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Old 18-07-2015, 10:04 PM   #1
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So I've been looking at these two sets up and was wondering what people's thoughts were and if anyone has used either of them?



Edit Chippy_Tea 7/12/16 - The reviews here starts with Grainfather vs Braumeister then brewster (post 30) + brewcrafter (post 85) + bulldog brewer (post 125) + Ace micro brewer (post142).
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I can't speak from any experience of using the two but I have looked at the videos of both in use. They both look as though they would do the job with out any real issue. The grainfather looks a lot more sturdy and better built. The pump looks a lot more solid on the Grainfather too.
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I don't have either and as far as i know no one here has a Braumeister, some members own a Grainfather or are saving for one.






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Grainfather vs Braumeister sounds like the title of a manga cartoon
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My apologies, I misread the opening post my comments are Grainfather versus Brewolution Brewester.
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I don't have either and as far as i know no one here has a Braumeister, some members own a Grainfather or are saving for one.

This guy's from NZ, right? Where are grainfathers made?
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Grainfather vs brewmeister?

There's only one way to settle it...FIGHT!!!!!!

Edit: apologies, I know nothing about either of them.
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So I've been looking at these two sets up and was wondering what people's thoughts were and if anyone has used either of them?
I've been making wort using a Braumeister (20L) for some time now. Personally, I think they are a little over priced. Having said that, they are fantastic. There's no serious competition out there, yet. So I don't see much in terms of price reductions, unfortunately. I came from extract then BIAB. The grainfather would have been very welcome had I not coughed up for a Braumeister. At the end of the day, we get what we pay for and make do with it.
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This guy's from NZ, right? Where are grainfathers made?

The Grainfather is designed and engineered in New Zealand (where the head office, Imake Ltd is). The parts have been sourced from Asia. The Grainfather is then assembled in locally in each market.
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The Grainfather is designed and engineered in New Zealand (where the head office, Imake Ltd is). The parts have been sourced from Asia. The Grainfather is then assembled in locally in each market.
Yes, pretty much like most things In the end, he couldn't deny the BM's superiority though, despite not mashing in properly. And he spent some time arguing the GF's future potential with modifications. I agree with the guy, but currently there's no comparison between the two systems. The GF is an interesting prototype worth developing. The BM is better IMHO. But as I wrote elsewhere on the thread, I would have considered a GF, but they weren't on the market when I coughed up. It'll be interesting to learn from user experiences now they're being sold by LHBSs...
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