The Grainfather is the easy to use, all in one grain brewing system perfect for home use. This electric unit ensures your brew day is simple without removing any of the fun!
The Grainfather App turns this process from simple to a breeze and makes creating and recording recipes easy.
Calculate your additions and ingredients, time your brew, add your mashing/sparging and any other brewing steps and this app will alert you when you need to act. Having this means you can focus more on what’s actually going on in your Grainfather.
Build recipes, save them and rate them so you’ll never forget how you made that perfect brew and what you can do to make it even better next time.
Comes with pre programmed Grainfather recipes too to get you started.
Ratings and Reviews
Good but small tweaks to make great
First let me start by saying I waited almost 6 months to finally buy a grain father. Now that I have it I have put two brews through it and find that this app is helpful but needs more. Calculations and temps are great. Timer is great but if you are not in the app it does not go off. Please add this feature. I wish there was a pause button. Second batch I made a large grain bill and got a stuck sparge. I had to clean out the pump. Then had to start over with my own timer. Not a big issue but it would be great to have a pause. I also wish this app had a built in SG predictor. This would aid in allowing to see if I am doing everything right and keep tweaking my system. More beers on the horizon but for now this system and app work. Just want more to make it better than just a timer. Lastly I would love to have a second fermentation addition. Dry hopping, fruit and flavorings would be very helpful. Also an ability to email the designer directly in the app for suggestions and fixes. Please fix so I can update this app and continue to love the grainfather. Thank you
Made my first batch on my new Grainfather and this app made the whole process so easy and simple. It kept track of all the times when I needed to add the different ingredients. I did make one mistake. I saw that the end product was going to be 6 gallons and I only wanted five. I ended up boiling for another 45 minutes to get to 5.5 gallons but didn't realize that there will be waist with the amount of crud on the bottom of the tank. I should have left it at 6 gallons because that takes into account the waste from not emptying out every last drop with all the crud on the bottom.
Great companion to the Grainfather
Brewed my first batch along with this app the day after I got my Grainfather. I loved using both. Mash Volume calculations are awesome. Adding a recipe is pretty painless. That said, there were a few things I ran into that were annoying.
It will only let you save a recipe after all the data is filled out. That is a bit annoying. It would be nice if you could save it and it would be marked as draft until all the critical information is filled in.
I am unable to change the mash out temperature or time which is a little annoying. That would be a great addition!
One last annoyance. When I tried to use the sparge counter somehow I "finished" the stage. I was unable to go back. I couldn't tell you if it is a bug, or if I just have fat fingers because I wasn't able to get back to that step. You have the ability to restart the current stage but not to go back a stage. Perhaps that would be another good feature.
- IMAKE HOLDINGS LIMITED
- 23.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2015 iMake Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.