Grainfather Cam Lock Conversion Kit

  • Item #Z26
  • Price: $39.99
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In stock, will ship on Thursday, December 9

Convert the Recirculation Arm and the Counter Flow Chiller of the Grainfather to convenient Cam Lock fittings. This kit consists of 5 BSP thread 304 grade stainless parts to convert a Grainfather Recirculation Arm and Wort Chiller to easy to use Cam Lock Fittings. We also include new silicone chiller input tubing for the Grainfather Counter Flow Chiller, as the existing tubing can become stiff and make it hard to insert the new cam lock fitting.

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See David Heath's YouTube video for more on this and installation instructions.


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Average rating 8.66666666666666 out of 10 ( based on 15 reviews )

Top notch customer service!

Review by Kirt on 9/29/2021

These were exactly the right parts for my Grainfather G30! I was a little confused on the compression fitting and called them up. Someone answered right away and took the time to walk me through how it works and give me some pro tips along the way. Awesome customer service and great mod for the Grainfather. Thanks guys!

ood Kit, Love the Cam Locks, Small issue

Review by Chris Towry on 2/8/2021

Really like this upgrade for the Grainfather. Much easier to use than the screw on / off fittings that burn your hands. The only shortcoming in the kit is that my hose for the cooler is around 5/16 and the kit ships with a 1/2 nipple on the Cam Lock fitting and 1/2 tubing to use. There is no way to use the 1/2 tubing with the standard reverse flow chiller that came with my GF. I was able to heat up the stock tubing in boiling water and make it go on the 1/2 fitting far enough to work but it is sketchy. Longer term solution will be a step down in-line barbed fitting to adapt the hose diameter down. Cheap and Easy but a small frustration none the less. Other than that very good, easy to install kit.

Super Easy to Convert!

Review by Oscar on 3/14/2020

I read some reviews regarding this conversion and they were not all positive. I had no problem converting my Grainfather to the Cam Lock's. It took me less than 20 minutes. If you have any issues installing the new hose, simple use a very small amount of keg lube. Happy Brewing!

Game Changer

Review by Eric on 2/3/2020

I was on the waiting list for this conversion kit for about six months. Worth every second. :) If you're even slightly handy you can fix one of the worst design flaws of the grainfather. Should have be camlocks all along. As many have commented the barb for the counterflow is too large. I wanted it to 90 into the tubing so I bought a SS barb 90 and a female threaded cam lock. It was completely worth it. I love the setup. Each new improvement makes the system feel more like mine. A robobrew false bottom has also been absolutely worth it. Fits perfectly, and solve issue of me knocking off the bazooka filter on the pump. Next step is figuring out how to put a handle on the lid. I'm sure the next generation of grainfather will fix all these issues, but the system is so much better than my old propane system. Brewing indoors is such a game changer. :)

Love the change!

Review by Scott on 1/24/2020

After a frustrating period of time and a machine shop too, to get the compression fitting onto the cut recirculating pipe. But when I did, it has now changed my entire brew day. I was consistently getting stuck mash in my Grainfather. With this kit, it allows for more wort to flow faster through the grain bed. I had a very successful brew day with no complications and I owe it all to this Cam Lock Kit. Thanks Williams Brewing!

Aug 26, 2020 by Kim

Q: Can this be used on a brewers edge mash and boil with pump. If not do you have a kit or parts to do the conversion on the mash and boil with pump.

A: Yes, all you need are items L60 and Z66 to convert a Mash & Boil to a Brewzilla style Cam Lock Recirculation Arm.


Jan 12, 2020 by Corey

Q: Hello, I was wondering if you have corrected the common problem in your reviews that the hose and fitting to the CFC do not fit?

A: No,the conversion kit we sell is based on the wider Counter Flow Chiller Tubing which is on most of the Grainfathers. If you have 3/8" inner diameter tubing on your Counter Flow, this part does not fit.


Sep 22, 2019 by John M

Q: What version of the Robobrew V3 recirculation arm can be used instead of cutting the Grainfathers recirculation arm?

A: Any Robobrew Gen 3 arm can be used, because they already have a cam lock fitting. Robobrew Gen 2 arms do not have a cam lock fitting, and cannot be used.


Aug 02, 2019 by Ian Carswell

Q: Can you include an option for a second cam lock barb so that I can connect one to outlet pipe of the counterflow wort chiller. This would facilitate connecting it in reverse for cleaning.

A: You probably need our part #L74 which is sold separately.


Aug 01, 2019 by Adam

Q: Will this work on Robobrew v2.0?

A: No, the Robobrew has a slightly thicker recirculation arm.


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