Home Brewery Controllers

 

 

Full Electric Home Brewery Controllers

Our Electric Home Brewery controllers are designed to manage your entire brewing process without breaking the bank. With our Electric Home Brewery controller you heat your initial strike water, control your mash temperature while heating your sparge water, then sparge the wort from your mash tun your boil pot –  all with one controller.

Smart Power Management

Our cob=ntroller can power your 5500 Watt mash tun or RIMS Tube element and 5500 Watt HLT tank element on one 30 Amp circuit at the same time because of smart power management. With smart power management, our controller gives power to your mash first and then your HLT second. And what this means is:

  • When your mash tun or RIMS and HLT are on at the same time, our controller sends power to your mash first. If it needs 100% power, it gets 100% power.
  • Then when your mash needs less power, we divert power over to your HLT. So now, if your mash only needs 10% power we can divert 90% power over to your HLT, but we still only have one heating element on at a time.
  • Then when your mash needs a lot of power again, like during a step mash temperature change, we divert all of the power back over to your mash.
  • Then when you reach your next step temperature we divert extra power back over to your HLT.

The end result is your sparge water is at the correct temperature and ready when your mash is done! There’s no separate heater to fire-up, and no reason to expand your power source beyond 30 Amps unless you expand your brewery size and decide to add one or more of our expansion modules.

Our Home Brewery controllers feature:

  A compact all aluminum housing with 4 mounting holes and two large heat sinks to dissipate excess heat. We never, ever use unsafe plastic housings for our brewery controller products.
  A twist right to turn on / press to turn off main power button that also serves as an emergency off switch.
  Boil is managed with our in-house designed PWM controller – the graduated knob on the top panel.
  HLT and Mash Temperatures are managed by off-the-shelf PID controllers. We could design our own controllers but sometimes it’s just smarter to let the experts manufacture and deliver what they do best!
  Ships complete with two in-house designed PT-100 temperature sensors. Our temperature sensors are built into their own water proof thermowells with 1/2″ MPT type threads and nylon lock nuts. We include a 6 foot flexible sensor cable with each that can be easily disconnected and reconnected at either end.
  Simple to use BOIL / MASH and HLT ON/OFF switches changes modes during your brew cycle.
  Features a 10 Gauge SJOOW 12 foot power cord with a 4 prong dryer style power plug.
  Also features three 30 Amp L6-30r twist lock receptacles designed for a L6-30p twist lock plugs used by most 240V home brew mash tuns and RIMS tubes. One for your HLT tank, one for your mash tun or RIMS tube and one for your boil pot.
  Two 120V pump control circuits with separate on/off switches and pump outlets. The pumps are switched separately. You can use other pumps but we recommend MARCH pumps for our controllers.
  Each PID controller has a programmable alarm that’s turned off with a master on/off switch. The alarm is about as loud as a smoke alarm alerter and it makes about the same sound.
  All of our controllers are tested with GFCI and are GFCI compatible.
  The safety ground wire that runs from the outlet all the way to the plug is also bonded to the aluminum housing for safety.
  All of our controllers are 100% manufactured in the USA with a mix of US, Chinese and Canadian components.

Specifications and Installation Recommendations:

Controller
Just like our other 220/240V controllers, our Electric Home Brewery controllers are built with 4 prong dryer type plugs. Also like all of our other controllers, these are 100% tested behind GFCI breakers and to be 100% GFCI compliant our 220/240V controllers must be 4  wire. We highly recommend running a dedicated GFCI protected 30 Amp 4 wire circuit for your brew area. NEC Code in most areas will require you to run 4 wires to a sub panel and one of the best choices on the market is a SPA panel. This controller will easily handle up to 7000 watt heaters after factoring in power for a circulation pump, but 4500 to 5500 watt water heater elements are more common with homebrewers.