Grainfather with Bluetooth (120V)

Product Description

Buy from Asheville Brewers Supply and get your choice of free accessory- the Graincoat or Stainless Hop Spider! Simply write in the notes at checkout which you prefer! Also receive FREE SHIPPING!

Grainfather Information:

The Grainfather is your electric 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. We love ours!

NOTE: You'll still need a way to sparge. An old brew kettle will work, or you can opt for the Grainfather Sparge Water Heater unit.
Check out videos of the Grainfather in action!

This Grainfather 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
  • Temperature and pump control
  • Recirculation 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

*New* Connect Controller Details:

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.

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

Watch a video of the new controller!

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

Shipping Dimensions: 19.09in x 17.13in x 28.94in

Shipping Weight: 42lbs


***Eligible for FREE SHIPPING*** Note: We may drop ship, as product may not be in-store.

$ 998.99

The biggest mistake a brewer can make is to spend time and money making a quality beer wort or wine must but fail to take the time to clean and sanitize their equipment. All kinds of surprises await the brewer who uses unclean equipment- bacterial infections, wild yeast ferments, gushing bottles, a plethora of off-flavors and aromas... The first step to consistent and predictable results is employing sanitary procedures.

First, it's important to understand that cleaning and sanitizing are two separate procedures, neither one difficult. Cleaning is the act of removing physical particulate matter from something, such as your fermenter. If you have, for example, dried yeast stuck on the sides of your fermenter after doing a ferment, use an appropriate cleaner such as Oxygen Brewery Wash, PBW, or OneStep to help break up the particulates and scrub the surface with a non-abrasive scrubber, brush, or towel. Dish soap is not recommended as soap residue can produce off-flavors and aromas in your product.

Used bottles often benefit from a cleaning as there may be dried yeast sediment or other material in the bottom. The best way to reduce your time and energy cleaning is to clean as soon as possible; rinse bottles out well immediately after emptying them and don't let dirty fermenters sit for long without cleaning. Once particulates dry, they are much harder to remove from surfaces.

Once your equipment is clean, you must sanitize it before subjecting your beer, wine, or other beverage to it. Sanitizing is killing 99.99% of all microorganisms on a surface. To do this, use a food-grade sanitizer such as IoStar or StarSan; bleach is not recommended as it is not food grade, may be difficult to remove from plastics, and trace amounts can produce off-flavors and aromas. Merely mix sanitizers to the recommended concentrations and make sure that the sanitizing solution thoroughly contacts all surfaces of any equipment that will come in contact with your beer or wine. This includes fermenters, airlocks, siphoning equipment, bottles, etc.

Sanitizing procedures should be done just prior to use. Sanitizing a week, day, or even hours prior to using the equipment does no good as it may become recontaminated by airborne yeasts and bacterias in that time period. 

If this sounds complicated or like a lot of work, it really isn't. It is, however, absolutely necessary and should never be dismissed. Happy brewing!

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