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#1 armagh

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

They been sending a ton of emails about his system they're about to debut.  Any one know the capacity?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:32 PM

I'm sure Denny will know, he's on their website


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:40 PM

some quick googling shows it will do 10 gallon batches


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 06:11 PM

10 gallons and 220v as it would need to be.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:23 AM

Apparently they are 2.5 gallon systems, they can be stacked up to four high.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:43 PM

Apparently they are 2.5 gallon systems, they can be stacked up to four high.

 

That is correct.  You can in theory brew up to 4 different 2.5 gal. batches at a time if you want to.  Or 2 5s, or one 10, oe one 7.5 and one 2.5....you get the idea.

 

https://picobrew.com...oducts/z.cshtml


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

Price isn't as high as the speculation.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

$1500??? Still too expensive!

 

I want a 2.5 gallon system that runs on 110VAC that you can use your own recipes with (NOT Pico Packs) that's closer to the price of the Pico C (which ties you to either using Pico Packs or their dismal, severely limited online method of creating your own expensive Pico Packs).


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:05 PM

You could use Robobrew or Mash and Brew which are basically BIAB, but they won't nearly as automated.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:13 PM

I'm putting together my own based on a sous vide cooker and an induction cooktop...


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:49 AM

I'm putting together my own based on a sous vide cooker and an induction cooktop...

Interested in your thoughts and how you would design it.  


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:52 AM

Been thinking about it this morning.  Why not build a small RIMS system where the pump and tube with the element has the ability to connect to both the mash tun and the boil? 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:33 AM

I'm putting together my own based on a sous vide cooker and an induction cooktop...

 

How are you gonna do the automation?


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:37 PM

How are you gonna do the automation?

 

 

Probaby not!


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

Probaby not!

 

When you said you were putting together your own I guess I assumed it would have the same features.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:27 AM

Most of the automation is built into the sous vide... probably doesn't need much more.

 

Sure I'd like an automated system. Not gonna drop $2000 on one...


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:40 AM

How are you gonna do the automation?

CraftBeerPi

http://web.craftbeerpi.com/


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 11:53 AM

One of the "perks" is the automated hops addition.  I was assuming that was part of the automation Denny was referencing.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:18 PM

One of the "perks" is the automated hops addition.  I was assuming that was part of the automation Denny was referencing.

 

Indeed.  It's the overall integration of the system.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 12:25 PM

Indeed.  It's the overall integration of the system.

But that takes all the "brewer feeling" out of it

 

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