing about!

We like it!

Stainless Steel Mash Tun With False Bottom

It's a stainless boiler of various capacity with false bottom already fitted

Insulated Stainless Steel Mash Tun with False Bottom

Double walled insulated stainless mash tun with false bottom.
Special offer 20% all stock on this item!

Stainless Steel Mash/Fermenting Tanks Not suitable for Gas Cookers!

These have the cheaper tap fitted and are great for mashing or fermenting. If you're never going to use propane then don't waste your money on the dearer tanks! Spend the money you save on beer!

Remember that you really need the 75 litres to make 50 litres of beer, it tends to froth over the top otherwise!

False Bottom for Lauter or Mash Tun NEW!!!!

There are to make a lauter tun or mash tun. It makes sparging a lot easier than the old bag method. Two sizes!

Rotating Sparge Arm

The one we've all been waiting for!! A rotating sparge arm!

In stainless too For Mash tun/lauter tun from 26 to 38 Cm

Length of the white plastic piece is 40 cm and as it has to fit on top of your bucket your bucket can't be bigger than that!

Mashing and Sparging Bag

Mashing and sparging bag to fit above. Also suitable  for sparging into your own bucket--

For buckets conicals and stainless fermenters look at the fermenter page!

Hop Cone- Hop Spider

A nicely priced hop cone in stainless

Hop Strainers Universal

These are supplied with the Brupak and stainless boilers. With other makes you'll need to buy one!

  One is universal and fits most 5 gall/40 pint boilers eg, The Ritchie, Brupak and Electrim. It has the push fitting.

 The other fits the big stainless boilers only-If your boiler is plastic or enamel it's the other one.

You could make your own easily enough but this does save the time!

Spares for the Wort Aerator Including Stainless Air Stone

Stainless air diffuser for use with the air pump, spare ceramic air stone and the inline air filter -All available as spares.
cornmill

Corn Mill-For Crushing Whole Grain

Corn Mill-Will grind any grain. Hopper holds about 500 g. It says it takes a minute to grind a pound but you have to be working like a lunatic to achieve this! A nice tool at a good price though.

Eschenfelder Malt Mill

It's a very nicely made malt crusher. The hooper takes about 3kg and it's fast and easy to use. Simple screw adjustment for crush style, hopper comes off easily with two wing nuts.

The engine room is made of thick perspex so you see the malt going through, the handle is nice and easy to use.

A very well thought out machine. Eschenfelder make some excellent coffee and muesli machines so they have expertise in the field. We 're very happy with it, it's probably the best we've seen and a very good malt mill.

Special offer!!!

Bulldog Malt Mill 7 Litre Hopper

Nicely made malt mill. Adjustable rollers for altering the grind size

You can attach a drill to it if you want and whizz it through fast.

It deals with a lot of grain fast- It's hard work for a 25kg sack but it will grind enough for brew easy enough

Great value at this price!

Hand Cranked Malt Grain Mill

American made malt mill. Roller crush size is pre set for a coarse crush.
Self oiling bearings and easy use. Will last a lifetime for home use. Easily motorised
You can whizz a pound of grain through in about 15 seconds, enough for a 5 gall batch of beer takes less than 5 min. even if you stop for breath!

Stainless Steel Bottling Funnel with Strainer 13 Cm

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Spare Tap for Electrim Boiler

Fits the electrim plastic boiler. Can be used to make your own equipment, takes boiling liquids. Comes complete with back nut

Spare Kettle type element and nut for Electrim Mashing Bin

2.4 Kw Element and nut for the Electrim /Peco boiling bins.

Should fit anything with a standard  kettle element in it.

Spare Electrim Thermostat/Control Unit

Old type mechanical one with the knob that you turn!

Direct replacement-Yours my be a round one with a black steel plate but this fits just the same,

Spare Electrim Bucket and Lid

Just the plastic bucket for the bruheat. Drilled for element and tap

SPare Electrim/Peco Back Nut ONLY for Heating Element

Just the steel back nut for the heating element in the Peco/electrim boilers.

Replaces the plastic one - Stronger and tightens up better!

Digital Upgrade for Mashing Bin Peco/Electrim

Includes probe and probe holder- Replaces the old rotary thermostat with a spiffy new digital one!

You will need to drill a hole in the bucket for the probe

Could be used to control the temperature of the kettle element in most home made boilers...