Unlike standard heating elements/sources that directly heat the liquid, this heat source is designed to heat the environment in between the walls of the fermenter, which in turn heats the liquid. It is similar to controlling the temperature in a temperature controlled room. The fermenter acts as an artificial environment which can be heated, meaning the temperature is raised in an even and controlled manner which is much better for the yeast. Integrated Cooling Sleeve: In between the two stainless steel walls sits a cooling sleeve (also made of stainless steel). Temperature is dialed into the Temperature Controller and as the cooling liquid travels through this sleeve, it cools the stainless steel which in turn evenly cools the beer in the fermenter.
The cooling sleeve never comes into contact with the beer, it is completely concealed, built into the fermenter and never needs cleaning or sanitising - a true innovation for a fermenter of this scale. Easy Access to the Interior for Hassle Free Cleaning: The Grainfather Conical Fermenter has a smooth interior with no additions such as cooling coils or additional sampling valves meaning it is easy to clean and minimises the risk of infection.
Golden Angle Conical: The conical shape of the fermenter is typical for professional breweries. Our conical has been designed with the'Golden Angle' of 60º. This is the optimum angle for yeast and sediment to drop down to the bottom of the cone without getting stuck to the sides, allowing you to transfer from above the sediment line, resulting in clearer beer. The conical shape also allows for better mixing during fermentation due to the path of convention currents that it enables to occur. Dual Valve Tap: Make the yeast dumping, transferring and sampling process more professional with this innovative all in one valve.
Sampling and transferring is done through an inlet above the sediment line, allowing for clear, sediment free beer. Easily collect your yeast from below the sediment line with the same unique valve for recultivating and pitching. The innovative design of the valve allows for this dual functionality and less cleaning for you. Temperature Control: The Temperature Controller easily snaps on and replaces the standard Temperature Display via magnets and pogo pins. Allowing you to accurately dial in a temperature and even set a temperature schedule/profile (you can set up to 4 profiles each with 5 stages).
It can control the heating of the integrated heating element and the cooling (if you have upgrade to the Glycol Chiller). 5 cm (2) Tri Clamp. Powder Adapter and Wall Plug.2 m (6.5 ft) M12 3-Pin Power Cord. 304 Stainless Steel Body (polished inner and brushed outer). 30 L (8 US Gal) capacity volume markings on inner body up to 25 L (7 US Gal). 20 - 30W, 12V heating power.
3.8 cm (1.5) ferrule on lid (for pressure transfer attachments). 5 cm (2) ferrule on bottom of cone.
Dual Valve Tap with 110 mm (4.3) inlet. Diameter with handles: 360 mm. Height (without airlock): 910 mm.Height with bubbler airlock: 1090 mm. Dimensions of Carton: 368 mm W x 325 mm L x 905 mm.
(available as an add on). With this, your system is operating at the ultimate level and you are now able to cold crash and lager to as low as 4°C (39°F). The Glycol Chiller connects to the hidden stainless steel sleeve inside the double walled fermenter and runs glycol through it to chill the stainless steel and therefore your wort down to your dialled in temperature on your temperature controller. CONICAL FERMENTER & GLYCOL CHILLER FAQ.
Q: Can I do smaller batches than 30 L (8 US Gal) and still expect efficient heating/cooling? When heating the contents of the fermenter, this will work with any amount of liquid as it heats from the bottom. Anything below 19 L (5 US Gal) for cooling wont be as effective. How accurately does the wall mounted thermometer represent the temperature inside the fermenter? The thermometer accurately reads the temperature at the top of the cone.
This is also where the heating unit is located, so when heating the contents of the fermenter, the thermal circulation will keep the temperature fairly even. How does heating work in the fermenter? In the cavity of the fermenter between the outer body and cone sits a 30 Watt 12V heating element. Unlike standard heating element/sources that directly heat liquid, this is designed to heat the environment in between the walls of the fermenter, which in turn heats the liquid. This way, the beer is not heating at a single small point, it is evenly and calmly heated.Why does the temperature of the fermenter rise above my target temperature in the first few days of fermentation? When your ambient temperature is lower than your target temperature, youll want to use the heating unit to raise the temperature to meet your target. During the active stage of fermentation (exothermic reaction with the yeast), the temperature can rise by a few degrees. This is a common occurence and doesnt generally affect the beer but if you are worried you could try setting the target a few degrees lower.
Alternatively, for accurate temperature control throughout the whole fermentation process, you can hook the fermenter up to the Grainfather Glycol Chiller. What volume measurement markings are visible in the fermenter? The measurements are in both L and US Gal, 15 L up to 25 L and 4 US Gal up to 7 US Gal.What products can I use to clean my fermenter? Any fermenter sanitiser will be fine. The fermenter is all stainless steel so as long as it is rinsed properly there wont be any issues. My beer keeps getting infected - what can I do? Using stainless steel minimises the risk of infection but you must continue to use good sanitary practices throughout your brewing.
If using the dual valve tap make sure this is cleaned between brews too. Can I bottle directly from my fermenter?As with most fermenters if you do not have C02 to push the beer out you will need to lift the fermenter higher. Connect a tube to the sample valve which can be opened and closed. Then fill the bottle with this tube. In this instance it is likely you are not removing the yeast soon enough in the process. After primary fermentation is complete you should leave it no longer than 2 days before harvesting your yeast. Dumping your yeast regularly will also help with this.
Is there a risk of oxygen contamination after dumping the trub or dry hopping? Though there is always some risk of oxygen contamination associated with these stages, it is very minimal. When you disrupt the beer in this manner, some dissolved CO2 is likely to escape which will force the oxygen out of the fermenter and a small amount of oxygen can be absorbed by the yeast during active fermentation. Does the Grainfather Conical Fermenter have a racking arm?
The dual valve tap has an arm that extends above the yeast and hops to collect a clear sample. What is the coldest temperature the Grainfather Conical Fermenter can reach? What is the height from the bottom ferrule to the floor? When using the Dual Valve Tap, is there enough room to take a sample and dump the yeast?
Yes, to dump your yeast, you will need something similar to a 500 ml 16.9 fl oz. If you use something larger to collect your yeast in, you will need 19 mm (0.75) (internal diameter) tubing for collection. You can take a sample for a refractometer reading from the sample outlet but if you would like to take a sample big enough for a hydrometer reading, you will need a 10 mm (0.39) (internal diameter) tubing to attached to the sample outlet.
Can I use a blowoff tube with the Grainfather Conical Fermenter? If yes, how do I set this up?
You will need a fitting that can connect the blow off tube to the 38 mm (1.5 ferrule). Does the Grainfather Conical Fermenter come with the temperature controller as standard? No, the temperature controller is an optional extra. You can still heat the contents of your fermenter though.
Simply plug the fermenter in directly and allow the temperature to rise. The temperature will rise approx 1°C per hour. When your target temperature is reached, unplug the system. This temperature will be maintained for several hours. Can I add fruit/other adjuncts directly to my fermenter?
It is fine to add adjuncts to your beer in the fermenter. To make cleaning easier and avoid any risks of clogging valves it is best to add these adjuncts in a sanitised nylon hop bag. If you have followed the cleaning instructions this will not be due to the fermenter.Stainless steel does not impart metallic flavours. This is most likely an issue with your wort or yeast. In between the two stainless steel walls of the fermenter sits a cooling sleeve (also made of stainless steel). This cooling sleeve is welded onto the inner wall of the fermenter. The cooling sleeve has two holes on each side.
The lower one is where a coupler is connected; this is the entry for the cooling liquid. The upper hole is where the cooling liquid exits. As the cooling liquid travels through this sleeve, it cools the stainless steel which in turn cools the wort/beer in the fermenter. This cooling sleeve never comes into contact with the wort/beer and is never seen by the user. This means that it is not something that needs to be cleaned or sanitised.You will need the fermenter Cooling Connection Kit to connect the Conical Fermenter to the Glycol Chiller. This kit includes: - 2x couplers (self sealing hose connections) - 2x 2 m (6.6 ft) hoses - 2x hose clamps. Do I need to replace the glycol in the fermenter and chiller? We recommend to replace this after one year of continuous use to maintain proper cooling efficiency. The coupler section attached to the fermenter has an open end that allows you to tilt the fermenter to drain the glycol mixture out of the fermenter. To replace the glycol mixture in the chiller, take the glycol outlet hose (as described in the Glycol Chiller instructions) and place into an empty 5 L (1.3 US Gal) bucket. Run the chiller to pump out all the glycol mixture until the chiller stops pumping due to its low level cut off feature (you will be notified by the power button flashing). Add 3 L (0.5 US Gal) of clean filtered water to the chillers tank and pump out the last of the glycol mixture until the unit stops again.
There will be some water remaining in the chiller reservoir, so to accurately replace the glycol mixture add 2 L (0.5 US Gal) of food grade glycol to the chiller, then top up with clean filtered water until the level float indicator shows the unit has reached its optimal level (see Glycol Chiller instructions for details). Can I cool more than one fermenter at a time? You are able to connect up to four, 30 L (8 US Gal) fermenters to the Glycol Chiller.
When you have more than one fermenter connected you are able to keep the fermenters at different temperatures. Just set the desired fermenting temperature on the temperature controller to do this. It is important that the temperature of the glycol is set 8oC below the lowest temperature that you are fermenting at. For example, you have two fermenters connected. One is fermenting at 18°C (64.4°F) and the other one is cold crashing at 4°C (39.2°F).In order to achieve this, you need to make sure the glycol temperature is set to -4°C (23°F) to maintain the temperature of the coldest fermenter at 4°C (39.2°F). The item "PRO CONICAL GRAINFATHER fermenter temp controller Grain Mash Brewing System home" is in sale since Sunday, July 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining, Bar\Brewing, Distilling & Wine Making\Equipment". The seller is "mehow_magic" and is located in Granville, Sydney, NSW.
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