Speidel Braumeister Plus Electric Brewery - 20 L

Speidel Braumeister Plus Electric Brewery - 20 L

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The Braumeister is the original all-in-one, electric all-grain brewing system. Designed and patented in Germany over a decade ago, it has been copied around the world. Still made in Germany today by Speidel, a 5th generation German stainless steel manufacturer, the Braumeister is the Mercedes® of brewing systems. Speidel made a decision to not try and compete on price with the rest of the all-in-one machines that are made in China. They actually went the opposite direction improving upon the Braumeister many times.  They've improved the control screen, added dimpled jackets to eliminate wort chillers, improved the programming and functionality, and created an online myspeidel.com control center along with multiple other small refinements. They also created a host of optional equipment to further enhance your brewing. If you appreciate really well-made equipment, the Braumeister is for you. It is the best of the best.  

The large LED screen allows for easy operation, recipe viewing and manipulation, as well as a memory bank to actually store recipes for future brews. The Braumeister Control Module is available now, and when purchased, will upgrade your Braumeister to be controllable over WiFi and through the Speidel site, myspeidel.com. 

The welded on dimpled jacket eliminates the need for a separate wort chiller and also opens the door for using the Braumeister as a temperature controlled fermenter—see the video below.These jackets have 1" male threading, and aside from cooling, a Dump Valve tap has been added to the base of the unit to make emptying and cleaning that much easier.

Advantages of the Braumeister
First, the system has a small footprint and is powered by electricity, allowing you to brew inside, in a confined space, without the inherent dangers of using an open flame. Secondly, this unit is very easy to use as you mash the grain and then boil the wort in the same vessel. We also love the automation and control. Before you brew you set the controller with the different temperatures you wish to attain (advice is given on what to set) and the built-in heating element and pump do the rest. The Braumeister is especially ideal for step-mashing, which many brewers think is the preferred way to brew lager beers. Based on the results of lagers we have brewed on this machine, MoreBeer! agrees.

Walking Through the Brew Process
On Brew Day, you are going to assemble your Braumeister with the mash tub and bottom screen. You will fill the unit with filtered water to a notch on the center post - easy. The controller reads in °C or °F, and you can set it to different temperatures you wish to reach. Advice is given in the manual. When your water is the correct temperature, a beep alerts you to add grain. Stir in your grain, lock down the top screen (so now there is a screen on the bottom and the top) and start the mash. During the mash wort is constantly recirculated through the grain bed from the bottom up, reverse of most all-in-one systems. The liquid wort flows up through the mash and then cascades down between the mash tub and the outer wall of the Braumeister. There it is collected by the pump and pushed back through the mash. When the mash is complete, another beep will alert you to remove the entire mash tub, which sets on top of the Braumeister to drain for a period of time. At this point you can choose to rinse the mash with hot water or to just add water directly the wort. Push another button and the boil starts and will run for however long you program it. When the boil stops, begin chilling your wort.

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Buy a Braumeister for the following reasons:

  • You want the highest quality all-in-one machine available
  • You want to brew "all-grain" inside your house and have access to 220V power
  • LED screen is easy to use
  • Built-in cooling jacket eliminates the need for cumbersome wort chillers
  • 2R interior finish along with electrol polished heating coil is easy to clean

Technical Specifications for 20L Braumeister:

  • These units require a 220-230V connection. You should plan on hiring an electrician to install the proper socket and to wire on the appropriate plug.
  • Produces 23L of wort, which is about 20L of finished beer
  • Controllers can store up to ten recipes for easy repeat brewing!
  • 2,000-watt built-in heating capacity
  • 23-watt pump
  • 230V (protection at least 10 amp), 50-60Hz
  • Max Grain Capacity: 13.2 lbs
  • Max Fill Level: 25L (Upper Marking on Center Rod)
  • 26" H x 16" Ø
  • 33 lbs



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Looks sweet
Alex McCool on Aug 12, 2020
Looks sweet
Alex McCool on Aug 12, 2020
Alex M. on Jul 22, 2019
Alex M. on Jul 22, 2019
I see they have 1 inch male thread. But they are covered with two quick disconnects. Does anybody have any idea what the disconnect sizes are on the chill jacket?
Kirk Nara on Nov 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Quick connects for garden hoses made by companies like Gardena and Melnor work well on this unit (I have used both brands)
I'm curious if this model actually needs the white insulating jacket that is sold separately? I know it is for the BM20 original but is it needed with this built in jacketed version?
Dan Blum on Mar 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Dan - The jacket will guarantee mash temps, and will assist in bringing about a rolling boil. - TW
I've seen reviews that claim the jacket chiller is ineffective. Is this true?
Edward on Feb 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I actually find it to be rather effective at reducing the temp of my wort to yeast pitch temps within about 15/20 mins with whirlpooling. To me thats not too bad, and the jacket seems to help a fair bit

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Rated 4 out of 5
Solid but expensive
Makes great beer, but took me a while to pay it off. Buttons down near the ground make it hard to operate. If you set it up on something, then you need a stool or something to sparge. Another con is that you have to buy a WiFi module. The new 2021 model has it built in.
December 29, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Easy to use & does a great job
This is my first experience with all-electric brewing systems, and I am very happy with the Braumeister. It's high quality workmanship - build fit and finish is impeccable. It's very simple to get up and running and once your program starts - there's very little intervention required.

The cooling jacket is quite effective and it's a real space saver vis-a-vis an immersion coil. It takes me between 20-30 minutes to bring the wort down to about 65 degrees.

I bought the low-oxygen brewing (LOB) kit for the unit and this expands the grain capacity and volume of wort quite a bit... I routinely make 25L and can probably go to 28L or more. As suggested in the LOB kit instructions, I don't bother with sparging at all and I have had no problems (yet) hitting my target OG. The LOB kit is a 'must have' in my opinion.

My complaints are minor... 1) accessories are expensive and the insulating jacket doesn't have cutouts for the cooling jacket connectors 2) interface is a little fussy when it comes to editing recipes and 3) drain out valve is difficult to reach and open from the front of the unit so position accordingly.

Overall, I am pleased with this purchase and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone considering an all-electric brewing system.
December 28, 2020
1 year ago