Last Activity:11-29-2015 11:06 PM
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Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-29-2015 at 01:53 PM
When brewing inside I find the easiest thing to do is just heat your sparge water in a pot on
the oven as that's on its own separate line anyway. Using a pot with a bottom drain valve would
be even ea...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-29-2015 at 01:24 PM
My first and only brew so far I just threw the pellets right in with no clogging issues at all.
I made a cream ale with flaked corn and rice. This recipe made for a pretty slow sparge because
of the g...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-24-2015 at 09:30 AM
The pump is replaceable along with everything else except the heating element. If the heating
element were to go out the boiler would need to be replaced as a whole. I got that information
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-23-2015 at 12:00 PM
I had my first brew last night. Everything was smooth sailing. Except one thing. I blew past my
gravity numbers by over 10 points! Crazy efficiency on this thing. I'm definitely going to have
to up my...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-21-2015 at 04:03 PM
I noticed the Grainfather app was about a half gallon off from the online calculator on the
sparge step. Mash volume was right on between the two.
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-21-2015 at 03:06 PM
Do you guys base your water calculations off the 6 gallon formula they show in the manual or
did you adjust down to a 5.5 gallon batch? Would hate to have a tad too much in the fermenter
and end up du...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-20-2015 at 11:10 PM
Going to try to get my first brew in this weekend. I'll keep that in mind.What are you brewing?
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-19-2015 at 02:35 PM
That boil is all you need. My stove doesn't boil any bigger than that with a small pot of
boiling eggs. I certainly didn't expect it to rival my propane system but I wouldn't want it
to. That could ge...
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-19-2015 at 12:54 PM
I ordered 11:00pm on the 10th and received it on the 17th.
Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 11-19-2015 at 12:52 PM
I'm quite happy. An all in one unit that boils like that on a 110v line is sweet. Both pump and
heater actually working on a single line. I can brew right in my kitchen next to the sink for