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The GrainFather All in One Brewing System

The GrainFather All in One Brewing System

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21000.00 g
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CA$999.99 (Save 14%)



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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 easily 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 the 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. Another added feature is the brewing system can also double as a reflux or pot still. All you need to do is attach the appropriate reflux or pot still top which is available on a special order basis.
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Only brewed 3 batches so far with it, but it works well, is compact, and easy to use. 4 stars not because of any glaring faults, just a few things that I noticed in the 3 brews I've done with it that stand out as perhaps needing improvement.

The good - it has a surprisingly good boil with a Graincoat on. Was worried about how much hopping I could do without modification, but I used about 200 grams of pellet hops in an IPA and the pump managed to run and drain the wort, albeit pretty slowly. Overshoots temps a little during mash, even on the mash recirculation setting, but I suppose that's expected.

Some issues (note that they're not major, I still think it's 4 stars):
* No handles on the lid. This makes it awkward to move once hot, especially as steam may be coming out the hole.
* No handles on the body of the device. This may be a choice for safety reasons, to prevent people trying to move multiple gallons of hot wort, but it is a little annoying.
* Sparge water needs to either be heated separately (on a stove, for example) or heated using the unit and then set aside, perhaps insulated; this is a bit of a problem. That or sparge with room temp water, but then the heating from sparge to boil is even longer.
When I did a step mash with the basket in I got some scorching; there is not really enough circulation to crank heat. I was trying to raise it from a ferulic acid rest to an alpha sacch rest, so it's a lot of heating. If I were to do it again, I'd probably lift the basket while heating.

Overall I'm very happy with it, looking forward to my brew days ;)

Richard McAteer

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