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I had to quit home brewing as l found l was drinking way too much. Still grow my own Sterling and Kentish Goldings, l may venture back into the hobby. If l do l will use a Grainfather, never heard of such a thing before reading this excellent thread.
I have nothing but praise for the Grainfather system.If you decide to buy one I suggest Everwoodave brewshop.They stock the grainfather as well as replacement parts for it.The price is $1049 + GST and they offer flat rate shipping.You can pick one up for as low as $799 in the USA but with the exchange rate and duty + shipping it will end up costing you more.

The only system that is comparable to the grainfather is the Braumeister.It is essentially the same type of system which is a Recirculating Infusion Mash System.German made and the quality is superior and it is much easier to use but it requires 220 volt power and the price is $2400 in US currency.With the exchange etc call it $3500 canadian.

I wish the grainfather had been on the market when I got into the hobby of brewing as I would have bought one no questions asked.

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Old 02-18-2017, 12:07 PM
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https://youtu.be/kmYMEIXRf98

seriously considering this system from spike brewing.
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Anybody use one of these? https://www.beergrains.com/FastFerme...Fermenter-Kit/ Any good?
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Good advice Fromthehip, thank you.
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Anybody use one of these? https://www.beergrains.com/FastFerme...Fermenter-Kit/ Any good?
I ferment in corny kegs.Just cut 4 inches off of the liquid dip tube and use the gas post for blow off.They have built in handles so moving them is a snap and being metal construction makes for no breakage.

Pricier than a carboy/bucket yet far cheaper than a conical.

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https://youtu.be/kmYMEIXRf98

seriously considering this system from spike brewing.
Very nice system I will say though very expensive.All told with the exchange rate and shipping costs as well as duty it easily tops out north of 8 grand Canadian.And to run a system like that you must have a dedicated
brew room that has both plumbing and it wired for 220 volts.

I was subscribed to Paul Wickstead's Youtbue channel until he passed away.He hand built an exact copy of that system and also added on a dedicated "brewery" to his house in New Zealand.

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I have nothing but praise for the Grainfather system.If you decide to buy one I suggest Everwoodave brewshop.They stock the grainfather as well as replacement parts for it.The price is $1049 + GST and they offer flat rate shipping.You can pick one up for as low as $799 in the USA but with the exchange rate and duty + shipping it will end up costing you more.



The only system that is comparable to the grainfather is the Braumeister.It is essentially the same type of system which is a Recirculating Infusion Mash System.German made and the quality is superior and it is much easier to use but it requires 220 volt power and the price is $2400 in US currency.With the exchange etc call it $3500 canadian.



I wish the grainfather had been on the market when I got into the hobby of brewing as I would have bought one no questions asked.



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Do you have any pictures of your setup?
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Do you have any pictures of your setup?
Best thing is to search Grainfather on youtube and you can see it in action.

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"The Vineyard" Calgary has the Grainfather in stock.

http://www.thevineyard.ca/articles-a...?articleid=385
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