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So, I'm also disappointed, for all the reasons stated above. I'm also moving on because I was scouring the vast array of resources and found a picture of a gorgeous kettle on Grounded Brewing's Instagram: www.instagram.com/groundedbrewtech

I emailed Rex about it, and he said they're finalizing details for preorders to start in a month. BIAB kit with 15g kettle, basket, pump, heat exchanger, all TC fittings and 4 butterfly valves, in addition to their 30A 240V controller and a 5500w element. Seems pretty legit. I think I've found my system.
 

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So, I'm also disappointed, for all the reasons stated above. I'm also moving on because I was scouring the vast array of resources and found a picture of a gorgeous kettle on Grounded Brewing's Instagram: www.instagram.com/groundedbrewtech

I emailed Rex about it, and he said they're finalizing details for preorders to start in a month. BIAB kit with 15g kettle, basket, pump, heat exchanger, all TC fittings and 4 butterfly valves, in addition to their 30A 240V controller and a 5500w element. Seems pretty legit. I think I've found my system.
Wow, that just might be perfect.

I will give SSBrew some praise for the plate chiller. The ability to disassemble and clean the plates vs baking which I do now would be pretty nice. Since its TC it would go with the Kettle from grounded.
 

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So far, I am disappoint. Still slim on details, however, the e-mails and the above link make it seem as if the new stuff is not just a control panel and kettles. I can buy a control panel/ kettles from a variety of vendors that are all very similar. I was hoping for new products to combine nice features (BIAB Basket with TC), make the equipment smarter (IoT, webapp, like some of the all in one appliances) and give me a reason to wait, not just another PID control panel.
Agreed. Seems like the kit overall is underwhelming for all the hype. The heating ring is just a blichmann reiteration, with the temp probe added in, and a proprietary connection to the kettle (what's wrong with 2 inch TC?). No mention of a basket or an "improved" method for BIAB. Then, after they told us it'd be 120v, it's only 240v, with a dressed up PID. The smart equipment would be a nice addition. At the price point and the time wasted waiting, I'm beginning to feel like this is a big fail.
 

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So, I'm also disappointed, for all the reasons stated above. I'm also moving on because I was scouring the vast array of resources and found a picture of a gorgeous kettle on Grounded Brewing's Instagram: www.instagram.com/groundedbrewtech

I emailed Rex about it, and he said they're finalizing details for preorders to start in a month. BIAB kit with 15g kettle, basket, pump, heat exchanger, all TC fittings and 4 butterfly valves, in addition to their 30A 240V controller and a 5500w element. Seems pretty legit. I think I've found my system.
Looks pretty sweet. I wonder if they will sell the kettle and basket separate? I just bought a Auber CUBE and already have a chiller and pump

Edit: Got a message from Grounded that they will sell them stand alone. Guess I'll be waiting to make any purchase until they release some details!
 
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So, I'm also disappointed, for all the reasons stated above. I'm also moving on because I was scouring the vast array of resources and found a picture of a gorgeous kettle on Grounded Brewing's Instagram: www.instagram.com/groundedbrewtech

I emailed Rex about it, and he said they're finalizing details for preorders to start in a month. BIAB kit with 15g kettle, basket, pump, heat exchanger, all TC fittings and 4 butterfly valves, in addition to their 30A 240V controller and a 5500w element. Seems pretty legit. I think I've found my system.
Been Emailing Rex back and forth for a week about the 30a Panel I'm going to order and had no idea they were going to be offering a complete turnkey setup. Was just going to order the Clawhammer, but depending on the pricepoint, 90% sold on holding out for this as it looks like a sweet setup. I too think I found my next system!
 

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Been Emailing Rex back and forth for a week about the 30a Panel I'm going to order and had no idea they were going to be offering a complete turnkey setup. Was just going to order the Clawhammer, but depending on the pricepoint, 90% sold on holding out for this as it looks like a sweet setup. I too think I found my next system!
If its in the same ballpark or better than the spike for 15 gallon im in too.
 

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Got more details today on the GBT Setup. Will Start a new thread on it so we don't threadjack this one seeing as it specifically pertains to SSbt
 

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That plate chiller looks pretty sweet. Anyone have a price on it yet? I'm sure I can't afford it but one can always dream...
 

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I suppose it should work in Europe as well, right? I mean based on the specs it should but maybe someone has more insight into it.
 
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How in the WORLD do you not include a recirc port????? Unreal.....colossal fail
 

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While this thread is bumped from recent comments: has anyone heard any updates on the SVBS system? Last I heard, they were targeting late spring to "hit the summer crowd."

Edit: Called the SVBS the eBIAB system. Fixed for clarity.
 
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How in the WORLD do you not include a recirc port????? Unreal.....colossal fail
Has Ss released some new info on the system? Or what is your comment in reference to? On their website, I still only see the same 3 pictures that have probably been up there for close to a year now and don’t really show much as far as ports and features go.
 

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While this thread is bumped from recent comments: has anyone heard any updates on the SVBS system? Last I heard, they were targeting late spring to "hit the summer crowd."

Edit: Called the SVBS the eBIAB system. Fixed for clarity.
Doesnt seem like a great strategy to me... The beauty of an electric system is you can use it indoors in the winter months when you've little else to do.. Thats when I did most of my homebrewing myself.
 

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Has Ss released some new info on the system? Or what is your comment in reference to? On their website, I still only see the same 3 pictures that have probably been up there for close to a year now and don’t really show much as far as ports and features go.
I emailed them in April and they said "hopefully by July 4th". Clearly that date has come and gone. I'm still not ready yet as I need to get the garage in my new house squared away. That'll clear up my 11' x 11' brewing area. Then I need to get 240 installed (already a panel there with multiple open spots) and get my sink plumbed.

That being said, I expect to be ready to switch to electric by Christmas at the latest.

I'm already looking at other options.
 

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i had heard Labor Day 2019 - and then once that past Fall 2019. Still holding my breath.
 
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