A few months ago SsBrewTech announced their new InfuSsion Mash Tun design that was going into production. Well good news, its almost here! You can read the original post here. They plan on starting shipping within the next few weeks (End of June early July) so get ready to have a shiny new piece of equipment to brew with. Start planning your recipes now.
With the latest announcement that they are getting ready to ship some more details were released as well as the announcement of some new extras! Majority of the features stayed the same but they did listen to feedback and will be doing volume markers at .5 gallon increments down to the very bottom. See all the features on SsBrewTech site.
Now on to some of the new extras. SsBrewTech announced that they have designed a sparge arm to go with the MT. This is going to be offered as an optional part and available to purchase from the site about 2 or 3 weeks after the MT release. This sparge arm is made from 304 stainless steel (as expected) and will be gravity fed by default, but you can always hook up a pump and an inline flow control valve to regulate the pressure of the spray nozzle (we will test it both ways). They also announced that the arm will feature an integrated silicone mount that will attach to the MT handle. The mount is removable and also allows you to adjust the arm up and down for optimal spray across the grain bed. Check out the photo in the slide show below.
They have also announced that there will be a temperature stabilization system for the MT as an optional part for purchase. Its a heating pad that will attach to the conical bottom via an adhessive and is powered by the FTSs digital controller. Now this isnt strong enough to do step mash or heat up the hot liquor to strike temp but is perfect for keeping rock solid mash temps without decay.
Last but not least, they also announced that in addition to the 10gal InfuSsion Mash Tun they began tooling and production of a 20 gallon version which is expected around September. The design should be the same as the 10gal (obviously only bigger) with the same features, however it will have a special feature, a customized manometer! For those who dont know what a manometer is its used to measure the pressure differential from the top and bottom of the grain bed. The idea is to keep the pressure differential as low as possible.
SsBrewTech is doing big things and bringing commercial style equipment into the hands and garages of homebrewers. Very excited to get our hands on the InfuSsion Mash Tun and get brewing!