Braumeister V2 - 20 L
The Braumeister is a single vessel, electric, all grain brewing system. It features an automation and ease of use that is unparalleled in brewing all-grain beer at home.
This is the new 2015 model of Braumeister, which has an upgraded control panel, capable of storing recipes and mash schedules, as well as showcasing a large full color LED screen, making recipe viewing and manipulation that much easier.
Advantages of the Braumeister
First the system is small in footprint and powered by electricity allowing you to brew inside, in a confined space. Secondly this unit is very easy to use as you mash the grain and then boil the wort in the same vessel. They have excellent automation and control. Before you brew you set the controller with the different temperatures you wish to attain (advice is given on what to set) and the built in heating element and pump do the rest. The Braumeister is especially ideal for step-mashing, which many brewers think is the preferred way to brew lager beers.
Technical Specifications for 20L Braumeister:
- Produces 25L of Wort, which is about 20L finished beer
- 33 lbs
- 2000 Watt built in heating capacity
- 23 Watt pump
- 26 inches tall
- 16 inches in diameter
- 13.2 lb max qty of malt
- 230V (protection at least 10 amp)
- These units come with European plugs, but can be adapted or replaced by an electrician
Questions & AnswersAsk a Question
How many gallons can you brew with this system? Also, what is the max grain capacity?
Max capacity is 8 gallons, with 19.8 lbs of grain. Final batch size up to 6 gallons.
What is the smallest batch size the grainfather can do?
It doesn't really specify how small of a batch you can do but you do have to adjust some things for anything less than a 9lb. grain bill. I'm sure you could do a 1-2 gal batch if you really wanted to.
Keep in mind you have a filter and a thermostat in the bottom of the grainfather. You would need enough to get over the top of those. Keep in mind it takes about 6 hours to brew a batch.
You will need to ensure you are entering the correct figures in the formula for your water calculations or use our brewing calculators. We also have micro pipework available if you’re wanting to make volumes of 10 L (2.6 US Gal) or less.
Can I step mash in the grainfather?
Yes, this is a simple process of changing the temperature at certain intervals during the mash. The steps generally start with a protein rest and end with a saccharification rest. This method is used to achieve different characteristics in a beer. Follow your recipe instructions for your mash schedule.
What is the maximum grain bill I can brew with?
The maximum is 9 kg (20 lbs). With a grain bill this size the key is to add the grain very slowly while stirring to avoid dough balls forming. Because there is more grain it will also take a bit longer to gelatinise. You can try and add half of the grain, recirculate and then add the other half. Do this by; Pouring in half your grain, slowly stir and then attach your recirculation pipe. Do not add the top perforated plate at this stage, start to recirculate making sure that nothing goes through the overflow pipe. Recirculate until the grain level goes down. The grains will start to gelatinise. Once the level has gone down, add the other half of your grain bill – fit the top perforated plate and recirculation pipe and recirculate as normal.
How far can I be away from my Grainfather but still be connected?
If you are more than 30 m (98 ft) away and your Grainfather is in the line of sight you will still be connected. Indoors it is approximately 10 m (33 ft), dependent on how many walls in the house etc. You don’t need to worry though, if you do happen to go out of range, the timer for your brew session will continue, just any changes you make while out of range will only update once back in range.