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Old 09-30-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Part pizza oven, part aquarium. Announcing the Picobrew-Zymatic! The amazing handy dandy $1,500 solution for that perfect 3 gallon batch.

Kickstarter website here. I lul'd.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hmmm, don't think so. 6-8 hours to brew? Shouldn't take anyone that long unless you're doing a triple decoction every brew. And besides, I can spare 4-6 hours now and then to brew. Brewing is a priority not just a thing I do now and then when I can fit it into my hectically busy schedule.

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:57 PM   #3
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I spent a fraction of that amount for a far more versatile setup that makes bigger batches. But, if someone wants to spend $1,500 on a shiny gadget that allows them to brew without getting their hands dirty, hey, go for it.

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Old 10-01-2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Well, they got one part right -- there's no art in scrubbing out a kettle. When they come out with a robot which will wash up and put away all my brewing equipment at the end of the brew day, I've got a $1,500 check waiting.

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I could be wrong, but it looks like kegs, regulator, CO2 tank, lines and taps are not included. So $1,500 plus another couple hundred?

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I agree brewing is a work of art and a labor of love (sometimes) and I would miss the hands on parts of the brew day. Already sold 80 to some people that have the spare change.

The end seems optimistic to me:
"When your beer has fermented you can either rack it (transfer the beer to another clean keg) or connect it directly to your kegerator pouring off the first several pints of trub. After carbonating overnight (we set ours to 20psi for this, but your mileage may vary) your beer is cold and ready to drink."

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Old 10-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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How boring.

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Things came to mind when I first saw this.

1) It is a couple of ex Microsoft employees. I find it hard to believe they really need $150,000 or they cannot produce these things.
2) No provisions for cooling the wort.
3) You still have to clean up afterward. That is my least favorite part of home brewing.
4) This does nothing post boil for controlling fermentation temperatures which seems would be much more useful.
5) You will need more kegs, including one to use only for transfers, unless you really want to draw off several pints each time to remove the trub. I doubt this can be done without losing a significant amount of beer.

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Dumbest idea ever. Just go buy beer from the grocery store if you're not into homebrewing... Cuz this is not homebrewing...

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Dumbest idea ever. Just go buy beer from the grocery store if you're not into homebrewing... Cuz this is not homebrewing...
As of right now 167 people and $115,387 do not agree with you.

I do though. The thing just does not address the parts of brewing where I want more automation, mostly fermentation.
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