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Offline Silverbrew

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GrainFather
« on: May 16, 2017, 12:54:29 PM »
Hi all, if anyone has a Grainfather they are looking to sell, please could you let me know. Preferably one with the wort chiller.

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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 03:16:29 PM »
Further to this has anyone compared the Grainfather to the RoboBrew 35L with pump?


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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 04:34:09 PM »
Further to this has anyone compared the Grainfather to the RoboBrew 35L with pump?


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Many, many people have on the GF related forums.

Appears to come down to budget, quality, after market service, and possibly automation (can't recall whether RB is automated to the extent the GF is with a Bluetooth controller). They have different chillers, don't know if that's a consideration.

I think it's fair to say most consider the quality and after sales service of GF to be superior, but there's no hiding that the RB is far cheaper.

Everyone places different emphasis on each of the factors above and has different budgets. Both machines will likely do the job and make wort. I use to make wort in a $20 urn from trash and treasure.

I'm happy with my GF.

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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 06:52:49 AM »
Hi all, if anyone has a Grainfather they are looking to sell, please could you let me know. Preferably one with the wort chiller.

Cheers


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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:55:34 AM »
Day late, dollar short.
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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 08:49:59 AM »
Can't win em all hey?


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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 10:30:38 AM »
You're not kidding. I've been driving round town peering in factory yards and talking to people for tw weeks now looking for second hand pallet racking.

Everyone either doesn't want to sell it or sold it months ago and i ask them all for a lead if they know someone else who may have some.

Finally just going to meet the first guy so far who not only has some but wants to sell it. We'll see if it's priced to sell and if it's what i need.
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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 11:08:13 AM »
You're not kidding. I've been driving round town peering in factory yards and talking to people for tw weeks now looking for second hand pallet racking.

Everyone either doesn't want to sell it or sold it months ago and i ask them all for a lead if they know someone else who may have some.

Finally just going to meet the first guy so far who not only has some but wants to sell it. We'll see if it's priced to sell and if it's what i need.
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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 11:08:47 AM »
Oh dear hahaha


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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 11:49:26 AM »
You're not kidding. I've been driving round town peering in factory yards and talking to people for tw weeks now looking for second hand pallet racking.

Everyone either doesn't want to sell it or sold it months ago and i ask them all for a lead if they know someone else who may have some.

Finally just going to meet the first guy so far who not only has some but wants to sell it. We'll see if it's priced to sell and if it's what i need.

Pity you are so far away, I have some which is surplus to requirements

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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2017, 12:36:07 PM »
If i can get it for the right price id pay to ship. I would like to get 7x 3m x .8 uprights and 20 x 2.6 beams.
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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 01:07:37 PM »
i have 20 beams by 2.6 or 2.7 i think. i'll measure up and I'll get a photo to you. I bought 3 pallets of various style arms ages ago, grand plans and all.

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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 02:24:19 PM »
Do you have the uprights as well mate?

Bloke wanted new prices today.
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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 11:30:20 PM »
Anyone have experience brewing on Keg Kings RoboBrew?


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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 05:04:12 PM »
The Grainfather is currently cooking me dinner. Winning.

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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2017, 05:09:00 PM »
The Grainfather is currently cooking me dinner. Winning.

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I have heard of liquid lunches, but not dinner.

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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 05:20:28 PM »
I'm pretty sure you have Glenny Boi

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Re: GrainFather
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2017, 08:12:06 PM »
Anyone have experience brewing on Keg Kings RoboBrew?

Used to have their original model. Was like a glorified urn. Solid performance, although I did have a few scares with the electrics on the odd boil-over, so they could do a bit more in the way of water-proofing (worter-proofing??).

The new model looks better, but can't imagine it would have the same quality as the GF if the model I had is anything to go by. It was a little thin. And the brace to hold up the grain basket was a bitch to sort out if you were brewing by yourself.

All in all, if you were looking to get into AG, I would definitely recommend the RoboBrew. Can't beat the price, and the resale value is quite good when you inevitably outgrow its 20L batch size.