Best Brew Stands

Home brewing has exploded in popularity in the last decade or so. At one time, home brewers either had to weld their own brewing stands or use very basic household supplies and take over the kitchen to brew a batch.

Nowadays, though, the increased popularity of the craft has led to a multitude of innovations in home brewing equipment. There are many brew stands and accessories now available that make starting out or expanding your homebrewing operation easier than ever before.

To find the best brewing kits for beginners check out my epic guide.

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
King Kooker 94/90 TKD Portable Dual Burner Propane 30-Inch Patio Cart by King Kooker

King Kooker 94/90 TKD Portable Dual Burner Propane 30-Inch Patio Cart by King Kooker

This is a two-tiered system with two burners. The lower jet burner can hold a 120-quart pot and produces 105,000 ...

User Rating: 3.7 (1 votes)
2 BrewBuilt AfterBurner BE200 Beer Brewing Stand by NorCal Brewing Solutions

BrewBuilt AfterBurner BE200 Beer Brewing Stand by NorCal Brewing Solutions

Slightly heavier than the Concord Double Burner, this BrewBuild model weighs in at 38 pounds. Although it’s on the ...

User Rating: 2.85 (2 votes)
3 Concord Double Burner Outdoor Stand Stove Cooker w/ Regulator Brewing Supply by Concord

Concord Double Burner Outdoor Stand Stove Cooker w/ Regulator Brewing Supply by Concord

This is a portable outdoor cart with two manually lit burners, each capable of holding a 60 quart boiling pot; ...

User Rating: 3.65 (1 votes)

How to Choose the Best Brew Stand – Our Brew Stand Reviews

A home brew always starts with a heat source and a boil pot, which is why they are the basis of every brewing stand. From there, you can modify the basic setup into one, two, or three tiers. You can add more pots and a pump system if that’s what you prefer. But without a brew stand with a solid heat source, you’ll most likely be tied to the kitchen stove.

There are many kinds of brew stands available, and they vary greatly in capacity and set up. What you should look for in a brew stand really depends on preference. There are some key things to keep in mind while trying to work out which one is right for you.

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A Couple Things to Consider Before Buying

  • Portability. Are you going to be able to leave your brew stand in one place or will you need to move it and put it away when you’re not using it? You’ll want to consider weight and ease of movement if you need to store it when you’re done brewing.
  • Location. If you get a two or three tiered stand, do you have somewhere to put it where you can easily reach the top tier? Do you have room for a wide stand with two burners, or can you only accommodate one for now but are hoping to add more in the future?
  • Capacity. How much liquid do you need the boil pot to hold and how much heat do you need from the heat source? If you plan to increase the amount you’re brewing down the road, do you need a system that can be easily modified or added to? Or is it best to just jump right into one that will be able to handle a larger volume right away?
  • Affordability and Value. How much are you willing to spend? Is it worth spending a little more now if it means you won’t have to eventually upgrade by adding on or buying another system?

There’s a lot to consider, and everyone’s preferences are different. We found three of the best brew stands available that will suit a variety of needs. Each has different strengths and weaknesses, so one is sure to be the right fit for you and your home brewing process.


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Concord Double Burner Outdoor Stand Stove Cooker w/ Regulator Brewing Supply by Concord

Concord Double Burner Outdoor Stand Stove Cooker Regulator Brewing Supply by Concord

This is a portable outdoor cart with two manually lit burners, each capable of holding a 60 quart boiling pot; however, each burner only has about 15 inches of space. The burners each deliver 55,000 BTU.

Concord Double Burner Outdoor Stand Stove Cooker w/ Regulator Brewing Supply by Concord

This is a portable outdoor cart with two manually lit burners, each capable of holding a 60 quart boiling pot; however, each burner only has about 15 inches of space. The burners each deliver 55,000 BTU.

It’s made from cast iron and, although it will last forever, it’s fairly large and heavy at around 30 pounds. It might be difficult to move around, but the legs are detachable for easy storage. It’s also very reasonably priced, coming in at around $100.

PROS:
  • Cast iron will last forever
  • Two burners
  • Affordable
  • Will withstand weather

CONS:
  • Manually lit
  • Relatively heavy
  • Smaller burner width
  • Not modifiable


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BrewBuilt AfterBurner BE200 Beer Brewing Stand by NorCal Brewing Solutions

BrewBuilt AfterBurner BE200 Beer Brewing Stand by NorCal Brewing Solutions

Slightly heavier than the Concord Double Burner, this BrewBuild model weighs in at 38 pounds. Although it’s on the heavier side, it does have attached wheels which help you easily roll it away when it’s not in use. While this stand only has one burner that holds 25 gallons, it puts out 100,000 BTU using propane fuel and can also be attached to other stands like it.

BrewBuilt AfterBurner BE200 Beer Brewing Stand by NorCal Brewing Solutions

It has predrilled holes to attach add-ons like pumps or another unit. This one is a little more expensive, costing around $260

You can easily customize its size to suit your needs and available space, and they stack on top of one another for easy storage. It has predrilled holes to attach add-ons like pumps or another unit. This one is a little more expensive, costing around $260.

PROS:
  • Easily customizable
  • Wheels for easier movement

CONS:
  • Heavy
  • One burner
  • Expensive
  • Costly to customize


King Kooker 94/90 TKD Portable Dual Burner Propane 30-Inch Patio Cart by King Kooker

King Kooker 94/90 TKD Portable Dual Burner Propane 30-Inch Patio Cart by King Kooker

This is a two-tiered system with two burners. The lower jet burner can hold a 120-quart pot and produces 105,000 BTUs and the upper holds 30 quarts and puts out 60,000 BTUs. It can boil your water really quickly but will burn through the propane tank pretty fast. It does have a flame control on each burner so you can regulate fuel usage slightly.

King Kooker 94/90 TKD Portable Dual Burner Propane 30-Inch Patio Cart by King Kooker

This brewing stand is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing 44.2 pounds which generally affect portability. It will cost about $150.

Having two tiers means that you can siphon without having to move your pots. This brewing stand is the heaviest of the bunch, weighing 44.2 pounds which generally affect portability. It will cost about $150.

PROS:
  • Two tiers
  • Two burners
  • Will boil water really quickly
  • Reasonably priced

CONS:
  • Burns fuel quickly
  • Heavy

As you can see, the best brewing stand for you largely depends on what you’re planning to do with it and how much space you have. Larger, heavier stands are best suited for outdoor use in a space where they won’t be in the way and can remain set up for the long run, although some can be more easily stored than others.

If you think you’re going to expand your brewing operation in the future, aim for a larger stand with more burners or one that can easily be modified later.

The three that we’ve reviewed here cover a wide range of specifications and should help you figure out what suits you best. There really is a brew stand to fit every homebrewer’s need.

RobertCollins

About RobertCollins

Hey everyone, I’m Robert Collins - founder of Crooked Letter Brewing. I’ve been an avid brewer and beer enthusiast for the the last 10 years. I started this site to teach everyone how to create delicious beers and spirits in the comfort of their own home.

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