Details:Latest updated UK version with the new control box and for a limited time a free grainfather sparge water heater. In stock for immediate despatch.
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 Alchemist Series Pot Still Setup and you can distil from grain too. What more could you ask for? (Please check local legal requirements for using the equipment for this purpose and obtain any required certificates).
The units are very well packaged and sent fully insured. In the unlikely event that the item is damaged in transit we will fix any issues straight away.
This superior unit includes:
304 grade stainless steel superior body, with 30L (8 US Gal) capacity
Expandable grain basket to suit grain bills up to 9kg
A robust magnetic drive pump (6 watt, 1800 RPM) and wort recirculation pipe with insulated handle, ensuring consistent tempratures throughout the mash and maximising efficiencies
Pump filter to keep hops and stray grain in the boiler, and your wort clear and bright
Counter Flow Wort Chiller with copper inner coil, cooling your wort to <20°c within 20mins
Toughened plastic control box and display screen, giving you total tempetature and pump control. Dial in the exact temperature for your mash, allowing both step mashing and single temperature mashing with very fast ramp up between steps
Dual heating element (2000 watt and 500 watt elements) allowing you to switch between heating quickly to a vigorous boil and maintaining a stable temperature
Tempered glass lid for maximum durability, heating efficiencies and visibility during your brewday
Top and bottom mesh screens for your grain basket, allowing even distribution of your sparge water and ensuring no grain enters the boiler
Clips to easily convert your Grainfather into a home distillery with the Alembic Pot Still Setup
1 year full product warranty
Brewing support direct from the manufacturers
For software calculations use the following
Add 2.7L water for every KG of grain.
There is a 3.5L dead space underneath the basket when it is in the boiler.
Use this calculation to work out the mash water amount :
(Grain weight x 2.7) +3.5 = mash water
3L per hour boil off (this is from a 28L pre boil volume. If you have a 20L pre boil volume this will be 3.5L per hour boil off. )
Average mash efficiency
85% (this is the average based on many trials and can vary depending on grains. Highest mash efficiency I have had is 88.7% and lowest is 79%)
2L lost to trub