The Center of Gravity® is built to brew right out of the box. Everything you need from burners to propane lines. Virtually tool-free setup. A tiny total footprint of just one square meter. Quick, compact storage. Center of Gravity® is the first all-in-one brew sculpture that you can set up in 15 minutes and break down to fit in a hockey bag.
An innovative design delivers a structure both powerful and portable. Sturdy yet surprisingly lightweight, the Center of Gravity® brew stand weighs only 90 lbs. It is easy to move and even travel with—break it down and throw it in the trunk of your car for the ultimate brewcation! The Center of Gravity® is perfect for brewers who lack the storage space for a more permanent brew stand.
Kettles up to 19 inches tall can be used with this gravity brew stand. Check out our 15 gallon MegaPot 1.2™ for the perfect size kettle for 5 or 10 gallon batches.
The very top tier is where your Hot Liquor tank will be placed. Pre-heat your sparge water during the mash and have hot water on demand when you want it.
Your Mash Tun will be placed on the middle tier. No more bending or reaching to monitor strike temperature, add grains, check mash pH, and watch the flow-rate of the sparge. Direct fire your mash kettle to maintain accurate mash temperatures or step-mash schedules using the precise needle valve control on the propane burner.
The bottom burner tier will hold your boil kettle 26 inches off the floor. When the mash is complete, easily collect your pre-boil wort, pump-free. Once you've boiled and chilled, conveniently drain directly into your sanitized fermentor. There’s enough height to feed a counter-flow chiller with gravity too.
Each burner can be controlled independently. Heat the sparge water while you mash, or start preparing strike water for a second batch, while finishing the boil on the first.
Pair this with the MegaPot 1.2™ Pro All-Grain Brewing System for the all grain brewing stand of your dreams..
It’s the last brew sculpture you’ll ever need for making beer at home—or in the wild.
Made in the USA from domestic and imported components.
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I didn't purchase my Center of Gravity from MS, I got it from NB....but you can't leave a review on NB's website and I wanted to leave a review that anyone seriously considering buying it could read. If you can get it on sale, go for it. If it isn't on sale I would tell you to pass. While it's a decent start there are modifications you're going to want to make before it's going to work the way you want it to. I am basing my review on set up and DRY RUN to make sure all connections were correct and everything was running smoothly. I used plain unpreheated water in the kettles, no grains and I preformed this test on a 55* day. My biggest complaint about it is the undersized/underperforming burners. I had 2 burners running at once, one was under the boil kettle and the other was under the mlt, the mlt burner was on about half just to keep the temperature at 160* but the boil kettle was on full and it took 2 hours to boil 10 gallons of water. 2 hours. So the 6" banjo burners are getting upgraded to 10" and the 5psig regulator is getting an upgrade as well (haven't purchased one yet so I can't tell you what I'm going with). Next is portability. Sure it only weighs 90 pounds but if you're not strong enough it's going to sit wherever you build it unless you can get someone to come over to help you move it, as one can not simply side it across concrete. So I added 3" locking casters to each of the arms and a 3" non locking caster to the center pole for added support. I also added a pump on the side the mlt is on (for lautering), super easy to do with the aid of j hooks to anchor it to the underside of the u-frame arms. Throw away the Velcro straps they send, they are only long enough to wrap around the burner supports, they will not wrap around the center pole so I used zip ties instead. All of the propane lines they include are 6' long so the top burner's line prevents you from keeping your propane at a reasonable distance from the bottom burner so you may want to change those as well. On to the good: it is built out of good solid materials, the brackets that hold the burners might look flimsy but I can tell you they will hold 150 pounds hanging off them :D (had to test that out before I set a kettle full of water on them), IF you're strong yes it's portable, set up was really fast and I can see it being a great long term system if you change a few things and keep it out of the weather. I did see someone comment about paint flaking off...probably, it's just painted and not powder coated but if you preform an initial burn off with the burners on high you should be able to avoid any paint flaking into your wort but if you're worried about that aspect, just add a splatter screen to the top of your boil kettle (Dollar Tree has them) and you won't get anything falling in. All in all I think it'll do the job with the modifications I've added, but again I got it on sale if. I would have paid full price I don't think I'd have been very pleased with it.
I have had my eye on one of these for a while, and I couldn't pass up the promotional offer. I do 10-gallon all-grain batches, and this thing works great. Easy to assemble, heavy-duty enough to handle all 3 15-gallon pots, burners on each tier. One thing that could be better is the burner on the bottom tier (for boiling) could be bigger, as it takes a while to get to boiling. All things considered, this is a good piece of equipment.
I've had this tower for a while now and have brewed numerous batches with it. I really like the compactness of floor space this takes up, yet I have plenty of burner space for my 15 gal kettles. Because it allows gravity transfer, it really saves from handling hot, heavy wort. I recently added a pump to it and that has helped when I have had to push liquid further than I can with gravity drain.
My buddy and I both have the Center of Gravity and love it. It took me 20 minutes to put up and 10 to take down.
Even though I tested before I started my brew I still had two separate hose fires during the steeping process and had to finish with another furnace. Be very careful using this device. If possible replace or repair every connection on the hoses.
Hope there was no damage. Always a good idea to test for any leaks and read all instructions to ensure it is used safely. This has not been the normal experience. Do you need our help with any damaged or defective items? Cheers!