A Grainfather With New Connect Controller

Grainfather

$ 1,040.00 $ 1,295.00
SKU: BC10197

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Enjoy all the accessibility of the Grainfather with this newest model, featuring an upgraded Control Box for heat & power control via Bluetooth.

Connect to your mobile device and control your brew remotely! Multitask or simply relax until the app alerts you to the 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
  • Waterproof graphic display
  • Use in manual mode or with app 

The Grainfather takes the best brewing practices from craft breweries and puts them into a simple to use, all in one system to ensure anyone can brew a professional craft beer at home, no matter their brewing experience. 

It is an all in one system which allows you to mash, sparge, boil and chill all grain brews in one single vessel. 

This All Grain Brewing System (120V) adds Automation without removing the fun of brewing, be as involved as you want to be! More automation means you can multitask or simply relax while brewing and then be alerted when to return for your next step.

The latest model with a connect control box allowing you to control the brewing system from an app on your phone

The GrainFather is an electric all grain brewing system. The GrainFather Connect is a bluetooth connected controller for the GrainFather that allows you to control the pump, temperature, etc during your brew day.

Package Contains:

  • The Grainfather (Complete with New Connect Controller)

New Connect Controller Details:

Use the Connect Control Box in conjunction with the Connect App for the ultimate brewing experience.

 For iOS, Click HERE

For Android, Click HERE


Connect Controller Instructions

Control Box Features:

  • Bluetooth connection to your mobile device so it can be controlled remotely 
  • 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
  • Lugs at rear which can be changed to suit any Grainfather currently on the market
  • Use in manual mode or with app

 
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

 Grainfather Information:

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

 

Into distilling? Simply change the top to the Alembic Pot Still Setup and you can distill from grain too. What more could you ask for? If you're looking for the stainless steel lid, it can be Found HERE.

This superior unit includes:

  • 304 grade stainless steel superior body
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Magnetic drive pump (6 watt, 1800 RPM)
  • Pump filter
  • Expandable grain basket to suit all sized grain bills
  • Bottom mesh for grain basket
  • Built in electric element
  • Gauze Filter to keep hops and stray grain in the boiler
  • Temperature and pump control
  • Re-circulation pipe with insulated handle
  • Clips to attach Alchemist Series Pot Still Setup for distilling
  • 8 US Gal capacity
  • 1600 Watt Element
  • Counter Flow Wort Chiller with copper inner coil
  • Re-circulation during mash yields amazing efficiency (high 90s)
  • Kid friendly, no open flames and outside doesn’t get blazing hot. Could easily put in top of counter and brew inside
  • All inclusive system. Don’t need mash tuns, pumps, separate boil kettle, or chiller. Comes with everything you need.
  • Set it and forget it mentality. You can easily set the mash temp and walk away. Also makes step infusions a breeze
  • Clean up is very easy. It’s very light and you can use a clean in place solution as well which saves you time.

Features



- Electric

The Grainfather is electrically powered and designed to be used indoors. No need for burners, or hot plates, just plug in and go! 



-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. 



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

 

Shipping Dimensions: 19.09in x 17.13in x 28.94in

Shipping Weight: 42lbs

FAQ.pdf

Instructions.pdf

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For Replacement Parts, Click HERE
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn the Grainfather into a micro-distillery by attaching the Alembic Condenser and Dome Top to the top.

Whiskeys are also made from grain and follow a similar process to brewing beer in the Grainfather. After fermenting the whiskey wort, attach the dome and condenser and you will be distilling full flavoured, rich tasting whiskey.

 

Questions & Answers

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  • How many gallons can you brew with this system? Also, what is the max grain capacity?

    Max capacity is 8 gallons, with 19.8 lbs of grain. Final batch size up to 6 gallons. 

  • What is the smallest batch size the grainfather can do?

    It doesn't really specify how small of a batch you can do but you do have to adjust some things for anything less than a 9lb. grain bill. I'm sure you could do a 1-2 gal batch if you really wanted to.

    Keep in mind you have a filter and a thermostat in the bottom of the grainfather. You would need enough to get over the top of those. Keep in mind it takes about 6 hours to brew a batch.

    You will need to ensure you are entering the correct figures in the formula for your water calculations or use our brewing calculators. We also have micro pipework available if you’re wanting to make volumes of 10 L (2.6 US Gal) or less.

  • Can I step mash in the grainfather?

    Yes, this is a simple process of changing the temperature at certain intervals during the mash. The steps generally start with a protein rest and end with a saccharification rest. This method is used to achieve different characteristics in a beer. Follow your recipe instructions for your mash schedule.

  • What is the maximum grain bill I can brew with?

    The maximum is 9 kg (20 lbs). With a grain bill this size the key is to add the grain very slowly while stirring to avoid dough balls forming. Because there is more grain it will also take a bit longer to gelatinise. You can try and add half of the grain, recirculate and then add the other half.   Do this by;   Pouring in half your grain, slowly stir and then attach your recirculation pipe. Do not add the top perforated plate at this stage, start to recirculate making sure that nothing goes through the overflow pipe. Recirculate until the grain level goes down. The grains will start to gelatinise. Once the level has gone down, add the other half of your grain bill – fit the top perforated plate and recirculation pipe and recirculate as normal.

  • How far can I be away from my Grainfather but still be connected?

    If you are more than 30 m (98 ft) away and your Grainfather is in the line of sight you will still be connected. Indoors it is approximately 10 m (33 ft), dependent on how many walls in the house etc. You don’t need to worry though, if you do happen to go out of range, the timer for your brew session will continue, just any changes you make while out of range will only update once back in range.

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