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Old 10-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #11
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Did anyone else notice that it doesn't actually boil? It holds temps at 208 F. I don't find anything particularly exciting about holding mash temps and so forth, I'd rather focus on recipe formulation. But all of these "set it and forget it" systems seem to have glaring weaknesses that a serious brewer wouldn't look twice at.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #12
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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.
Now THAT would be a worthwhile Kickstarter campaign!

And another robot that will clean and remove labels from bottles.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:17 PM   #13
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Did anyone else notice that it doesn't actually boil? It holds temps at 208 F. I don't find anything particularly exciting about holding mash temps and so forth, I'd rather focus on recipe formulation. But all of these "set it and forget it" systems seem to have glaring weaknesses that a serious brewer wouldn't look twice at.
This is obviously not for serious brewers. This is for the "more money than brains" crowd.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:17 PM   #14
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I would rather spend my money on a machine like this. Brew and dispense all in the same machine. http://www.williamswarn.com/Shop

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #15
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It's funny how they make you pay for shipping and taxes in my 5 or so kickstarters that I've been in this has never happened. Ever.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #16
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If they need money, they should put those cornies from the picture on the used keg market.

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Who here has a bread machine sitting in a closet? If you want it that easy, go to the grocery store.

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Like a lot of others, I fail to see the point. You would only buy one of these if you didn't enjoy the process of homebrewing. And if that's the case, then why bother at all? It's not like you're saving money either way.

Plus, this looks like it takes the fun out of brewing - the actual brewing process - and leaves you with all the cleanup and other stuff that most of us find the least rewarding part.

No thanks.

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And let's not forget the joy of cobbling together plumbing parts and repurposing parts from all sorts of other machinery to make a beautifully efficient whole, not to mention those eureka! moments where you realize that "My gosh, this spaghetti strainer would be PERFECT to diffuse my sparge water!"

Because of that, I think my system far cooler looking than a shiny steel box.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #20
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I generally agree with everyone's comments....in that the work is the fun part......however, the idea that you can tweak a recipe four or five times without putting that many days of work is interesting to me.

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