Pre-orders expected to ship early to mid July.Optimize your beer's flavor profile by utilizing the controlability of the new Grainfather Conical Fermenter - Pro Series. Complete with the Grainfather Digital Temperature Controller and Dual Valve Tap, the functionality of a commercial brewery is now at the homebrewer's fingertips. Its double-walled stainless steel construction provides rigidity and insulation, and with the integrated heating element, your wort will remain in the optimal fermentation range for any yeast strain.
Upgrade from those heavy, breakable, flat-bottomed glass carboys to the Grainfather Conical Fermenter for the ultimate control and flexibility. The innovative Dual Valve Tap makes yeast dumping and harvesting, transferring and sampling extremely simple. Sampling and transferring are done through a valve above the sediment line allowing for clearer beer, while the incorporated dump feature allows you to collect yeast from the bottom of the fermenter for discarding or reuse.
The Grainfather Conical Fermenter has been designed to give you the best in fermentation control.
Utilizing the “Golden Angle” of 60°, the optimum angle for dropping yeast to the bottom without clinging to the sides, this is the perfect fermenter for dumping or harvesting yeast for reuse. It's never been easier to control your fermentation temperature, minimize oxygen exposure, and clean up quickly.
Control the fermentation by simply setting your optimal temperature with the Digital Controller to customize the exact flavor profile of your yeast. You can even program up to 4 fermentation profiles, each with up to 5 temperature stages.
- 304 stainless steel double-walled fermenter.
- Integrated gentle heating: 30W, 12V heating element.
- Integrated cooling sleeve compatible with Cooling Pump Kit or the Grainfather Glycol Chiller (coming soon).
- Golden Angle Conical of 60° for yeast to drop down to the bottom
- 8 Gallon Capacity.
- Wide opening for easy, hassle-free cleaning.
- Stainless steel lid with integrated silicone seal and included rubber stopper and airlock.
- Cone Plug and Seal
- 6.5’ power cord
- Modular system to build up your brewery to your own specifications.
- Height - 36" (43" with Airlock)
- Diameter - 14.5" (with Handles)
Grainfather Conical Fermenter Digital Controller and Dual Valve Tap:
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I bought my Grainfather a while back and decided not to write a review until I had several batches under my belt with this particular unit. It's not unusual for me to have 2 or 3 batches of different beers going at the same time. I brew 5 gallons at a time and I must say that the Grainfather makes life so much easier. Because I only have one Grainfather I still use the glass carboys. At this time I have two carboys fermenting and the grain father. I'm a 62 year old guy and moving those carboys around isn't as easy as it used to be! The Grainfather works perfectly, it cleans up easily and I'd love to buy a few more! A total of three would suit me just fine! The only thing stopping me from buying two more is that funny little thing called money.
This is a great piece of equipment, especially if you can get it on sale. But buyer beware: while this has the capability to cool your wort, you have to buy an additional cooling packet to do that, AND you need a glycol or other cooling system to actually cool the wort. Still, this is a good buy. I have this as a supplement to my SS Brewtech unitank and glycol chiller. Both work well, but the GF system is significantly less expensive.
First impressions are that it is well made. After getting all the parts together like the cooling kit and digital controller noticed a glaring lack of any instructions for programming the controller or which hose goes to the small cooling pump outlet/ inlet. Attached the hoses per the online videos and was skeptical about the brass connectors with no taper or seals going into the walls of the cooling jacket on the unit. Leaked from both fittings onto the floor but I was doing a pre beer test run, but still not fun cleaning up water of my kitchen floor. Also the dual valve tap seal for the lower ball valve unit was already deformed and not in place / twisted/ deformed. It seems as though the small details are overlooked on this unit. Seals that are too flimsy for the sampling valve, not enough space to work between the legs , and iffy cooling connectors. Also water stays in the cooling jacket when cooling is disconnected letting the residual flow onto your floor. Seems like a check valve would have been nice. I bought the unit under no illusions and knew it had some drawbacks, but how much is too much?. Time will tell.