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Old 01-09-2014, 04:57 AM   #151
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This thing is lame and will fail. People get into home brewing because it's fun and rewarding. Some people will buy this as a novelty item, use it twice, and then it'll be a dust collector. I mean, what is the point of this thing? It would be cheaper and easier to just buy some craft beer than to waste your time automating the process and waiting for it to ferment.

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LOL @ your blunt honesty. Yes, for most people it will be a very expensive breadmaker. But then again, some DO still use their breadmakers...just nobody I know.


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Old 02-11-2014, 02:11 PM   #152
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I, for one, am looking forward to a full on review from a qualified early adopter. (By qualified I don't mean someone saying "hey guyz, never done this b4 but I love shock top and this thing makes gr8 beer :-0!!!!")

Sorry, my cynacism is probably carrying over from other forms.


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Old 02-13-2014, 12:32 AM   #153
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I've been brewing for over 30 years and find it harder and harder to find the toluene to brew, especially with 2 young kids. I just lost all my brew equipment in a fire and find this solution very appealing. If it makes good beer and gives you great control over the process, why not go with it? Who cares if someone from Microsoft came up with it or if he's a millionaire. If you have a good idea and people are willing to take a risk more power to you. I think I'm going to invest my money into it. Set and forget it. I've got enough receipts to give it a run for its money.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:14 AM   #154
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I've been brewing for over 30 years and find it harder and harder to find the toluene to brew...
I do hope that was a bad autocorrect... I don't think toluene is a commonly recognized ingredient in beer, or is that unique to the PicoBrew? lol
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:51 AM   #155
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I've been brewing for over 30 years and find it harder and harder to find the toluene to brew, especially with 2 young kids. I just lost all my brew equipment in a fire and find this solution very appealing. If it makes good beer and gives you great control over the process, why not go with it? Who cares if someone from Microsoft came up with it or if he's a millionaire. If you have a good idea and people are willing to take a risk more power to you. I think I'm going to invest my money into it. Set and forget it. I've got enough receipts to give it a run for its money.
Sorry about the fire. I also have two kids, but manage to find time to brew.

The concerns over this machine have been discussed ad nauseum over the course of this thread. If you want to spend your money on this system that's your business. However, no one gives a rats behind about who's producing it...just that it works...and it hasn't been vetted yet.

As an aside, you've certainly been brewing for a long time...and I guess you waited a while to have kids...your late 40's? Anyway, nice 2nd post in 2 years...doesn't seem suspect at all.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:42 AM   #156
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Hah, that is sort of eyebrow raising, between the 2 total posts and the timeline...

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Old 02-13-2014, 02:05 PM   #157
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Sorry about the fire. I also have two kids, but manage to find time to brew.

The concerns over this machine have been discussed ad nauseum over the course of this thread. If you want to spend your money on this system that's your business. However, no one gives a rats behind about who's producing it...just that it works...and it hasn't been vetted yet.

As an aside, you've certainly been brewing for a long time...and I guess you waited a while to have kids...your late 40's? Anyway, nice 2nd post in 2 years...doesn't seem suspect at all.
Lol, the jerk store called, and they're running out of you. Not everyone is the same dude...why so defensive and suspicious?

I don't have any kids and I am interested to see what the reviews will be when it gets out there more.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:40 PM   #158
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Lol, the jerk store called, and they're running out of you. Not everyone is the same dude...why so defensive and suspicious?

I don't have any kids and I am interested to see what the reviews will be when it gets out there more.
You seem new to the party. This has been happening in threads all over where the Picobrew system is discussed. That is, shills are showing up and leaving comments.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:26 PM   #159
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Hey, I want to shill. Is this a paid position??? I'll start the ball rolling.

Since investing money in this product, my beers have been much more better and I got six-pack abs.

Now, to wait for the paychecks to start rolling in...

I've been reading this thread, just to see how the community reacts to this product. While there is no proof that shilling is happening, there has been some suspicious posting.

More and more, I am REALLY interested in seeing actual product reviews. If an experienced brewer has a lot of good things to say about the product and its results, I will have to rethink what I think I know about brewing. The trick will be to get a review that seems legit.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:45 PM   #160
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I've been brewing for over 30 years and find it harder and harder to find the toluene to brew, especially with 2 young kids.

I am more interested in the expression. 'To find the toluene....' Was this an autocorrect issue? Toluene is a great solvent. I've used it before.


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