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The Grainfather allows you to mash, sparge, boil and cool, all in the one system. Fully electric, and self contained.
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We are a New Zealand company which has created a fantastic piece of all grain brewing equipment which we are ready to launch in the USA, but we need your help! 

The Grainfather takes the best brewing practices from craft breweries and puts them into a simple to use, all in one system to ensure anyone can brew a professional craft beer at home, no matter their brewing experience. 

It is an all in one system which allows you to mash, sparge, boil and chill all grain brews in one single vessel. 

After a successful launch into Australia and New Zealand we desperately need help with funding to expand into the USA market. To bring this amazing product to the USA we have had to spend considerable money on the electrical certification for a 110v unit and have had to pre pay for all the goods. We now need funds to get the product into the US and raise public awareness that the product is available. 

Using kickstarter we plan to get the Grainfather to market in the coming months rather than the next year or two.

The funding will cover: 

  • Cost of warehousing and storage in US - To get the Grainfather accessible, we are facing costs in terms of initial warehousing setup, and sales costs of trips to the US throughout the initial year of launching. 
  • Cost of marketing - Funding will ensure we are able to let customers know about the Grainfather and are encouraged to purchase. 
  • Application development - We want to create an app to make brewing with the Grainfather even easier. This will guide the brewer through the steps of brewing, sending alerts for the different stages to the smart phone or tablet. 

With successful funding, we expect the Grainfather to be in the US in June. The application will be developed and launched around the same time. 

More about the Grainfather

The Grainfather, is your all in one brewing system to make beer from grain. The sleek look, user friendly design, and innovative features, make this your perfect brewing companion for both experienced and beginner all grain brewers.

This superior unit includes:

  • 304 grade stainless steel superior body
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Magnetic drive pump (5 watt, 1800 RPM)
  • Pump filter
  • Expandable grain basket to suit all sized grain bills. Fits up to 20lb of grain. 
  • Bottom mesh for grain basket
  • Built in electric element
  • Gauze filter to keep hops and stray grain in the boiler
  • Temperature and pump control
  • Recirculation pipe with insulated handle
  • Clips to attach Alembic Pot Still Setup for distilling
  • 8 US Gal capacity
  • 1600 watt element for USA
  • Counter flow wort chiller with copper inner coil

For queries about the voltage power and the boil, please see our FAQ and this video.

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Rewards

Please note: All rewards will be shipped from the USA. Any rewards shipped to Canada may be liable for further duty or GST costs when entering the Canadian boarder which may need to be paid by the backer before receiving.

Trucker Hat - $25
A Grainfather Trucker Hat to show your support for the Grainfather, and help spread the word about its arrival into the US!
Trucker Hat
Trucker Hat

Grainfather Anatomy T Shirt and Grainfather Trucker Hat - $60

A Grainfather T-shirt and Trucker hat to show your support for the Grainfather, and help spread the word about its arrival into the US!

Grainfather T Shirt and Trucker Cap
Grainfather T Shirt and Trucker Cap

Grainfather All in One Brewing System $799

Includes the Grainfather built with US power specifications, the Counter Flow Wort Chiller, and an Early Adopter T-shirt

Grainfather and Early Adopter T Shirt
Grainfather and Early Adopter T Shirt

Grainfather Complete Brewing Setup $999

This includes the Grainfather All in One Brewing System with US power specification, Counter Flow Wort Chiller, Stainless Steel Mash Paddle, Stainless Steel Fermenter, and Early Adopter T-shirt

Complete Brewery Set Up
Complete Brewery Set Up

Grainfather Complete Brewing Setup $1,099

Grainfather & Alembic Setup - First certified USA Grainfather with Counter Flow Wort Chiller, Alembic Pot Still Attachments and Grainfather Trucker Hat

Grainfather and Alembic Setup
Grainfather and Alembic Setup

 Grainfather & Alembic Setup with Stainless Steel Fermenter $1269

Grainfather with Counter Flow Wort Chiller, Alembic Pot Still Attachments, Stainless Steel Fermenter and Grainfather Trucker Hat

Grainfather and Alembic Setup with Stainless Steel Fermenter
Grainfather and Alembic Setup with Stainless Steel Fermenter

Grainfather & Alembic Complete Setup $1349

Grainfather & Alembic Setup with Stainless Steel Fermenter - First certified USA Grainfather with Counter Flow Wort Chiller, Alembic Pot Still Attachments, Stainless Steel Fermenter, Stainless Steel Mash Paddle, Grainfather T Shirt and Grainfather Trucker Hat

Grainfather & Alembic Complete Setup
Grainfather & Alembic Complete Setup

Risks and challenges

The Grainfather is fully developed and tested and for sale in New Zealand and Australia. We have full US electrical compliance and the product is ready to be made for US specifications. Any unforeseen manufacturing delays will be managed and clearly communicated to all backers.

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