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Anvil Foundry™ Brewing System - 10.5 gal.

Anvil Foundry™ Brewing System - 10.5 gal.

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Description

This item is currently on backorder with the supplier. You may still place your order now, and it will ship directly from the manufacturer in mid May.
 
The ANVIL Foundry™ is the most versatile all-in-one brewing system available. From the triple element low watt density dual voltage heaters for blazing fast heating speeds, to the unique high flow grain basket, you won't find a more powerful feature rich product.
 
These systems will ship free to anywhere in the contiguous United States.
 
Features:
  • Switchable Between 120V 1600W and 240V 2800W for Faster Heating & Better Boils.
  • Unique High Flow Grain Basket with 150% More Perforations to Virtually Eliminate Stuck Mashes.
  • Large Capacity Increases Efficiency and Grain Capacity.
  • Double Wall Insulation Maintains Mash Temps and Increases Heating Speeds.
  • Ultra Low Watt Density, Triple Element Heaters - Won't Scorch.
  • Linear Digital Power Control and Solid-State Switching for Fine Tuning your Boil.
  • Turbo 500 Distillation Ready.
  • Includes High Capacity Stainless Immersion Chiller with Hoses & Fittings.
  • Optional External Pump Won't Plug and is Easy to Clean. No Need to Disassemble Entire Unit! Use for Other Pumping Needs too.
  • Two Sizes Available: 10.5 Gallon for 5 Gallon Batches and 6.5 Gallon (AG721) for 2.5-3 Gallon Batches.
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Why did you choose this?
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Looking for ease of use system to get out of the kitchen to brew
Mitchell M on Feb 18, 2020
Free shipping
Daniel K on Feb 8, 2020
Looking for ease of use system to get out of the kitchen to brew
Mitchell M on Feb 18, 2020
Switching from my kitchen to my basement!
Brendon M on Feb 11, 2020
Free shipping
Daniel K on Feb 8, 2020
Electric BIAB, automation, all included items
Scott H on Jan 25, 2020
It’s the best for the money!
Sydney C on Jan 10, 2020
i brew beer and spirits benn researching
Jeffry L H on Jan 10, 2020
Cold weather is coming...I want to move my brewing into the basement for the winter.
Kevin K on Dec 11, 2019
Ease of use
Keith F on Nov 9, 2019
Husband wanted it
Muriel W on Oct 15, 2019
Product review and demonstration sold me on it. I've been looking for an electric system for some time, and I like this one.
Christopher W. M on Oct 15, 2019
online youtube short circuit brewing review
Thomas B on Jul 18, 2019
Switching from my kitchen to my basement!
Brendon M on Feb 11, 2020
Electric BIAB, automation, all included items
Scott H on Jan 25, 2020
What is the expected efficiency of this system without any modifications?
Michael Hutson on Jan 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If you use a pump and recirculate, you will greatly improve your efficiency. You don't need to use the anvil pump, if you have a march or a chugger or some other magnetic drive brewing pump, they all work fine as long as you have a valve on the pump output that you can control the flow.
Can I use this for 2.5 or 3 gal. batches?
Seyed Mirhosseini on Mar 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I did an experimental batch of 2.5 gal to the fermenter using only 4.5 pounds of grain on my 10.5 gal. version. full volume mash, no sparge. I had no problems. I recirculated the entire mash.
Do I need to use mash grain bag?
Seyed Mirhosseini on Mar 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, you do not. There are some really good videos on YouTube of people using this system that will show you how it all works in less than 15 minutes. I would suggest getting a Hop Spider if you routinely brew with a lot of hops, though. I also recommend getting the pump. I love it!
What is the recommended min. grain bill for 10.5 gal. version?
Seyed Mirhosseini on Mar 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello Sayed, the minimum grain bill for the 10.5 gal system is 8 lbs.
How long is the power cord ?
Anthony C Butas on Jan 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: 5 ft
Reviews

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220V makes it awesome!
Love this thing. The fact that it supports 220 makes my brew days shorter as I can get to mash and boil temps pretty quick. It's much taller than the robobrew. I also like that it has the capacity for me to do no sparge brews.
March 27, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Great performance - got to boil in less than 30 min after mash and sparge (240v). Makes brew day much easier with only one vessel.
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March 11, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Good performer
Works and performs great, 220v option is huge
February 29, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Foundry and the pump kit
Overall a great system, very easy to start up and use. Out of the box everything was quite clean. All the directions were clear apart from how to apply the different power levels.

For the first brew I went all in on a multi-step mash and lautering rather than batch sparging. Hitting rest temps accurately will take some work but I got closer by the mash-out rest. It seems like the best way would be to set the target tep ~+8F above actual rest temp as the mash bed wasn't getting hot enough. I also probably an the pump for too long and I'll have to see if that affected my foam stability.

As for lautering, I used my old boil kettle for a Hot Liquor Tank and hooked up the pump to the old valve and barb outlet.

Boiling was *fine* but to start out with I had a boil over which is gnarly to clean up with this unit because of the surface area. There is so much protein left in the kettle because of the separation method that a boil over is highly likely. I skimmed the surface a bunch but it still wasnt enough. Also the height of the unit meant I wasn't as attentive to the foam activity as I would be typically. The boil on 120V is a little tepid but I prefer a 90 minute boil anyway so I'm not complaining.

The cooling coil is okay, it was very easy to clean, but stainless is not an ideal metal for heat transfer and the effect was noticeable in cooling time. After the wort dropped below 100F I used the pump clamp on the coil outlet to slow down the flowrate which did a good job of wasting less water and increasing the temperature transfer.

My biggest issue is the height. My understanding is that all of these all-in-ones have similar geometry so its not like a different unit will fix the situation. Perhaps there is a manufacturing reason why they need to hit this footprint but the height is a problem on 2 fronts - firstly, the bed depth of the mash is deeper than ideal for a system this size. Second, when considering placement for the unit to be able to lift the "mash pipe", direct steam, and be able to gravity feed to the fermenter, the OAH is probably around 7 feet.

Still, I'm happy with the purchase and would recommend.
February 15, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
February 17, 2020
Graciela
The one to buy for both extract and all-grain brewing.
Write your review here. It must be at least 20 characters long. Consider I've been brewing with a decked out 10 gallon Spike Brewing Kettle and propane burner for about 5 years now. It works great, but, you've gotta' be outside, even on crummy days. I've been eyeing all in one, all-grain systems for quite some time now. This one is made by Blichmann Engineering, and well, they really know what they're doing. This system is a pleasure to brew with. It heats up quickly for an electric unit, which works on both 120v and 240v wiring (1600w for the former, and 28w on the latter). It holds temps within a degree, and get the pump for sparging which will lead to greater efficiency. Set up is fast, clean up a breeze, and when done, each batch gets aeration of O2 and then into either a Spiedel or Big Mouth Bubbler fermenter (and then an Anvil 7.5 gallon fermenter for the secondary). I'm glad that I waited, because this unit holds 10.5 gallons, and is a lot more versatile than other previous units (which all seem to be out doing one another). Bottom line, buy this one, you won't regret it. Cheers and Brew on ...whether you would recommend this product and what you like or dislike about it.
November 26, 2019
Worth the price. I’d buy it again.
Performed as expected. Heat up times are quick using 240VAC. Wort chiller is efficient. Pump didn’t cavitate at all. Flow slowed at times, but just open restrictor for a second and flow was normal again.
November 24, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Another level
Outstanding unit. Better than the more expensive grainfather. I also installed a modified rotating Sparge arm to finish with and I am getting 85% efficiency. When chilling I also use the pump to create a whirl pool everything you could want in one unit and more
August 1, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago