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Old 01-01-2009, 04:48 AM   #1
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Ok......

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Old 01-01-2009, 06:32 AM   #2
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Kind of takes the fun out of it.

 
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:47 AM   #3
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all I can say is WOW I want one lol

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Old 01-01-2009, 01:54 PM   #4
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Have to be all grain for me!
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:43 PM   #5
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It's gimmicky at best. My all grain rig + 5 tap kegerator probably has a smaller footprint but is ultimately way more flexible.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:57 PM   #6
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Kinda like an automatic espresso machine... over priced(probably), over engineered and completely boring!
Like taking the sizzle out of the steak.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:48 PM   #7
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THis thing was featured in a maxim or an FHM a few years back. Just a FYI.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:08 AM   #8
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Granted, I started out about as hands off as one can get with Mr. Beer, but I still have to clean, sanitize, boil water for the wort, aerate, pitch yeast, monitor the ferment, and bottle. Isn't part of the fun of home brewing having SOME role in the process? This sounds like you pour ingredients in one end, turn it on, and enjoy beer on the other. Where's the joy in that?!?!?

 
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:37 AM   #9
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I think it's pretty cool! Mostly I like the looks of it. I personally would rather build it myself and it would have to be all grain. The press page shows the prototype unit on the cover of BeerAdvocate magazine:



That's more like it!
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:55 AM   #10
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If I was uber rich I would probably do one. It wouldn't be bad to have your haus ale just automatically stay stocked so that you can spend more time on the other beers you want to do.
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