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Speidel Braumeister V2 Electric Brewery - 20 L
BRAU020

Speidel Braumeister V2 Electric Brewery - 20 L

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The Braumeister is an all-in-one, electric all-grain brewing system that will ship to you free of charge from MoreBeer!. Made by our long time business associate Speidel of Germany these systems are imported and supported in USA by MoreBeer!. The Braumeister features an automation and ease of use that is unparalleled in brewing all-grain beer at home. Plus we love the quality of beer produced on these machines.

New 2015 Model
On top of all the features that Braumeisters are known and loved for, 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. 

The Braumeister Control Module is available now, and when purchased, will upgrade your Generation 2 Braumeister to be controllable over the Wifi network!

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. At this point you can choose to rinse the Mash with hot water or to just add water directly the wort. Push another button and the boil starts. You program the length of the boil. When the boil stops insert your wort chiller and cool.
 

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What About Efficiency?
This was our main question because with the Braumeister you are skipping a traditional sparge. The continual recirculation of wort during the mash results in a satisfactory efficiency.
Disadvantages of the Braumeister
You need to have a source of 220v power(and the ability to adapt the European plug to North American 220v, we recommend a certified electrician). If you have that then using electricity can become an advantage. Because of size constraints of the mash tub the largest starting gravity beer you can brew is between 1.060 to 1.065. You can always add DME to the boil for an occasional big beer brew.

Buy a Braumeister for the following reasons:

  • Space is concern
  • You want to brew "all-grain" inside your house and have access to 220v
  • Simplicity and ease-of-use is important
  • You are particularly interested in Lager Beers and want to step mash
  • You don't make a lot of high-gravity beers, and are willing to add a little DME when you do.


Technical Specifications for 20L Braumeister:

  • These units require a 220/230v connection. You should plan on hiring an electrician to install the proper socket and to wire on the appropriate plug. 
  • Produces 23 L of Wort, which is about 20L finished beer
  • 2015 Controllers can store up to ten recipes for easy rebrewing!
  • 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), 50-60Hz
  • Max Fill Level = 25 L (Upper Marking on Center Rod)
Item # BRAU020
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 44LBS
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Customer reviews and ease of use
Philip M on Jul 19, 2018
Customer reviews and ease of use
Philip M on Jul 19, 2018
Reviews

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Best for a reason
Best way to brew I've ever come across. Easy to use, efficient, compact, built to last. There's a reason why these are famous. If you have the right outlet and plug for it, it is worth every penny. Looking forward to a lifetime of happiness with mine.
July 26, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Very good product. Perfect
February 17, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Great machine!
I'm very happy with the Braumeister V2 - 20 L. I brewed my first batch 3 weeks ago. The beer turned out outstanding! I brewed the American Amber Ale. This is a wonderful brew system. I think we are going to grow old together.
My wife was not real excited about buying good brewing equipment until she had a pint.
Now she's pestering me to make sure we have enough home brew to give to her friends.
As I sat and drank a pint last night and thought about the beer. I could not tell the difference between it and any good quality commercial craft beer,

Satisfied customer,
Scott Kelly
Texas
November 27, 2016
Nice System
Been an all grain brewer for 25 years. Before I bought this system I was doing 20 gallon batches. I did cut the cord on mine, put a 220 plug on end with a 20 amp breaker. (lucky I have a friend that's an electrician.) Actually was not that hard to replace. System holds heats very accurate. With my old system I was doing a single step mash. Now I have the choice to do a multi step mash. Does seem to take a while to reach boiling point. Holds about 15 pounds of grain. So you won't be making and double Ipa's or barley wines. Unless you boost gravity with dry malt. Gave it a 4 star only because of cord and you can't change from Celsius to Fahrenheit. Which is not that big of deal. Been a machinist for 35 years, built and designed a lot of equipment. I give the craftsmanship on this item an A+. Very well made, welds are perfect. (Those German's make some good stuff.) One other thing would have been nice. If you could have removed heat coil for easier cleaning. Don't forget when cleaning to remove impeller and clean it. Very simple to do, instruction show how. This machine really simplified my brew day. Thanks
February 22, 2016
Worth it
First off, these things are not cheap. After your first batch I bet the price paid for this fine piece of equipment will no longer be of concern.

The engineering and quality of components are top notch. This thing screams quality. The controller interface is very intuitive and easy to program. Programming mash steps, hop additions and boil schedule take little time. Once programed, start the machine and enjoy the ride. Once started, the Braumeister will hold the temperature and time of each mash step with precision leading to consistent and repeatable results.

For the space/storage constrained, the Braumeister consolidates 3 bulky pieces of equipment into 1. A lot to be said here.

The only negative I can think of is the limitation on the grain bill. If brewing a "big" beer you will need to perform a double mash as a work around. Maybe one more negative, I am not a big fan of the valve. I may replace with a ball valve in the future.

If thinking about getting one of these I say do it.
February 19, 2016
Great product
I decided to splurge and get the 20l with the insulating jacket along with the copper hood. I am used to my tower of power rims system, that heats up rather quickly. using an electric heating element does have its pros and cons. To rate the Braumeister: Pros; able to be used indoors, clean, easy to use, small footprint, clean up is painless . Cons: does take a little longer to heat up compared to my rims system, had to buy a special transformer to be able to adapt to the european plug with out cutting the cord!!!! thats up to you. have to have 220v source, don't expect to be able to plug this sucker in any where. hence the added purchase of transformer. have to manually pull up the malt basket, think about your shoulders, and thats why i went with the 20l for my pilot system.
in the end, i really do like the system. if you are addicted to brewing like i am, it really is worth the price, but please plan ahead to setup this up. preparing for the 220v is essential, and i really do suggest in investing into a step up transformer that can utilize the european plug. it gives you the ability to brew anywhere. hope this helps, Cheers!
June 30, 2015