WHICH BRU PRO SYSTEM SHOULD I CHOOSE ?
eBIAB SYSTEMS (Brew In A Basket)
Description: Strike water is heated in the lone brewing vessel, and a brew basket containing the malt steeps in this vessel for the duration of the mash at the target temperature. Temperature is regulated manually through the automatic PID temperature controller incorporated in the Bru Pro Bru Pro MaxPro and X2 EZ BRU models. Sparging does not typically occur, but this can be accomplished.
Pro’s: Less expensive than 3 vessel systems, simplicity, small footprint, quicker brews and clean up.
Cons: Smaller batch sizes and arguably lower extraction efficiencies.
Bottom Line: The low cost and high simplicity makes this an excellent method for new brewers. Seasoned brewers will also appreciate the temp control technology incorporated into the Bru Pro AutoPro and MaxPro models
BRU PRO eH.E.R.M.S.
(Heat Exchanged Recirculating Mash System)
Description: Single tier 3 vessel system where the mash is recirculated through a coil immersed in the hot liquor tank. Via the PID controller, the hot liquor tank temperature is used to automatically regulate the mash temperature.
Rationale: The immersed coil gently heats the mash, maintaining enzyme activity. Mash enzymes denature at temperatures around 76C, so this method provides added safety in comparison to a mash design which applies heat directly to the mash which can result in scorching.
Pro’s: Larger batch sizes, recirculation yields high clarity wort, rock steady mash temps, high extraction efficiencies, no wort scorching and repeatability. The single tier configuration negates need for ladders or platforms and puts everything at your finger tips. The 2 pumps allow for CIP (clean in place) cleaning and sanitizing.
Con’s: Higher cost and larger volumes may not suit all home brewers.