In the world of all grain brewing there are many ways to set up your home brewery. Each one offers its own benefits and disadvantages, and for brewers making the leap from partial mash or extract to all grain it can be overwhelming.
We've compared four common all grain setups - The Grainfather, RoboBrew, Brew In A Bag and a traditional setup to make it easier to make the leap to all grain brewing and find the setup that works best for you.
Grainfather revolutionized all grain brewing for homebrewers. Its intuitive design and innovative features makes it perfect for beginner and experienced all grain brewers. The Grainfather Connect uses a Triac heating system for maintaining even temperature, and includes a counterflow chiller which is considerably faster than immersion chillers.
The third generation RoboBrew is an all-in-one solution perfect for those upgrading from extract brewing. At an affordable price point, this electric brewery features built in elements for heating and boiling, a pump for recirculation, and an onboard water resistant control panel for setting and monitoring temperature. The RoboBrew v3 also comes with a removable grain basket, and a built in spigot for transferring.
Please note: The RoboBrew does not come with hose or clamps for the immersion chiller.
Brew In A Bag (BIAB)
Brew In A Bag is the easiest and most inexpensive way to transition to partial mash or all grain brewing - all you need is a good brewing kettle and a grain bag. A propane burner is preferred to a conventional stovetop, but not necessary.
BrewHQ Brewmaster Wannabe All Grain Starter Kit
In addition to all-in-one systems and BIAB setups, many home brewers opt for an all grain set up with individual pieces of equipment that suit their needs. The Brew HQ Brewmaster Wannabe Starter Kit has everything needed to brew all grain, from basic necessities like a carboy and stainless steel brew pot, to a propane burner and mash tun. The advantages of having separate pieces of equipment is the ability to customize and upgrade your equipment to brew larger batches.