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Vinyl Vessel Decals “WATER, MASH, BOIL” – $5

VINYL VESSEL DECALS "WATER, MASH, BOIL"

Vinyl vessel decals.  From Brew Hardware: “Every time we build a three vessel system for someone here in the shop, we put these vessel labels on the front just as a nice extra touch of class. Until now, it hadn’t occurred to us that a lot of you would also appreciate the ability to DIY.  These labels are made from black 7-year outdoor rated vinyl so they can stand up to the heat and repeated washings.  You have a choice of either the bold or stylish fonts as seen in the picture. The letters are about 1.5″ high.”

These are $5 for the set.  Check Brew Hardware for current price and availability.

.VINYL VESSEL DECALS “WATER, MASH, BOIL”

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Custom Stainless Steel Tubing – choose diameter, lengths, bend angles, multiple bends

Customized stainless steel tubing created just for you to your specifications from Brew Hardware for your brew system, brew stand and more.

From Brew Hardware: “We get calls every day to create pieces of stainless tubing with certain dimensions and bends. Until now, everything had to be quoted case by case. We hope this configuration tool helps automate the process a bit. First, we have 304 welded tubing in sizes ranging from 1/4″ OD all the way up to 5/8″ OD and we have the ability make clean bends up to 180 degrees.”

Prices start out at just $3 and  vary based on the options you choose.  Check out Brew Hardware for options and explanations on how to enter your order.

CUSTOM STAINLESS TUBING WITH OPTIONAL BENDS

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Wort Hog Electric Brewery Controllers from High Gravity Homebrew + Gift Card Deal Backdoor Discount

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If you’re looking for an Electric Brewery Controller, Check out High Gravity Homebrew’s lineup.  Their line of custom made Wort Hog EBC Controllers are designed to control multi vessel RIMS and HERMS builds.  Prices start at $495 with lots of configuration options available.

Electric Brewery Controllers at High Gravity Homebrew at High Gravity Homebrew

Stacks With: To celebrate Father’s Day, High Gravity Fermentation Supply is discounting $100 gift cards to $90.  That’s a de facto discount site wide including lines that are not typically discounted.  That includes High Gravity’s own line of Electric Brewery Controllers.  Note: You CAN use multiple gift certificates at checkout.  “To use multiple discounts, separate them with a comma”.  The discount shows up at checkout.  Check High Gravity for current availability.  $100 gift certificate for $90

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Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

I reviewed a number of electric all-in-one brewing systems a little over a year ago. As a collective group, these systems offer a lot to the homebrewer. They provide the flexibility and control of brewing process of all-grain, and the equipment simplicity of brew-in-a-bag. The fact that they’re electric gives you the ability to brew inside and convenience of not having to chase propane tank fill-ups. The electric systems also have the ability to set a target temperature and control to it, giving you better control of your brew day. All of these combine to create a more streamlined and less stressful brew day.

Each system has its own strengths and they all span a wide price range. The units I tried last year ranged from $470 at the low end to $2,500 at the high end. When I saw the Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil coming in at $300, I was intrigued to see how this unit would work and if you really could go all-grain with an electric system at such an affordable price point.

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Ruby Street Brewing Systems Brew Stands – On Sale, Free Shipping + 5% Back

Adventures in Homebrewing carries an extensive lineup of Ruby Street Brewing Systems Stands and Accessories.  AIH’s selection includes the original Ruby Street Systems in various sizes along with the new Fusion Brewing Stands, The Ruby Street Side Kick, Digital Control Systems, Alpha, Mega, Accessories and lots more.  Both propane and natural systems are available.

As of this posting, several configurations are on sale with prices starting at around $1,000 (Side Kick Frame).  Most systems ship for free to continental US addresses and Adventures in Homebrewing offers the equivalent of 5% back through their rewards program.  You’ll get the equivalent of 5% back to use toward a future purchase.  Check AiH for full selection and pricing information.

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Buy a Grainfather w/Connect Controller – $200 off MAP + Free Hop Spider via William’s Brewing

The Grainfather with Connect Controller – via William’s Brewing

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The Grainfather is a 110 volt compact self contained RIMS mashing, boiling, and cooling system for mashing 5 gallon batches of beer. What is unique is that no special circuit, plug, or wiring is needed – this runs on any 110 volt 20 amp rated plug with a GFCI.  It features a 6 watt recirculating pump, for the mashing stage, and a separate counter flow wort chiller that you insert into the Grainfather when it is time to cool the 5 gallon batch after the electric powered boil. The boil is handled by a 1600 watt heating element.

For the initial mashing stage, you load the Grainfather with crushed grist (up to 18 pounds) per your recipe, set the thermostat to your desired mash temperature, add water, and let it go. Because it is a RIMS system, you can easily do multiple temperature rest mashing if desired – just adjust the temperature upwards with the thermostat whenever you want to go to another temperature rest. In addition the manual thermostat control, the Grainfather Connect Bluetooth control is also included.

After the mash cycle is done, you lift the grain basket partially so you can manually sparge by pouring water over the grain basket into the Grainfather below. You need to heat your own mash water, either by heating 5 gallons or so to boiling with the Grainfather before mashing and storing it in a stainless boiling pot, or heating when it is time to sparge with a separate brew pot on a stove. What we did was heat our sparge water in the Grainfather by getting it to boil in the Grainfather, then transferrring to a stainless boiling pot, and putting a lid on the pot. We then heated the pot briefly on a stove to raise it from 160° F. to the 168° F. needed for sparging,

After manual sparging, the grain basket is removed and you set the 1600 watt electric element to boil. It takes about 60-80 minutes to come to boil depending on ambient temperature. Hops are added manually during the boil per your recipe plan.

When the boil is over, you insert the included counter flow wort chiller to chill the wort which requires an external supply of cold water to run.  Our tests found this counter flow chiller extremely efficient, we chilled a 5 gallon batch of Double IPA to pitching temperature (about 78° F.) in 25 minutes, and only used 20 gallons of 70° F. water. It was so efficient that we just ran the end of the wort pipe from the counterflow directly into our fermenter.

After brewing, you run about 3 gallons of water (ideally saved from the chill) through the GrainFather again with a bit of PBW or other cleaner to clean the pump, lines, and counter flow chiller.

The Grainfather comes with a 1 year warranty.  We also offer a 60 day money back guarantee on everything we sell, even if you have used it (although this does not cover return shipping). It is 27″ tall with the recirculation tube attached, the cylinder body is 12″ in diameter, and 15″ in overall diameter when you consider the pump and thermostat.

A Grainfather app which allows you to upload recipes, and times your brew, is available free for Android and iOS. For iOS, go to iTunes and search for Grainfather, for Android, go to Google Play (the Android App has just been updated!). The included Connect Controller includes Bluetooth connectivity.

 

Note from HBF: I have a Grainfather (without connect controller) and I love it.  It’s my go-to brewing system.  I’ve have had or currently have multiple full scale and small scale systems and find myself coming back to the Grainfather again and again.

$200 Off MAP: As of this posting, the Grainfather is currently under a MAP agreement.  That means retailers must enforce a minimum advertised price.  This unit sells for $1000 and is typically not discounted.   As of this posting, it’s marked down $200 to $799.98.  This must be a special that Grainfather is authorizing as I’m seeing it at multiple retailers.

Free Hop Spider:  As of this posting, William’s Brewing is also throwing in a free hop spider.  Check the product page for current availability.

The Grainfather with Connect Controller

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Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil All Grain Brewing System – is now a “MAP” Item…. $52.50 Back & Hands on Review

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About, from AIH: “The Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil is a single vessel, electric brewing system that lets you mash up 16 lbs. of malt and boil up to 7.5 gallons with hardly any footprint. An internal sparging basket allows you to easily lift the grain out of your boiler, letting you mash and boil in just one vessel. The adjustable digital thermostat can display reading in either Fahrenheit or Celsius, and features an adjustable run timer, preset at 3.5 hours for safety. Not only does the Mash & Boil make brewing simple, it helps save you time as well. The delayed start timer lets you set your Mash & Boil to turn on and begin heating your sparge water up to 24 hours after setting the timer. No more watching water boil, simply come home to water ready to brew with!

The Mash & Boil is powered by 110 volts (1600 watts), easily plugging into any GFO home outlet and avoiding the need for any bulky brew stands, outdoor burners, or 220 volts plugs.”

Mash & Boil Features:

  • Double Wall Stainless Steel Construction
  • Digital Thermostat
  • Internal Sparging Basket
  • External 1/2″ Stainless Steel Valve
  • Mash up to 16 lbs. of malt
  • 7.5 gallon maximum capacity
  • 110 V / 1600 W
  • 5′ power cable
  • Dimensions: 14″ W x 28″ H (40″ H with Sparging Basket)

Want to know more?  Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery

MAP Item: It’s my understanding that the Mash & Boil is now a “MAP” item.  It has not been in the past, so this is a change.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.

Stacks With: For a limited time, AIH is giving bonus rewards points based on your purchase size.  Those can add up to an additional 750 points in rewards on top of the 5% or so you already get.  The great thing about this promo is that it works on “MAP” lines that are typically not discounted – Blichmann, SS Brewtech and more.  The Mash & Boil qualifies for the full 750 points.  That means you get a total of 1,050 points or about $52.50 back in the form of rewards toward a future AIH purchase.

Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil All Grain Brewing System

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Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Batch Sparge SpreadsheetBIAB Brew Day Spreadsheet | The Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB

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The Grainfather Connect

The Grain Father Connect

  • 304 grade stainless steel superior body, with 8 us gal (30 l) capacity
  • Expandable grain basket to suit grain bills up to 20Lb
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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The grain father is an all-inclusive fully electric 120V all grain brewing system. With digital temperature controls that are accurate to the degree, complex processes like step mashing have never been easier. The unit also features a built in mash re-circulation pump for high efficiency, and a convoluted counter flow Chiller for quick cooling. The steps to brewing with the grain father are intuitive and simple, even with its compact footprint. Mash inside the unit with continuous circulation, raise the grain bed for sparing, and after removal your mashtun is now your boil kettle! the connect control box allows for automation without removing the fun of brewing, be as involved as you want to be! more automation means you can multitask or simply relax while brewing and then be alerted when to return for your next step. Use the connect control box in conjunction with the connect app for the ultimate brewing experience.

 

The Grain Father Connect


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Grainfather with Connect Controller AND Free Graincoat Insulating Jacket – $699.98, $300 Off! + Free Shipping

Grainfather Connect All In One Brewing System with FREE GrainCoat w Bluetooth

From the offering description, check product page for current description, price and availability: “The Grainfather, is your all in one brewing system, to make beer from grain. The sleek look, user friendly, intuitive design, and innovative features, make this your perfect brewing companion for both experienced and beginner all grain brewers. It is made from high quality 304 grade stainless steel with a 30 L capacity, designed to make up to 23 L of beer from one brew.”

$200 Off MAP: As of this posting, the Grainfather is currently under a MAP agreement.  That means retailers must enforce a minimum advertised price.  This unit sells for $1000 and is typically not discounted.   As of this posting, it’s marked down $200 to $799.98.  This must be a special that Grainfather is authorizing as I’m seeing it at multiple retailers.

Free Graincoat: As of this posting, Lion Brewing Solutions, via eBay has this combo for $798.98.  The free Graincoat insulation jacket usually sells in the $40 to $50 range.  So, you’re getting $200 off typical map + a free insulating jacket.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Check offering pages for current price, availability and description.

Additional $100 Off!: eBay has a very short sale going on today only where they are taking 20% off most item with a minimum $50 purchase.  The maximum discount is $100 and the coupon code can only be used one time per account.  You can add multiple items to your eBay cart and use the coupon on the combined purchase.  This is a great chance to get a deal on MAP items at a discounted price.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Priced.  Retailers generally carry this merchandise at the same price and cannot discount it.  This type of a sale is a rare loophole that allows you to beat MAP pricing. That maxes out at $100 making this combo $699.98!  Or $300 off typical MAP pricing + a free graincoat.  use coupon code PICKDADSGIFT

Check out my post on this sale including application ideas – Flash Sale – 20% Off eBay! + Lots of Great Homebrew Deals!

Grainfather Connect All In One Brewing System with FREE GrainCoat w Bluetooth – remember promo code PICKDADSGIFT

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The Best Deal on a Grainfather with Connect Controller… Ever!

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Grainfather with Connect Controller Electric Brewing System.  I have a Grainfather and love it.  It has been my go-to brewing system lately.  My does not have the Connect Controller.

About the Grainfather

from Adventures in Homebrewing… “Experience a new age of brewing with the wireless connectivity of the GrainFather and GrainFather Connect Controller!  BRAND NEW Connect Controller for the GrainFather!

Connect Control Box brings future automation together with the classic fun of brewing to enhance your brew day. This high level of automation allows you to multitask (or just kick back) while brewing and have alerts inform you of when you’re needed again.”

Connect Control Box Features:

  • Control remotely with bluetooth connection to your mobile device
  • PID algorithm works in conjunction with a triac for more stable heating and so you can control power output
  • Programmable step mashing
  • Delayed Heating – wake up to waiting strike water and get brewing!
  • Easily switch between celsius and fahrenheit
  • Waterproof graphic display
  • Adaptable mounting system allows it to be used with any current GrainFather
  • Can be used with app or manually on the system

App Features:

  • GrainFather Grain Kit recipes provided in app
  • Import Beer XML files
  • Set your own boil temperature (for different altitudes)
  • Change between Celsius and Fahrenheit easily
  • GrainFather calculators provided in app
  • Check Out the Full Grainfather Connect Instructions HERE!

“The Grainfather is an all inclusive all grain brewing system. The system allows you to mash at high extract efficiency by utilizing a pump for easy recirculating of the wort through the mashing process. The grain bed is then easy raised out of the kettle to provide for sparging and draining of the grains. Your mash tun then becomes an electric boil kettle.

The mash temperature and boil are all controlled precisely with an electric heating element. The system comes with a digital temperature controller so you can adjust temperature of your mash with in a degree. This allows for step mashing.

The included pump allows for easy recirculating of your wort during the mash as well as allows for quick cooling at the end of the boil by allowing you to pump through the included counterflow chiller.

This whole 8 gallon system is extremely compact so it makes for easy indoor or outdoor brewing.”

 

$200 Off MAP: As of this posting, the Grainfather is currently under a MAP agreement.  That means retailers must enforce a minimum advertised price.  This unit sells for $1000 and is typically not discounted.   As of this posting, it’s marked down $200 to $799.98.  This must be a special that Grainfather is authorizing as I’m seeing it at multiple retailers.  That’s a great deal in and of itself and matches the deal we saw on this on Black Friday 2017.

Stacks With: For a limited time, AIH is giving bonus rewards points based on your purchase total.  The Grainfather qualifies for the maximum tier, 750 bonus points. 750 + 800 = 1,550.  That figures to about $77.50 back in rewards toward a future AIH purchase.

Free Shipping: AIH ships this for free to addresses in the contiguous US.

Grainfather with Connect Controller

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Note from HBF: I have a Grainfather (without connect controller) and I love it.  It’s my go-to brewing system.  I’ve have had or currently have multiple full scale and small scale systems and find myself coming back to the Grainfather again and again.

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