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Grainfather Connect Controller at Home Brew Supply

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The Grainfather Connect Controller is high tech upgrade to the control box of your Grainfather.

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

The Grainfather is an electric all grain brewing system.  from Home Brew Supply.. “The Grainfather is a a high quality all-in-one brewing system making all-grain brewing so easy and so slick that even beginning brewers in tiny little New York apartments will be able to make a quality ale in their own home. It features accurate built-in temperature control, a recirculation system, a telescopic design that allows for mashing/sparging/boiling all in one unit, a false bottom basket, a hop filter, and a quick and easy to use counter flow wort chiller where you’ll pump your chilled wort straight into your fermentor.”

Grainfather Systems and Accessories

 

More in Electric BrewingPicoBrew || Blichmann BrewEasy Systems – Includes Electric Models || Braumeister V2 || Grainfather All Grain Brewing System || William’s $300 Mash & Boil System

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New: Mash & Boil System from William’s Brewing… $299.99

New from William’s Brewing – Mash and Boil.

About… “Do you want to get into mashing but want something simple? The patent pending Brewer’s Edge® Mash & Boil makes it easy. No need for an outdoor burner, complicated brewing stand, or a 220 volt special circuit – it plugs into any 110 volt GFI household outlet. The Mash and Boil’s exclusive double wall stainless construction conserves heat to achieve a rolling boil with only 110 volts and 1600 watts, and its precise thermostat and internal sparging basket lets you mash and boil in the same vessel.

A typical brew day with the Mash & Boil begins with formulating your 5 gallon all grain recipe (up to 16 pounds of crushed grain can be mashed), and then heating your strike water to 162° F, the preset heat temperature. After 40 minutes or so, your strike water is 162° F, and you mix your crushed grain into the sparging basket already inside the Mash and Boil. The mash will cool to 152° or so, and then you set your thermostat to 150°, cover, and let mash for 1 hour. During this mash time you will need to separately heat 3 gallons of sparge water to 175° in a separate pot you provide. A thermometer hole is provided in the lid, in case you want to monitor the temperature of the top of the mash with any long probe analog or digital thermometer.

After one hour, lift the sparging bucket and lock on its included legs, and let the malt sugar drip into your Mash & Boil, which has now became a boiling pot. Turn the thermostat up to 218° F. and give it about 40 minutes to heat to a boil. During this time, ladle one gallon of hot sparge water at a time into the top of the sparging basket until you get to 5½ gallons. Now remove the grain basket, and when the boil begins, add your hops as per your recipe. Boil for 1 hour, and then cool with a suitable wort chiller (not included, our item E81 works well as does any immersion chiller that is up to 11″ in diameter). Or use the stainless valve with ½” hose barb to run the wort through your external chiller.

The Mash & Boil features an adjustable thermostat (switchable from Fahrenheit to Centigrade) with an adjustable run time preset at 3½ hours for safety. It also features a delayed start timer, so you can program the Mash and Boil to turn on up to 24 hours after setting. For example, load it with strike water, and have it set to be hot when you come home from work to save time. Intended for 5 gallon batches, maximum capacity is 7½ gallons. 28” tall closed, 40” tall with basket, 14” wide. A 5′ power cord is included.”

As of this posting, this is selling for just $299.99.  Check William’s Brewing for up to the minute price, description and availability.  Also, check out the product page for the full manual.

Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

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Ends Today: Grainfather Electric All Grain System…. $756.50, Save… $133.50

Thanks to HBF Reader Dustin for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

img_img_2817A picture of my Grainfather

For a limited time, Home Brew Supply is discounting most things, site wide by 10% or 15%.  Orders under 10% get 10% off when you use coupon UNDER10.  Orders over $125 get 15% off when you use promo code OVER15.

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page

This sale applies to the Grainfather and takes a whopping $133.50 off, making it $756.50. This is a great deal on an awesome system.  This also applies to Grainfather Upgrades and Accessories like the new Connect Control Box, Graincoat and more.

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

Grainfather System use promo code OVER15 || Grainfather Accessories

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Reader Tip: Refurbished PicoBrew Pico System on Woot

Thanks to HBF Readers Kent and Matt for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

PicoBrew Pico (from the folks behind the Zymatic brewing appliance) is a small batch (5L) electric system that brews using PicoPaks.  Commercial clone PicoPaks are available along with original beers designed by PicoBrew.  If you want to brew your own recipe, you order it from PicoBrew in the form of a PicoPak.

As of this posting, Woot has refurbished Pico’s on sale for $599.99.  Those are available today 2/6/17 only.  Check home.woot to see what’s available now.

AlsoNew Mash & Boil System from William’s Brewing… $299.99

 

PinnedFree Amarillo | Speidel Sale! | 110 lb Capacity Scale | $99.98 Stainless Pump

Recent Great Deals [more]:

Grainfather Electric All Grain System…. $756.50, Save… $133.50

Thanks to HBF Reader Dustin for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

img_img_2817A picture of my Grainfather

For a limited time, Home Brew Supply is discounting most things, site wide by 10% or 15%.  Orders under 10% get 10% off when you use coupon UNDER10.  Orders over $125 get 15% off when you use promo code OVER15.

Home Brew Supplies – Sale and Specials Page

This sale applies to the Grainfather and takes a whopping $133.50 off, making it $756.50. This is a great deal on an awesome system.  This also applies to Grainfather Upgrades and Accessories like the new Connect Control Box, Graincoat and more.

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

Grainfather System use promo code OVER15 || Grainfather Accessories

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds

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Reader Tip: GrainFather Connect Controller Pre-Order!

Thanks to HBF Reader Jesse for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

The Grainfather Connect Controller is high tech upgrade to the control box of your Grainfather.

from AIH… “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.”  [full description and features]

As of this posting, the Connect Control Box is available for pre-order

I’ve had a Grainfather for a while and… I love it.  It’s really made brew days a breeze.

The Grainfather is an electric all grain brewing system.  Mash temperature is precisely controlled with an electric heating element.  A pump recirculates throughout the mashing process ensuring even temperatures.  At the end of the mash, The Grainfather becomes your electric brew kettle.  The Grainfather includes a counterflow chiller.  8 Gallon system for indoor or outdoor brewing.

The Grainfather

Anova Immersion Circulator – Touch Screen Heat Stick

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator (Black)

The Anova Precision Cooker Immersion Circulator is a touch screen heat stick with an integrated recirculation pump.  Set your desired temperature on the touch screen.  The Anova heats as necessary and has a circulation pump to ensure that temperatures are uniform.  Adjustable clamp and Stainless Steel Skirt.

Possible brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

I have a different model from Anova, the Anova One.  Check out my First Looks Post on the Anova One.  Anova also has an article on their website about brewing with the Anova One.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Anova Culinary PCB-120US-K1 Bluetooth Precision Cooker, 800 Watts, Black

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