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  • GRAINFATHER SPARGE WATER HEATER
  • This shows the sight glass
  • This shows the heat adjustment knob
  • A ½" interior diameter hose can be attached to the spigot with a D43 hose clamp

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Item #: L03
Our Price: $169.99
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In Stock, Will Ship On 10/23/2017.
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Description 

The Grainfather Sparge Water Heater heats up to 4.35 gallons of sparge water, and is a perfect companion to the Grainfather, because the one thing the Grainfather does not do is heat the needed sparge water. This is not intended to be a mash water heater, as it only has a capacity of 4.35 gallons.  However, it is the perfect size for the Grainfather or a Robobrew or Mash & Boil, which typically needs 2.5 gallons to 3.75 gallons of sparge water per 5 gallon batch. This is for heating sparge water water only, as the sight glass would be very difficult to clean if filled with a mash or malt solution.

Features a sight glass calibrated in liters, and a temperature adjustment knob calibrated in centigrade. This is easy to translate to gallons and degrees F. (for example, suggested sparge water temperature is 167° F., which is 75° C.). It also features a stay warm feature - after the target water temperature is hit, it will keep it at the desired temperature as long as it is on. You will know this because the 'Keep Warm' light will be on. One thing to keep in mind when using this with a Grainfather, it that it draws 1500 watts, so you cannot plug your Grainfather and this Sparge Water Heater into the same 15 amp circuit without tripping a circuit breaker.

Although the plastic valve does not have a hose barb, you can put ½" thermoplastic or silicone hose on the end of the valve with a D43 hose clamp. Do not overtighten the hose clamp, as you will crush the plastic spigot. See the thumbnail picture above which shows this done with our item J52 Thermoplastic Tubing.

All 304 stainless construction, with a robust 1500 watt heating element, which heats 4 gallons in around 30 minutes. 22" tall, 12" wide.

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by Don
on 9/7/2017
from Sinclairville
A good addition to my brewing system
I bought this at the same time I purchased my Mash&Boil and have it higher on a shelf and can gravity the sparge water in. It's a very high quality unit and doesn't take long to heat and holds the temp well. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 is because all the units are in metric, I put marks on the sight tube in Gallons now.
by clem
on 10/23/2016
from grove city, oh
sparge
This is a great addition to my setup I am quite old and it helps me and is very efficient.
by Thomas
on 5/16/2016
from West Winfield
GrainFather Sparge Water Heater
Works Excellent Heats Water Fast Keeps Water At Temp. Worth The Money Very     Pleased
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Charles
8/9/2017 2:11:01 PM
Does this require a GFCI outlet?
We highly recommend one.
Charles
8/1/2017 10:06:16 AM
What ID size hose would one need to attach to the valve?
The valve is a coffee urn type valve, without barbs. We find that our 1/2" inner diameter silicone tubing can be pressed onto the end for a fairly secure fit. This is item number J58.
Don Palmer
3/2/2017 9:26:44 AM
Does the spicket lock open? How long is the power cord?
yes, the valve does lock open.
The cord is 5 feet long.
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