All grain beer brewing is easier than you may think
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GrainFather and Anvil Foundry Compared – Watch before buying.


Warning this is a 30 minute video but it will be worth your time if you are considering buying an Anvil Foundry or a GrainFather system.

I’ve owned two GrainFathers and I currently use an Anvil Foundry so I will give my honest opinion and try to be as non-bias as humanly possible as I feel both systems are great in their own but each one does have either advantages or features the other one may not have at this time.

If you find this video help please consider using one of my links below to make your purchase as it helps with my costs for producing this channel. Thank You.

David Heath Homebrew Channel

GrainFather G30 (new series)
Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-One brewing system with recirculation pump kit
RoboBrew – Brewzilla v3.1.1

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The Perfect All in One Brewing System for All Grain Brewing


The Perfect All in One Brewing System for All Grain Brewing by Bitter Reality Brewing.

Nothing is perfect but if you had to design the perfect all in one brewing system for all grain brewing based on what you currently know, how would you design it? Please let me know in the comments.

Please let me know what features you would add or take away from your perfect system. I used 4 systems as comparisons to help people understand the features I am discussing by giving them examples of these features and how they exist today.

I truly believe all of these systems have a lot of great features but would love to see the majority of them in one system. If there are patents blocking one company from using a certain feature then maybe that feature needs to be reworked and either done differently or improved upon. There is always more than one way to do just about anything to some degree of course.

Equipment discussed in this video:
Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-One brewing system with recirculation pump kit
BrewZilla All Grain Brewing System with Pump 220v
The GrainFather Connect
Green Mountain Grills

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Stop, Wasting your time! Why you need a Jaded Brewing Scylla for your next brew!


All in One brewing systems like the Grainfather, Mash & Boil, Robobrew, DigiMash, Anvil Foundry and the list goes on… have all come a long ways and are only getting better each year but the chillers they come with are not even close to what Jaded Brewing’s Scylla can do for you.

If you don’t own a Jaded Brewing Scylla immersion chiller, you need to watch this video and my other Jaded Brewing Video  
My only mistake in buying a Jaded Brewing Scylla immersion chiller is not buying one sooner.

The Jaded Brewing Scylla immersion chiller is essentially 3 – 25′ copper immersion chillers in one. Equipment Discussed in this video:
Jaded Brewing Scylla
Superior Pump 91250 Utility Pump – 1/4 HP
Anvil Foundry 10.5 Gallon All-in-One brewing system with recirculation pump kit
GrainFather
RoboBrew – Brewzilla v3.1.1

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Citrus Rye IPA, Grain to Glass – Part 2 of 2

Extremely citrus forward Citrus Rye IPA without any citrus added to the brew, as all of the citrus came from the hops and yeasts used. I took an old Red Rye IPA recipe that I had brewed before and modified it using ingredients from beer kits I bought during the holidays. Just remember if you buy a beer kit you can always just use the parts to make your own recipes.

Imperial Citrus A38 (only yeast I planned on using) Sadly the fermentation staled so I added on the 6th day: Imperial Barbarian A04 yeast On the 7th day I added: Bootleg Biology – Funk Weapon #3 which within 24 hours fermentation started up again.

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Citrus Rye IPA, Grain to Glass – Part 1 of 2

Extremely citrus forward Citrus Rye IPA without any citrus added to the brew, as all of the citrus came from the hops and yeasts used. I took an old Red Rye IPA recipe that I had brewed before and modified it using ingredients from beer kits I bought during the holidays. Just remember if you buy a beer kit you can always just use the parts to make your own recipes.

Citrus Rye IPA - 7.4 ABV - 100 IBU - 13.2 SRM
5 Gallon batch (5.15 gallons to account for loss) - 19 Liters
6 lbs of Pale LME (2.72 Kilograms)
2 lbs Rye Malt (.91 Kilograms)
1 lb Cara-Pils (.45 Kilograms)
1 lb Carared (.45 Kilograms)
1 lb Wheat Malt, Pale (.45 Kilograms)
1/2 lb Victory Malt (.23 Kilograms)
4 oz Caraaroma (.11 Kilograms)
1 oz Chinook (12.4% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 90 mins
1 oz Centennial (8.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 90 mins
1 oz Chinook (12.4% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 15 mins
1 oz Centennial (8.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 15 mins
1 oz Chinook (12.4% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 5 mins
1 oz Centennial (8.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams) at 5 mins
10 minutes before cutting the heat:
Added 1 heaping tsp of Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Added 1 tsp of Amylase enzyme to help break down additional fermentable sugars

For 10 min whirlpool for the 5 hops listed below at 140F (60C):
1 oz Chinook (12.4% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Centennial (8.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Citra (12.8% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Cascade (5.7% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Calista (3.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams)

Mash 122 F for 30 min (50 C)
Mash 150 F for 30 min (65.5 C)
Mash out 168 F for 10 min (75.5 C) 

Dry Hop for 7 days the 5 hops listed below:
1 oz Chinook (12.4% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Centennial (8.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Citra (12.8% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Cascade (5.7% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
1 oz Calista (3.2% Alpha) (28.3 grams)
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