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BIAB Recirculating Kettle Set - 40L

BIAB Recirculating Kettle Set - 40L

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Parts List: Tri-Clamp Element 3.2 kW

QtyImageSKUProduct
1BKM28723Kettle Bottom Drain - 40L
1BZM20503BKettle Lid Clamp
1EHK18907Heating Element 3,2kW Tri Clamp Version
1EHK22146Power Cable 3m H07RN-F 3G1,5
1EMK18692BIAB Pulley
1EMK18693Handle with hook for BIAB
1EMK18695BIAB Strap 38L/40L (130 cm)
1EMK18808BIAB Recirculating Brew Bag 38L
1EMM27802False Bottom 344mm BIAB
1EMM32538False Bottom Stand for Bottom Drain Kettle 40L / Tall
0.27EPK23313Silicone Tubing 14 x 24 mm
1
MMK1645Replacement Lid for 38L Kettle with DN40 Ferrule
1TAK05002Butterfly Valve DN40 Tri Clamp With Trigger Handle
10TDK01720Silicone Gasket Tri Clamp 1.5" ID 38mm
5TDK01731Tri-Clamp 1.5" Clamp
1TFK01501End Cap 1.5" Tri Clamp
1TFK01720Sparge Tube Adapter Tri-Clamp Straight
1TFM21868Sparge Arm Spreader Plate
1TTM21506Thermowell Set Screw 13,5 cm Tri Clamp

Parts List: Ring Element 2.8 kW

QtyImageSKUProduct
1BKM28723Kettle Bottom Drain - 40L
1BZM20503BKettle Lid Clamp
1BZM21936Kettle Drilling Service - 48 mm (ring heating element)
1EHK16378Round heating element 2.8 kW for 35 cm kettle
1EHK22146Power Cable 3m H07RN-F 3G1,5
1EHK68090Open end wrench 55 mm for ring heating element
1EMK18692BIAB Pulley
1EMK18693Handle with hook for BIAB
1EMK18695BIAB Strap 38L/40L (130 cm)
1EMK18808BIAB Recirculating Brew Bag 38L
1EMM27802False Bottom 344mm BIAB
1EMM32538False Bottom Stand for Bottom Drain Kettle 40L / Tall
0.27EPK23313Silicone Tubing 14 x 24 mm
1
MMK1645Replacement Lid for 38L Kettle with DN40 Ferrule
1TAK05002Butterfly Valve DN40 Tri Clamp With Trigger Handle
10TDK01720Silicone Gasket Tri Clamp 1.5" ID 38mm
5TDK01731Tri-Clamp 1.5" Clamp
2TFK01501End Cap 1.5" Tri Clamp
1TFK01720Sparge Tube Adapter Tri-Clamp Straight
1TFM21868Sparge Arm Spreader Plate
1TTM21506Thermowell Set Screw 13,5 cm Tri Clamp

Product Description

A single kettle Tri-Clamp based recirculating BIAB kettle set that is simple, elegant and time saving. For beginners and advanced brewers alike! BIAB is an extremely cost effective way to brew great beer while keeping your brewing equipment as simple as possible. This is a very effective no-sparge method that also saves valuable time during the brew day. It's built to last with easy-to-clean tri-clamp components. Easily disassemble your brewery to clean everything thoroughly; the Tri-Clamp connectors make it easy. And don't forget the advantage of Craft Hardware's modular components: if you decide to expand to a two- or 3-kettle brewery later, this kettle can be used as a boil kettle.

The system includes either a removable, straight tri-clamp heating element or a fixed ring heating element - select your option above. Upon request, we can supply the set with our butterfly valve with ball handle instead of lever handle, and with EPDM instead of silicone gaskets.

Due to the variety of mounting and connection options, the set is sold without some necessary components. The choice of the brewing stand will affect how you mount the pump and connect it to the system. In the store you will find everything you need to completely assemble your dream brewing system. To build a BIAB circulating system, you should usually add the following parts:

  • A pump, possibly with mounting accessories. The Blichmann Riptide pump has an integrated outlet valve for flow control. For the Mp-15 pump, you will need to add a valve on the outlet side of the pump to restrict flow.
  • Hose barbs and tubing or stainless steel fittings. For 40L and 60L I recommend using 3/4" or DN15 hose barbs and fittings with 14x24 mm Silicone tubing.
  • Kettle extension legs or an open brew stand.
  • A controller for temperature control.

See the "frequently bought together" products below for some recommended additions to the set. 

System Design

This set expands on the BIAB Standard Set with the ability to recirculate during mashing and after boiling. For recirculation you need access to the lower Tri-Clamp port. If you are working with a standard tabletop, you can easily do this with the 14 cm leg extensions (sold separately). Please note that 80-90 cm high gastronomy tables may be too high to comfortably reach the top of the kettle. Alternatively, you can bolt the kettle directly to the floor with our 45 or 65 cm leg extensions and foot plates. You can attach the pump to the legs of the kettle with a pump bracket. You can also build your own brew stand from aluminum extrusions or choose a high-quality brew stand from Craft Hardware in the store.

The high-flow false bottom provides better recirculation and protects the BIAB bag from the heating element. The included lid with welded tri-clamp port has a tube adapter to direct wort back into the bag during mashing. With the included lid hinge, you can easily open and close the lid to any position - it stays put. By circulating and with a suitable controller, you can maintain the temperature of the mash and program your mash schedule. When you're done mashing, simply lift out the mash bag with the included pulley.

While boiling, you can add hops directly to the kettle - no more Hop Spider needed! Thanks to the bottom drain in the kettle, you can optimize your knockout and easily filter out the hops: after boiling, place the included 400 micron mash bag back in the kettle and use it as a large-area kettle filter during recirculation to filter out hops and trub. This way, your heat resistant brew bag filters out all the hops and you can drain your kettle completely. This kettle-filtering process works great and is super simple. Just note that the cold trub can clog the bag if the wort has reached a temperature of less than 35-40°C, and you should watch it closely below that temperature to avoid problems.

With the optional EINBREW 1V1P controller, you can set up to 9 mash levels and let the controller automate your recipe. By recirculating the wort during mashing, you can achieve stable mash temperatures. Note: The 1V1P controller is not compatible with a 3 kettle system. So if you are considering an upgrade at a later date, you should purchase the 3V2P now. If you are using the 3V2P with a single kettle system, you will need to unplug the heating element and temperature sensor and bring them to the brew kettle outlets on the 3V2P when you start boiling.

Batch Size

System efficiency is similar to a standard BIAB and lower than a 2 or 3 kettle brew system. For German brewers, the efficiency of the system, measured as "brewhouse yield" or SHA, is about 52-58%. Grain capacity is limited by your ability to lift the bag out. The supplied pulley should not be used for malt weights greater than 8 KG!

    BIAB Kettle Size Minimum Batch Size *
    Max. Batch Size without Sparge  ** Max. Batch Size with Sparge ** Boil Volume ***
    40L
    13 L
    26 L
    31 L 16 L-34 L
    60L 17 L 39 L 49 L 20.5 L-53 L
    85L 23 L 57 L 72 L 27 L - 76 L
    115L 28 L 77 L 99 L 32.5 L - 104 L

    * Volume including hot break. The heating element is located about 6 cm below the wort level at the end of the boiling process. For very small brews, you should reduce the power of the heating element. This requires a compatible brew controller or voltage regulator.

    ** 60 minute boil time, 13P original gravity, volume includes hot break. For stronger beers, the maximum batch size will be lower. Remember, you'll further limit batch size if you use the condenser in the kettle wall.

    *** includes a 6 cm safety buffer between the wort level and the edge of the kettle. At this volume, you must be very careful to prevent boiling over. Antifoam agents may be required.

    Tips

    The heating element in this set include a 3m long connection cable with SCHUKO plug, but is not pre-wired to the heating element. Please consult a professional electrician. You must make absolutely sure that you use a suitable ground fault circuit interrupter and a circuit breaker designed for the particular load!

    In addition, you will probably want to purchase a hydrometer, wort chiller, and stirring spoon. These are available elsewhere.