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Never seen before 4 brewing systems reviewed

Brewing systems reviewed by Geterbrewed. The team assembled to brew on 4 of the all-in-one brewing systems we sell here at Geterbrewed. Uniquely they all picked a different recipe and brewed different beers, each on a different system. To make the parameters even better, we had all different levels of brewing ability.

1. The Speidel Braumeister

German homebrew engineering at its finest, beautifully manufactured brewing equipment. We reviewed the Speidel Braumeister 20litre Plus with the built-in chilling jacket paired with a SS Conical fermenter from Speidel and a Lindr Chiller.

Check out the unboxing video of this system HERE.

brewing systems reviewed: Speidel Braumeister

2. The Grainfather

Has what would be considered a cult following, and Grainfather has seen huge success in the homebrew community. The brand is strong and offers a layer of connectivity to your smartphone. We used the iconic Grainfather G30 paired with the counter flow chiller and the GF30 Conical Fermenter.

brewing systems reviewed: The Grainfather

3. The Beacon Brewster

Designed & launched by Brewolution in Denmark. The Stainless steel filter addition at the bottom has been a huge improvement to the current model as it reduces sediment greatly. The pump will get the wort into the fermenter in as little as 3 minutes. We used the Beacon Brewster 40 and a Fermzilla 30-litre all-rounder to ferment under pressure. We also used the Ferminator to maintain temperature.

Check a video of this system HERE.

brewing systems reviewed: Beacon Brewster

4. The Brew Monk

Designed and launched by Brouwland in Belgium. The Brew Monk 30L has been hugely popular at Geterbrewed selling thousands of these units and seeing lots of people start their all-grain brewing journey with this system. We used the Stainless Conical Fermenter from Brewmonk and a Ferminator to regulate temperature.

brewing systems reviewed: Brew Monk

The parameters saw us use four different recipes with four different brewers with four different levels of experience. A combined team effort, yet each member focuses on their own recipe and brewing system. Geterbrewed distributes & sells online a wide range of All In One Brewing Systems, and we have great relationships with all the suppliers. We are aware that certain features will appeal more to different people and everyone will have their own favourite. The aim of this feature and the video is to allow you to see each of them in action so you can make your own purchase.

The Recipe we trialled in the brewing systems reviewed.

We decided to make four very different beers. Each with unique flavours, and using interesting ingredients. That’s one of the great things about homebrewing. You can make never seen before brews, and discover new tastes.

  1. Heritage IPA – Dillon was brewing on the Spiedel Braumeister using an old IPA recipe. He choose to showcase the heritage malt Chevallier from Crisp Malt and used a traditional UK hop and yeast strain and a little sugar to keep the recipe consistent with the old recipe.
  2. Japanese Rice Lager – Michael brewed on the Grainfather G30. He went with a Crisp and crushable Rice Lager recipe using Sorachi Ace hops. The recipe used a decent whirlpool hop addition, making it beautifully aromatic.
  3. Rooibos Tea Lager – Cuan brewed on the Beacon Brewster, making a unique lager, fermented under pressure with a tea addition that brought a beautiful red hue, unique aroma, and taste, almost honey-like.
  4. Dark Czech Lager – Jan brewed on the Brewmonk a dark Czech Lager. He used Dingemans malt, and the de-husked roasted barley really is impressive in this recipe.

We will be adding all these recipe kits to our website soon, so keep an eye out for them. In the mean time, we have the ingrediant list below, if you want to try make these unique beers.

Beer tasting

Heritage IPA

  • 5kg Crisp Heritage Chevallier Ale Malt
  • 600g Dextrose
  • 325g Crisp Flaked Torrefied Maize
  • Mash: 68’C for 60min
  • Boil: 60min
  • 100g Fuggles @ 60min
  • 100g East Ket Goldings @ 0min
  • Yeast: AEB – GEB Juicy – New England – 18’C
  • OG: 1.050

Japanese Rice Lager – 25L

  • 3.50kg Dingeman Pilson MD
  • 1.10kg Flaked Rice
  • 250g Rice Hulls
  • Mash: 65’C for 60min / Mash out: 75’C for 10min
  • Boil: 60min
  • 10g Sorachi Ace @ 60min
  • 100g Sorachi Ace @ Whirlpool
  • Yeast: Kveik M12 – 28’C
  • OG: 1.044 / FG: 1.006
  • ABV: 4.97%

Rooibos Tea Lager – 25L

  • 4kg Dingeman Pilson MD
  • 400g Dingeman Cara 20
  • Mash: 68’C for 60min
  • Boil: 60min
  • 15g Southern Passion @ 60min (you can sub with Ella if needed)
  • 125g Southern Passion / 350g Rooibos Tea – Whirlpool
  • Yeast: GEB-AEB Fermolager Crisp – 14’C (Raise to 20’C over a few days if Pressure Fermenting)
  • OG: 1.040/ FG: 1.005
  • ABV: 4.6%

Dark Czech Lager – 25L

  • 2.3kg Dingeman Pilson MD
  • 2kg Dingeman Munich 15 MD
  • 800g Dingeman Cara 120 MD
  • 220g Dingemans Pealed Roasted Barley MD
  • Mash: 68’C for 90min
  • Boil: 90min
  • 35g Saaz @ 70min
  • 30g Saaz @ 60min
  • 30g Saaz @ 5min
  • Yeast: Lallemand Voss Kveik – 30’C
  • OG: 1.055/ FG: 1.014
  • ABV: 5.4%

Check out the brewing systems reviewed on our youtube channel :

The video gives you an honest-to-goodness review of how newcomers get on with an all-in-one brewing system. Let us know what you think.