- Stainless Steel Construction
- 9 Gallon Capacity (35 L)
- Dual Heating Elements (1000 watts & 500 watts)
- Magnetic Drive Pump for Recirculation
- Recirculation Arm
- Stainless Steel Malt Pipe
- Digital Temperature Controller
- Stainless Steel 1/2" Ball Valve
- Included Immersion Wort Chiller
- Glass Lid
- 110 volt plug
- Height - 32.75" (with Recirculation Arm)
- Diameter - 12.5"
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First off, Austin Homebrew was great to deal with. My robobrew was missing a silicone gasket and Austin had the distributor shipped me one in a few days. After some reading, I found out that newer models are not being shipped with the silicone ring because it's really not needed. First brew was a disaster mainly because there's a learning curve and I went with beersmith and added too much strike water resulting in an overflow of grain into my wort, which ultimately clogged the pump. Since I already had a 3 vessel system, I just used my own pump and heated up my strike and sparge water separately cutting down some time. There are 2 main disadvantages of this system. 1. It took me 1 1/2 hrs to get from mash to boil for 7.5 gallons. 2. Brews with 14+lbs of grain will be very difficult because it holds 8 gallons of liquid max. I've since purchased an external heat stick to help cut down the heating time so that should solve #1. Using 2qt/lb may work with larger beers. Overall, I like the system and it does work as intended. The small footprint and user interface is nice. It does keep the mash at the target temp very well with little fluctuation. I've only used manual so no comment of the auto/step functions. I have no regrets with the system and it is fun to use with much less physical demands than a 3 vessel system. I'd recommend buying another pump to use for whirlpooling and an external heat stick to make your day go quicker. Note, when the boil starts, do not use the internal pump for whirlpooling, etc. Hops and debris will eventually clog it up and then you'll have to remove the bottom panel to access and clean it.
I just brewed my first batch, using Manual mode, and it worked like a dream. Only problems I had were Operator Errors! Can't wait to brew my next batch, and next.....