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Hands on Review: Anvil Foundry Brewing System!

anvil brewing foundry 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.


Anvil Brewing Equipment Foundry

There are a lot of all-in-one electric brew rigs on the market. The entry to all-grain for most was through a converted cooler 3-vessel system. It was the cheapest way to get into all-grain, and why so many of us came that way. Precision control and/or electric heating convenience came at a premium that you would upgrade to later. Well, those are now relegated to “old timer stories”. At the all-grain entry level price point, you can now get an all-in-one electric unit from Anvil for the price you’d pay for an Igloo cooler kit with a burner and pot. So now those getting into all-grain can start with the precision of digital temperature control, and the weather-proof convenience of an electric heat source.


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Comparing Anvil Foundry Versions

anvil brewing equipment foundry review

The Anvil Foundry comes in two sizes, a 10.5 gallon and a 6.5 gallon. They share most all of the same features, but the 10.5 is targeted at 4-5 gallon batches, and the 6.5 for 2.5 gallon batches. There’s also an accessory you can order for the 10.5 to insert in the mash basket and then go as low as 2 gallon batches. Both of these units come with the option to add on a recirculation kit, which provides a pump and some other hardware bits to allow you to recirculate wort during the mash. Every unit also has a simple switch you can change to run on 120V or 240V. However, the unit comes with a 3-prong 120V plug, so if you do opt for the 240V setting, you have to cut the plug off and attach the appropriate 240V plug type.

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Grainfather G30 with Connect Controller – Save 20%

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Grainfather with Connect Controller Electric Brewing System via Adventures in Homebrewing.  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 the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

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.


 

Black Friday 2.0 Sale!

20% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing! – use coupon code BF20 with a qualifying order of $100 or more

As of this posting, this works on Grainfather making it just $720. That’s a whopping $180 in savings.

Grainfather with Connect Controller – remember promo code BF20

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Grainfather G30 with Connect Controller… 20% Off + 15% Back!

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Grainfather with Connect Controller Electric Brewing System via Adventures in Homebrewing.  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 the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

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.


 

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  • The highest price qualified item will automatically receive the discount in the cart when the code is applied.
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AND… TRIPLE Rewards = 15% Back on Almost Everything!

Adventures in Homebrewing’s Rewards program typically offers about 5% back. Each qualifying item earns 1 point per dollar. 200 points gets you a $10 discount code.

For a limited time, they’re giving triple points back. That equates to about 15% back on most things including many sale items.

20% Off + Triple Rewards! <<< Important, go to this page to double check that double rewards points are still being offered. Rewards Program Complete Details

As of this posting, this works on Grainfather making it just $720. That’s a whopping $180 in savings. Triple points = 2,160 equates to about $108 back.

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

  • 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

Grainfather G30 with Connect Controller – Save 20%!

grainfather deal

Grainfather with Connect Controller Electric Brewing System via Adventures in Homebrewing.  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 the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

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.


 

Early Black Friday Sale!

That makes this great tool just $79.99 when you use coupon code EARLY20

As of this posting, this works on Grainfather making it just $720. That’s a whopping $180 in savings.

Grainfather with Connect Controller – remember promo code EARLY20

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The Grainfather Connect via Amazon

The Grain Father Connect

More Info

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

  • SIMPLE AND USER FRIENDLY: The Grainfather is electrically powered and designed to be used indoors; No need for burners or hot plates; just plug in and go; Heating from mash to boil takes as little as 20 minutes; Instructions included; Instructional videos available on manufacturer website
  • HIGHEST QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: The Grainfather is made from high quality 304 grade stainless steel with a 8 gallon capacity; designed to produce up to 6 gallons of beer from one brew
  • INTUITIVE DESIGN: Programmable step mashing; delayed heating; waterproof digital display in Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • INNOVATIVE FEATURES: Use the Connect Control Box in conjunction with the Connect App and Grainfather Brewing Community for the ultimate brewing experience; Bluetooth connectivity allows the Grainfather to be controlled remotely; Simply relax while brewing and then be alerted when to return to your next step
  • FANTASTIC SUPPORT: The Grainfather is fully supported around the world by a fantastic support team who love brewing just as much as you do; Our support team is here for any technical inquiries on brewing or how the Grainfather works; as well as general customer service inquiries; 24 month manufacturers warranty

 

The Grain Father Connect


Grainfather Cyber Monday Sale! Electric Systems, Conicals & More

Through today 11/28/22 only Adventures in Homebrewing is discounting a slew of Grainfather gear by up to 28% for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

Grainfather Sale!

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

Also, AIH’s Cyber Monday Sale…

This is one of the best % off sales I’ve ever seen for AIH

22% Off at Adventures in Homebrewing! – use coupon code CYBIER

TRIPLE Rewards = 15% Back on Almost Everything!

Adventures in Homebrewing’s Rewards program typically offers about 5% back. Each qualifying item earns 1 point per dollar. 200 points gets you a $10 discount code.

For a limited time, they’re giving triple points back. That equates to about 15% back on most things including many sale items.

Rewards Program Complete Details <<< Important, go to this page to double check that double rewards points are still being offered.

A Search to Help… The sale pages allows you to sort by best selling. That’s great because you can see what other people are buying the most of. The down side is that smaller items can sell a lot and make the results unhelpful. For example, when you buy 2 row, you may buy 20 lbs. That counts as 20 items and makes 2 row show up high in the list. To illustrate that, the current top selling thing is an ice pack for yeast. Lots of yeast gets sold and lots of ice packs.

This search eliminates items that cost less than $60 AND sorts by best selling. The results are much more helpful.

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

Delta Brewing Systems AIO All In One 10 Gallon! Electric Brewing System – $435.60 via Early Black Friday Sale

Delta Brewing’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is live. 10% off kettles, All in One Systems, Fermtank Fermenters when you use coupon code BFCM22. This is the actual sale available now. The problem we may run into with this sale is availability. Delta has struggled to keep some of their offerings in stock. Order now to get make sure and get what you want.

bulk grain deal+ Free Shipping Includes SACKS OF GRAIN... Delta Brewing is offering free shipping on orders of $65 or more to addresses in the contiguous US. What’s unique about their offer is that it does not exclude full sacks of grain as many free shipping offers do. This is a huge savings when you’re talking 50 or 55 lbs.

50 lb sack of Briess 2 Row

All Grain at Delta BrewingAll IngredientsEquipment

Helio Gazer: Delta also stocks (and has the new and popular Helio Gazer. At $9.99 it’s the best price around.

Hands on Review: Delta Brewing Systems Fermtank!

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Announcing: Stainless Steel False Bottom for Grainfather Connect G30

Grainfather False Bottom

Grainfather False Bottom

More Info

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

This type 304 stainless false bottom has been designed to perfectly fit the G30 Grainfather. Includes pictured lifting ring. 11 5/8″ overall diameter (290mm), and the 3 legs are 1 1/2″ high, or 35mm


 

Grainfather False Bottom

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Visit William’s Brewing – Web Only Clearance Sale

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