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Old 11-20-2009, 03:24 AM   #1
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I apologize if this is not the right place for this topic. Has anyone ever used the Sabco brew magic system? Is it worth the $5,000?

I have no problem spending the money as long as it's worth it.

Here's the link if you want to have a look:

http://www.brew-magic.com/bmindex.html

Thanks in advance for any info!

 
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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Define "worth it". What are your goals?
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:34 AM   #3
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Ship it here and I'll test it out for you:

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:40 AM   #4
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never used one, or used anything like it. could you make it cheaper yourself.....of course!! but if you have more money than time..more power to ya. im sure youd love it and make tons of great beer with it!

 
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:40 AM   #5
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Well, My goal is to start a micro-brewery someday. But I could use it in my home too if things didn't work out.

When I first saw a video on this thing i was thinking it had to be like $15,000-$30,000. To me 5 grand is a reachable financial goal. It might take me a couple years to save up for it but i can do it!

I'm just curious what makes Brew-magic so special. What makes it worth $5,000?

Thanks again!

 
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:42 AM   #6
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you wont make much money on a system this size if thats your goal. this would make a good test batch brew system for your micro.

 
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:43 AM   #7
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Well, My goal is to start a micro-brewery someday. But I could use it in my home too if things didn't work out.

When I first saw a video on this thing i was thinking it had to be like $15,000-$30,000. To me 5 grand is a reachable financial goal. It might take me a couple years to save up for it but i can do it!

I'm just curious what makes Brew-magic so special. What makes it worth $5,000?

Thanks again!
Nothing makes it extremely special per say, but it's about the norm for a pre-built brewing system.

If you have any fabricating skills at all you could build one quite a bit cheaper, you can also find used systems on places like craigslist.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:43 AM   #8
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I have not used it, but I bought one several weeks ago.

Try the forum at sabcobrewmagic.com and also if Gilaminumbeer doesn't find this thread, shoot him a PM as he owns a newer model Brew-Magic.

Personally I wanted a nice system and had no interest in building one. Basically you are choosing between B3 and Sabco at that point.

 
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:49 AM   #9
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Well, My goal is to start a micro-brewery someday. But I could use it in my home too if things didn't work out.

When I first saw a video on this thing i was thinking it had to be like $15,000-$30,000. To me 5 grand is a reachable financial goal. It might take me a couple years to save up for it but i can do it!

I'm just curious what makes Brew-magic so special. What makes it worth $5,000?

Thanks again!
The biggest factors are the plumbing hardware, and all the electronics. If your goal is to start a microbrewery, I'd actually start with as simple of a system as you can stand to use, just so that you really, really understand the process. You're not going to have a nice computer console to punch buttons on if you step up to a 5bbl or bigger system, unless you want to drop a LOT of coin.

Personally I'd build my own system if I had that much money to use for it. It'll take more time, but you can get what you want out of it... and upgrade parts as you need to grow.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:57 AM   #10
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You could build a similar system for less than half that, so it may come down to what your time is worth...or your DIY ability. If you want a turnkey system, and you have the cash to throw down, it's probably hard to beat a Sabco.
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