Grainfather 70L Price, Release Date & more

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  1. Nov 17, 2019 #41

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    I would love a BrewTools machine. They just look so good. If only I were wealthy.
     
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    Yes, I know exactly what you mean. Thankfully I still have one on loan. My wife has made her position clear on me buying one.... It would be a painful option by the sounds of it!
     
  3. Nov 17, 2019 #43

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    Yep. The rrp would significantly rise if I bought one and my wife found out the price.
     
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    Ye, I watched the videos and now really want one. I think the difference in price between the Brewtools and GF70 is not enough to put me off the Brewtools, it is an impressive looking piece of kit! Hopefully in a few months Ill have saved enough...
     
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    The only thing that bothers me with any plug in system is the fact that if will eventually stop working...it would be sooner rather than later if I got one.
    ATM I can't seem to break my big shiny pots.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2019 #46

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    I was aware of the price David, i was stating the how much, as an astonished price. Its a ridiculous price. I could build 3 systems that do the same at a fraction of the price, and it dont make better beer.
     
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    How much is the 70 litre Hopcat? $650 AUD here, about 350 GBP conversion.
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    I believe every part of the expensive ones are replaceable, the element in the cheaper ones are not.
     
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    Well that's not true actually, read the posts by Magical pancake, in the Brew Devil thread he just about replaced every part in his. Great brewer, just a tab heavy handed on his equipment.
     
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    Well it is in the case of the Braumeister I made the assumption the over £1000 ones would be the same, you have mentioned one would you care to look at all the others to back up your sweeping statement? .
     
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    Anyone either got or has experience of the Guten Nano 40 litre system. Seems good value at £252.
     
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    As I mentioned in my post, check out Magical pancakes posts in the Brew Devil thread on this forum.
     
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    That puts it in Brewtools league, and it just cannot compete with that top end build quality and interface. Just miles off...
     
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    You have mentioned one of the cheaper systems where it would seem you can change the element (i cannot find the thread) but this leaves all the other sub £1000 ones of which there are many where you cannot change the element therefore my original "I believe every part of the expensive ones are replaceable, the element in the cheaper ones are not" statement still stands.
     
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    I asked Angel home-brew if any of the brew devil all in ones had a replacement element and here is their reply -

    Apologies Dave for hijacking the thread.


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    Replacing the heating element in the Ace, Brew Devil. Hop Cat etc etc
     
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    So as I and Angel home brew said you cannot replace the element in the Brew Devil which is a cheap part you can replace in the Braumeister, you have to replace the whole kettle body of Brew Devil and i cannot find one online to see how expensive they are compared to the aforementioned element.
     
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    The kettle body and element are all one piece, and so as I stated you can change the element. The BM element is an exposed low density element so not cheap. As I said in another post there isn't much can go wrong with the elements in Brew Devil they have a double trip protection, in the later models. that's why it carries a 3 year manufacturers warranty.
     
  19. Nov 20, 2019 #59

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    The BM element is £60 the system costs £1300 so i guess that's about where i would have expected it to be priced, i haven't seen any reports of them failing so maybe its not an issue, i cannot find the Brewdevil replacement body (with element) anywhere so cannot compare the price of the part to the purchase price of the BD.
     
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    Yes, that is true of most all in one systems. Not the BM or Brewtools though. Naturally these are much more expensive at the start though.
     

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