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

Deals on Grainfather are Rare! 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.

Three Deals for Father’s Day!

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Inkbird 1,000 Watt Sous Vide Cooker [Digital Recirculating Heat Stick] – $64.78 + free shipping, w/20% off coupon

Inkbird WIFI Sous Vide Cookers, 1000 Watts Stainless Steel Thermal Immersion Circulator with Recipe, Digital Interface, Precise Temperature and Timer for Kitchen, Food Slow Cooker

Inkbird WIFI Sous Vide Cookers, 1000 Watts Stainless Steel Thermal Immersion Circulator with Recipe, Digital Interface, Precise Temperature and Timer

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  • ★ 【Wifi Sous Vide Cooker】—Download Inkbird Smart app in your iphone or Android phone, this wifi immersion cooker will free you and cook everywhere, stay up-to-date on your cooking status without being in the kitchen. What’s more, a nice design is you can share the device with family or friends on App, no limit for multi people connect. And preset values will be saved when power off. The basic setting procedure also can finished on the sous cooker.
  • ★ 【Precision Temperature and Timer】—Temperature range and accuracy of this sous vide circulator are 77°F~210°F (25ºC~99ºC ) and 0.1℃(1°F ). The max timer range is 99 hours 59 minutes, start timer when the temp reach your settings, let your cooks get enough and accurate . Also readable LCD screen: (W)36mm*(L)42mm ,128*128 Dot Matrix LCD.
  • ★ 【Uniform and Fast Heat Circulation】—1000 watts let the water circulation heats water fast and make full meat tender and moist. Fits on any pot and suit for vegetables, meat, fruit, cheese, egg and so on, you can choose recipe both from APP on your phone and on wifi sous vide LCD screen.
  • ★ 【Easy to Use and No noise】 — No other equipment needed. Put the precision cooker to any pot with water and drop your desired food in a sealed bag or glass jar. Simply set temp and timer anywhere of wifi range to free yourself and make taste food with more nutrients and vitamins. Keep silence during cooking, no worry about the noise disturb.
  • ★ 【Protection and Temperature Alarm】—This thermal immersion circulator will stop working and alarm you when the water level is lower than the minimum. Also will alarm you when temp reaches target setting value. The stainless steel is easy to clean. While this unit is not waterproof. The water level can not over the max line.

 

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.  Note that homebrewing is, generally speaking, not the intended purpose of this device.  Contact the manufacturer with questions about suitability for your application.

I have a Sous Vide Cooker from Anova (completely different model and manufacturer).  Check out my First Looks Post on that.  Anova also has an article on their website about brewing with the Anova One.

6/17/21 5:30 PM Central: This is on sale for $80.98..  Click on “Save extra 20% when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $64.78 at checkout.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Inkbird WIFI Sous Vide Cookers, 1000 Watts Stainless Steel Thermal Immersion Circulator with Recipe, Digital Interface, Precise Temperature and Timer for Kitchen, Food Slow Cooker


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

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

grainfather g30 deal

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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🍺 DigiBoil Electric Kettles Back In Stock – Electric Brew Kettle, HLT or complete eBIAB System

digiboil

From MoreBeer:

35L/9.25G DigiBoil Electric Kettles Back In-Stock!

These amazingly priced electric kettles just hit both our west & east coast warehouses and our ready to ship! The Digiboil is the perfect kettle for an extract brewer who wants to move towards electric brewing. With it’s 9 gallon size and digital temperature control you can perform full boil batches no problem. The integrated stainless steel ball valve allows you to easily transfer your wort and save you from any heavy lifting.

The Digiboil also works great as an electric HLT or a complete eBIAB system! Use it to preheat your strike or sparge water to a precise temperature. Pair it with a pump and heat exchanger to use it for HERMS brewing with your current mash tun. Or slap on a still top lid and condenser for distilling! With so many ways to use the DigiBoil, and an affordable price tag to boot, it’s hard not to get excited about this ultra versatile electric kettle!

DigiBoil Electric Kettle – 35L/9.25G (110v) BE501

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

The Grainfather Connect G30

More Info

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.

RoboJacket – Neoprene Jacket for Robobrew, BrewZilla & DigiBoil – $14.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

RoboJacket - Neoprene Jacket for 35L Robobrew / Brewzilla / DigiBoil

RoboJacket – Neoprene Jacket for 35L Robobrew / Brewzilla / DigiBoil via MoreBeer

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Add some insulation to your Robobrew to get better boils! This jacket will fit all 35L Robobrews / Brewzillas / DigiBoils and help keep the heat in for quicker and more vigorous boils.

Features:

10% faster heat up time
50% less heat loss from boiler
Fits the 35L Robobrew/Brewzilla with pump and without pump (all generations)
Left cut out for the valve
Right cut out for the bottom handle
Made from thick neoprene, which is easy to wash after use


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $14.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

RoboJacket – Neoprene Jacket for 35L Robobrew / Brewzilla / DigiBoil AG476

Related: Also: Hands on Review: Robobrew All Grain Brewing System

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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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