Homebrewing Rigs and Beer Brewing Stands

Homebrewing Rigs for Making Beer at Home

Homebrewing Rigs

Homebrewing Rigs and Beer Brewing Stands

A homebrewing rig, brewing rack or beer brewing stand is a home brewery setup that contains the kettles and heating system (either gas fired or electric). A home brewing rig may also contain pumps or may be gravity based depending on the configuration of the brewing rig.  Homebrewing rigs are typically used for all grain beer brewing, but some extract home brewers may also use a brewing rig.

When it comes to home beer brewing rigs and beer brewing stands, a home brewer has many of options. You can either design and construct your own homebrewing rig or your can purchase a turnkey home brewery. The following is a list of some of the different homebrewing rigs that are available to be purchased form online homebrew supply shops. I will break down the different homebrew rigs by design type.  The two main homebrewing rig designs are single tier and multi tier.  Single tier homebrew rigs typically use pumps to move around the wort and water, while multi tier homebrewing stands often times use gravity.

Single Tier Home Brewing Rigs

As far as single tier homebrewing rigs go, MoreBeer makes some of the best available.  If you have not used More Beer for your homebrewing supplies or equipment before, then you are missing out.  They have great pricing, free shipping offers on just about everything they sell and are as reliable as they come.  Click here for MoreBeer’s website.

MoreBeer Automated Brewing Rig System

Home Brewing Rig

Home Brewing Rig

Homebrewing Rig Purchase and Pricing Information
Retail Price: $3,900 to $6,950
Homebrewing Rig Style: Single Tier
Homebrewing Rig Details: Single-Tier Brewing Rigs are the most popular style out there and with good reason.  A single tier homebrew rig give you access to all of your kettles without the need of a step stool or ladder. Being able to monitor your brew from the ground makes things safe and easy. There is no lifting heavy kettles from a higher tier and no hoisting a full mash tun. This stainless steel homebrewing rig uses two pumps to transfer your wort and hot water from brew kettle to brew kettle. These homebrewing rigs have the following features or available options:

  • Homebrewing March Pumps for Liquid Transferring
  • Stainless Steel Maximizers and Diverter
  • Stainless Steel Sparge Arm Assembly
  • 304-Brushed Stainless Steel Frame
  • Homebrewing Control Panel
  • Mash Tun and Hot Liquor Tank Float Switches
  • Mash Tun and Hot Liquor Tank Digital Temperature Control
  • Natural Gas Heating System
  • An Automated Hot Liquor Tank Burner
  • Convoluted Heat Exchanger
  • Boil Kettle Whirlpool Arm

 

Grainfather Homebrewing System

Grain Father Home Brewing System

Grain Father Home Brewing System

Homebrewing Rig Purchase and Pricing Information
Retail Price: $890
Homebrewing Rig Style: Single Tier Homebrewing Rig
Home Brewing Rig Details:  The Grainfather is an innovative home brew system with a unique space saving design. The grain father home brewery is an all inclusive all grain brewing system built in a small form factor. The Grain Father homebrewing system allows you to mash at high extract efficiency by utilizing a pump which allows wort recirculation throughout the entire beer mashing process. With the GrainFather Homebrew Rig, your mash tun becomes an electric boil kettle. Both the mash temperature and boil are all controlled precisely in the Grainfather homebrew system with an electric heating element. The system comes with a digital temperature controller so you can adjust temperature of your mash with in a degree. The Grain Father home brewery also includes a counter flow wort chiller for quick wort chilling.

Keg King RoboBrew Home Brewing System

The Keg King Robobrew Home Beer Brewing System

The Keg King Robobrew Home Beer Brewing System

Keg King Robobrew Home Brewery
Retail Price: $499
Homebrewing Rig Style: All In One Digital Home Brewing System
Home Brewing Rig Details: Compact home beer brewing systems have been all of the rage over the last couple years as manufactures have been coming up with clever ways of simplifying all grain home brewing and shrinking the footprint of home breweries. Keg King has now entered the market place with their ROBOBREW digital home brewing system. While the name may be less than desirable, they certainly got the functionality right for their homebrew system.  For the price, it is difficult to find a better home brewing setup.

The Keg King Robobrew home brewing setup includes a pump for recirculation with an on off switch, as well as a false bottom and grain pipe to both protect the pump from clogging, and hold the crushed grain above the bottom for good wort circulation. That is a big feature upgrade when compared to lower cost homebrewing systems.  The Robobrew holds  9 gallons which makes it the  perfect size for 5 gallon batches of your favorite home brewed beer. The grain basket even holds up to 18 pounds of crushed malt and grains! I real plus is the Robobrew runs on a 110 volt plug, so you do not need a 220 v to power it unlike some electric home brewing systems; you also do not need to worry about running out of propane during your brew day since it is a fully electric home brewing system. The Keg King ROBOBREW is like a simplified Grain Father home brewing setup. The Robobrew has a basic electronic thermostat that lets you set temperature and relax while the Robobrew electric home brewing system handles your mash conversion for you. Heck, you can even program the Robobrew home brewing in advance! The Robo Brew includes just about everything that you need to start brewing right out the box and it is built from almost entirely stainless steel!  In fact the Robobrew even includes a stainless steel immersion wort chiller with standard 1/2″ hose barb outlets! The Robo Brew home brewing system also includes a Digital Backlit Temperature Control,  Malt Pipe, Dual Element Heating, a stainless steel 1/2″ ball valve and Magnetic Pump! With all of this, the ROBO BREW is one of the best home brewing deals out there for just $499.  For more details on the Robobrew or to purchase one, please click the link.

 

Brewer’s Edge Home Brewing System

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Brewers Edge Mash & Boil Homebrewing System
Retail Price: $299
Homebrewing Rig Style: All In One Homebrewing System
Home Brewing Rig Details: The Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil is probably the best deal going for an all in one all grain home brewing system.  With the Brewer’s Edge, there is no need for an outdoor burner, complicated brewing system, or even a 220 volt special circuit. The Brewer’s Edge homebrew system plugs right in to any standard 110 volt GFI household outlet. The Brewer’s Edge Mash and Boil’s exclusive double wall stainless construction conserves heat to achieve a rolling boil with only 110 volts and 1600 watts, and its precise thermostat and internal sparging basket lets you mash and boil in the same vessel!

 

 

Adventures in Homebrewing Stainless Brew Rig

Stainless Steel HomeBrewing Rig

Stainless Steel HomeBrewing Rig

Homebrewing Rig Purchase and Pricing Information
Retail Price: $1,299
Homebrewing Rig Style: Single Tier
Homebrewing Rig Details: If you do not have 6,000 to drop on a fully loaded homebrewing rig, but still want the quality of stainless steel then this beer brewing rig might be perfect for you. Keep in mind that you will probably want to mount a couple pumps on it and it does not come with kettles and automation like the one listed above, but it is still a great stating point for building a fantastic homebrewing stand!

 

Multi Tier Homebrewing Rigs

Once again MoreBeer steals the show when it comes to multi tier home beer brewing rigs.  They have a few different versions available.

MoreBeer Tippy Dump Automated Brewing Rig System

Stainless Steel Home Brewing Brew Rig

Stainless Steel Home Brewing Brew Rig

Homebrewing Rig Purchase and Pricing Information
Retail Price: $3,600 to $6,950
Homebrewing Rig Style: Tippy Dump Multi Tier Brew Rig
Homebrewing Rig Details: This multi tier tippy dump style homebrew rig is probably the ideal multi tier home brewing stand in my opinion.  It is compact, taking up less horizontal space than single tier homebrewing stands and yet still stable enough to handle larger sized kettles with out you having to worry about boiling hot wort coming crashing down.  The Tippy-Dump homebrewing stand is named after it’s tipping  mash tun that allows you to place a garbage can under it so that you can easily clear your spent grains once your mash has completed. Another added benefit of this design is the placement of the hot liquor tank underneath the nash tun. This kettle placement allows excess heat rising from the hot liquor tank to warm the mash tun during the mash.  Some of the included and or available features on this homebrewing rig are:

  • Stainless Steel Brewing Rig Construction
  • Analog Thermometers
  • Homebrewing March Pump
  • Stainless Steel Sparge Arm Assembly
  • Food Grade 304-Brushed Stainless Steel Frame
  • Brewing Control Panel
  • Stainless Steel Maximizers and Diverter
  • Mash Tun and Hot Liquor Tank Digital Temperature Control
  • Automated Hot Liquor Tank burner
  • Boil Kettle Whirlpool Arm
  • Convoluted Heat Exchanger

 

MoreBeer Gravity Brewing Rig System

Gravity Homebrewing Rig

Gravity Homebrewing Rig

Homebrewing Rig Purchase and Pricing Information
Retail Price: $2,300 to $2,900
Homebrewing Rig Style: Gravity 3 Tier Home Beer Brewing Rig
Homebrewing Rig Details: This 3 tier gravity based home brewing rig is MoreBeer’s entry level brew rig. This homebrewing rig is called a gravity brew rig because there are no pumps involved in the movement of wort or water. The flow of liquid is gravity driven all the way from the hot liquor tank, down to the fermenter. This homebrew rig comes with 15 gallon kettles and they can be used to brew beer batch sizes between 5 and 10 gallons. Perhaps the greatest benefit of this beer brewing rig is its 2 foot by 3 foot footprint that makes is compact and easy to store.

Blichmann Brewing Rig System

Blichmann Homebrewing Rig

Blichmann Homebrewing Rig

Blichmann Homebrewing Rig Purchase and Pricing Information
Retail Price: $529
Homebrewing Rig Style: Blichmann Top Tier Brew Stand
Homebrewing Rig Details: This multi tier home brewing stand made by Blichmann is a good entry level homebrewing rig. Perhaps what is best about it is its versatility and potential for easy modifications. The Blichmann TopTier Beer Brewing Rig is probably the most universal brewing stand available.  This innovative brewing rig not only allows you to add and remove shelves, burners, pump  and wort chillers, but you can also customize their placement on the homebrewing rig. Blichmann is known in the homebrewing community for their high quality home beer making products and they have created several add-on items for this home brew stand.  For instance, if you want to start out just using gravity to transfer your wort and water you can and if down the road you want to add a pump, you can easily do so with the Blichmann brewing rig. They also have a Tower of Power homebrewing system that allows you to turn your Blichmann brewing rig into an automated home brewing system!

 

 

Ruby Street Homebrewing System and All Grain Brew Rig

Homebrewing Rig Style: Ruby Street Home Brewing System
Homebrewing System – Brew Rig Details:This is a high quality Ruby Street home brewery and beer brewing rack.  If you are looking to transition from extract homebrewing to all grain brewing, this is a great way to go and basically comes with everything you need to start brewing up to 10 gallon batches. Here are some of the features that this homebrewing rig comes with:

  • All welded steel frame with industrial powder coated finish
  • Burner grates finished in black with a 2000 degree industrial coating
  • (3) 15.5 Gallon 304 Stainless Steel Brew Kettles w/ Lids
  • 3 piece ball valves included on all kettles and pump
  • Stainless steel flexible gas lines
  • Magnetic drive pump with stainless steel drip shield
  • All sanitary tri-clamp fittings on mash tun, boil kettle, and pump.
  • Silicone hoses with fittings included
  • Both boil kettle and mash tun include 18 gauge perforated false bottoms, and 1/2″ stainless steel dip tubes.

 

Blichmann Brew Easy Homebrewing System

Blichmann Breweasy Homebrewing System

Blichmann Breweasy Homebrewing System

Blichmann Brew Easy Home Brewing Rig Pricing Information
Retail Price: $1950
Homebrewing Rig Style: Blichmann Breweasy Homebrewing System
Homebrewing System – Brew Rig Details: This is  the Brew Easy Home Beer Brewing system by Blichmann. The BrewEasy Home Brewing Setup is a low footprint brewing platform, perfect for brewers with a small brewing space. This system utilizes a two kettle recirculation infusion mash system called the Kettle RIMS or KRIMS. This system is simple to use and is an approachable way to transition from extract to all-grain brewing. The Blichmann Brew Easy Home Brewery provides all the simplicity of a brew in a bag or BIAB system, but eliminates the cloudy wort, messy lifting, and provides great consistent efficiency. The BrewEasy Brewing System is a great option for brewers just getting started in All Grain Brewing. The list below shows all the items included in this turnkey homebrewing system.

Here are some of the features that this homebrewing rig comes with:

  • G2 BoilerMaker™ boil kettle (lower pot)
  • G2 BoilerMaker™ mash tun (upper pot)
  • False bottom for mash tun
  • AutoSparge™ for mash tun
  • Heat source (120V Boil Coil)
  • March 815 pump
  • TOWER of POWER™ controller (Electric)
  • TOWER of POWER™ LTE Control Module stand

 

Ruby Street Digital Homebrewing Rig

Retail Price: $3,557
Homebrewing Rig Style: Ruby Street Digital Homebrewing System
Homebrewing System – Home Brewing Brew Rig Details: Ruby Street makes some pretty good brew stands at this is their Ruby Street home brewery and beer brewing rack.  If you are looking to transition from extract homebrewing to all grain brewing, this is a great way to go and basically comes with everything you need to start brewing up to 10 gallon batches. Here are some of the features that this Ruby Street Digital Homebrewing setup includes:

  • All welded steel tube frame construction with industrial powder coated finish on frame
  • Burner grates finished in black with a 2000 degree industrial coating
  • (3) 15 Gallon 304 Stainless Steel Kettles w/ Lids
  • 15′ connection hose and 1/2″ gas quick connect fittings.
  • Magnetic drive pumps included with stainless steel drip shields and stainless outflow control valves
  • Remote control key fob on / off switches for both pumps included
  • All sanitary tri-clamp fittings on HLT, mash tun, boil kettle, and pumps
  • Silicone hoses with fittings included
  • Mash Tun and boil kettle include perforated stainless wall to wall false bottoms and
  • 1/2″ stainless steel dip tubes

 

Optional Digital Control Package:
Ruby Street now has designed their own Digital controller for the RIMS and HERMS System. Made from the highest quality components available right here in the USA!
Digital Controller Package Option will include:
  • Digital Control Panel and Bracket (1)
  • Sensor Cables (2)
  • Ignition Coil Box (1)
  • Solenoid Valves (3)
  • Temperature Sensors (3)
  • Burner Electrodes (3)

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