After doing BIAB for about two years I think that I want to step up, but don't necessarily want the hassle of having a 3V system. The Grainfather looks like a good step up for me as has the options to really play around with temp control and potentially cut down the time it takes for a brew day. I brewed last week (BIAB) and it took me approx 7 hours and 30 minutes from start to finish. Is the GF a step in the right direction for me, in your opinion?
Secondly, anyone know of any deals at the moment?
Thirdly, I want to be able to use my iPad or Kindle with the system, do I need to buy the additional controller to do this?
Fourthly, I have been offered the chance to buy a USED GF for about £400, friend of a friend of a friend, is it worth the risk or should I buy new?
Lastly, any 'essential' things I should also buy with it, or could I use it easily just out of the box?
Thanks all - read a fair few posts recently and the GF seems to be the model of choice for most with regards to affordability etc.