Grainfather Connect - Complete System
The Grainfather Connect, is your all inone brewing system, to make beer from grain. The sleek look, user friendly,intuitive design, and innovative features, make this your perfect brewingcompanion for both experienced and beginner all grain brewers. It is made from high quality 304 gradestainless steel with a 30 L capacity, designed to make up to 23 L of beer fromone brew.
The Grainfather is electrically poweredand designed to be used indoors. No need for burners, or hot plates, just plugin and go! It is fitted with a controlled heating element so that the correctpower can be used depending on what stage of the brewing process you are at. Agentler heat is used at certain stages for accurate temperature control and andto minimise the risk of scorching and after the mash it can also ramp up theheat quickly for when more vigorous heating is required.
- Control Box for Heat & Power Control
Use the Connect Control Box in conjunctionwith the Connect App and Grainfather Brewing Community for the ultimate brewingexperience. Create your recipes on the Grainfather Brewing Community and thensync these recipes with the Connect app. The control box has Bluetoothconnection to your mobile device so it can be controlled remotely. This allowsyou to multitask or simply relax while brewing and then be alerted when toreturn to your next step.
PID algorithm works in conjunction with atriac 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 upto 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
Grainfather Grain Kit recipes provided inthe 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
Create recipes on the Grainfather Brewing Community and then sync these withthe Connect App to brew
NOTE: Required Specifications for the Appare:
Hardware: iPhone 4S or higher
Software: iOS8 or higher. Must have Bluetooth 4.0 or higher
Hardware: Android 4.3 (API Level 18) or higher
Software: Must have Bluetooth Low Energy (LE)/Bluetooth Smart
A 6 Watt, 1,800 RPM magnetic powered pumphas been fitted to recirculate the wort through the grain bed for maximumbrewing efficiencies. This is also used during the cooling stage to pump hotwort through the wort chiller. The pump also makes the cleaning process quickand easy by pumping the cleaning detergent through all the pipe work. Themagnetic drive pump has been selected after rigorous testing of multiple pumpstyles to ensure it meets the tough demands required of continuous brewing. Thepump is concealed by a stainless pump cover, which is easy to pop open, givingyou direct access. A pump filter is fitted inside the Grainfather to preventhops and stray grain from entering the pump or pipework, keeping the wort clearwhile also preventing any blockages.
- Grain Basket
A stainless steel expandable grain basketallows you to brew with anything from 4.5 – 9 kg of grain. The fittedperforated plates and telescopic pipework allow you to easily adjust the sizeof 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, abasket lifting handle is then inserted into the grain basket to lift it up, outof the wort. A 45 degree turn then allows the grain basket’s feet to rest onthe specially designed support ring to allow the grain basket to drain whileyou can batch sparge over the top. A Sparge Water Heater can be purchasedadditionally to heat your water to the specific temperature required.
- Counter Flow Wort Chiller
A counter flow wort chiller has twoconnection points. One side is connected to the Grainfather, while the other isconnected to the cold tap water. The hot wort is then pumped through copperinner coil while the cold water is pumped through the outer in the oppositedirection, providing instant cooling and heat exchange. The cooled wort canthen be pumped directly into your clean, sterile fermenter. This reduces thechance of contamination as nothing is inserted in the wort, and it is onlypassing through the wort chiller one single time, going straight to the sterilefermenter where the yeast is added. 23 L of wort can be cooled in as littleas 20 minutes. The cooled wort temperature will be cooled to approximately 5degrees above whatever your tap water temperature is.
The Grainfather is fully supported aroundthe world by a fantastic support team who love brewing just as much as you do.The support team is here for any technical enquiries on brewing or how theGrainfather works, as well as general customer service enquiries. AllGrainfathers come with a 12 month warranty.
PLEASE NOTE: All Grainfathers contain ayellow packaging strip in the boiler. This should be discarded before you beginbrewing.
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