Ha, thanks peter. I don’t recall posting that. Of course, since they launched the Grainfather connect you pretty much Can brew from the sofa and Steve often does.
i like my gf but do also love doing a 10L stovetop brew.
the grainfather is a huge improvement on my old biab setup for larger (>10L batches). @DK be careful with the counterflow, it’s a great piece of kit in terms of getting your wort in to the fv at pitching temp, but a few people including myself have held it as the main suspect for a series of infections. It’s very difficult to dry after use. I now put boiling water through it for 20min or so before using (in addition to the recommended cleaning). Haven’t had any issues since doing this.
i agree the screw connections aren’t great, they tend to twist the cables. Also the finish on a lot of the components is a bit rough, I’ve cut myself on it about 100 different ways.
I also didn’t pay full price for mine, got it second hand hardly used, for £300. Not sure I’d pay full whack, but I do enjoy using it.