"geterbrewed":20l6bhkd wrote: The Grainfather manufacturers have now completed the Beta testing on their control box.
The Beta testers have provided some really good feedback and overall rating score has been 4.2/5 on their survey. Many commented on the bluetooth connection with a device that alerts at the various stages of brewing were a great feature and will make the brew day even easier. They all loved that it had a PID algorithm and a delayed heating feature.
All bugs have been identified and fixed and they are launching the new control box in November, as we are the number one supplier of Grainfathers we want to gauge support for the first orders and ensure we order enough, so who wants one? At this stage we are gauging interest to ensure we order enough to cover demand
The finalized fatures of the Grainfather Connect Control Box are;
*Complete control over the heater power using a modified PID algorithm
*A Bluetooth connection between your device and the new control box
*Delayed heating feature where you can program in a time you want your water to start heating
*Fits all Grainfathers currently in the market place
* The App is compatible with i0s and Android. Android software will need to be 4.3 or higher and hardware will need to be Bluetooth low energy(LE)/ Bluetooth Smart.
*Iphone/Ipad software will need to be i0s 8 or higher and the hardware will need to be iphone 4s or higher (will not be compatible with Windows operating systems)
*Recipes can be imported to the app (eg from Beersmith) and they are also developing a recipe creator for the Grainfather website which will sync with the app.
[b:2hggsp24]NEW Grainfather Control Boxes[/b:2hggsp24]
The new Grainfather control boxes should arrive with us tomorrow afternoon, we thank you for your patience and appreciate you'd like to get brewing with these this weekend so we will do our best to get all the pre orders out on time.
The Current Grainfather models on sale will for a limited time come with both control boxes ( old & new), this isn't an exclusive deal to any particular store as some say its simply imake clearing the old stock so you benefit from both controllers.
At our recent brewday last Saturday we had the Grainfather brewing in the brewery and this will be the case at our date in December and ongoing, if you want to see the system working this is a great way to get a hands on approach.
Now available to [b:3a0y4f3t]Preorder[/b:3a0y4f3t], be one of the 1st to receive
The Grainfather all in one brewing system revolutionised all grain brewing at home. The Grainfather Conical Fermenter takes this one step further by giving you state of the art temperature controlled fermentation, just like commercial breweries use.
Fermentation is arguably the most important part of producing a good quality beer. A good fermentation environment starts with a clean and sterile fermenter, has a consistent controlled temperature base and exposure to oxygen is minimised. The Grainfather Conical Fermenter provides you with a modular system for all of this and more.
Modular system, upgrades such as the Dual Valve Tap, Temperature Controller
Glycol Chiller (coming soon)
Superior temperature control
Double walled insulation
Integrated cooling sleeve
Easy access to the interior for hassle free cleaning