The Grainfather S40 allows youto make 40L of beer every time that you brew, giving you enough to fill 2 x 19L corny kegs. Packed full of features and made of 304 grade stainless steel, the S40 is an easy-to-use system that will ensure every brew day runs smoothly for any level of homebrewer. Use in conjunction with the Grainfather App for a semi-automated step-by-step guide throughout your brew.
- S40 body built out of high grade, 304 stainless steel
- Easily manage heating using the digital controller with backlit display
- Built-in pump and recirculation arm maximises mash efficiency through a recirculating infusion mash system (RIMS)
- Easily cool wort with the stainless steel immersion chiller
- We’re confident that our products will produce professional results, just like the craft breweries. That’s why every S40 comes with a 2-year warranty.
WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH THE GRAINFATHER S40;
- Built-in pump
- Grain basket
- Stainless steel lid
- Immersion chiller hoses & connection fittings
- Recirculation arm & wort sprayer
GRAINFATHER S40 SPECS:
- Size: 680 x 480mm
- Weight: 18kg
- Max preboil volume: 46L
- Batch volume: Maximum: 40L| Minimum: 10L
- Grain bill: Maximum: 10kg| Minimum: 5kg
- Power: 2300W, 230V
- Connectivity: Non
How is the S40 different from the G30 Grainfather brewing system?
The S40 has a larger 40L brewing capacity, than the 30L G30. it has a digital heat control unit on the body of the machine which doesn't use connectivity to your phone or tablet, although you can still log into the Grainfather App but not connect the App to your S40 directly. The recirculating system of the S40 runs through the basket and round the outside arm - there is no overflow tube in the middle of the basket as there is in the G30 - this is a benefit as it means you are less likely to get grain in the recirculating system and it's easier to mash in. The S40 has an immersion wort chiller as opposed to the G30 counterflow wort chiller, and the S40 does not fit the Alembic Still attachments so if you want to distil as well as brew beer using a Grainfather - the G30 is the way to go for this option. The S40 also has a stainless steel lid where the G30 is glass. Finally the S40 comes with a 2 year manufacturer warranty where the G30 has a 3 year manufacturer warranty. Brewstore will carry all the available spare parts for both systems.
What beer styles can I make using the Grainfather? Anything! Brewstore have a range of Small Batch Brewery recipes made from the freshest malted grains and hop additions along with the right yeast and detailed instructions to give you good results with your Grainfather. You can use any all grain or extract recipe in the Grainfather, and we are happy to help you put the ingredients together as we stock all the raw ingredients for making beer.
What do I use to clean the Grainfather? Use a good quality cleaner and steriliser such as Chemipro Oxi which is a non acidic environmentally friendly oxygen based cleaner throughout your Grainfather, especially when you run steriliser through the wort chiller, as this part of the Grainfather has soft metals which you do not want to use with acid based cleaners such as Star San or Citric acid. If after several uses the inside of your base unit gets scummy with hop and malt deposits we recommend steeping the inside with a mild solution of citric acid which will remove this deposit.
How do I sparge using the Grainfather? As your Grainfather has a recirculating pump which works during the mash to keep the temperature constant, this also makes for a more efficient mash and the top and bottom mesh screens facilitate an even distribution of sparge water. To heat your sparge water use a separate hot liquor tank with an 18L capacity such as the Grainfather Sparge Water Heater, Brupaks Electric boiler or a similar catering quality water heater with a dispensing tap. If you don't have one of these you can boil a kettle or pot of water and add cold water to achieve 70C water. Heat your sparge water during the mash and when complete, lift the internal seive to drain the wort and proceed to sparge. However you heat your sparge water use a jug or fit a sparge arm to the outlet of the water source to gently and consistently pour your sparge water over the top mesh plate to sparge (rinse) your grains.
Covid-19 update - there are no International deliveries, or Saturday specific deliveries or Postal Services just now. Only UK Mainland, UK Islands and Highlands and Ireland deliveries are able to be sent out. Click and Collect is available from our Edinburgh store for collection times please see below;
Our regular courier deliveries are dispatched and delivered to you Monday to Friday (not bank and public holidays.) Service to Mainland UK below;
|UK DELIVERY COURIER (mon-frid)||Spend up to £65||Spend more than £65|
|All UK Mainland inc. Highlands & Isle of Skye||£6.50||FREE|
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Just before checkout you have the option of courier delivery or Click and Collect from our Edinburgh Shop -Collection times- once you have been advised your orders is ready to collect, please come along between 10am and 4pm any Monday to Friday to collect your order.
For purchase of L30 (old S30) gas cannisters and 6.35kg CO2 or N20 floor standing gas cylinders - please buy online and collect during the Click and Collect slots - we cannot send these by courier. If you have an empty cylinder to return bring it as the same time as you collect a full one we will refund your card at the Click and collect desk on receipt of an empty cylinder.
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