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Old 06-03-2014, 10:37 PM   #31
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On the one hand, the system looks neat.

On the other hand, I'm struggling to see the advantage over standard BIAB or some of the other e-biab options (pico-brew, high gravity) which are less expensive.

The video claims that clearer beer is the advantage with 2 vessel vs 3 vessel, but HBT has previously debunked the BIAB= cloudy beer thing.

307506/http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/does...y-beer-307506/

The bottom line to me is that this system is great if you trust Blichmann above other product makers (not an unreasonable position, I'll admit, assuming one has the discretionary income to be sensitive. Blichmann makes great gear.) or if you want to convert your current Blichmann 3-vessel set up into something simpler.

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Old 07-15-2014, 03:31 PM   #32
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Has anyone on here brewed on the 20gal gas version yet? Would love to hear your reviews.

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:51 PM   #33
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Is this system available in electric versions?

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Old 10-28-2014, 05:09 PM   #36
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All - Just wanted to let you know that the KettleKart has finally been released. You can find it here:

The KettleKart™ by Blichmann Engineering™

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Old 11-19-2014, 01:34 PM   #37
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This system looks great and I am interested in buying one. I brew 5 gallons batches but some of them can be higher gravity (1090). Should I purchase the 5 gallon or 10 gallon system? What would be the pros and cons?

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@barkmmi - Thanks for the question! I think when choosing which size to go with (as with any other brew system design) you need to ask yourself what are the typical beers you brew (or plan to brew). Are they mostly 1060 and below, or are they normally higher than that? If the former, then I'd say the 5 gallon system will be a great fit, and for those times you do bigger beers, you can either split up the mash (a couple smaller, high-gravity mashes), or you can just add some DME at the end to reach your gravity. The challenges with brewing 5 gallon batches on the 10 gallon system are mostly around adjusting your recipes to work with the bigger equipment. You'll have a shallower mash bed so your wort clarity can suffer a bit, and your boil off rate with the larger 20 gallon pot will probably be more. So, at the end of the day the 10 gallon system was designed for 10 gallon batches; you can definitely do 5 gallon batches, but you'll need to tweak your recipes and process over several brews before you get the same results. Make sense?

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