The Grainfather (All-in-1 Brewing System) Available with NEW Control Box

£750.00
GEBGF10355
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The Grainfather (All-in-1 Brewing System) Available with NEW Control Box

The Grainfather, is your all in one brewing system, to make beer from grain. The sleek look, user friendly, intuitive design, and innovative features, make this your perfect brewing companion for both experienced and beginner all grain brewers.

 It is made from high quality 304 grade stainless steel with a 30 L capacity, designed to make up to 23 L of beer from one brew.

Electric


The Grainfather is electrically powered and designed to be used indoors. No need for burners, or hot plates, just plug in and go! It is fitted with a dual element so that the correct power can be used depending on what stage of the brewing process you are at. A 500 watt element is used in certain stages to minimise risk of scorching and when a gentler heat is required. A second 2,000 watt element is used to ramp quickly up to boil after the mash and when more vigorous heating is required. The Grainfather cleverly switches between the two as necessary. Heating from mash to boil takes as little as 20 minutes.

Control Box for Heat & Power Control (optional extra)

Use the Connect Control Box in conjunction with the Connect App (and the recipe creator coming soon) for the ultimate brewing experience. The control box has Bluetooth connection to your mobile device so it can be controlled remotely. This allows you to multitask or simply relax while brewing and then be alerted when to return to your next step.

Features:

  • PID algorithm works in conjunction with a triac for more stable heating and so you can control power output
  • Programmable step mashing
  • Delayed heating - fill your Grainfather with water the night before and wake up to your water at strike temperature ready for brewing straight away
  • Change between celsius and fahrenheit easily
  • Waterproof graphic display
  • Use in manual mode or with app

Grainfather Connect App for Automation

Features

  • Grainfather Grain Kit recipes provided in the app
  • Ability to import recipes (Beer XML files) - NOTE: iOS9 and higher
  • Set your own boil temperature (for different altitudes)
  • Change between celsius and fahreheit easily
  • Grainfather calculators provided in app

NOTE: Required Specifications for the App are:

iPhone/iPad
Hardware: iPhone 4S or higher

Software: iOS8 or higher


Android - NOT AVAILABLE YET
Hardware: Android 4.3 (API Level 18) or higher
Software: Must have Bluetooth Low Energy (LE)/Bluetooth Smart

Pump

A 6 Watt, 1,800 RPM magnetic powered pump has been fitted to recirculate the wort through the grain bed for maximum brewing efficiencies. This is also used during the cooling stage to pump hot wort through the wort chiller. The pump also makes the cleaning process quick and easy by pumping the cleaning detergent through all the pipe work. The magnetic drive pump has been selected after rigorous testing of multiple pump styles to ensure it meets the tough demands required of continuous brewing. The pump is concealed by a stainless pump cover, which is easy to pop open, giving you direct access. A pump filter is fitted inside the Grainfather to prevent hops and stray grain from entering the pump or pipework, keeping the wort clear while also preventing any blockages.

Grain Basket


A stainless steel expandable grain basket allows you to brew with anything from 4.5 – 9 kg of grain. The fitted perforated plates and telescopic pipework allow you to easily adjust the size of the grain basket to suit the size of grain bill. Fit the Micro Pipework (sold separately) for grain bills below 4.5 kg. When ready for sparging, a basket lifting handle is then inserted into the grain basket to lift it up, out of the wort. A 45 degree turn then allows the grain basket’s feet to rest on the specially designed support ring to allow the grain basket to drain while you can batch sparge over the top. A Sparge Water Heater can be purchased additionally to heat your water to the specific temperature required.

Counter Flow Wort Chiller


A counter flow wort chiller has two connection points. One side is connected to the Grainfather, while the other is connected to the cold tap water. The hot wort is then pumped through copper inner coil while the cold water is pumped through the outer in the opposite direction, providing instant cooling and heat exchange. The cooled wort can then be pumped directly into your clean, sterile fermenter. This reduces the chance of contamination as nothing is inserted in the wort, and it is only passing through the wort chiller one single time, going straight to the sterile fermenter where the yeast is added.

 23 L of wort can be cooled in as little as 20 minutes. The cooled wort temperature will be cooled to approximately 5 degrees above whatever your tap water temperature is.

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 enquiries on brewing or how the Grainfather works, as well as general customer service enquiries.

All Grainfathers come with a 12 month warranty. Grainfathers purchased directly from the Grainfather website also come with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. This means, if you are not fully satisfied with the Grainfather you are welcome to return it within 30 days for a full refund.

PLEASE NOTE: All Grainfathers contain a yellow packaging strip in the boiler. This should be discarded before you begin brewing.

Wonderful piece of kit that has brought my standard of brewing on at an amazing rate. Worth every penny.
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Malt Substitution Guides

CRISP MALTS EBC IREKS MALTS EBC WEYERMANN MALTS EBC BEST MALTS EBC CASTLE MALTINGS EBC
German Pils Malt/ Europils 3 - 4 IREKS Pilsner Malt 3-4 Pilsner Malt 2.5-4 Heidelberger/Pilsner Malt 2-2.9 / 3 - 4.9 Pilsen 2.5-3.5
Pale Ale Malt 3 - 4 IREKS Pale Ale Malt 5-7 Pale Ale Malt 5.5 - 7.5 Pale Ale 5 - 7 Pale Ale 7 - 9
Vienna Malt 6 - 10 IREKS Vienna Malt 8 - 10 Vienna Malt 6 - 9 Wiener 8 - 10 Vienna 4 - 6
Light Munich 17 - 28 IREKS Munich Malt 18 - 22 Munich Malt 1/ Munich Malt 2 12 - 18 / 20 - 25 Muncher/Muncher Dunkel 11 - 20 / 21 - 35 Munich 15 / Munich 25 14 - 16 / 25
Dark Munich Malt 45 - 60 IREKS Mela Red Alder 40 - 50 NO MATCH NO MATCH Red X / Melanoidin Light 28 - 32 / 40 - 60 Melano 40 / Cara 50 50
Dark Munich Malt 45 - 60 IREKS Mela Beech 80 - 90 Melanoidin Malt 60 - 80 Melanoidin 60 - 80 Melanoidin 80 80
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Aroma Malt 260 - 300 NO MATCH NO MATCH Special X 300 - 400 Aroma / Special B 100 / 300
Chocolate Malt 900 - 1100 IREKS Chocolate Malt 800 - 1000 Carafa II 800 - 1000 Chocolate 800 - 1000 Chocolate 900
Black Malt 1250 - 1450 IREKS Black Malt 1300 - 1500 Carafa II 1300 - 1500 Rostmalz Extra 1300 - 150 Black 1500
Dextrin Malt 2.5 - 3.5 IREKS Crystal Maple 3 - 4 Carapils 2.5 - 6.5 Caramel Pils 3 - 7 NO MATCH NO MATCH
CaraGold Malt 13 - 17 IREKS Crystal Birch 10 - 15 NO MATCH NO MATCH Caramel Hell 20 - 40 Cara 20 20
Cara Malt 25 - 35 IREKS Crystal Oak 25 - 35 Carahell 20 - 30 Caramel Aroma 41 - 60 Amber 45
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Crystal Mahogany 55 - 65 Carared 60 - 80 Caramel Amber 61 - 80 Cara 50 / Biscuit 50 50 / 50
Crystal 100 110 - 130 IREKS Crystal Rosewood 110 - 130 Caramunch II 110 - 130 Caramel Munich II 110 - 130 Cara 120 120
Crystal 150 160 - 180 IREKS Cyrstal Teak 140 -160 Caramunch III 140 -160 Caramel Munich III 130 - 200 Castle Crystal 1500
Crystal 400 420 - 480 IREKS Cyrstal Ebony 380 - 420 Caraaroma 350 - 450 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Sour Malt 2 - 5 Acidulated Malt 3 - 6 Sauermalz 3 - 6 Acid 3 - 7
Peated Malt (Not an exact match) IREKS Smoked Malt 3 - 8 Beech Smoked 4 - 8 Rauchmalz 3 - 8 Peated (smoked) 3.5 - 5
Dextrin Malt 2.5 - 3.5 IREKS Spitz Malt 2 - 4 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
Wheat Malt 3 - 5 IREKS Wheat Malt Light 3 - 5 Pale Wheat Malt 3 - 5 Weizenmalz 3.5 - 6 Wheat Malt 3.5 - 5
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Wheat Malt Dark 14 - 18 Dark Wheat Malt 15 - 20 NO MATCH NO MATCH Munich Malt 14 - 16
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Wheat Malt Black 1600 - 1800 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
Organic Extra Pale Ale Malt 3 - 4.5 IREKS Organic Pilsner Malt 3 - 4 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Organic Munich Malt 18 - 22 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
Organic Crystal Malt 160 - 180 IREKS Organic Crystal Oak 25 - 35 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH
NO MATCH NO MATCH IREKS Organic Wheat Malt 3 - 5 NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH NO MATCH