Single tier brew system. Look into and interact with every kettle without the need for a step stool or ladder
Digital Touchscreen Controller comes standard. Control every aspect of your brew day from a single screen
Automatic HERMS mashing. Set up to five mash steps in the digital controller and temperatures will be raised and be maintained automatically
Powerful Gas Burners. Whether you choose Propane or Natural Gas as your fuel source, your burners will be fast, efficient, quiet and have great flame control
The Ultimate Sparge Arm. Eliminate hot side aeration with this fully adjustable sparge arm
Built to order in the USA. Every system features a custom-welded stainless steel frame manufactured in the BrewBuilt metal shop
Brew like a pro with the BrewBuilt Low Rider BrewSculpture. Our brewing systems were first introduced in the 1990’s and now have over two decades worth of R&D and customer feedback built into their design. There’s a reason why top level breweries like Sierra Nevada and Russian River use a BrewBuilt BrewSculpture for training, ingredient testing and pilot batches.
Touchscreen Control Panel
From heating strike water to whirlpooling hop additions, you’ll orchestrate your entire brew day from our custom designed 7” touchscreen control panel. Unlike other systems, all of the heating elements and pumps can be controlled from a single touchscreen controller. Program your mash steps and the controller will do the rest—igniting burners and kicking on pumps to recirculate wort as needed. It also offers programmable delayed start so you can heat your strike water in advance, boil addition timers to remind you when to add hops or clarifiers, as well as manual control of your pumps.
Control Panel Key Features:
Programmable HERMS Mash Steps - choose from 3 preset mash schedules or custom design your own with up to 5 steps. From there the control panel guides your mash through the temp raises and time rests automatically.
Always Hot - Controller maintains the Hot-Liquor tank temperature you choose by turning the burner off and on automatically.
Auto Sparging - Sparge water flow is controlled automatically with integrated Mash Tun float switch.
Timer Alarms - Built in boil timers remind you when to add hops, finings, or anything else.
Manual Mode - allows you to control pumps for anything you want such as cleaning.
Automatic HERMS Mashing
Mash temps are maintained via the HERMS coil made from convoluted copper tubing. This top-of-the-line coil design offers unparalleled efficiency while gently heating your wort. Choose from your saved mash schedules or program one on the fly. When the mash begins, the controller will automatically maintain the temperature of the hot liquor bath that the HERMS coil rests in. When the wort temp drops below your set point, the controller will turn on the pump to circulate wort through the coil. You can also set the pump to continuously circulate wort for the whole mash if you prefer, and the HLT will continue to maintain your mash temp automatically. When each mash step is complete, the controller will turn on the burner to raise the temperature of the HLT and begin the next step. The HERMS coil can also double as your wort chiller when the boil is over and quickly cools wort thanks to the twisted pattern of the copper tubing.
Powerful Gas Burners
Choose your fuel source! Natural Gas is a nice option for the brewer whose home is already supplied with natural gas. This is a convenient option since you will never have to refill propane tanks, and you will never run out of gas mid batch. However, you do lose the freedom to move your BrewSculpture™ once it has been hard plumbed to your gas line. Whether you prefer the mobility of using propane or the reliable supply of natural gas, your burners will be fast, efficient, quiet and have great flame control.
The Ultimate Sparge Arm
No other system protects against hot side aeration quite like the BrewSculpture. While other systems simply pump wort back to the top of the mash tun and let it splash back down over the grain bed, the Ultimate Sparge Arm will make sure your wort circulates with virtually zero aeration. The Ultimate Sparge Arm features adjustable height and adjustable flow. Depending on what beer you’re brewing, the surface of the mash will be at different heights. Simply lower the sparge arm to just below the surface of the mash and your recirculation will be splash-free. The ball valve at the inlet of the sparge arm allows you to dial in the flow and reduce turbulence as you see fit.
Custom Welded Frame Made in the USA
Every BrewBuilt BrewSculpture is made to order and built around a custom TIG welded 304 stainless steel stand. While other companies cut corners by using generic stainless steel tables for their systems, our extra beefy stand is fabricated in our California-based metal shop and designed to outlive even you. Every stand comes with rolling casters and folding handlebar so you can easily move your system whenever needed.
What Sets the Digital BrewSculpture Apart?
Only system with a heavy-duty, purpose-built, welded stainless frame as standard.
Only system with digital touch screen as standard.
Only system with programmable mash steps on touch screen.
Only system using top-of-the-line convoluted coil (HERMS) for the quickest temp increases while still being gentle.
Only system with an oversized Hot Liquor Tank to speed up brew day.
Welded fittings for a lifetime of easy-to-clean, leak-free performance.
Ultimate Sparge Arm reduces hot side aeration.
Keep sparge water warm while preheating the boil.
Key Features of the Low Rider BrewSculpture
Made in USA by BrewBuilt
304 Stainless Steel TIG welded stands. The ultimate frame material that will outlast you. No paint or powder coating.
Every BrewSculpture includes folding handles and built-in rear casters that allow you to move your BrewSculpture with ease.
Oversized 304 stainless BrewBuilt Kettles with welded fittings, notched lids, internally etched volume markers, aluminum clad bottoms, and silicone handles. Built to last.
Our "Large" option will come with 22 gallon kettles, the "XL" model will come with 30 gallon kettles, and the "XXL" model will come with 50 gallon kettles.
The fluid path is easy to use and clean. We've included the time tested, top of the line March pumps along with heat resistant food-grade silicone tubing and our own specially designed stainless quick disconnects.
Burners are fast, efficient, quiet and have great flame control.
Mashtun includes the Ultimate Sparge Arm with innovative design to eliminate hot-side aeration. The center draw outlet with quick disconnect is locked in during mashing but easily disconnects for cleaning. The mash screen has a very low volume of base water under the screen to aid with efficiency and mash consistency. The perforated stainless mash screen is reinforced for use with pump recirculation and includes a silicone gasket to make a perfect seal with the kettle wall. Internally etched volume markers make mash water additions super easy.
Boil Kettle includes innovative Whirlpool maker for leaving hops and trub behind. Volume markers are etched on the inside so you know exactly how much wort you have at all times. The lid notch is super handy for hanging hop bags, using an immersion chiller, etc., but when not is use an included silicone plug seals the notch. The bottom of the boil kettle is tri-clad with a 4mm aluminum core sandwiched between two layers of 304 stainless. The aluminum core eliminates scorching and the cleaning that comes with a scorched kettle.
Includes all of the tubing you'll need with:
4 x 40 in. Hoses with male and female quick disconnects
32 in. Hose with 2 female quick disconnects
32 in. Hose with 1 female quick disconnect and 1 open end
Dimensions / Specifications:
Stainless Frame measures 73" L x 19.5" W x 29" H
Requires 110/120V power source
Please Note: Natural Gas Sculptures require installation by a professional plumber. These units terminate in a ¾” Male Flare connection, and have multijet burners as opposed to the banjo style displayed in the pictures above.
I purchased my Low Rider Digital BrewSculpture v4 system about 6 months ago after 10 years of home brewing with two 10 gallon orange coolers & 15 gallon keggle. I have brewed on the new system three times to date. I like it. Here are some comments:
The system shortens my brew day. With 3 gas burners, I can heat mash & sparge water simultaneously and fast: Thirty minutes to heat 13 gallons in HLT from 68°F to 167°F; less to heat strike water (less quantity). I can be mashing about 15 minutes from start up.
The system is safe. No more climbing on a ladder to check hot water levels, etc. Everything happens at eye level.
The mash process is a continuous sparge. Mash water circulates from the mash tun, through the heat exchanger in the HLT & back to the mash through the sparge arm. Mash temperature is controlled by pre-programmed temperatures (automatic on/off burner) on the HLT. A timer sounds when each mash step is completed. The mash temp is automatically raised to the next step. Nice.
The touch screen digital control system is simple and easy to use.
Gone are my days of forgetting to add hops, Irish moss, or whatever additives at the correct time. A (loud) timer will alert you at the prescribed moment. Meanwhile, you can be cleaning up during the boil without fretting & forgetting that next addition.
The 22 gallon kettles (intended for 10 gallon batches) minimize the potential for boil-over and have the capacity for a large grain bill…useful when brewing heavy beers. Some method to screen hops (flower or pellets) & trub from the wort is needed; otherwise, pumps, tubes, & plate chiller will clog up fast. For my first two brew sessions I used a hop bag with a spyder. I was not pleased. So I purchased a stainless steel basket, 300 micron screen, 10.5” diameter x18” deep. See photo. Problem solved; the basket is easy to clean.
The system is intended for 10 gallon batches. Because of the location of the temperature probes, 5 gallon batches won’t work…unless you plan to brew a 5 gallon batch manually (without automation).
Yes, the BrewSculpture cost is more than an orange cooler system...a lot more. After 10 years of home brewing I have learned to appreciate the benefits of consistency, simplicity, convenience, and safety in home brewing. My Low Rider digital BrewSculpture provides these qualities.
I've brewed over 25 batches and the system is a solid piece of equipment. Easy to dial in temp for various styles. only drawback from others out there today might be the lack of a plate chiller mounted on the frame but worth the spend to produce consistent batches.
This is really designed for a minimum 10 gallon batch. The temp probe in the mash/lauter tun is too high for a 5 gallon batch. And the height of the temp/liquor level sensor in the HLT requires quite a bit of extra water to be included. All that said, with some adaptations and adjustments I have made this functional for 5-15 gallon batches. The controler works well and it is quite a treat to operated. If you have the $$$$ to spare, it is a dream.