The Speidel Braumeister is a compact, self-contained brewing system which allows you to make any type of beer – English ales, lagers, ‘Blonde’ beers, wheat beers – anything! It has fully automatic, programmable temperature and time functions, and an integral pump. The accurate, automatic controls give you good, consistent results, and reliable replication. The control of this 10 litre model features a colour screen, and it can store up to 10 recipes.
The Braumeister combines a hot liquor tank, mash tun and copper in one compact vessel. All models contain powerful elements for fast heating, and a pump.
'The freedom of choice and total control of the entire process is what puts this system above the rest. With the brewer able to select malts and adjuncts, mashing profile, boiling and hopping regimes, as well as downstream fermentation, this system allows the brewer to pretty much brew any beer style (and create their own!).'Brewer & Distiller International, April 2015
'The precise nature of the system and ease of repeatability mean that such a system is perfect for small and large breweries as well as home brewers. Many smaller breweries use several 50L systems as their brew house systems, while larger breweries use the Braumeister to create and adjust new recipes before scaling up. A 2hL and 5hL system ... are available for larger-scale operations.' Brewer & Distiller International, March 2015
New model! It's like the original, but better. That’s the #Braumeister PLUS with new brewing control unit and with the known welded-on double jacket for cooling.
The new automatic control system brews with your own individual recipes and guides you through the brewing process. Recipes and software updates can be synced automaticly with the integrated wifi. The time and temperature are precisely maintained through all brewing phases (temp sensor in the center rod in the middle of the malt). In contrast to the cumbersome equipment of some other hobby brewers, the Braumeister does not need to be stirred all the time. Thanks to the patented malt pipe technology, the wort is circulated gently and conveniently. Nothing can burn on and nothing needs to be racked during the brewing phases. This way brewing more complex beers is easier than ever before. For emptying the waste water there is an additional outlet tap mounted to the tank bottom, which makes cleaning remarkably easy.
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NB Many additional accessories are available for the Braumeister - see Braumeister category in Catalogue
See the Braumeisters category in Catalogue for our full range of Braumeister brewing equipment & accessories; for brewing on a much larger scale, see Brewhouses for our range of ABE Brewhouses.
See Tanks for our range of fermentaters and Tanks.
Programming Depending on the recipe, the Braumeister is programmed with the appropriate brewing times or a recipe from My Speidel gets synchronized. The brewing process starts by switching over to automatic brewing. The control system guides the user through the various steps and executes the four brewing phases automatically.
Mashing Depending on the recipe and method, water is poured in and heated up to 38 °C. Then the malt pipe with the sieve inserts is put in position. Malt is poured between the sieve inserts. The malt pipe is fixed with bracket and draw-bar.
Mashing & brewing The pump switches on. Due to the resulting water / wort circulation, the starch is extracted from the malt. The four brewing phases are executed as programmed, for example as follows:
Protein rest 55 °C, approximately 5 min
Maltose rest 63 °C, approximately 40 min
Saccrification rest 72 °C, approximately 30 min
Saccrification rest 78 °C, approximately 15 min
Lautering At the end of the four phases an acoustic signal sounds. The sub-sequent lautering process is quickly executed by simply removing the malt pipe. In the case of the 200 and 500 litre Braumeister this is done by means of the lifting device. Allow to drain a few minutes and remove – if necessary, pour water through the malt (sparge) to achieve a better yield. Hop Boiling With the lid open, the wort is boiled for 80 minutes with hops being added several times. The evaporated water is to be replaced by adding fresh brewing water. The original gravity can be finally adjusted by adding or leaving out water. The draw-bar on the Braumeister serves as a level meter. At the end of the boiling phase, an acoustic signal sounds again.
Fermenting & Maturing Immediately after the boiling of the wort the temperature of the wort is brought to the level of the fermentation temperature by a double jacket; the wort needs to be mixed with yeast and fermented in a suitably sized fermenter/tank (available separately). After several weeks of storage in bottles (not supplied) or in a maturing barrel (not supplied), the beer can be consumed.
The 10 litre #Braumeister PLUS is ideal for home brewers and breweries developing new beers.
Extremely simple to use – takes the mystery out of brewing!
Use to make any type of beer/ale
Hot liquor tank, mash tun & copper in one compact vessel!
Double jacket for cooling
New improved automatic control system
Auto programmable temperature & time functions
Gives appropriate prompts to the user at each stage
Reliable replication of results
Welded on double stainless steel jacket for wort cooling
Additional outlet tap for emptying the waste water to make cleaning easier
#Braumeister PLUS features:
New improved control system with touch screen, integrated brewing guide and Wifi for software updates and sync of recipes
Made of stainless steel
Cooling jacket for easy and hygienic cooling with water
Quantity: 10 l of finished beer (normal beer) = approx. 11 l of wort
Max. malt quantity 2.8 kg
Additional outlet valve in the bottom
The control panel of the #Braumeister PLUS is touchscreen (the previous model was operated via buttons)
Patented malt pipe system from bottom to top against the gravity for effective and gentle wash out of the malt and high yield, no piping on the outside of the vessel - the malt pipe now has four bolts instead of 2 for more flexibility during lautering
Clean and hygienic cooling with water by the welded cooling jacket (no cooling spiral necessary)
Easy cleaning by extra bottom valve allows the Braumeister to be completely emptied & easily cleaned, smooth weldings, 3D surface and an easy pump cleaning by a simple pump opening (pump can be detached & dismantled)
Service friendly construction: all connections to pump, control and sensor are screwed and therefore fast and simple to replace if necessary
Braumeister stays up to date via software updates through integrated Wifi and new accessories, which are developed to be compatible to already sold devices
Integrated brewing guide - shows the exact ingredients, including quantities
Exact temperature measuring - the temperature sensor has been installed directly in the middle bar of the new Braumeister; this means that the temperature measurement is now even more accurate in combination with the new software adjustments
Adjustable Heating & pump pauses (manual mode) - individual pump pauses can now be set via the new touch screen control
Integrated Wifi for software updates over the air and sync of recipes with MySpeidel
Integrated data base of raw materials
Timer function - the new timer function allows a delayed start of the brewing process at the desired time - simply set the desired time and the Braumeister starts automatically.
Heating coil: 1,200 W output
Pump: 27 W - adjustable speed
Power supply connection: 230 V (fuse protection min. 10 A)
Plug Type: 3-Pin UK
Control system: fully automatic brewing control (temperature, time, pump)
IP 65 water resistant
Temp sensor inside the center rod in the middle of the malt
High resistance to water and slimmer design
Additional connections 24V and CAN for future applications
Wifi and Bluetooth integrated
Maximum malt quantity: 2.8 kg
Weld-on double jacket for cooling
Connectors to jacket 1" ET - 2 x Gardena connectors included
Additional outlet tap ¾" on tank bottom
Height: 48 cm
Diameter: 30 cm
NB The videos below shows the previous model of Braumeister PLUS, not the new model #Braumeister PLUS, but the brewing operation is the same:
Speidel Tank-und Behälterbau GmbH are globally renowned tank manufacturers. They have been manufacturing high quality beverage tanks for over 100 years. Speidel tanks are used by successful wineries and drink producers around the world and we are proud to be their UK agents.Here are some of the reasons why we choose Speidel for stainless steel beverage tanks:
The Stainless Steel: Speidel tanks are manufactured from high specification Outukumpu stainless steel. Outukumpu are global leaders of stainless steel production, were founded in 1910 and acquired ThyssenKrupp in 2012. The steel is manufactured to stringent German standards and is generally thicker than that found on cheaper brands of tank.
Easy Clean Features:
Speidel's innovative in-house design and in-house high-tech production methods result in tanks which are incredibly easy to clean:
Mirror finish (certified grade llld 2R) for chemical free cleaning, reducing labour costs, chemical costs and damage to the environment
Seamless moulding of panels, door opening and door, reducing welds, minimising dirt traps and tartrate crystal formation, while maintaining great strength
Continuous, smooth welds, minimising dirt traps and tartrate crystal formation
Guarantee: Speidel non-pressure stainless steel tanks up to and including 2000 mm diameter come under Speidel's 25 year tank Guarantee (NB Terms & Conditions apply).
Blogs - more info: Read more on our blogs Speidel Customised Tanks(manufactured to order) and Speidel Configuration Tanks(Speidel's most popular tanks), both of which include links to the Speidel catalogues. Although Speidel tanks are suitable for multiple beverage types including wine, cider, beer, spirits and soft drinks, you may also find our 'Just a tank?' blog useful which focuses on Speidel's quality features and specific tanks for a winery context. We keep a range of the smaller scale tanks in stock here at Vigo(stock tanks) and these are available to order online on this website, in amongst the tanks listed in the Tanks category; we also try and keep a limited number of FS-MO fixed capacity tanks in stock, which you will need to call us to enquire about. Please note, the Speidel range is vast and for those new to Speidel tanks, it can be a challenge to determine which tank is suitable for a particular application - if you need advice please do not hesitate to call us on 01404 892 100 - we are more than happy to help you.
Made in Germany: As Speidel state,'for us "Made in Germany" is not just an empty phrase, but a lived principle'. They manufacture their tanks exclusively at their high-tech factory in Ofterdingen, Swabia/Germany and their tanks are designed to to last a lifetime when treated correctly. They use certified high specification stainless steel (as above), impeccable production methods (as above) and have a highly trained production crew.
Innovation: Speidel won the Vinitech Citation Innovation award for the design of their red wine mash plunger system, which ensures gentle processing, high colour and aroma extraction, low sludge content, and enables preset programming of immersion and interval times.
Sustainability: Speidel generate 25% of their energy needs on-site via their solar photovoltaic system, which enables them to avoid approximately 270 tons of CO₂ annually. The remaining 75% is powered by 100% CO₂-free green electricity. As a result, the production of a Speidel tank is net zero CO₂. Also, Outokumpu are leading the steel industry with the world's most sustainable stainless steel. You can read the full details about Speidel and Outokumpu's commitment to Sustainability in our our 'Just a tank?' blog.
What we offer...
As Speidel's exclusive UK agents, we have been supplying Speidel tanks since 1996.
We give you qualified advice based on your specific requirements, helping you to choose the right tank for your application
We will give you a clear specification with a confirmed price
We ensure you are supplied with the correct tank fittings/accessories for your application, enabling you to start using your tank without delay
For bespoke tanks you will be supplied with tank drawings prior to manufacture for your peace of mind
If you need to kit out a complete cellar with tanks, in conjunction with Speidel we can provide cellar layout diagrams
If temperature control/chilling of your product is required, we offer and install the Quantor (Kreyer) range of Temperature Control & Chilling equipment, which works in conjunction with Speidel heating/cooling jackets, for accurate control and management of individual tank temperatures
We control your order from placement to the moment your tanks arrive on your site. so you don’t have to worry about sourcing freight and associated insurance
We can give advice on unloading your tanks from the lorry and subsequent handling
We are here for you throughout the lifespan of your tanks should you have any questions or need any advice
The Case Studies below represent a small sample of the Speidel tanks we have supplied over the years, and a small sample of those on our website.
Mereworth - tanks with chiller & production equipment