Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Sabco Brewmagic - why do newbies sell them soon after buying them?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2012, 02:18 AM   #1
Marquez
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
 
Marquez's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 345
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default Sabco Brewmagic - why do newbies sell them soon after buying them?

This is a serious question....

Not looking to start a flame war, but reports have it that the Sabco is a functional system, it makes consistant beer, it is well designed and supported.

What is puzzling to me is when they are offered for sale. We see them on the Classified Section usually posted by somebody who is new to the forum. And their story is that they bought it, used it a small number of times, and that it is now time to get out.

I seldom see the same behavior with B3's, Blichmann, or other hobbiest built systems. When these are sold, its from members who are active in the community.

__________________
Marquez is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
annasdadhockey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kingston, PA
Posts: 1,814
Liked 41 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

Just because someone is new to the forum doesn't mean they are new to the hobby.
Maybe because of the way the economy has been, people bought them and now need to sell them because they need the money back. I've never seen anyone say they are selling their Sabco "because it blows'.
Other than that, I really don't have an answer.

__________________
Anybody can be a rockstar when the rest of the room is wearing helmets and drooling on themselves.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dfc View Post
Things are going great too. I think I've only punched her in the face 3 times!
FERMENTING: Heady Topper Clone?
CONDITIONING: 40 gallons KBS clone in a Jim Beam Barrel (since 11/24/12)
DRINKING: Smoked Robust Porter, Orange Coriander Pale Ale #5
THINKING: first foray into lagers?
annasdadhockey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 02:34 AM   #3
Marquez
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
 
Marquez's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 345
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

I understand that being new to HBT does not mean that they are new to brewing; but experience in brewing usually means that the person has a pretty strong idea of what they want.

The economy has hit many people hard, and an expensive set up would be a quick way to gain back some of the cash when needed.

But the puzzle to me is that its the Sabco systems that are flipped by new or newer people to the HBT community.

In contrast, the other systems are sold by people who have been around in HBT for a while.

I'm having a hard time concisely putting all this into words.

It just seems to be a an odd correlation. I may be missing something here.

__________________
Marquez is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 02:36 AM   #4
BBL_Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BBL_Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kokomo, IN
Posts: 3,699
Liked 428 Times on 296 Posts
Likes Given: 321

Default

Why do you care? Are you thinking of buying one?

__________________
Slots Down Brewery
Stick with the plan....not the sparge.


Never Ending Liquid Yeast - How to Farm Yeast and Freeze it.

BBL_Brewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 02:38 AM   #5
Marquez
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
 
Marquez's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Littleton CO
Posts: 345
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

No interest at all in buying one.

Just trying to wrap my head around it.

If you have one please chime in and tell us about it. I'd be interested to hear more.

__________________
Marquez is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 02:41 AM   #6
Braufessor
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
Braufessor's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Iowa, Iowa
Posts: 1,779
Liked 415 Times on 292 Posts
Likes Given: 333

Default

I know what you mean. I really don't know much about sabco's - so I certainly have nothing bad to say about them. But, I have kind of been looking for used B 3's for the past year, and almost never see them. Sabco's seem to come up all the time and often with little use. I have kind of wondered some of the same as to why that is.

Perhaps it is as simple as more sabco's are sold new, so more are sold used. Could also have to do with where sabco's are sold vs. where B 3's are sold and which boards people frequent??

I don't know . . .but I notice what you are saying.

__________________
Braufessor is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2012, 02:47 AM   #7
Fortuneteller
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Eagle, CO
Posts: 26
Default

I think the main difference is that the people who spend time on the forum and/or get involved with DIY projects are more committed to this as a hobby. Sabco bm systems are an easy albeit expensive toy for people who may not realize how much work and dedication go into making (good) beer. They may buy it for themselves with all good intentions, but it ends up collecting dust next to the rock crawler project or something because they aren't fully committed to it the way you need to be in order to be any good at it. The other side of the coin is the person who thinks they are going to follow sam's lead and start up a brewery on it and then quickly realize the economies of scale that go into commercial brewing and conclude that it makes little to no sense.

Then again it could simply be that brewing in 10 gallon batches takes up too much time when you and your buddies drink that in a couple days.... I skipped right over to 1/2 bbl batches and don't plan on being at that level very long either. My neighbors are too damn thirsty!

__________________
Fortuneteller is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #8
Doctor_M
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Doctor_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Falls Church, VA
Posts: 702
Liked 65 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

+1 to what fortuneteller said, I love my brewmagic but while ive only had it for less than a year already wish I could brew more beer at one time. I dont forsee myself personally selling it to fund a bigger system as I plan on utilizing it as a pilot system. As a matter of fact the guy that sold me my system (I bought it used and it was made sept 2010) called me 5 months later wondering if I would be interested in selling it back to him so he could use it as a pilot system for a brewery he was hoping to open.

__________________
Doctor_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 02:21 AM   #9
LandoLincoln
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LandoLincoln's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Joliet, IL
Posts: 2,139
Liked 527 Times on 314 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marquez View Post
And their story is that they bought it, used it a small number of times, and that it is now time to get out.
Short answer: Ever hear of the phrase "more money than brains?"

Long answer: Some people just jump right into hobbies with both feet, and they have a lot of disposable income (or they think that they do). They think that having the best gear for a hobby is going to make them good faster, and when it turns out that it's not the case, then they get disappointed and then they move on to something else. That's just the way some people are.

I was that way with musical instruments, until it finally occurred to me that I just don't have the patience to learn.
__________________
LandoLincoln is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2012, 04:17 AM   #10
JonW
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonW's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntington Beach ☼
Posts: 1,478
Liked 101 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LandoLincoln View Post
Short answer: Ever hear of the phrase "more money than brains?"
As I started reading this thread, this was my first thought.
__________________
Surf City Brewing (TM)

My Single Tier, 3 Pump, BCS-462, Brutus Build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/sing...ed-rig-204705/
My customized BCS-462 controller web interface: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hack...s-done-209388/
My 8 tap, 11 keg, upright Keezer build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upri...1-kegs-371438/
JonW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sabco BrewMagic System in DFW? jonnyj Texas HomeBrew Forum 1 09-20-2012 11:58 AM
For Sale - Sabco Brewmagic stand ,keggles, etc mlwahler For Sale 24 03-31-2012 09:23 PM
Sabco-BrewMagic Clones gratefulbrewer DIY Projects 6 10-20-2011 01:27 PM
upgrades to 1st gen sabco brewmagic RIMS artbrau DIY Projects 2 05-03-2009 08:00 PM
Sabco Brewmagic lnmnmarty All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 25 11-11-2006 02:37 AM