Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Product Release: Brew-Boss Pro System

New Product Release: Brew-Boss Pro System 




Congratulations to Back Road Brewery http://www.backroadbeer.com in Carlisle, IA for taking delivery of the 1st Brew-Boss Pro system. The Brew-Boss Pro system http://www.brewbosspro.com/ uses a 54 gallon kettle and dual 5500 watt heating elements to brew 1 barrel (31 gallon) all grain batches very quickly in a single kettle!

http://www.brewbosspro.com/




Our success in the homebrew industry has allowed us to expand our product offerings into the commercial market. Our new Professional product line was designed from the ground up to withstand the rigors of daily use. Our new Brew-Boss Pro line is perfect for the Start-Up brewery as it is low cost and expandable but also fits a niche in established breweries for small batch production and pilot batch systems.

HOPS-BOSS AUTOMATED PELLET HOPS FEEDER FOR USE WITH BREW-BOSS CONTROLLERS V2.0 OR GREATER




HOPS-BOSS AUTOMATED PELLET HOPS FEEDER FOR USE WITH BREW-BOSS CONTROLLERS V2.0 OR GREATER

The Hops-Boss is an automatic pellet hops feeder that plugs directly into the Brew Boss controller (V2.0 and greater) and allows you to dispense up to seven (7) different hops additions at the times you specify during the brew session. It can also be used to dispense other finings such as Irish Moss, etc.

You simply set your times in the Brew-Boss step definition and the Hops-Boss will do the rest.

The Hops-Boss is constructed from 304 Stainless Steel with specially machined plastic Hops-Cups (we call them Mortar Shells) and simply sits on the edge of nearly any kettle.

This version includes a wiring kit that allows you to connect this to your V2.0 or greater Brew-Boss controller using an RJ-45 type plug (similar to Ethernet). It requires you to drill a hole in the bottom of your controller for cable access. Please see the picture associated with this item that shows the V2.0 controller. If you have a controller that looks like that, then this Hops-Boss will work. The Brew-Boss Controller is not included with this item!

http://www.brew-boss.com/product-p/hb-consumer-v2.0.htm




Your Beer, Your Way! Brew like a Boss!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Brew Boss Temperature Sensor Probe with Plug



Brew Boss Temperature Sensor Probe with Plug. This is our new longer 4" temperature probe that allows for more penetration into the kettle, providing more accurate temperature readings. #homebrew

http://www.brew-boss.com/product-p/tempprobe.htm



Your Beer Your Way! Brew like a Boss!




Sunday, May 28, 2017

AHA: An Introduction to Kegging Homebrew

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/an-introduction-to-kegging-homebrew/

An Introduction to Kegging Homebrew


Say goodbye to bottling and hello to the wonderful world of kegging! We’re here to walk you through the basics of kegging your homebrew. It’s easier than you may think!

Parts & Components

Kegs: Homebrewers tend to use five-gallon stainless steel Cornelius (“Corny”) kegs, which come in two types differentiated by their fittings: ball-lock or pin-lock. While people have reasons to favor one over the other, choose one and stick with it so you don’t need to worry about different connectors and fittings.

Connectors: Every keg has two connections, one for pushing in CO2 and the other for dispensing beer. Quick-disconnects are used for easy connection, which come in plastic or stainless steel. Pin lock gas and liquid connectors are noticeably different, but ball lock connectors can look nearly-identical, so consider buying different colors to quickly discern the gas connect from the beer connect.

CO2 Tank: CO2 is the gas used to carbonate and push out the beer into your glass. Homebrewers tend to use five-pound tanks, which are easier to transport, but if you dispense a lot of beer and aren’t worried about mobility a 20-gallon tank can be filled for only a few dollars more. If you choose to buy a tank, be sure it is certified.

Regulator: A full CO2 tank holds a pressure of 800 PSI, which is way more than necessary for carbonating and serving beer, so a regulator is used to provide safe levels of CO2. The regulator screws onto the CO2 tank and allows you to set the preferred PSI and monitor the pressure with a gauge.

Faucet: A faucet or tap is needed to control the flow of beer when serving. The cheapest option is to get a picnic tap, or you can build some sort of kegerator or jockeybox with a tap-handle for more attractive serving.

Tubing: Food-grade tubing is needed to connect the CO2 and faucet to the quick-disconnects.

O-Rings: O-rings are rubber circles used to create a tight seal in areas like the hatch of the keg. If you bought used kegs, it is wise to replace all the O-rings, especially if they have stains or an aroma.




Disassembly & Cleaning

If purchasing brand new kegs and components, it may not be necessary to clean before using—but it never hurts! The best way to ensure everything is thoroughly clean is to completely disassemble the keg.

Start by depressurizing the keg. If your keg has a pressure release valves, simply use this. If not, take a key or screwdriver and push down on the poppet of the gas-in fitting to allow gas to escape. Once this is done lift the bail of the hatch, lower it into the keg a few inches and remove. If the hatch doesn’t budge, that most likely means there is still pressure in the keg that needs to be released. Releasing all pressure is very important, and if ignored can cause injury.

After removing the hatch, you will notice a large O-ring around its top side. Remove the O-ring. Next, unscrew the gas and liquid fittings on the top of the keg and remove the dip tubes beneath them. Each fitting and each tube will have a small O-ring (four in total not counting the hatch O-ring). If you notice the O-rings are dirty or have an aroma, replace them. If the dip tubes are plastic and there are stainless steel options for your type of keg, it is strongly encouraged upgrade.

Once completely disassembled, the keg can be cleaned. First, rinse off any noticeable sediment inside the keg. Next, fill the keg with warm water and the appropriate amount of your preferred cleaner and throw in all the keg components. Allow the keg to soak for a few hours. If needed, use a carboy brush or something similar to get off any tedious stains or sediment.

Empty the keg of the cleaning solution and replace all the fittings along with the O-rings, taking care that the fittings and tubes are replaced correctly. Again, fill the keg with warm water and cleaner, seal with the hatch, and set the keg upside down for a few hours to cleanse the top of the keg’s inside. Rinse thoroughly multiple times with hot water.
Sanitation & Racking

Once your beer is ready for serving and you have a clean keg, it’s time to prepare the keg and transfer the beer.

First, sanitize the assembled keg thoroughly by filling it up with water and adding your preferred sanitizer. No-rinse sanitizer is recommended to avoid the need of an additional rinse step. Allow the keg to sit with the sanitizer solution for 10-20 minutes, then flip it upside down and let sit for 10-20 minutes to sanitize the top portion. Remove the hatch, empty the keg, and leave upside down to allow to drip-dry.

Once the keg is sanitized, it is time to prepare for racking by purging the keg of oxygen, which could cause oxidation. Connect the CO2 tank to the gas-in fitting and set the regulator to 5 PSI. Turn on the CO2, allow gas to flow for five seconds or so, and then turn off the CO2. Because CO2 is heavier than oxygen, it will fall to the bottom of the keg, forming a protective layer against oxygen as the beer is racked

After the initial purge, rack the beer into the keg and seal the hatch. Again, set the regulator to 5 PSI, turn on the CO2 to fill the keg’s head space, and turn off once you can no longer hear gas flowing. Open the pressure release valve to let the pressure out. Continue this process three or more times to purge remaining air from the headspace, and then shut off the CO2.

Carbonation & Serving

With the beer racked into the keg, it’s time to carbonate. Using the recipe or style guidelines, determine the ideal carbonation level, measured in volumes of CO2, for the style you are kegging. Generally speaking 2.0 volumes of CO2 will work if you are not sure where to start.

With a target carbonation level in mind, next take the temperature of the beer in the keg. The colder the beer, the more easily CO2 is dissolved, so it will effect the desired level of pressure. Download a complimentary copy of “A Bottler’s Guide to Kegging” and use Table 1 to determine the ideal level of pressure (PSI) to achieve the target carbonation level at the beer’s current temperature.

Now you’re ready to carbonate. Hook up the CO2 to the keg and set the regulator to the PSI determined using the table mentioned above. Turn on the CO2 tank and listen for the flow of gas. As the pressure reaches equilibrium the gas will begin to slow and eventually stop, and because the keg is upright there is only a small surface area of beer for the CO2 to dissolve.

While you can fully carbonate a keg with this method over the course of a few days, a little agitation will go a long way and carbonate the beer faster. Some will roll the keg on the ground as it’s connected to the CO2 to encourage more gas to dissolve into solution, though this is not recommended if your regulator does not have a check valve. You can also simply shake and slosh the keg around upright




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Brew Boss Tips and Tricks - Taking Wort Samples During Mashing


#BrewBoss Tips and Tricks - Taking #Wort Samples During Mashing

A quick and easy way to take wort samples during mashing with the Brew-Boss for testing specific gravity, pH, or conversion using iodine. All without even removing the cover!




The Brew-Boss® System is a great value and competitively priced.

Brew-Boss Features and Benefits


• Brew-Boss controller automates all temperature, timing, & pump control
• Electronic process control provides consistent results batch after batch.
• Available with Mesh Bag or the New COFI Filter System
• User defined steps configurable to nearly any brew process.
• Brew all-grain batches in 3½ hours including clean-up!
• Complete systems and conversion kits available.
• Supports Conventional or Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB) brewing methods.


• Electric Brewing Benefits:
- More economical - 1/5 the cost of propane
- Safer - No carbon monoxide or risk of explosion
- Efficient - 100% of BTUs transferred to wort
- Accurate - Holds temperatures +/- 1 degree
- Faster - 3½ hours for 10 gallon batch including clean-up
- Quiet - No obnoxious “roar” of the burner
- Convenient - Brew indoors in a sanitary environment




www.brew-boss.com

#brewboss, #electrichomebrewequipment, #wort


Friday, May 26, 2017

Home Brew Recipe: Battre L’oie Saison (All-Grain)

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/battre-loie-saison-grain/

“The overall character of the beer is a dry, grainy malt character, firm bitterness and mineral structure, with lots of aromatics coming from the yeast. Saison is a good base for adding spices or fruit, but these are variations on the style; normally these flavors and aromas come from the saison yeast.”


Battre L’oie Saison (All-Grain) | Saison

INGREDIENTS

  • For 5 gallons (18.93 L)
    • Fermentables
    • 6.6 lb. (3 kg) Pilsner malt
    • 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg) Vienna malt
    • 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg) wheat malt
    • 1.1 lb. (0.5 kg) white table sugar, added at flame-out
    • Hops
    • 1.0 oz. (28 g) Aramis* pellet hops, 7% a.a. (60 min.)
    • 1.0 oz. (28 g) Barbe Rouge** pellet hops, 8.5% a.a. (steep for 15 min. after flame-out)
    • *Suggested Aramis hop substitutions: Willamette, Challenger
    • **Suggested Barbe Rouge hop substitutions: Amarillo, Citra, Centennial
    • Yeast
    • Belgian saison yeast with sufficient yeast starter (200 billion cells)
    • Misc.
    • 0.75 tsp. (3 g) Irish moss added 15 minutes before end of the boil (optional)
    • Recommended water profile, PPM (optional):
    • Ca: 75–125
    • Mg: 10
    • Total alkalinity: 0–50
    • SO4100–150
    • Cl: 100–150
    • RA: −100–0

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Original Gravity: 1.049 (12.2* P)
    • Final Gravity: 1.007 (1.8* P)
    • ABV: 5.6%
    • IBU: 27
    • SRM: 3
    • Boil Time: 60 minutes
    • Pre-boil Volume: 7 gal (26.5 L)
    • Pre-boil Gravity: 1.045 (11.2* P)

    DIRECTIONS

    • Mash grains at 153° F (67° C) for 60 minutes.
    • Mash out at 168° F (76° C), with pre-boil wort volume of 7 gal. (26.5 L).
    • Bring to a rolling boil for 60 minutes, adding hops at specified intervals from end of boil.
    • Chill wort to 62° F (17° C) and pitch yeast.
    • Ferment in primary at 62° F (17° C) until fermentation slows significantly (7–9 days).
    • Rack to secondary fermenter and age for 10–14 days at 65° F (18° C).
    • Keg at 2.5 volumes (5 g/L) of CO₂ or bottle condition with 4 oz. (113 g) corn sugar.
    Battre L’oie Saison is one of three Big Brew 2017 official homebrew recipes. To view all official recipes, or to find a Big Brew event near you, visit the Big Brew for National Homebrew Day webpage.

    #homebrewrecipe, #electrichomebrewing, #biab

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Blooming Beers

    http://draftmag.com/wildflower-beer-brewing/














    Beers that bloom

    Brewers select foraged and farmed flowers to impart a sense of time, place and memory to farmhouse beers.

    by: Kate Bernot

    Fair Isle Brewing hadn’t even announced its location yet when it formed a relationship with an ethnobotanist and forager named Alex Harwell. The Seattle brewery targets an early 2018 opening, but already its test batches have focused on Harwell’s foraged ingredients, many including flowers, from the Pacific Northwest.

    Harwell’s experience with native plants means she can distinguish a cluster of violets, which huddle near streams, from bleeding heart plants, which grow in similar areas. Violets are edible, colorful and delicate; bleeding hearts have medicinal properties, including the treatment of acute pain and neurological ailments. Fair Isle wouldn’t want to brew a beer with the latter.

    But other types of safe, delicious wild flowering plants—fireweed, yarrow, elderflower—are a key part of the fledgling brewery’s toolkit. Fireweed (4.5 dried pounds of it—enough to fill two five-gallon buckets stuffed tight) flavored Fair Voyage, the Fair Isle/Jester King collaboration wild ale brewed in Austin last year; not only is fireweed indigenous to the Pacific Northwest, but it’s abundant and distinctive.

    “Whatever is in season and local and of good quality is what motivates us,” says Fair Isle co-founder Geoffrey Barker. “We can get strawberries all year long, but we don’t want to make a strawberry beer all year long, just like we don’t really want to make an elderberry beer all year long. We enjoy those seasonal fluctuations and their expressions in the beer.”

    Fair Isle also takes flowers a step further: The brewery’s house culture (the yeast and bacteria it will use to ferment most of its beer) includes native cultures plucked from yarrow flowers harvested in the Yakima wine region and from elderflowers grown on the campus of Bastyr University, near Lake Washington. It’s a dual use of flowers, honoring both their inherent botanical properties as well as their role as hosts in an ecosystem that includes yeast, bees and other living beings. And, eventually, drinkers.

    “Not to be cliche, but there is a sense of terroir to it,” says Fair Isle co-founder Andrew Pogue. “Part of this philosophy stems from my degree in architecture and design. Think about the vernacular of design: You know a Byzantine cathedral because it looks like a Byzantine cathedral. So thinking about our beers as Pacific Northwest beers, they should be recognizable as Pacific Northwest in a meaningful way. Using our house culture and local malts, and embracing seasonal variations in our ingredients, is part of that philosophy.”

    As American farmhouse-minded brewers seek methods to capture the elusive character of place and seasonality in their beers, many are turning to flowers. What, after all, is more fleeting than unfurling petals? Botanical, lush and fragrant, flowers convey flavors and aromas of the land in which they were grown, but they also present a unique set of challenges for brewers. When used well, flowers can lend a beer a seasonal or geographic identity—maybe even one that ignites a memory for the drinker.

    Brandon Jones traces his affinity for floral ingredients back to his homebrew days, and before that to his grandmother, an avid gardener whose teeming beds prompted even strangers to stop and admire them. Now a brewer at Nashville’s Yazoo Brewing, Jones continues to incorporate hibiscus, chamomile, rose buds and other flowers into his tart, wild and funky creations.

    “Botanicals drive your senses. A lot of people can relate to where they’ve smelled those nice flowers or trees,” Jones says. “They can bring up a clear sense of a time, or a good memory, more so than you can with hops. I don’t think I’ve ever been outside the brewery somewhere and said ‘Wow, I’m smelling Citra hops,’ but with roses, for example, you can remember exactly a time you smelled them.”

    His Saison Colada, a wild ale brewed with tropical fruits, rose and hibiscus, was designed to evoke a memory Jones had of a specific evening on his honeymoon in Barbados. He and his wife visited an orchid farm where they sat with tropical, coconut-flavored drinks surrounded by the heavy blanket of scented, humid air; even if drinkers can’t divine the personal inspiration behind the beer, perhaps it sparks in them a recollection of a similarly relaxed experience.

    For brewers without access to orchid farms, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) is a multistate beer and hiking events series in the Pacific Northwest and Denver designed to offer brewers inspiration through flowers, herbs, plants and nature at large. Representatives from ecological and environmental groups guide brewers and members of the public on three-mile-long hikes or walks, pointing out edible plants along the way. Later, the brewers convene at a festival to pour beers that incorporate some of the flowers or plants encountered on those walks.

    Founder Eric Steen says most of the brewers who participate don’t typically make beers with these types of ingredients, so the hikes introduce them to the idea of nature-inspired brewing with a guide who knows the area’s edible offerings. Past creations born through BMBW include Lantern Brewing’s Amabilis Wit, brewed with elder and yarrow flowers, salal, fennel and silver fir and inspired by Washington state’s Bandera Mountain; Ska Brewing’s Cerveza de las Animas Perdidas, a saison with juniper, yarrow and chokecherries brewed as a nod to the Animas River in Durango; and Viking Braggot Company’s dubbel-style braggot made with elderberry, elderflower, blackberry honey and bee pollen, born of a walk through a conservation area in Oregon’s southern Willamette Valley.

    Finding inspiration is a creative challenge; sitting down to brew a beer with flowers is a practical one. If there’s one complaint levied against such beers, it’s their aromatic or flavor association with a medicine cabinet.

    “Not only do lavender and rose petals bring to mind soap or candles, but they also remind you of grandma’s perfume, which isn’t always the worst thing but can be difficult to drink,” says Tim Gormley, a brewer at Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer Co. He’s the mind behind The Keeper’s Veil, a honey saison that includes heather, elderflower, lavender, hibiscus, rose and chamomile, as well as Wildflower Blonde Sour with violets, borage and nasturtiums.

    Put another way, courtesy of Yazoo’s Brandon Jones: “Nuance is desirable in beers when you’re using botanicals, but use too much and it tastes like you’re at Bath & Body Works.”

    So, how can breweries avoid the dreaded candle beer? Start slow, and use a very, very light hand.

    “With these types of beers there is that innate risk, so I try to be very thoughtful with the quantities and with the steeping time and temperature not to overdo it,” Gormley says. “Lavender is so insane. You can literally put a couple grams in a batch and its flavor would be quite prevalent. If you’re able to hold back some of the base beer that isn’t infused and then blend it [with the flower-infused portion], that’s probably how you’ll be most successful.”

    To get a sense of how long a flower might need to steep in a beer, many brewers make simple teas with the flower, soaking it in hot, cold or lukewarm water for varying amounts of time to see how much flavor and aroma each method draws out.

    In fall 2016, Gormley teamed up with Lady Luck Farm, a flower farm in Leicester, North Carolina, hoping to brew with some of their blooms: “I basically said ‘Give us a list of all the things you have growing on your property that are edible.’” After samples arrived, he sat down with tinctures and teas of the various flowers, sipping, sniffing and doing his best to describe their frequently elusive essences.

    “With herbs and flowers, you do often struggle to come up with the nomenclature for it; you think ‘It’s this, but it’s nothing like I’ve ever had before, so there’s no word for it,’” Gormley says. “We start listing all that comes to mind in terms of descriptors and flavor components, and go from there to build the beer. If they’re really subtle, then we’ll probably want to have a more subtle beer; if we find that they’re peppery, we might say a saison would work well for those peppery notes natural in that style.”

    It’s not easy to identify and complement flowers’ character—but, Gormley says, that’s the fun part.

    “I love the concept of a challenge like that. It’s almost like ‘Iron Chef;’ I have to make a beer with this new ingredient!”

    Three floral beers to try

    Burial Keeper’s Veil
    Tealike and delicate,this saison’s multiflower ingredients lend rose, chamomile and lavender flavors to the soft sip.

    Jester King/Fair Isle Fair Voyage
    Pacific Northwest fireweed reads as a blip of petallike botanicals atop the saison’s pear and pepper flavors.

    Yazoo Saison Colada
    Rose, hibiscus, coconut, prickly pear and other additions contribute tropical flavor and a blush color to this mixed-culture, barrel-


    #brewboss, #flowerbeer, #homebrew

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    #BrewBoss Tips and Tricks Redneck Exhaust Hood 4 Step Mash Boil Detect



    Brew Boss Tips and Tricks Redneck Exhaust Hood - 4 Step Mash Boil Detect
    An easy to make and inexpensive #exhausthood for steam generated during #brewing. Use a horse feed galvanized bucket, a 4 inch inline exhaust fan (popular with green houses and pot farms!). Cut a 4" diameter hole in the bottom of the bucket with a hole saw and insert the blower through the hole. Retain on the inside with a 4" hose clamp. Attach 3 chains at 120 degrees apart into small holes drilled in the edge of the bucket. All three chains meet a a single chain link. Hang from the Brew-Boss brew stand which allows you to raise and lower the hood as needed. Discharge of the blower through vinyl hose terminated at a dryer vent that is vented to the outside.



    Your Beer, Your Way!! Brew Like a Boss!!


    #exhausthood, #homebrewequipment, #brewboss

    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    BREW-BOSS PRO CONTROLLER WITH HOPS-BOSS INTERFACE




    Brew-Boss Pro Controller
    http://www.brew-boss.com/Professional-Brewing-System-p/bbpro-controller.htm


    BREW-BOSS PRO CONTROLLER WITH HOPS-BOSS INTERFACE (DRIVES TWO 5500 WATT HEATERS. HEATERS AND CABLES NOT INCLUDED)

    The Brew-Boss PRO controller is supplied with a 10 foot long, 4 conductor, 6 gauge cable for powering the unit with 240 Volts AC. It is highly recommended that you install a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) type breaker on the circuits you will be plugging/wiring the Brew-Boss Pro controller into. The controller is built with all UL Recognized components to UL standards, but currently is not UL certified and does not bear the UL logo. We can have the controller UL certified if required by your local electrical/building inspector for commercial installations (additional fees apply, contact us for more information).


    Brew-Boss Pro Controller
    The Brew-Boss Pro controller requires a 240 Volt 50 Amp GFCI circuit. The controller has two (2) 240 Volt output receptacles that connect to Brew-Boss Heater assemblies. It also has a 120 volt AC application controlled receptacle for the supplied pump. An additional 120 volt always on receptacle is provided for powering/charging the control tablet. Jacks are also provided for the digital temperature probe and the Hops-Boss Pro. We include a 10" Android Tablet with the Brew-Boss application installed for you.

    The controller has a 20 character x 4 line backlit LCD display that displays pertinent operational data.



    The Pro series controller also includes a manual menu selector that allows the controller to be used in a manual mode when not connected to the Brew-Boss app. This menu allows the following functions:

    1. Set temperature setpoint (controller will hold that temperature)
    2. Toggle the pump on or off
    3. Set the heater power output (will hold that powere regardless of temperature)
    4. Set the Hops-Boss Position
    5. Start or stop Fermentation Mode
    6. Set Heating Parameters
    7. Set a Timer


    Brew-Boss 240V Electric Brewery Controller Version 2.0



    Brew Boss Electric Brewer Controller ver. 2.0

    http://www.brew-boss.com/Brew-Boss-240-Volt-Electric-Brewery-Controller-for-p/bb240-diy-v2.0.htm

    BREW-BOSS 240 VOLT ELECTRIC BREWERY CONTROLLER V2.0 FOR DO IT YOURSELFERS

    Brew-Boss V2.0 electric brewing controller. This option is for those that already have a gas based brewing system and want to convert to the benefits of electric brewing or want to create their own electric brewery.

    This newly designed controller replaces our previous controller. It includes the following features:

    ● Molded L6-30P Twist Lock Plug with 15’ power cord.
    ● L6-30R Receptacle for the heater. This allows longer length cables to be used for connecting to the heater.
    ● New 20 character x 4 line Backlit LCD provides more information on the Controller. Especially nice for fermentation mode.
    ● Integrated wifi radio for connection to the Brew-Boss Android tablet app.
    ● Front mounted outlet for the pump (controlled by app) and “always on” outlet for the tablet charger.
    ● Front mounted temperature probe jack.
    ● Can be wall mounted or simply placed on a table or work surface.
    ● Universal voltage 208-2540VAC) works in most countries. No 120 volt power cord required.
    ● Waterproof master switch is front mounted for easier access.
    ● Custom designed DUAL SSR for reliable heater and pump operation.


    This controller requires a 208-240 Volt 30 Amp circuit with a GFI breaker installed to operate. A digital temperature probe is included with this controller. The controller is shipped with a L6-30R twist lock receptacle for a heater that mates to the Brew-Boss integrated elements. If you have a different heater, you can simply add a L6-30P plug to your heater. The L6-30R connector provided also matches the Blichmann Engineering Boil-Coil.

    If you desire a complete system, please see our other listings for complete systems.

    The base price for this item is for the Brew-Boss Controller and temperature probe only.

    You will need a 7" or larger screen Android Tablet to run the Brew-Boss app on. We offer options for a 10" Android Tablet, or you can supply your own, but it must have a screen size of at least 7" (will not work on Android Phones!). If you purchase from us, we'll install the Brew-Boss application for you. Now with the ANDY Android emulator, you can use your Windows or MAC Laptop or PC to run the Brew-Boss Android App! If you prefer that option, simply select No Tablet when configuring your system.

    We price it this way as many customers purchase just the controller or just the controller and heater to convert their gas systems to electric. If you are installing this onto your own kettle, you will also need to add the weldless direct connect temperature probe adapter if you don't already have a thermowell on your kettle. 


    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    Brew-Boss Features and Benefits - Electric Homebrew Equipment




    The Brew-Boss® System is a great value and competitively priced.

    Brew-Boss Features and Benefits


    Brew-Boss controller automates all temperature, timing, & pump control
    • Electronic process control provides consistent results batch after batch.
    • Available with Mesh Bag or the New COFI Filter System
    • User defined steps configurable to nearly any brew process.
    • Brew all-grain batches in 3½ hours including clean-up!
    • Complete systems and conversion kits available.
    • Supports Conventional or Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB) brewing methods.


    • Electric Brewing Benefits:
    - More economical - 1/5 the cost of propane
    - Safer - No carbon monoxide or risk of explosion
    - Efficient - 100% of BTUs transferred to wort
    - Accurate - Holds temperatures +/- 1 degree
    - Faster - 3½ hours for 10 gallon batch including clean-up
    - Quiet - No obnoxious “roar” of the burner
    - Convenient - Brew indoors in a sanitary environment


    • Android Tablet application provides:
    - Simple - press “Start” and follow the prompts
    - Convenient process monitoring and control
    - Graphical Interface with Speech Prompts
    - Saving and recalling brew steps & parameters
    - Automatic or manual control

    • Automatic Hops-Boss hops feeder option that dispenses hops automatically.

    • All Food/Brewery Grade Components

    • Great Value - Affordable

    • First time home brewers can brew all grain perfectly the first time!




    Friday, May 19, 2017

    GFI Protection for Home Brewing

    Available from Brew-Boss!

    GFI Protection for Home Brewing





    This unit eliminates the need to install a GFI circuit breaker in your panel. Great for apartment dwellers and and homeowners that don't want the expense of hiring a electrician to install a GFI breaker. Most GFI circuit breakers cost more than $100. Then there is the expense of installing it in your home's panel. Total cost usually exceeds just buying this item! This device includes the GFI unit with L6-30 Plugs on both ends. Even if you don't purchase this unit, make sure you are protected with GFI before brewing with Brew-Boss or any electric brewing system!



    Twist Lock Male Plug NEMA L6-30P



    Use this plug to connect to the Brew-Boss controller's heater output plug if you have your own heater that you need to wire to the controller.



    Voltage Converter for Pumps


    This voltage converter can be used in 110 volt countries and 220 volt countries. It will convert from 220-240 volt to 110-120 volt AND from 110-120 volt to 220-240 volt. 300 watts capacity, converts 110 to 220 volt or 220 to 110 volt, for continuous use, 2 Outlets, Fuse Protection.

    • 300 watts capacity
    • Grounded Transformer for Two Way Voltage Conversion - 110 volt to 220 volt and 220 volts to 110 volt
    • Built-in fuse protection system
    • Power on-off switch with led indicator
    • Can be used continuously with its 80% capacity
    • Operates on 110/120 or 220/240 volt AC and converts to and from 110/120/220/230/240 volt
    • Input voltage selector switch (120 or 220 volt)
    • Ideal for both electric and electronic products like Computers, Consumer Electronics, Appliances and Testing Equipment
    • 2 USA Outlets (Receptacles) and 1 Asian/European Receptacle
    • Built-in Euro/Asian power cord with 2 prong Schuko Grounded plug
    • Supplied with 2 prong plug adapter for American outlet
    • CE Mark

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Brew Boss - Brew Kettles, Stainless Steel, 10 Gallon, 15 Gallon, 20 Gallon

    Available for purchase from www.Brew-Boss.com, Stainless Steel Brew Kettles in 10 gallon, 15 gallon and 20 gallon sizes.  


    10 Gallon Brew-Boss Kettle with Welded Tri-Clamp ferrules for the heaters and valve. This kettle includes three Tri-Clamp ferrules for the valve and dual heater assemblies. Also includes Cover, DELUXE Accessory Port, and Direct Contact Weldless Temperature Probe Mount.

    Dia 350mm X H 420mm (13.75 in x 16.5 in) This is an optimum 1.2:1 ratio kettle!




    15 GALLON BREW-BOSS KETTLE KIT



    15 Gallon Brew-Boss Kettle with Welded 1-1/2" Tri-Clamp ferrules for the heater and valve. This kettle includes two Tri-Clamp ferrules for a valve and heater assembly. Also includes the Cover, DELUXE Accessory Port, and Direct Contact Weldless Temperature Probe Mount. Includes etched volume markings in both Gallons and Liters.

    Dia 400mm X H 480mm (15.75 in x 18.9 in) This is an optimum 1.2:1 ratio kettle!





    20 GALLON BREW-BOSS KETTLE KIT


    http://www.brew-boss.com/20-Gallon-Brew-Boss-Kettle-p/kettle20.htm

    Brew Boss 20 Gallon Kettle with Welded Tri-Clamp ferrules for the heater and valve. This kettle includes two Tri-Clamp ferrules for a valve and heater assembly. Also includes the Cover, DELUXE Accessory Port, and Direct Contact Weldless Temperature Probe Mount. Includes etched volume markings in both Gallons and Liters.

    Dia 450mm X H 540mm (17.75 in x 21.25 in) This is an optimum 1.2:1 ratio kettle!



    Your Beer, Your Way!  Brew like a Boss!


    #electrichomebrewequipment, #stainlesssteelkettle, #beer

    Fill-Boss Counter Pressure Bottle/Growler Fillers & Equipment

    Available from Brew BossCounter Pressure Bottle/Growler Fillers & Equipment


    http://www.brew-boss.com/category-s/159.htm







    FILL-BOSS COUNTER PRESSURE BOTTLE AND GROWLER FILLER

    Fill-Boss is the first "Automated" counter pressure bottle filler that is affordable enough to be purchased by home brewers but strong and fast enough to be used by nano and micro brewery operations as well. It is built like a tank from laser cut and formed 12 gauge 304 stainless steel. Fill-Boss is microprocessor controlled, so it fills bottles and growlers to exactly the right level every time, just by pressing one button! The simple design can be used for nano and microbrewery operations as well as brew-pubs that want to add inexpensive bottling and growler filling to their operations.

    The innovative spring loaded adjustment system can adjust to most bottle sizes, including 1.5l wine bottles and growlers!

    • Spill free automated counter pressure filling. 
    • Handles bottles from 8 to 14 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter. 
    • Maximum fill pressure is 30 psi for standard beer/wine bottles. Max pressure is lower for growlers and other vessels with larger openings. 
    • Handles bottles with openings from 0.75" to 1.25" with supplied silicone bottle seal (larger sizes with standard drilled rubber stoppers - not included see description below) 
    • Bottle non-carbonated or fully carbonated beverages from 5 Gallon Cornelius Kegs (Cornelius Keg, CO2 tank, and regulator required but not included) or from your brite tank or other storage vessel. (Note: This device does not actually carbonate your beverage. It allows you to fill bottles and growlers with a carbonated beverage with minimal foaming or losing carbonation) 
    • Programmable Fill Speed. 
    • Includes Ball Lock connectors and tubing for Ball-Lock Cornelius kegs or 1/4" NPT Threaded Quick Connect fittings for connecting to other vessels. 
    • Contact us for special connections for Sanke Kegs and Brite Tanks. We will find a way to connect to your vessel! 

    We've received calls from a prospective customers asking "what is wrong with these units?" Why are they 1/3 the cost of other automatic fillers? The reason Fill-Boss is less costly than other options is that it was designed from the ground up to be an affordable and reliable filler. We use the Fill-Boss in our brew-on-premise operation daily and it has never hiccuped! One Fill-Boss commercial customer reports a 3-1/2 day payback when he switched to Fill-Boss! Yes, it is for real!

    If you need more than one filler unit, we offer quantity discounts automatically applied.

    1 or 2 units = list price

    3 or 4 units = 10% discount

    5+ units = 15% discount

    There are several connection options to allow you to use the Fill-Boss with various beverage vessels. The Fill-Boss requires two connections, one for the CO2 (gas) supply and the other for the beverage. It is important that the pressure on the gas line match the pressure in the beverage vessel.

    We have standardized on the Ball-Lock type connectors for the Fill-Boss as they are quick connect/disconnect and are self sealing with integrated valves (See Ball-Lock Post Adapters Option Below). Ball lock connections are included with every Fill-Boss unit but we offer other connection options as described below.



    http://www.brew-boss.com/Fill-Boss-Counter-Pressure-Bottle-Filler-p/fill-boss.htm























    We also offer a Multi-Filler Kit that allows up to 4 Fill-Boss Fillers to be ganged off a common source. Most commercial operations have from 2 to 4 fillers ganged together to increase production. We have found that we can fill about 2 cases of standard 12 ounce bottles in 20-30 minutes with 2 people and two fillers. One person fills and the other caps, labels, wipes, and places in case. We have a customer filling 22 ounce bomber bottles and they report being able to do 1 case (12 bottles) every 10 minutes with 2 fillers and 2 people.


    http://www.brew-boss.com/Fill-Boss-Counter-Pressure-Bottle-Filler-p/fill-boss.htm



    #counterpressurebottlegrowlerfiller, #brewboss #electricbrewingequipment

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    Hop Varieties and their Characters





    http://www.brew-boss.com/default.asp

    The Brew-Boss® System is a great value and competitively priced.

    Brew-Boss Features and Benefits

    • Brew-Boss controller automates all temperature, timing, & pump control.
    • Electronic process control provides consistent results batch after batch.
    • Available with Mesh Bag or the New COFI Filter System
    • User defined steps configurable to nearly any brew process.
    • Brew all-grain batches in 3½ hours including clean-up!
    • Complete systems and conversion kits available.
    • Supports Conventional or Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB) brewing methods.

    Electric Brewing Benefits:
    - More economical - 1/5 the cost of propane
    - Safer - No carbon monoxide or risk of explosion
    - Efficient - 100% of BTUs transferred to wort
    - Accurate - Holds temperatures +/- 1 degree
    - Faster - 3½ hours for 10 gallon batch including clean-up
    - Quiet - No obnoxious “roar” of the burner
    - Convenient - Brew indoors in a sanitary environment

    Android Tablet application provides:
    - Simple - press “Start” and follow the prompts
    - Convenient process monitoring and control
    - Graphical Interface with Speech Prompts
    - Saving and recalling brew steps & parameters
    - Automatic or manual control

    • Automatic Hops-Boss hops feeder option that dispenses hops automatically.

    • All Food/Brewery Grade Components

    • Great Value - Affordable

    • First time home brewers can brew all grain perfectly the first time! 

    #electrichomebrewequipment #brewboss

    Brew Boss Tri-Clamp Parts



    #Brew-Boss Electric Brewing Equipment - Tri Clamp Parts

    http://www.brew-boss.com/category-s/137.htm




















    Tri-Clamp Pickup Tube Kit
    http://www.brew-boss.com/1-5-Tri-Clamp-Pickup-Tube-p/tc-pickuptubekit.htm

    DESIGNED FOR BREW-BOSS KETTLES

    This durable Tri-Clamp pickup tube is constructed of beautiful polished 304 stainless steel. It attaches directly to the Tri-Clamp ferrule on the Brew-Boss kettle using a Tri-Clamp gasket and Tri-Clamp Clamp (included).

    It allows you to drain nearly all of the wort out of your kettle without tipping the kettle and disrupting the trub on the bottom. Mount this between your kettle and valve or between your kettle and pump. Includes pick-up tube with 1.5" Tri-Clamp ferrules.

    This kit includes the pickup tube and the gasket and clamp required for installation to the kettle. It does not include a gasket and clamp for the exit end of the pickup tube.


    Tri-Clamp Blank 1.5"


    Tri-Clamp, Clamp


    Weldless 1.5" Tri-Clamp Bulkhead Flange


    Tri-Clamp Pickup Tube 1.5"






    The Brew-Boss® System is a great value and competitively priced.


    Brew-Boss Features and Benefits

    • Brew-Boss controller automates all temperature, timing, & pump control.
    • Electronic process control provides consistent results batch after batch.
    • Available with Mesh Bag or the New COFI Filter System
    • User defined steps configurable to nearly any brew process.
    • Brew all-grain batches in 3½ hours including clean-up!
    • Complete systems and conversion kits available.
    • Supports Conventional or Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB) brewing methods.


    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Hops-Boss Hops Filter/Spider 10", 15", 16"

    Hops-Boss Hops Filter/Spider 10", 15", 16"


    http://www.brew-boss.com/category-s/123.htm


    Hops filter basket. Keeps hops sediment out of your wort. Filter is constructed of 100% 304 Stainless Steel and is 4" dia x 10" tall with brackets that hang on the side of most brew kettles. It works with the Hops-Boss unit as well (see picture). Note: This filter is designed for the 10 gallon kettles or for full batches in the 15 and 20 gallon kettles. It will not work for 5 gallon batches in the 15 gallon kettle nor 10 gallon batches in the 20 gallon kettle. We also offer a 15" long hops filter that will work for smaller batches in the larger kettles.

    The basket is wrapped with 300 micron stainless steel wire mesh.

    • 4"x10"
    • 300 Micron
    • 100% 304 Stainless Steel
    • Easily cleaned
    • Made in the USA and built to last!

    #hopsspider, #homebrew, #brewboss

    240 Volt 5500 Watt Stainless Steel Ripple Heating Element with integrated L6-30P Plug

    Available from Brew-Boss.com

    240 Volt 5500 Watt Stainless Steel Ripple Heating Element with integrated L6-30P Plug












    http://www.brew-boss.com/ULWD-L6-30P-Stainless-Steel-Ripple-Heater-Element-p/htr-5500-ripple-l6-30p.htm



    This product is manufactured especially and exclusively for Brew-Boss!

    It features an integrated 1.5" Tri-Clamp ferrule as well as an integrated L6-30P twist lock plug! Never has it been so easy to convert to electric brewing. No longer do you have to figure out how to enclose your heater element to make it safe. Any L6-30R twist lock receptacle will connect to this element or use the Brew-Boss Heater Cable for a perfect fit.

    This heater requires a 1.5" Tri-Clamp flange on your kettle (all Brew-Boss kettles have this flange welded on). If you are converting to electric or have another brand of kettle, you can add a Tri-Clamp flange by having one welded on locally or by using our Weldless 1.5 Inch Tri-Clamp Bulkhead Adapter.

    The element is constructed of shiny 304 stainless steel and will look like new for years. it is an ULWD (Ultra Low Watt Density) element, so no worries about scorching your wort.

    The element itself is 14 inches long and the ferrule is a 1.5" Tri-Clamp. Please order the clamp and gasket separately as they are not included with this item.

    This listing is for the heater element only. Pictures of the element with the mating Brew-Boss Heater cable are shown only to show how the components fit together.

    • 304 Stainless Steel
    • 14" Long Foldback Style
    • 240 Volts AC
    • 5500 Watts
    • Ultra Low Watt Density
    • Integrated L6-30P Twist Lock Plug
    • Integrated 1.5" Tri-Clamp Flange


    Brought to you by Brew-Boss

    #electrichomebrewequipment