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The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System – 70L/18.4 Gallons – $1,699, Save $299! + Rundown of Grainfather Father’s Day Deals

The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System - 70L/18.4G (220V)

The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System – 70L/18.4G (220V) via MoreBeer

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Massive 18.5 gallon preboil capacity
Powerful 3,300 watt heating element
Color LCD controller magnetically mounted for easy removal and cleaning
Wireless control via the Grainfather Community App
Dual stage false bottom to prevent stuck sparges
Wort chiller included
These systems will ship free to anywhere in the contiguous United States.

From the creators of the original award-winning all grain brewing system, the Grainfather G70 represents the next level in brewing equipment. Grainfather stepped up their game to bring you a smarter brewing system with a larger 70L capacity, improved design, wireless control, app integration and the same Grainfather signature quality guarantee. Whether you’re a homebrewer looking to raise the stakes or a commercial brewery looking to bring authenticity back to your pilot batches, the G70 is your true brewing companion. It gives you everything you need in one compact package that can be used virtually anywhere.

Custom Two Stage False Bottom
The conical base allows a false bottom with an inner collar to sit in the recess of the base. Early testers used 600gs of hops and saw full flow through the pump. This is very effective.

Powerful, Concealed Heating Element
Bespoke 3.2 kWh concealed conical heating element. Make the most of the power available. The element covers around 80% of the base and is mounted using a thermal paste rather than braised. This moves the heat efficiently upwards, minimizing the loss of heat to areas where it’s not needed. As it’s spread in a wide area, hot spots and scorching are very unlikely. Also, most solids settle on the false bottom, so they won’t touch the elements. As it’s concealed, it makes cleaning easy too.

Integrated Sight Glass
Integrated sight glass for easy volume readings during sparging. Instead of trying to judge the level of your preboil, you can easily sparge until you reach preboil volume. It’s also easy to clean after every brew. The sight glass cap can be replaced with the sight glass cleaning barb to easily recirculate a cleaning solution.

Redesigned for Improved Lautering
New rolled edge, mash plates and hop filter for increased strength and easy set up. There’s no more silicone seals, as the plates now have a smooth finish, making them more robust, hard-wearing and easy to install. Compared to the G30, the G70 is wider but not that much taller. Comparatively, the draining is still quick from the basket and there’s less likelihood of stuck sparges as the draining surface area is bigger.

Side Entry Recirculation
Convenient side entry recirculation. Rather than up and over, the G70 has a built-in port on the side of the unit. If the pump is accidentally switched on, the wort will be safely directed back into the boiler.

Dual Stage Hop Filtration
Large dual-stage hop filter provides a large surface area to allow for a hopping rate of up to 1.5kg, which also reduces pump load and blockages.
Wort Chiller Included
Huge Wort Chiller comes standard. Despite the volume being more than double, cooling times remain around the same as the G30 thanks to a more powerful pump, efficient false bottom and bigger wort chiller to match the wider unit.

Other Features:

Bottom drain below the false bottom means minimal dead space.
High temperature, high flow rate, food-grade pump. With an 8L per minute flow rate, you can transfer your brew efficiently and safely.
Heavy duty handles on the outside of the G70 unit.
Automatic heat sensors and safety cut-out for dry boil protection.
Color LCD controller screen with magnetic mounting for easy viewing from all angles and manual control.
Glass lid with handle.
Ball valve for sampling/draining.
Lifting bar included with winch lifting hook.
Robust stainless steel body and excellent build quality.
Wireless control via the Grainfather Community App
Safety aspects including locked in support ring, heavy duty, no slip brackets on the grain basket and protection from knocking the ball valve open.
Specs:

18.5 gal (70 L) Max preboil capacity
Max Grain Capacity – 37.5 lbs
Min Grain Capacity – 17.6 lbs
3300 Watt
220-240 V
50/60 Hz
15 amp socket required

 

The Grainfather G70 All Grain Brewing System – 70L/18.4G (220V) AG606

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Three Deals on Grainfather G30 System For Father’s Day!

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Grainfather G30 System – Save $200 + Free Pliny the Elder Kit!

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From MoreBeer:

GrainFather G30 Connect $200 OFF & FREE Pliny Kit with purchase!!!

What is better than getting a GrainFather G30 Connect for $200 Off? Getting a Free Pliny The Elder Kit to brew on it as well!

Don’t miss out on the GrainFather G30 SALE! It’s only marked down until June 21st and we’re sweetening the deal by including a free PTE (Pliny The Elder) Kit for your first batch on the new system!

No need to add the beer recipe kit to your order, simply enter the corresponding coupon code below to your order and the FREE kit will be added automatically.

  • Milled Coupon Code: PTEMILLED
  • Unmilled Coupon Code: PTEUNMILLED

To purchase your GrainFather, click here


This is a Rare Deal… The Grainfather is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.

Brew Day Walk-Through… Brewing MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder Recipe Kit

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Get Pliny for FREE When You Buy a Discounted Grainfather G30 System

From MoreBeer:

GrainFather G30 Connect $200 OFF & FREE Pliny Kit with purchase!!!

What is better than getting a GrainFather G30 Connect for $200 Off? Getting a Free Pliny The Elder Kit to brew on it as well!

Don’t miss out on the GrainFather G30 SALE! It’s only marked down until June 21st and we’re sweetening the deal by including a free PTE (Pliny The Elder) Kit for your first batch on the new system!

No need to add the beer recipe kit to your order, simply enter the corresponding coupon code below to your order and the FREE kit will be added automatically.

  • Milled Coupon Code: PTEMILLED
  • Unmilled Coupon Code: PTEUNMILLED

To purchase your GrainFather, click here


This is a Rare Deal… The Grainfather is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.

Brew Day Walk-Through… Brewing MoreBeer’s Pliny the Elder Recipe Kit

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Rare Deal: The Grainfather Connect G30, Save $200! + Free Hop Spider & Distilling Lid

The Grainfather Connect G30

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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 mClick Above For the Grainfather Android Appanually 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.

Important Note: A signature is required upon delivery, so pick a shipping address where someone is available to sign during the week.

For YouTube video resources, click HERE

We highly recommend you read the excellent Grainfather instruction manual before ordering.

Keep in mind the instructions have a mistake – it takes at least an hour to come to a boil with the 110 volt heat element, not 20 minutes like the instructions say (the instructions are based on the 220 volt current of the New Zealand market, not the 110 volt current of the North American market).


 

  • The Grainfather is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.
  • This is discounted $199.99 as part of William’s Brewing Father’s Day Sale
  • For a short time, William’s Brewing is offering a free hop spider and free distilling lid.  No coupon necessary, just check the boxes on the product page.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

The Grainfather with Connect Controller – Save $199.99 + Free Hop Spider & Distilling Lid!

Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

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Hands on Review: Wort Hog Turnkey Electric e-BIAB System + Rare, Limited Time Deal

highgravitybrew.com wort hog review

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.


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

As of this posting, High Gravity Homebrew is giving bonus gift certificates based on how large of a gift certificate you purchase.

$45 gets you a $50 Gift Certificate
$90 gets you a $100 Gift Certificate
$900 gets you a $1000 Gift Certificate

Since you can use gift cards on anything, this amounts to a back-door sitewide discount.

Free Gift Certificate Bonus at High Gravity Fermentation Supplies


Wort Hog 120V eBIAB System

When it comes to electric Brew In A Bag (eBIAB) systems, there are several choices out there. I’ve tried both 240 Volt and 120 Volt systems. While I love the speed of heating water/wort on the 240V systems, I don’t love the constraints/expense of wiring a 240V plug in a convenient place. The 1500 Watt and 1600 Watt eBIAB units out there are good, but they do lack when it comes to speed of heating strike water or getting a really vigorous boil. The Wort Hog 120V system slides into this niche with the convenience of a 120V system, but using a 2250W Blichmann heating element to give a notable boost.


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System Overview

The Wort Hog Turn Key System via High Gravity Fermentations Supplies uses a Bayou Classic 11-gallon kettle. I’d never seen a Bayou Classic kettle in person before, and I’ll admit I had a pre-conceived opinion of them. I thought of them as “cheap turkey fryers” based on their low price and marketing, but I found my baseless opinion was completely off. This 11-gallon kettle has a super shiny, polished exterior, but most importantly it was made of a very robust thick gauge stainless steel. With high quality, clean welds, this baby is certainly going to live up to wear and tear for a long time, and cleaned up very easily.

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Rare Deal: The Grainfather Connect G30 – Free Hop Spider & Distilling Lid

The Grainfather Connect G30

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

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 mClick Above For the Grainfather Android Appanually 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.

Important Note: A signature is required upon delivery, so pick a shipping address where someone is available to sign during the week.

For YouTube video resources, click HERE

We highly recommend you read the excellent Grainfather instruction manual before ordering.

Keep in mind the instructions have a mistake – it takes at least an hour to come to a boil with the 110 volt heat element, not 20 minutes like the instructions say (the instructions are based on the 220 volt current of the New Zealand market, not the 110 volt current of the North American market).


 

  • The Grainfather is a MAP item.  MAP = Minimum Advertised Price.  It’s an agreement between sellers and manufacturer’s not to sell an item below a certain price.  This generally sells for about the same price no matter where you purchase it from and rarely discounted.
  • For a short time, William’s Brewing is offering a free hop spider and free distilling lid.  No coupon necessary, just check the boxes on the product page.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

The Grainfather with Connect Controller – Free Hop Spider & Distilling Lid!

Note from HBF: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain a license to distill alcohol

Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

More: Recent William’s Brewing Finds

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

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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Mash & Boil Replacement Lid… $7.99 + Hands on Review

Mash & Boil Replacement Lid

Mash & Boil Replacement Lid

Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil

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Klarstein Maischfest 25 L Stainless Steel Electric Brew System

Klarstein Maischfest, Beer Brewing Device, Mash Tun, 5-Piece Set, 1000 and 1600 Watts Power, LCD Display and Touch Control Panel, Temperature, Stainless Steel, 25 Liter / 6.6 Gallon

Klarstein Maischfest, Beer Brewing Device, Mash Tun, 5-Piece Set, 1000 and 1600 Watts Power, LCD Display and Touch Control Panel, Temperature, Stainless Steel, 25 Liter / 6.6 Gallon

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  • VERSATILE: Whether you prefer light or dark, top or bottom fermented, wheat or pilsner, with the Klarstein Maischfest brewing kettle you can brew it how you want. Beginners as well as home brewmasters can serve refreshing and delicious beer!
  • COMFORTABLE: Whether you are a beginner or experienced hobby brewer, the mash kettle provides a simple, 5-piece complete package for brewing. Up to 25 litres of brewing contents can be boiled in the large double-walled stainless steel kettle.
  • INTUITIVE OPERATION: A clearly arranged touch panel with LCD display makes it possible to set the temperature, cooking time and power on the device manually. The device’s LCD display always shows the exact current temperature inside the boiler.
  • ACCESSORY SET: The range of accessories of the Klarstein Maischfest helps the process in several ways, and is very practical: the filter insert and the drip ring make it very easy to remove the spent grains from the wort without any loss of beer.
  • HIGH QUALITY: With the drain tap, the transfer to the fermentation tank is made easy. All parts are made of taste-neutral 304 stainless steel. As a result, no metal flavours get into the beer, and after use, the parts can be easily cleaned.

 

Klarstein Maischfest, Beer Brewing Device, Mash Tun, 5-Piece Set, 1000 and 1600 Watts Power, LCD Display and Touch Control Panel, Temperature, Stainless Steel, 25 Liter / 6.6 Gallonnote that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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