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The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition - 7 gal BSG Hand Craft
The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition - 7 gal BSG Hand Craft

The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition - 7 gal

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    Estimated Arrival: Between Oct 04 and Oct 10. *ETA to the USA Only

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    Why Buy From Happy Hops Home Brewing

    Ferment like never before! The Grainfather Conical Fermenter gives the brewer professional fermentation control, just like the commercial breweries. 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 minimized.  The Grainfather Conical Fermenter provides you with a modular system for all of this and more!

    The Grainfather Conical Fermenter Pro Edition includes the basic unit plus the Dual Valve Tap and Temperature Controller. Allowing you to control the heating of your unit (and cooling with the Glycol Chiller available separately - availability TBD), dump yeast, take samples and transfer your wort via our innovative dual function valve design.

    Partner it with the Grainfather GC4 Glycol Chiller  and get full control over the heating and cooling of your unit.


    Double Walled: A stainless steel double walled skin is filled with a thick layer of polyurethane foam for insulation. This is what keeps the wort at a constant stable temperature with minimal influence from any external environmental temperature changes, providing insulation for your fermentation that a standard jacket cannot achieve.  
    Integrated Gentle Heating: In the cavity of the fermenter between the outer body and cone sits a 30 Watt, 12V heating element. 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). This cooling sleeve is welded onto the inner wall of the fermenter and can be hooked up to the additionally purchased Glycol Chiller. 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 sanitizing - 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 minimizes 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 convection 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).
    What's Included:
    • Conical Fermenter 
    • Fermenter Lid
    • Rubber Bung
    • Airlock
    • Cone Plug
    • Cone Plug Seal
    • 5 cm (2") Tri Clamp
    • Digital Temperature Display
    • Power Adapter and Wall Plug
    • 2 m (6.5 ft) M12 3-Pin Power Cord
    • Dual Valve Tap
    • Digital Temperature Controller
    • 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)
    • 30 W, 12 V 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 (14.25 inches)
    • Height (without airlock): 910 mm (36 inches)
    • Height with airlock: 1090 mm (43 inches)

     Availability:  This product is "Built to Order" 

    Shipping: This product will ship directly from the manufacturer. Delivery may take 1–4 weeks depending on the builder. 

       This product does not qualify for free shipping.  

    Shipping: This product will ship directly from the supplier. Delivery may take 1–4 weeks depending on the vendor. Most products are typically shipped in under a week.

    • Download Documents:

    → Conical Fermenter Upgrade Instructions

    → Conical Fermenter Pro Quick Start Guide

    → Click here for approximate heating times and temperatures.

    → Click here for Dual Valve Tap assembly instructions.

    → Click here to download our Lagering Guide.

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