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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.

For a short time, William’s Brewing is discounting the Grainfather with Connect Controller by $200 and… offering a free hop spider.  Stacks With: Free Pair of Nucleated Can Glasses

The Grainfather with Connect Controller

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Grainfather w/Connect Controller – save $200 + FREE Hop Spider & FREE Glassware

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.

For a short time, William’s Brewing is discounting the Grainfather with Connect Controller by $200 and… offering a free hop spider.  Stacks With: Free Pair of Nucleated Can Glasses

The Grainfather with Connect Controller

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Grainfather w/Connect Controller $798.98, Save $200 via Multiple Retailers + bonus options

 

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.

Grainfather with Connect Controller

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Grainfather with Connect Controller – $798.98

THE GRAINFATHER ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM - NEW CONNECT CONTROLLER

About, from Great Fermentations: “Now with the NEW GrainFather Connect Controller! Control the GrainFather with your iPhone or Android device!

The Grainfather is here! This all-in-one electric brewing system is compact and easy-to-use, allowing you to easily make five gallons of all-grain beer with minimal time and effort! Two years of research and development, with a design and engineering team working closely with the commercial beer industry, went into the production of the Grainfather, and now it is ready for the general public! This system allows you to easily mash, boil, sparge and chill for the perfect beer every time. Whether you are just starting out in all-grain brewing or a seasoned pro, the Grainfather offers an electric system with a small footprint that can be used indoors to brew and take time off your brew day. The perfect small all-grain system, brew your beer and save time today with the Grainfather!”

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PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Mash, sparge, boil and chill – all in one system!
  • The electric 120v Grainfather can safely be run indoors or outside.
  • Compact and easy to use!
  • Built in heating element is controllable with the control panel gives you precise hot-side temperature control!
  • Expandable grain basket allows you to dial in grist to water ratios for perfect mashing every time.
  • Included pump recirculates wort for maximum temperature stability and efficiency.
  • Easy to clean -parts are easily disassembled and cleaned, with the ability to recirculate cleaner through the unit.
  • Take time off your brew day!

CONTROL BOX FOR HEAT & POWER CONTROL

Use the Connect Control Box in conjunction with the Connect App (and the recipe creator coming soon) for the ultimate brewing experience. The control box has Bluetooth connection to your mobile device so it can be controlled remotely. This allows you to multitask or simply relax while brewing and then be alerted when to return to your next step.

  • PID algorithm works in conjunction with a triac for more stable heating and so you can control power output
  • Programmable step mashing
  • Delayed heating – fill your Grainfather with water the night before and wake up to your water at strike temperature ready for brewing straight away
  • Change between celsius and fahrenheit easily
  • Waterproof graphic display
  • Use in manual mode or with app

GRAINFATHER CONNECT APP FOR AUTOMATION

  • Grainfather Grain Kit recipes provided in the app
  • Ability to import recipes (Beer XML files) – NOTE: iOS9 and higher
  • Set your own boil temperature (for different altitudes)
  • Change between celsius and fahreheit easily
  • Grainfather calculators provided in app

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Construction: 304 Stainless Steel (SS Components)
  • Heating Power: 1600W
  • Capacity: 8 gallon (30L)

 

As of this posting, Great Fermentations has this marked down to $798.98.  If you missed out on Black Friday, here’s a second chance.  This is a $200 savings.  Check GF for current price and availability.

THE GRAINFATHER ALL-GRAIN BREWING SYSTEM – NEW CONNECT CONTROLLER

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1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop Burner – $39.99 + Free Shipping + Induction Heat Sources for Home Brewing via BYO

Gourmia GIC-100 Multifunction Portable 1800W Induction Cooker Cooktop Countertop Burner with SmartSense Auto Detection, Timer, Temperature and 8 Power Level Controls

Gourmia GIC-100 Multifunction Portable 1800W Induction Cooker Cooktop Countertop Burner with SmartSense Auto Detection, Timer, Temperature and 8 Power Level Controls

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  • Boil, simmer, deep-fry, stir-fry, saute, steam and sear, slow cook, barbecue, melt and grill, and much more
  • Enjoy ultra-precise cooking with eight power levels from 200-1800Watts and 8 temperature settings which range from 140 Degree-460 DegreeF with a temperature knob dial & a digital display
  • Set cooking times using the 180-minute timer with auto shut-off; Overheat sensor; in-line fuse. Energy-Efficient: Uses up to 90% less energy than a traditional gas or electric stove
  • Durable, easy to clean, spills won’t burn or stick to the cooktop surface, remains cool to the touch. so cleaning is a cinch
  • For use only with induction-ready cookware. In order to turn on properly unit must have a cooking vessel on top. If it shows E1 then there is there is no pot or pan on the unit

 

Possible homebrewing uses include: Boiling wort in your brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

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Gourmia GIC-100 Multifunction Portable 1800W Induction Cooker Cooktop Countertop Burner with SmartSense Auto Detection, Timer, Temperature and 8 Power Level Controls

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Brewie – Automated [5 Gallon] Electric Brewing System – Save $377 w/stacking sales

Brewie - Automated Brewing System

Brewie – Automated Brewing System – The Brewie is the world’s first fully automated all grain brewing machine. It can produce up to 5 gallons of wort without any supervision, your basic “set it and forget it” system. The process is simple, add the ingredients, start the recipe program and when you come back you’re ready to start fermentation!

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Beginner and advanced brewers alike will love the simplicity of crafting and executing their own recipes using ingredients of their choice. Brewers can take full control of each batch as Brewie lets you set every single parameter, mashing, sparging or hopping. For future brews, call up your personalized recipe from the digital display, add your ingredients, then go have a beer and relax!  No more standing over your kettle and waiting.

Control your Brewie from just about anywhere!  The Brewie allows you to monitor and control your brew day from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop and tracks the data from every batch you brew. Manage your batches and connect with other Brewie owners with Brewie’s Social Platform.

Also available are Brewie Pad recipe kits, an excellent choice for beginner brewers. Simply empty the ingredients into the specified locations, select the preloaded recipe from the digital display, then go have a beer and relax! Brewie Pad recipe kits use high quality and fresh ingredients making great tasting beer every time you brew.

If you have any trouble with your Brewie system make sure to keep the box. Brewie has service centers here in the US and are happy to repair your system for you!

Features:

  • Boiling, mashing, and hopping tanks are all stainless steel
  • Digital touch screen display to control all features
  • Monitor or control the progress of your brew day  from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • Built in weight sensors to ensure the exact amount of water is added
  • 4 individual hop tanks to allow for separate additions of hops during the boil, each with programmable times
  • The Brewie’s tubing allows you to sparge automatically or manually
  • The built in cooler chills the wort before fermentation (connection to a water source is required)
  • 3 self-clean programs (quick, full & sanitize) take the work out of cleanup
  • Flexibility to use house water through the provided supply line or external water

Specifications:

  • Power: 1800 W
  • Brewing Capacity: 2.64 – 5.28 gal (10 – 20 L)
  • Max Capacity: 7.13 gal (27 L)
  • Weight: 77 lbs (35 kg)
  • Dimensions: 29 in. x 13.3 in. x 18.4 in.

 

As of this posting, MoreBeer has the Brewie marked down to $2,184.05 on pre-sale.  That’s a savings of $114.95.  No coupon code is necessary.  Check product page for current price and availability.

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Brewie – Automated Brewing System AG700

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1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop Burner

DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner 8300ST

1,800 Watt Induction Cooktop Burner Model 8300ST

Features:

  • Duxtop Induction Cooktop uses 120 volts, 15 amps of electricity – standard in all homes; Lightweight and compact for easy handling and storage
  • Digital sensor touch control panel; Child Safety Lock system (press and hold the Safety Lock Key for 3 sec to activate)
  • Built-in count-down digital timer with 1 min increments up to 170 minutes; 10 temperature range from 140°F to 460°F; 10 power levels from 200-1800Watts; 6 ft cord
  • Compatible with Duxtop Whole-Clad premium cookware and other induction ready cookware such as cast aluminum enameled iron and steel, stainless steel with a magnetic bottom, or cast iron. The auto-pan detection will shut the unit automatically after 60 seconds if no cookware is detected; Equipped with diagnostic error message system, Low and high voltage warning system; ETL approved
  • Note: there may be high pitch sound while using the unit. High pitch noise is common for all induction cooktops when using stainless steel cookware. It is the percentage of iron in the metal that determines the noise level. Cookware made of 100% iron has the lowest buzzing noise. Stainless steel adds more chromium and nickel in it, the buzzing noise is louder.

Possible homebrewing uses include: Boiling wort in your brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

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DUXTOP 1800-Watt Portable Sensor Touch Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner 8300ST

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