BrewZilla 35L Gen 4 - WiFi / RAPT Integration
The BrewZilla Gen 4 is designed to be a compact single vessel all grain home brewing system that can be run off a single 120V socket. A complete turnkey system with a delay timing feature and step mash functionality. Built to make batches up to 30L, it is the ideal solution for those who want to take the first step in all-grain brewing while also wanting full control of their batch from start to finish.
Complete Concave Draining Base
The new base design completely drains out meaning you capture every single bit of wort. No longer do you need to tilt to to extract every last bit of wort.
False Bottom Pump Protection Screen
One of the key features of all the BrewZilla single vessel units is the false bottom protection screen. This screen avoids the need for doing a whirlpool and it filters wort and prevents more than 95% of hops and hot break getting sucked into the pump and thus greatly reducing the blocked pump issues.
Ultra Low Watt Density
The BrewZilla has signficantly lower watt density than other brewing systems. The main benefit of lower watt densities are that it enables you to produce lighter coloured beers that would otherwise get some caramelisation. The ultra low watt density also means you have less chance of boil overs, you get less sediments sticking to the element making cleaning easier and ultimately reduces wear and tear on the element meaning even with significant abuse your elements will last way longer.
The new Gen 4 model is the first BrewZilla that connects to the RAPT Portal (https://app.rapt.io/). This portal allows you to track, record and monitor your brews online. This greatly reduces the need for handwritten records of your brew day as it's all done automatically. The RAPT portal also allows you to see every brew you have done in the past and control the brewery remotely so you can start pre-heating water remotely or simply keep an eye on the brewing process while you do something else. Get push notifications to your mobile phone of when to add hops or start the boil.
Along with this ease of access and control. The RAPT BrewZilla will also allow you to fully customize your brewday with profiles specifically tuned to your style of brewing or your recipe.
For example you could set up your profile to receive certain alarms or messages when you are required to do something. E.g. Adding grain when the strike temperature is reached. Mash-Out Alarm when you're ready to sparge, Salt / Hop additions when you've reached the boil. As well as hop stand additions or chilling instructions. All of this at the touch of a button that is preprogrammed to what you want to do. No more egg timers, no more phone timers.
Bluetooth Gateway Device
KegLand is currently developing various Bluetooth devices such as KL24334 RAPT Bluetooth Thermometer (low energy BLE) other sensors which will be compatible with this brewery. This brewery is able to receive the BLE beacons and relay this information onto the RAPT portal. Also by receiving multiple BLE thermometer sensors the Brewery is able to make smarter and more automated decisions on how to control the brewing or distillation process. For example a BLE thermometer can be placed into your coolant water so you get an alarm if the temperature is too high, a BLE thermometer can be put into the middle of the grain basket so you can more accurately control elements switching on/off to achieve a core grain basket temperature etc.
Improved Base Design with Easy Access Pump
The new base design means that all the electronics are sealed on the underside of the kettle into a separate junction box. This significant design change means that the pump can be accessed much more easily. It also means the plumbing can be changed more easily too. For instance you can re-arrange the plumping to the pump to pump into the tap outlet or change this so the tap outlet bypasses the pump. These changes make it more flexible but also much easier to take apart the pump for cleaning and maintenance if required.
RAPT Controller with Full Colour Screen
The new RAPT controller has an easy to read full colour screen. The controller can also be disconnected easily making making it easier to clean. The controller is mounted in a higher position with a tilting frame so you can angle the screen toward you depending on how tall you are. The new controller module is packed with features and KegLand is consistently updating firmware to include more features. Firmware updates are quick and painless and with a single click you can upgrade all Gen 4 units to the latest firmware to take advantage of new features and accessories. Forget getting on your knees mid-brew, do it all while standing or sitting next to your BrewZilla.
The controller can also activate the pump. Meaning there are no toggle switches anywhere on the BrewZilla Gen 4.
IEC Cable for Easy Storage
The new design has a removable IEC cable so you can unplug the cable making it more neat for storage.
Improved Lid Handles
The new lid handles are better designed and made from stainless so they are more robust and more ergonomic to hold especially with wet hands.
Two Stage Oversized grain basket (Malt Pipe)
This new grain basket design is 30% larger meaning you can mash more grains and either make more beer or make higher gravity beers. The new grain basket also has a two stage height adjustment so you can half lift the grain basket and set on the supporting halo ring. This makes it more ergonomic so you can lift the heavy grain basket up in two stages but has the second advantage that it makes the BrewZilla more suitable for smaller batches too; where raising the grain basket half way up is preferable.