A countertop brewing appliance that produces 2.5 gallons of amazing beer. The Braumeister is a semi-automated process where you add the grain and water at the beginning of the brewing process, set your controls and walk away. You're alerted to remove the grain before the boil and later to add hops. Simple. One nice advantage versus the Pico Brew is the Braumeister reaches and maintains a true boil, a key factor in final beer quality. This little Braumeister has some much larger big brothers (up to 500L/132 gallons) used in commercial brewing. The exact same controller and technology is used on this 10L version.
New 2015 Model
2015 has brought an update to the user interface on these units. The new control panel showcases a large LED screen, allowing for easier recipe viewing and manipulation, as well as a memory bank to actually store recipes for future brews. Speidel has also been planning for the future with these new control panels. Aside from immediate benefits, there is hardware to support WiFi control and other functionality that will be released as software updates to existing units.
Advantages of the Braumeister
First the system is small in footprint and powered by electricity allowing you to brew inside, in a confined space, without the fear of carbon monoxide gas from a flame source. Secondly this unit is very easy to use as you mash the grain and then boil the wort in the same vessel. We also love the 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. Based on the results of lagers we have brewed on this machine MoreBeer! agrees.
Walking Through the Brew Process
On Brew Day you are going to assemble your Braumeister with the mash tub and bottom screen. You will fill the unit with filtered water to a notch on the center post - easy. The controller reads in C, and you can set it to different temperatures you wish to reach. Advice is given in the manual. When your water is the correct temperature a beep alerts you to add grain. Stir in your grain, lock down the top screen (so now there is a screen on the bottom and the top) and start the mash. During the mash wort is constantly recirculated through the grain bed from the bottom up, reverse of most typical systems. The liquid wort flows up through the mash and then cascades down between the mash tub and the outer wall of the Braumeister. There it is collected by the pump and pushed back through the mash. When the mash is complete, another beep will alert you to remove the entire Mash Tub, which sets on top of the Braumeister to drain for a period of time. Push another button and the boil starts. You program the length of the boil. When the boil stops insert your wort chiller and cool.
Technical Specifications for 10L Braumeister:
- Braumeisters require a 230v connection and you should plan to have an electrician install a socket and then wire on the appropriate plug. Or you can choose to use a transformer that converts 110v to 220v power.
- Produces 11L/2.9 Gal of Wort resulting in about 10L/2.6 Gal of finished beer
- 2015 Controllers can store up to ten recipes for easy rebrewing!
- 22 lbs
- 1000 Watt built in heating capacity
- 9 Watt pump
- 230 v (protection at least 10 amp), 50-60Hz
- 19 inches tall
- 11.8 inches in diameter
- 6.2 lb max qty of malt
- Max Fill Level = 12 L (Upper Marking on Center Rod)