Get the Braumeister!!!! I friggin love that thing and I'm brewing so much more since it makes the brewing process more enjoyable. No regrets
Originally Posted by Soviet
- I've heard efficiency can be lower than with multi-vessel sytems because of no sparge. If I want to do a high gravity beer, however, couldn't I just do a 5 gallon batch on the 50L unit to fit enough grain?
- One can't really control the boil/boiloff rate with the waterheaterI'm ok with this as long as I can get a decent rolling boil. Any thoughts?
- Can't whirlpool the wort as well (I'm guessing) so perhaps you'd get a wort that isn't as clean?
1. I am locked in at 82% efficiency w/ my 50L. Last four brews all hit that. If you want to go super high G you can always add DME, honey or sugar. Did that for a Dubel.
2. Just make sure your pre-boil gravity is in-line and can always add a heatstick to accelerate. ($30)
3. Wort comes out amazingly clear from the cycling through the grains. Some folks have added piping to the pumps to create a whirlpool. I just use grain bags to keep hops under control.
With the Braumeister I am no longer a slave to the wort. Dial in the programming and go do whatever you want while the system manages temps, so nice.
Got brew day down to 5 hrs and most of that time is worry free.