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Old 10-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #21
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^ Good point.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:21 PM   #22
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Wow. Everyone in this thread cooks every one of their meals from scratch also?
I enjoy the brewing process as much as the next home brewer, but you guys need to lighten up. If I'm running out of homebrew and don't have an afternoon to spare, I'd rather do this than spend $10/6-pack on micro.

Apparently every thinks that as soon as this arrives at your door, all your other homebrew equipment vanishes.

It doesn't look like a bad product. Brewbot on the other hand, that was a bad product.

 
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #23
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I'll pass.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:43 PM   #24
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This will be a stunning and quite spectacular failure. $1500 to "brew" 2.5 gallon batches?

Not a chance.

 
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #25
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This will be a stunning and quite spectacular failure. $1500 to "brew" 2.5 gallon batches? Not a chance.
It's not a failure when he sends out a 67 products and makes $115k . Sounds like a business to me

 
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:16 AM   #26
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Wow. Everyone in this thread cooks every one of their meals from scratch also?
No, but this isn't homecookingtalk.com.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:44 AM   #27
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Wow. Everyone in this thread cooks every one of their meals from scratch also?.
Wow good thought for now on instead of smoking ribs why not just buy them that's makes so much more sense. The first thing I thought about when I read this was also a bread maker. However a bread maker cost like 40 bucks and once I get sick of it who cares. Yet a 1500 dollar brew machine that only produces around a case of beer? This is a hopped up mr beer kit that only the stupid rich would buy. I could do a entire brewery renovation for 1500 bucks. I agree this is not for real brewers. Also apply a cost analysis of this item vs buying stuff from Kroger and it's a no brainier which is cheaper. I'm glad that the guys are going to make a a$$ load of money from the kick start but once this goes regular commercial I don't see this doing awesome.

 
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:44 AM   #28
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As was said earlier, don't you think several former Microsoft higher ups working together could come up with that kind of money fairly easily??

My question is: unless I'm missing something, it seems that the water is held in that one fish tank for the whole "brew." Since the grains don't go anywhere, doesn't this result in boiling your mash (spent grains and all) for an hour? How could this possibly be any good?

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I guess I should've read the FAQ first:
"The near boiling occurs in the heat exchanger, adjunct compartments and keg... Also in home brew systems, a vigorous boil ensures mixing of the brew kettle. In the Zymatic™, this mixing is done by circulating the wort."

Well, however it works, I'll still never be one of those (now 217) people who are throwing their money down a black hole...

This is not homebrewing; this is being a lazy scenester douchebag with too much disposable income.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:14 AM   #29
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It's not a failure when he sends out a 67 products and makes $115k . Sounds like a business to me
really? How much did it cost to develop the product? What are the costs to make a unit? How many can he sell in a month? A year? $115k is his gross revenue from the fundraising round. It's not a net after costs. That's a tiny amount for a project like this... they will blow through that in seconds.

Getting a few people to throw some money at it on kickstarter doesn't make it a viable business. Not even close.

 
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:48 AM   #30
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Great idea for breweries to test small batches. That is exactly what the video mentioned. $1500 is cheap for laboratory equipment for a commercial brewery to test a new recipe. Home brewers, not so much.

Excellent idea for commercial use.
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