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Old 09-22-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Saw this today. Interesting idea and looks pretty good but $2,700 seems like quite a bit.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...wing-appliance
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by SteveLikesBeer
Saw this today. Interesting idea and looks pretty good but $2,700 seems like quite a bit. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...wing-appliance
The price is probably in the ballpark for someone looking for a turnkey setup, think of what a Sabco or MoreBeer costs. Not for me and I'm not sure I see it being successful but I did find their design concepts interesting. It's worth checking out the video.

Thanks for the link!

 
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:34 AM   #3
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I thought it was a really cool concept. Really liked the design idea. I don't see it lending it self to advanced brewing techniques though. I would like to see how the stackable fermentation vessels work.
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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Just this this on KS too. I might have to go down to baileys taproom portland and see first hand. I thought it kinda looked a little bulky but cool concept & nice looking UI. I remember seeing something a while back that was a closed system AIO while back but also had a tap to dispense in a week time. I can brew 10 gallons now at a time and haven't even spent that much for the hobby, goo luck guys.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #5
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Those stackable fermentors look neat.

 
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:30 PM   #6
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Those stackable fermentors look neat.
Those look to be nothing more than steam table trays with a seal on the lid...

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Old 09-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #7
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I meant the concept. Easy to clean, store. They don't require a lot of ferm chamber space.

 
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #8
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Doesn't appear their Kickstarter goal will be achieved, which is too bad. Looks like a really interesting concept.

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #9
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I had a lot of questions that make me wonder how much of a working prototype they have or how well it really works.

The stackable fermenters were interesting but how do you get the beer out of them to your serving vessels? Also, unless they seal completely tight, transporting a shallow container like that seems like it would be difficult and messy.

Regardless, I like the outside the box thinking and not doing things the same way just because it's always been done that way. I use Better Bottles for fermenters which work okay but also have their less than ideal characteristics. My Better Bottles replaced glass carboys as they were just a cheaper and lighter version. The glass carboys likely became the fermenting vessel of choice back in the day based on availability to the homebrewer, not based on any real science of functionality concerns.

Anyhow, hope they continue the entrepreneurial dream...

 
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:25 AM   #10
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The need to team up with the WilliamsWarn guys. I mean whats another $5k
Really it is not a bad offer for $2k for a trunkey system. I would just think cleanup would be a bitch. And for that money couldn't they have at least run everthing in stainless instead of copper!

 
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