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DigiMash All-Grain Electric Brewing System - 65L/17.1G (220V)
BE508

DigiMash All-Grain Electric Brewing System - 65L/17.1G (220V)

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Description

The DigiMash system represents the best value in electric all-grain brewing you'll find. With a 17-gallon DigiBoil electric kettle and the DigiMash stainless steel mashing accessory pack included, this is by far the most affordable way to get into electric all-grain brewing at the 10-gallon batch level.  It may not have all the bells and whistles of the BrewZilla, but it does have everything you need to mash and boil all in one unit. Setting up and using the DigiMash couldn't be easier. Simply place the false bottom inside the kettle and install the malt pipe, fill with water and heat to your desired strike temperature, then add your grain and set your desired mash temperature on the digital controller. Once your mash is complete, lift up the malt pipe, drain the wort and sparge, then remove the malt pipe and proceed to boil.

If you're deciding between the DigiMash and the BrewZilla, there are a couple of key differences worth noting. One of our favorite features of the BrewZilla is the programmable mash steps and delayed start, which the DigiMash does not have. You can still step mash by simply raising the temperature manually on the controller, but the automatic steps are a convenient feature if you want to set it and forget it.

The other major difference between the two systems is that the BrewZilla features a built-in pump for recirculating the mash. Recirculation is a great way to improve mash efficiency, but it is far from required for a successful brew day. Using an external pump with the DigiMash is also an option, and one can be integrated for mash recirculation quite easily. Simply connect the ball valve to the inlet of your pump, and then connect the outlet of the pump to our Sparge Arm Assembly.

This model comes with the 65L DigiBoil, which has three built-in heating elements that run off a 220V plug. The elements are 2000w, 1000w and 500w for a combined 3500 watts! The elements can be individually controlled, allowing you to use a single element to gently hold temperatures, or engage all three elements to quickly go from steeping temp to boiling. Temperatures are set and automatically maintained through the digital control panel. Simply set your desired temperature and flip on the heating element(s).

Integrated stainless ball valve comes with a 13mm barb (approx. 1/2"). The barb can be removed to attach fittings with 1/2" FPT, such as our female threaded quick disconnect.

DigiBoil Features:

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 17 gallon total capacity
  • Digital temperature control
  • 220V / 20A power
  • NEMA 6-30R plug (4.5 ft. cord)
  • Triple heating element control (2000w, 1000w and 500w)
  • Heating elements are concealed for easy cleaning
  • 304 stainless steel 1/2" ball valve with 13mm barb (approx. 1/2")
  • Stamped-in volume markers (gallons & liters)
  • Glass lid
  • Temperature reads in °F or °C
    • With elements turned off, hold both the +/- buttons to switch between °F or °C
  • External Dimensions: 29" H x 19.5" W (including handles)
  • Internal Dimensions: 20.25" H x 15.75" W

DigiMash Upgrade Includes:

  • False bottom
  • Malt pipe
  • Wire support 
  • Malt pipe handle
  • Malt pipe bottom screen
     
Installation & Use:
  • Place the false bottom inside the kettle
  • Install the wire support in the channel located at the top of the kettle
  • Place the mesh screen inside the malt pipe and attach the handle
  • Lower the malt pipe into the kettle so it rests on the wire support
  • Fill with strike water and heat to desired temperature
  • Add grain, stir until well mixed, and adjust controller to target mash temperature
  • When your mash is complete, use the handle to lift out malt pipe and rotate 90° so the malt pipe feet sit on the wire support
  • Allow the wort to drain into the kettle and sparge the grain with warm water (165-175°F)
  • When you're done collecting wort, remove the malt pipe and proceed to boil


Please note: only the 500-watt element should be used to increase mash temperatures when the Malt Pipe is in place. Using the higher watt element(s) with the Malt Pipe inserted may cause scorching of the grain.
 

 
Item # BE508
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 44 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Need an electric HTL and interested in possible use for mash to replace my Igloo Mash Tun. Like the flexibility of possible future use for adding distillation.
Greg L on May 15, 2020
My fiance Christmas gift
Regina C on Nov 30, 2019
Need an electric HTL and interested in possible use for mash to replace my Igloo Mash Tun. Like the flexibility of possible future use for adding distillation.
Greg L on May 15, 2020
convenience and price and the ability to control temp
Daniel P B on Jan 13, 2020
My fiance Christmas gift
Regina C on Nov 30, 2019
convenience and price and the ability to control temp
Daniel P B on Jan 13, 2020
How accurate does this hold mash temps? (if I set it to 150 ... how low does it fall before turning on the heat, and how high does it go before shutting off the heat?)
Rick Sutter on Nov 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Well I'll answer my own question... I bought this system, as well as the 9.25G version. The controller is the same on both. While it's very simple to use, it lacks precision. Its designed in Celsius, and while you can change it to display Fahrenheit, you can't set it in 1 degree increments in F because of how C converts to F. Anyways, as far as precision, its fluctuates quite a bit. If you set it at 150, it will coast down to around 147 and then heat up to 152 or so.
Is there a BeerSmith profile for this? Or does anyone know the Mash Tun Deadspace for it?
David Hane on Mar 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I’m currently in the process of converting the plug so I haven’t used it yet. From what I could tell, the measurements go to 15 gallons which would suggest a 2+ gallon loss from the basket and dead space under the basket. Fell free to hit me up again for more questions
What is the max grain bill this can realistically accommodate?
David Montag on Dec 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi David, the max grain bill is about 30-36 pounds.
Does this not include a wort chiller option?
James Spurgeon on Nov 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi James, correct it does not include a wort chiller if you'd like a wort chiller it would need to be purchased separately.
If you remove the barb from the valve, what kind of threads are there? M/F? NPT/Garden Hose?
Peter Sangimino on Nov 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The last line of the description says "The barb can be removed to attach 1/2" FPT fittings if desired"
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So long as you already have some equipment on hand like a sparge device, pumps, tubing, etcetera, this simple brew kettle with mash basket is great for the price. If you're looking for all equipment included, look elsewhere
February 5, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Don't know if I love it or hate it...
I bought both sizes of this system (17G and 9G), both 220V.
I have a couple other 5 gallon, 3 vessel A/G electric systems, but wanted to try these out for several reasons :
- Smaller footprint
- Easier cleanup
- The ability to do larger and smaller batches than 5 gallon

For full disclosure... I made a few mods to both system before I ever even plugged them in:
- I removed their drain valve, and installed a 1/2NPT SS valve with QD fitting outside and a whirlpool fitting inside.
- That QD fitting is used to connect the valve to a pump.
- I made a sparge ring that sits on the grain bed so I can recirculate the wort throughout the mash process to maintain an even temp throughout the grain bed.
- I bought the insulation wrap for it.

After using both for a handful of brew days, I've formed some opinions....

Pros:
- Price is unbelievable for what you get.
- Footprint is definitely smaller than 3 vessel systems.
- Operation is VERY simple
- Heat up times are very reasonable.
- Cleanup is a breeze
- You can boil smaller batches since there isn't an exposed heating element you have to keep submerged
- Having the ability to turn on/off the different sized heating elements lets you perfectly maintain as vigorous, or as mild, of a boil as you want.
- Changing mash temperature on the fly works great. Raising to 170 for mashout is quick and painless.

Cons:
- The mash basket ("grain tube" as people call it) sits sooo high off the bottom, that you have to put all your water in just to get enough water to mash. There's literally 2-4 gallons of water UNDER the mash basket. (depending on which size you have) This leaves no water left to sparge with. I'm sure this is whats killing efficiency.
- The large fluctuation in temp control is annoying. Its about a 5 degree swing. That's a pretty big envelope when it comes to mash temp. Seems easily fixed with a little program change??
- Our typical recipe is a 5 gallon batch of about 8% IPA. That grain bill is too much for the small unit..... and it's not enough for the large unit because of the 4 gallons of wasted water under the mash basket.

Overall... it's well built, VERY affordable, and will make beer. We will keep playing around with it. Maybe even find a way to lower the mash basket so we can sparge and see if that helps with efficiency. If we can't get the efficiency up, I'll probably go back to using one of the 3 vessel systems. Or maybe just use these for our HLT and BK, and use our old tried and true mash tuns.
December 18, 2019
Purchased
10 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!
December 20, 2019
Graciela H