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All in One Grain Brewing System to Revolutionise Homebrewing

All in One Grain Brewing System to Revolutionise Homebrewing

Beervana 2014 is no doubt going to see it’s usual crowd of innovative Kiwi craft breweries and homebrewers, but this year it’ll be seeing much more than that! The Grainfather is the next big thing to take on the homebrewing (and distilling) market, and we’ll be launching it at Beervana (22-23 August) as well as using it at the ever popular Homebrew Masterclass! This breakthrough product, comparable to the famous German Braumeister, comes from Kiwi company Imake Ltd, and will produce perfect craft beer at home for only a fraction of the price of commercial equivalents.

The Grainfather
As the craft brewing craze continues to rise, Imake Ltd is rising to the challenge. Homebrew is no longer the one taste, only-bearable-because-it’s-cheap kind of drink. Imake’s homebrewing brand Mangrove Jack’s provides innovative beer kits and specialty brewing yeasts and hops, meaning homebrew is now delicious, flavoursome but still cheaper than the commercial stuff. And now, The Grainfather is here for the people who want to give it a go from scratch.

The Grainfather is an all in one brewing unit (also known as a mash tun) allowing the homebrewer to start with crushed grain, and mash, sparge and cool all in the one unit. It gives homebrewers the chance to really experiment, and gain control over their brewing ingredients and process. The options are limitless.

A product like this has been out of reach for the casual NZ and Australian homebrewer due to price and availability, until now. Some similar units retail for up to around $3000. The Grainfather will retail for around $1000 including the wort chiller. The arrival of The Grainfather in the southern hemisphere means this kind of craft brewing trend can only go upwards in the NZ and Australian home.

The features of The Grainfather will astound most homebrewers and impress those who are a bit more in-the-know with this type of mash tun!
• The sleek look, with the logo stamped in, means the unit will be a proud item in the home, made of high quality material such as 304 grade stainless steel, tempered glass, magnetic drive pump, copper cooling coil plus more, it’s amazing that the price is so low.
• 30L capacity, means it can product approximately 25L of craft beer at one time without taking up huge amounts of space in the home.
• The magnetic drive pump helps extract all sugars in the grain giving optimal brewing efficency.
• This breakthrough product has a unique expandable grain basket, meaning it can make both very high ABV beers (almost 10%) as well as lower ABV beers. This is different to all other all in one brewing systems on the market.
• The Counter Flow Wort Chiller is an impressive and efficient add-on - The Grainfather Counter Flow Wort Chiller runs wort through a counter flow copper coil, chilling one way while hot liquid goes the other. It chills 25L of brewing wort in under 20 minutes! It also runs the chilled wort from The Grainfather straight into a separate fermenter, without the need for pouring. Too easy!
• Another breakthrough feature, like no other before it, is that it can be changed into a pot still by fitting on our Still Spirits brand’s Alembic Pot Still setup for making your own whiskeys from grain.

Initial Release
Excitingly, this versatile and affordable product is not far away!

The Grainfather will be sold first in NZ only in late August/early September with a limited release. 100 are to be sold online and 100 have been presold to homebrew stores around the country for avid brewers to buy.

A small number will also be sold at Beervana along with other Mangrove Jack’s beer products. After the initial release The Grainfather will head to Australia, then the UK and expand more globally from there. Keen customers can express their interest for one by emailing through and we will notify them once released. First in, first served.

Beervana being held in Wellington, is the perfect place for The Grainfather to be released, as Imake’s roots are from a small hombrew store in Petone, where it all began 25 years ago.
The Grainfather will be used during the Beervana Homebrew Masterclass, where aspiring home brewers can learn brewing from the best and most innovative craft brewers. It will also be available to view at The Grainfather stand at all other times during Beervana.

Head to Beervana to check us out for yourself, for tickets (including tickets to the masterclass) see and register your interest for your very own unit of The Grainfather through See the discussion on our social media too.

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