Interested in brewing some truly interesting world class beers? You've come to the right place!
We provide you with everything you need to know to build your own Electric Brewery using industrial grade components. We show you what's needed, where to get it, and how to assemble it in easy to follow steps. No need to understand electrical schematics or AutoCAD drawings. The best part is that it's all 100% free.
See the articles to the left and get started building your brewery today. An electronic book of our build instructions is also available for printing and reading offline.
Don't want to build it or source the parts yourself? Visit our Products page where we offer various components and kits for sale, including our popular Electric Brewery Control Panel. New products are being added continually so make sure to sign up for our newsletter and stay informed.
Got questions? Visit our discussion forum where you can talk to other brewers building and using our design.
Our Electric Brewery is used throughout the world by homebrewers, brew on premise shops, industrial and entertainment corporations, brew pubs, restaurants, nano/pico breweries, and distilleries.
Cheers / Prosit,
We show you how to build this Electric Brewery capable of brewing any style of beer imaginable.
Our signature Electric Pale Ale. Brewed with North American malt, hops, and yeast. Citrusy and refreshing.
"The Brew on Premises that we built using TheElectricBrewery control panel and design is a cornerstone to our business. We've brewed over 300 batches in just a year and a half and ALL the equipment and components are still working like the day we got them." - Douglas Amport, Co-Owner, Bitter & Esters (Brooklyn's first do-it-yourself brewery)
"You’ve done the best job I’ve seen to date pulling together a comprehensive build plan for an electric system." - Brad Ring, Publisher, Brew Your Own magazine
"If you want an advanced system, solid consistency, ease of use, long term investment, easy serviceability and a total wow factor, you can't beat The Electric Brewery." (read complete review) - Scott B.
"Your solution is elegantly engineered (and a bit over the top with bling), but that is what I love about it. From the 'click' of the relays, to the lights, your design has provided me with a very professional set up that I take pride in having constructed myself, as well as reducing the pressure (and thereby increasing pleasure) of my brew days. I typically brew on a Friday night, and I can pre-set my brewery to run while I'm putting my kids to bed." - Billy B., President, Canberra Brewers, Australia
"I jumped right in and my first brew ever was on my self built Kal clone. I had been looking at brew structures from More Beer or that approach for many many years. It was only once I found this site that I went from long term planning to getting out the credit card. Going electric sounded like (and was) such a good option for where I live. I [now] have an awesome, lifetime system. I make some great beer that friends love to enjoy. In fact I just won best of show and placed 1st and 2nd in a few categories at a recent BJCP beer contest (best in show was a variation of the Electric Pale Ale)." - mvakoc
"I've only been brewing for a little over a year. I did a dozen or so extract batches and it wasn't long until I was being kicked out of the kitchen by my wife (it stinks in here, it makes a mess on the stove). So, I started poking around looking for a solution. It seemed that everyone did propane in the garage or outside. Neither really appealed to me (central NY gets mighty cold & snowy in the winter) and I figured there had to be a better way for brewing inside and I started looking for electric kettles, which led me here. Initially, the price tag put me off, but it was more sticker shock than anything else. Once I started pricing out components I quickly realized that for a mostly professional system - it wasn't going to be any more inexpensive. If you have the spare money - by all means, do it. I think that the steep learning curve to all-grain is fine-tuning equipment. Kal's system definitely smooths out a lot of the bumps, so why waste time learning what doesn't work (or work effectively) when other people have been through headaches? By not worrying about equipment, one can spend more time getting better at brewing beer." - FlyRodder
"I decided to order a built control panel, heating elements, power cord and HERMS coil from Kal and Spike. The build quality of all the products is top notch. The heating elements were easy to install and work great. The control panel is beautiful, and also works great. Part of my job is auditing the design of electronic controls, and Spike's work looks better than a lot of the things I see at my job. It really is as nice as it looks in the pictures. ... The system is a joy to brew on. I feel like I'm in complete control of the process, instead of making calculated guesses and feeling lucky if I hit all my numbers on my old system ... the initial tasting samples taste significantly better than what I was producing on my old setup." (read complete review) - Zeppman
"I just brewed my first batch on my completed system last night. INCREDIBLE! Every aspect of the process is simpler, more enjoyable, and logical. Clean up was easy and accomplished while productive work was being done and my English Cask Bitter is fermenting like crazy." - Feurhund
"I attempted to design my own version of Kal's setup and when it was all said and done... I was just several hundred dollars away from Kal's full-blown panel. So I scrapped my design and followed Kal's plans. I had never done an all-grain brew before, so my first time was on my Electric Brewery. I think it made the transition to all-grain easier and I got a better product my first time out. The kicker was when I went to my local microbrewery and realized that their process was the same as Kal's." - kellzey
"We brewed our very first batch this past February on a clone of your system. We thoroughly enjoy the process and we are brewing beers we are quite pleased with. We have friends who are professional brewers and they are quite impressed with this set-up. As to the long term outlook, we have discovered a hobby that will take us through retirement. This brewery set-up is an absolute joy to brew on." - Ben58
"I was only looking at the propane fired breweries because that is all I had knowledge of. Then... I stumbled upon TheElectricBrewery.com. I remember thinking to myself... "I will never actually have a brewery that nice." "I don't have the skill..." etc. When I started this project, the most I had ever done with electricity was changing a light bulb! The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I was more than likely only ever going to build one brewery in my life. I might as well make it right the first time! Kal does such a good job of laying out the steps the build was VERY do-able. Now, as far as actually brewing on this rig... I could not be more pleased. I was intimidated by the all-grain mystique up until the point I had a carboy full of wort. Then, I stepped back and looked at what I had just done. My first all-grain brew and I did it solo all the while hitting ALL MY NUMBERS! That beer turned out to be an Award-Winning beer! The brewery got over 93% efficiency to-boot! I went straight into the racecar and got off the treadmill so-to-speak!" - Craig G.
"What an awesom setup, but I was really impressed when I saw your control panel. I'm an Instrumentation Tech in the Alberta Oilsands specializing in C&SU. I test and troubleshoot these panels as part of my job and most people visiting your site might not realize this, but your panel is of the same quality as what is used in the multi-billion dollar oil industry. Sold." - Ryan
"Kal, just wanted to say hello and tell you how much i enjoy your website "the electric brewery". I'm a brewer, both commercially (7 barrel brewpub) and at home, and my current home setup is all electric. I'm looking at your setup as a way to power my Blichmann Boilermaker 1 barrel system. I must tell you how impressive your work is and how easy to understand the website has been. When my time comes to use your website as a tutorial I will be using the vendor links for supplies as well as making a contribution for your work. Thanks again and happy brewing. Prosit!" - Will
"First, I would like to say "thank you" for creating such a great website for homebrewers and beer enthusiasts to learn from. I have anticipated and read every page you have posted. For the engineeringly challenged, your site is a source that anyone, with a little determination and enough mechanical skill (and some spare hobby money), could pull their abilities together to build a brewery that has a clean look and is fully functional for the advanced brewer. So many brew station builds come out looking like a bad rendition of a junk yard. Today, individuals and groups want a system that invite people to come and brew with them, like you would invite your friends over to watch "the game". Your build is a prime example of the direction home brewing is going and definitely invites people to take a more serious interest in our hobby and craft. I can find control panels on beer forums, but I haven't liked their set-ups. Your control panel captivates the audience with pretty lights and alarms like moths to a flame :). Anyway, I'm just an admiring fan looking forward to seeing the brains behind the operation, and seriously, thank you again for putting such a great piece of brewing culture on the web for the layman to admire." - James
"I tell people who look at the investment I made in my [The Electric Brewery] system that; being all stainless and easy to both use and replace parts if needed make it a "Family heirloom" that can be passed on for generations. You should never need to upgrade again." - Gary B.
"First off, thank you for putting together such a great site! It has the information that I needed to validate my own ideas of my home brewery. I have been brewing with propane for the past 5 years and have been tired of always lugging out the tanks and burner to brew (it would be nice to brew inside). Plus with electric being more efficient, and cheaper than propane (not to mention worrying about running out of gas). I have been looking to switch over to electric over the past year. Again thanks for a great site - your information is extremely helpful!" - Scott
"Just a quick thank you to Kal for creating an amazing resource. I started thinking about putting together an electric HERMS/HLT over a year ago. After I did some research I all but abandoned the idea due to my lack of knowledge when it comes to electrical components. After reading parts 1 and 2 of the control panel assembly I feel like I can tackle this project by myself, make the changes I want to make in my build, not ask 1000 questions that have already been answered, and NOT kill myself!" - SenorWanderer
"The level of documentation helps those of us with no electrical background to learn without getting lost in schematics, debates about minutia. Kal's been extremely responsive to my few emails to him, which is amazing given how much time he's putting into the documentation." - BrassMonkey
"This is just awesome!!! Even though Im not 100% electrically inclined, I do have an understanding, appreciation and respect for both electricity and the amount of time that Kal is putting into this. I am very mechanically inclined, so these straightforward schematics to me are just perfect! Even with the help of my brother in law who is an electrical engineer, most schematics become a little too overwhelming for me and there is no way that I would attempt to play with electricity if Im not 100% in the know.I guess what Im trying to say is Thank You for the direction that you are taking, it sure is helping me in the construction of my electric brewery!" - Cory
"What a fantastic piece of art and great craftsmanship. I have been following the progress of the Electric Brewery for a while and all I have to say is that I am stunned by your work. I was in the process of building a home brewery when I stumble upon your website and that changed my initial plan from gas powered to electrical as I will be able to brew all year long, inside in the basement. I was pleased to notice that safety was a unconditional issue on your part. Thanks for being such an inspiration to achieve a professional looking home brewery that I will be proud of." - Jean-François G.