Advanced Homebrew Systems
Advanced homebrew systems, sometimes called Brew Sculptures, are every homebrewer's dream. We all start out on simple systems and either build our own upgrades or purchase systems from online merchants such as MoreBeer.com. MoreBeer.com has some of the most advanced systems on the market today. Take a look at some of their advanced homebrew systems below:
A joy to use! We call this a
because there are no pumps involved as the flow of liquid is gravity driven all the way into the fermenter. This system comes with 8 gallon kettles, but the frame is designed for 8 or 15 gallon heavy duty kettles, in case you want to upgrade to larger kettles at a later date. The burner is designed to hold any kettle diameter over 11 inches and height up to 15 inches.
Pros And Cons Versus other Advanced Homebrew Systems- Advantages: Ease of use. These system are very simple to operate. A huge benefit of this system is its size. The foot print is 2' x 3' so it will fit almost anywhere. The height of the Mashtun (where grain gets stirred in) is low so no ladders or steps are needed. Does not require a pump so you can brew without needing an electrical source. Limitations: Not available for a 20 gallon system. Doesn't come with a pump so it isn't ideal for doing recirculation mashes. Does not allow for the control or flexibility the Digital Packages can offer.
Base Dimensions:54" Tall25" Deep36" Long
- New 1550 Tippy BrewSculpture
Oh, the Tippy-Dump. An original design from the inner workings of Regan's brain. The Tippy-Dump is named after it's rotating, tipping Mash Tun. Place a garbage can on the built-in step and dump away after the brewing session is over. A nice benefit of the 1550/2050 design is the placement of the Hot Liquor Tank under the Mash Tun. Excess heat rising above the Hot Liquor Tank helps keep the Mash Tun warm during the Mash. The 1550 fits both 15 and 15 gallon kettles The 1550 comes with 15 Gallon Kettles, but any of the three kettles can be later enlarged to the 26 gallon size. If you plan to mostly make 10 gallons at a time this is definitely the Sculpture for you. However if you become fanatical about, say making high-gravity Belgian Styles, you can purchase a 26 gallon Mash Tun and use it on this frame.
A folding handle allows you to pick up and move the system in a wheel barrow fashion. Easy to move, yet very stable in brewing position. Pros: Smaller footprint than the Flat Sculptures. Gravity from Mash Tun to Boil Kettle tank makes for an easy Sparge. Ability to upgrade to full Digital Package. Built in casters for easy movement. Dump your mash after the brew is over. Built in Step for easy access to Mash Tun. Cons: Taller than the 1100 Flat System. You do have to use the step to mix grains into the Mash Tun. Truly one of the finest advanced homebrew systems on the market today.
Base Dimensions:61" Tall22.5" Deep48" Long
- New 1100 BrewSculpture
The Flat BrewSculpture is quickly becoming an extremely popular advanced homebrew system. Since the kettles are all at one height it is easy to access any of the vessels quickly and without the need of a ladder or step. However the flip side of the single level is that there is no gravity drop during the Sparging Process so this Sculpture utilizes 2 pumps. One pump moves Sparge Water into the Mash Tun and one pump moves Wort from the Mash Tun to the Boil Kettle. The 1100 comes with 15 Gallon Kettles, however this frame will accomodate our 26 gallon kettles so you can upgrade at any time.
This system also comes with a wheel system built-in (not in picture.) Two casters are welded onto one end. On the other end there is a folding handle that allows you to pick up and move the system in a wheel barrow fashion. Easy to move, yet very stable in a static position. Pros: Low overal height and easy access are the selling points of this style. Ability to upgrade to full Digital Package. Built-in casters for easy movement. Cons: Have to balance the flow of two pumps running simultaneously (flow of liquid in and out of Mashtun) because there is no gravity drop from Hot Liquor tank to Mash Tun. However the Full Digital Package comes with an electronic float valve that makes using the pumps easier.
Base Dimensions:47" Tall21.5" Deep73.25" Long
Who uses MoreBeer's BrewSculptures™:
Professional Breweries using MoreBeer.com's BrewSculptures as Pilot Systems: Stone Brewing, Santa Barbara Brewing, Rougue Brewing, Brewery Ommagang, Flying Dog Brewery, Hales Ales, EJ Phair, (Russing River – coming soon), plus HomeBrewers, Over 700 homebrewers are using MoreBeer's Systems, this includes past Nincaksi winners, such as Jamil Zainasheff, and too many other great homebrewers to mention. Over 700 built so far…(and counting).
Go From Advanced Homebrew Systems Back to Homebrew Systems