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The GrainFather Connect - Bluetooth Connected All Grain Brewing System (120 v)
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The GrainFather is an all in one Brewing System with a hefty feature set and an economical price tag.  The GrainFather has a small footprint, but will brew five gallons of beer from all grain using household 120 v power.  Mashing takes place in the inner Stainless basket, and recirculates through the perforated plate (also SS!), resulting in great efficiency and clarity.  This unit also includes a counterflow chiller for cooling wort post boil.

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.

GrainFather Connect 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

App 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
  • Create recipes on the Grainfather Brewing Community and then sync these with the Connect App to brew
  • NOTE: The android app is currently in development, temporary version available)

App Requirements:

  • iPhone/iPad
    • Hardware: iPhone 4S or higher

    • Software: iOS8 or higher

. Must have Bluetooth 4.0 or higher
  • Android (currently in development, temporary version available)
    • Hardware: Android 4.3 (API Level 18) or higher
    • Software: Must have Bluetooth Low Energy (LE)/Bluetooth Smart

GrainFather Features:

  • 304 SS Construction
  • Tempered Glass Lid for mash insulation
  • Mag Drive Pump (6 Watt  1800 rpm)
  • SS Pump Filter
  • Expandable Grain Basket will fit a wide range of grain bills
  • SS Perforated filter for grain basket
  • 1600 Watt Heating Element
  • Temperature Controlled Elements for mash control
  • Insulated Recirculation Pipe
  • 8 US Gal Capacity
  • Includes cleaner
  • Includes CounterFlow Wort Chiller with copper inner coil
Item # AG605
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 25LBS
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Highly reviewed - the only negative reviews are user error mistakes that people are too proud to admit.
Ben M on Apr 24, 2018
Nice price and easy operation
Francisleo T on Mar 6, 2018
Highly reviewed - the only negative reviews are user error mistakes that people are too proud to admit.
Ben M on Apr 24, 2018
Internet reviews, forums, videos etc
Marshall S H on Mar 9, 2018
Nice price and easy operation
Francisleo T on Mar 6, 2018
Internet reviews, forums, videos etc
Marshall S H on Mar 9, 2018

3.3 / 5.0
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I've been homebrewing for about 10 years and wanted to make things a little easier. This system did just what it claims. Very well thought out and easy to use. There are a couple things I would incorporate or change to make it a little easier, but all around it's a much easier brew day.
August 31, 2018
1 month ago
Fun to brew with.
I bought the Grainfather a few months ago and have 4 brew on it so far. I had a really high opinion about it until tonight. We'll get to that later. I really enjoyed the first 3 brews. It was easy. Cleanup was easy. I could download the recipe to it and it would auto set up the times/steps. I couldn't have been happier. There are things that I would change but we can always mod something to fit it to our style.

Now for tonight. My pump died. It is doa. It failed me right at the end of the boil when I was getting ready to chill. It was a slow trickle then nothing. I back flushed and still nothing. When I was don't thying to figure out what to do to chill this down I took the pump apart to see if it was just clogged. No, its dead.

I emialed Morebeer tonight to see if there is anything that they can do for me. Crossing my fingers. I may have to do this brew all over again.

Other than that. I can't wait to get the pump back and get this back on the road.
May 5, 2018
9 months ago
Where’s the boil??
Impossible to get a rolling boil going, just a very few bubbles. Also, the valve clogs easily, and can stop recirculation, requiring disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly.
February 3, 2018
9 months ago