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DigiMash Electric Brewing System - 65L/17.1G (220V)
BE508

DigiMash Electric Brewing System - 65L/17.1G (220V)

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Description

The DigiMash is one of the most affordable options in all-grain electric brewing. Includes 65L DigiBoil, false bottom, malt pipe with bottom screen, wire support, and malt pipe handle.

This model runs off 220V power and has three heating elements (2000w, 1000w and 500w) that can be controlled independently. Includes 304 stainless steel 1/2" ball valve with 13mm barb (approx. 1/2").

DigiBoil Features:

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 17 gallon total capacity
  • Digital temperature control
  • 220V / 20A power
  • NEMA 6-30R plug (4.5 ft. cord)
  • Stamped-in volume markers (gallons & liters)
  • Temperature reads in °F or °C
    • With elements turned off, hold both +/- buttons to switch between °F or °C
  • External Dimensions: 29" H x 19.5" W (including handles)
  • Internal Dimensions: 20.25" H x 15.75" W

Mash Upgrade Includes:

  • False bottom
  • Malt pipe
  • Wire support 
  • Malt pipe handle
  • Malt pipe bottom screen
Installation & Use:
  • Place the false bottom inside the kettle
  • Install the wire support in the channel located at the top of the kettle
  • Place the mesh screen inside the malt pipe and attach the handle
  • Lower the malt pipe into the kettle so it rests on the wire support
  • Fill with strike water and heat to desired strike temperature
  • When desired temperature is reached, add grain and stir until well mixed
  • When your mash is complete, use the handle to lift out malt pipe and rotate 90° so the malt pipe feet sit on the wire support
  • Allow the wort to drain into the kettle and sparge the grain with warm water (165-175°F)
  • When you're done collecting your wort, remove the malt pipe and proceed to boil
     
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Item # BE508
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 44 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
convenience and price and the ability to control temp
Daniel P B on Jan 13, 2020
convenience and price and the ability to control temp
Daniel P B on Jan 13, 2020
My fiance Christmas gift
Regina C on Nov 30, 2019
My fiance Christmas gift
Regina C on Nov 30, 2019
How accurate does this hold mash temps? (if I set it to 150 ... how low does it fall before turning on the heat, and how high does it go before shutting off the heat?)
Rick Sutter on Nov 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Well I'll answer my own question... I bought this system, as well as the 9.25G version. The controller is the same on both. While it's very simple to use, it lacks precision. Its designed in Celsius, and while you can change it to display Fahrenheit, you can't set it in 1 degree increments in F because of how C converts to F. Anyways, as far as precision, its fluctuates quite a bit. If you set it at 150, it will coast down to around 147 and then heat up to 152 or so.
What is the max grain bill this can realistically accommodate?
David Montag on Dec 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi David, the max grain bill is about 30-36 pounds.
Does this not include a wort chiller option?
James Spurgeon on Nov 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi James, correct it does not include a wort chiller if you'd like a wort chiller it would need to be purchased separately.
If you remove the barb from the valve, what kind of threads are there? M/F? NPT/Garden Hose?
Peter Sangimino on Nov 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The last line of the description says "The barb can be removed to attach 1/2" FPT fittings if desired"
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Don't know if I love it or hate it...
I bought both sizes of this system (17G and 9G), both 220V.
I have a couple other 5 gallon, 3 vessel A/G electric systems, but wanted to try these out for several reasons :
- Smaller footprint
- Easier cleanup
- The ability to do larger and smaller batches than 5 gallon

For full disclosure... I made a few mods to both system before I ever even plugged them in:
- I removed their drain valve, and installed a 1/2NPT SS valve with QD fitting outside and a whirlpool fitting inside.
- That QD fitting is used to connect the valve to a pump.
- I made a sparge ring that sits on the grain bed so I can recirculate the wort throughout the mash process to maintain an even temp throughout the grain bed.
- I bought the insulation wrap for it.

After using both for a handful of brew days, I've formed some opinions....

Pros:
- Price is unbelievable for what you get.
- Footprint is definitely smaller than 3 vessel systems.
- Operation is VERY simple
- Heat up times are very reasonable.
- Cleanup is a breeze
- You can boil smaller batches since there isn't an exposed heating element you have to keep submerged
- Having the ability to turn on/off the different sized heating elements lets you perfectly maintain as vigorous, or as mild, of a boil as you want.
- Changing mash temperature on the fly works great. Raising to 170 for mashout is quick and painless.

Cons:
- The mash basket ("grain tube" as people call it) sits sooo high off the bottom, that you have to put all your water in just to get enough water to mash. There's literally 2-4 gallons of water UNDER the mash basket. (depending on which size you have) This leaves no water left to sparge with. I'm sure this is whats killing efficiency.
- The large fluctuation in temp control is annoying. Its about a 5 degree swing. That's a pretty big envelope when it comes to mash temp. Seems easily fixed with a little program change??
- Our typical recipe is a 5 gallon batch of about 8% IPA. That grain bill is too much for the small unit..... and it's not enough for the large unit because of the 4 gallons of wasted water under the mash basket.

Overall... it's well built, VERY affordable, and will make beer. We will keep playing around with it. Maybe even find a way to lower the mash basket so we can sparge and see if that helps with efficiency. If we can't get the efficiency up, I'll probably go back to using one of the 3 vessel systems. Or maybe just use these for our HLT and BK, and use our old tried and true mash tuns.
December 18, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
December 20, 2019
Graciela Hernandez