GrainFather - Small Batch kit

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GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by aamcle » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 pm

Morning All.

Has anybody tried the small batch tube kit? How did it work out for you?

If I keep brewing at my current rate I'll have a glut of beer so I'm interested in the small batch kit so I can keep brewing and try more styles.


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Post by aamcle » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:13 pm

Corr over 13K members and nobody has used the small batch option, looks like it's a good seller.


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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by Manngold » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:27 pm

I would be interested in this, as it would go nicely with the catalyst conical fermenter.

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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by aamcle » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:42 pm

I did get a response on another forum, "just get it"

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Post by goldthirst » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:22 pm

I've got it but haven't needed it yet.

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Post by Brewdoug » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:41 am

Only had mine delivered yesterday so not had a chance to use it yet.
Got it for the same reasons, so I can try more styles and recipes without drinking myself to an early grave :D

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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by james1988 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:58 am

Has anybody found it cheaper than twenty quid? I keep meaning to order it but it's awfully expensive for what it is.

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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by goldthirst » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:37 pm

james1988 wrote:Has anybody found it cheaper than twenty quid? I keep meaning to order it but it's awfully expensive for what it is.

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Yes, I got it 5p cheaper than that plus a further 5% off.

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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by aamcle » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:27 pm

You could make one in copper but if you count time as well as materials £20 starts to look a lot better and I'll buy The thing that impresses me about the GM is the engineering/construction I can not even get near that standard so if I buy it will be "right".


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Post by Orwell » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:01 pm

I paid about £20 for mine, still to use it

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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by gr_baker » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:58 pm

I've got the small batch kit. I use it way more than the full sized kit. My usual batch size is 10 litres and it works well for this. I think that it wouldn't go much below that size unless you were making a strong beer with a lot of grain.

I bought mine with the Grainfather and for pretty much the same reasons that you're thinking. I wanted a selection of beer around the house rather than a large amount of one sort and it does exactly that.

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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by Orwell » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:50 am

What size grain bill are you using for your 10l batch

I used the large tube yesterday on a 3kg grain bill and the pipe would not go down far enough
I have the micro pipe which I may try

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Post by Dave S » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:43 pm

Orwell wrote:What size grain bill are you using for your 10l batch

I used the large tube yesterday on a 3kg grain bill and the pipe would not go down far enough
I have the micro pipe which I may try
Anything less than 4kg grain will require the small pipe (or more water). I'm using mine a lot lately on 27L brews at low(er) gravity.
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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by gr_baker » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:58 pm

A typical 10litre batch will have 1.8kg of grain for something around 4.5% abv. I suspect that this is around the lower end of the Grainfather's capacity even with the small pipework

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Re: GrainFather - Small Batch kit

Post by aamcle » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:15 am

it arrived yesterday, I've a Toast Ale 25l (www.toastale.com) next then I'm on to a run of small batches.


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