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Old 08-24-2007, 07:55 PM   #11
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"It also employs a complex temperature-control system to regulate the fermentation (often done in a corner of a basement) to within a degree or two. A couple weeks later, the same system chills the beer on its way from keg to tap, "

So, when he's brewing, he gets warm ale? Or does he brew one month & drink the next? Or maybe the reporter is totally clueless.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:49 PM   #12
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The Device can serve up to four kinds of beer at once while fermenting a fifth.
There's only two kegs and two tap's, someone with half a brain please explain how that works!

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Old 08-24-2007, 09:09 PM   #13
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I think they owe me some sort of idea royalty or something. It's an obvious ripoff of my hard R&D work. I knew I hear helocopters flying around my neighborhood a few months ago.


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Old 08-24-2007, 09:38 PM   #14
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Yah got my vote Biermuncher!

I can't imagine telling SWMBO "Hey Hon, I added up all my receipts from my Extract Homebrew Contraption and it came in just under FIVE GRAND!! Aren't you excited?" That Extract Twang just speaks money to me...

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Old 08-25-2007, 01:28 AM   #15
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One of the guys at work was telling me about this thing. He said, "it does the same thing you do but all by it's self."

Yeah, what ever. I was doing the same thing he did with just a $30 turkey fryer.

And with all that money into that thing, why the hell does he only have a 55,000 btu burner? That's just a cheap turkey fryer from Target.
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:09 AM   #16
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They should have featured the Brutus10. At least that's an all grain system.
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:38 AM   #17
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$4300 !

And it doesn't even do AG?

Seriously, we should get PopSci to give Yuri, Brewpastor, Bobby M, and some of our other ace DIYers $4300, and then have them come back in a few months and do an article on a REAL homebrewery!
I second that....


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Old 08-25-2007, 03:13 AM   #18
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What if there were a machine—a beautiful shiny machine—and all it did, with almost no work from you, was make you beer?
That statement makes me sad. I can't really explain it, it's just depressing.

For $4k, I could build a sick AG system with conicals and the whole bit, and still have enough $$ left over to hire a dude to kick that PopSci reporter's ass for me. God what crap.
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Old 08-25-2007, 03:33 AM   #19
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Or, there's always option B:

$4,300 less $300 for some basic AG equipment.

That's $4,000 for ingredients.

I can do a 10 gallon batch of SNPA for about $32 delivered.

Figure $2.00 per batch for propane.

$34 per batch with $4,000 to spend.

That's 118 batches of premium craft to give me 12,941 bottles at about 30 cents apiece.

Hmmmmm. Tough decision.

 
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12,941 bottles at about 30 cents apiece.

Hmmmmm. Tough decision.
or 242.64375 kegs full

(i think i just flocculated myself)


 
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