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#1 jimdkc

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 11:40 AM

Through the end of April. Just got the email.


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#2 Deerslyr

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 09:01 AM

So what does this mean for you?  Do you have to buy their kits, or can you generate your own recipes?

I briefly looked at Pico, but the size of the batches didn't seem to make it worth it for me, so I didn't even explore the ingredients side of things.


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#3 jimdkc

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:13 AM

You can brew your own recipes. It's basically BIAB where you manually dial in temps and times. They have an online recipe generator, but I'm planning to research setting BeerSmith up to create recipes for it.

 

Batch size is pretty tiny... 5L. But, that's what I wanted.

 

I'm probably going to try my hand at a very simple recipe next weekend.

 

I'm having a blast with this thing, but I'm considering also getting the 6.5-Gallon Anvil Foundry for "big" 3-gallon batches! I'm liking these small footprint systems, and I brew mostly for myself.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 01:21 PM

I've been eying the Anvil 10.5


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:22 PM

Just to put it out there, if you want a small footprint, but regular capacity, the Grainfather does do a pretty good job, including the pump and CFC.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 11:59 AM

Just to put it out there, if you want a small footprint, but regular capacity, the Grainfather does do a pretty good job, including the pump and CFC.

I am a huge fan of my Grainfather.  Their fermenters rock, too.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 12:10 PM

I am a huge fan of my Grainfather.  Their fermenters rock, too.

Where is the racking valve on them?  Or do you use the bottom port?


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 01:14 PM

Where is the racking valve on them?  Or do you use the bottom port?

The fermenter?  Both the yeast dump and the racking port are on the bottom of the cone.  I've never used another conical so I can't compare it to anything else, but it's been great for me and Drew.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 03:20 PM

The fermenter? Both the yeast dump and the racking port are on the bottom of the cone. I've never used another conical so I can't compare it to anything else, but it's been great for me and Drew.


Being at the bottom how does it not pick up Trub or do you have to dump Trub first? The double wall thing is pretty neat. Price is a bit scary though.
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Posted 25 March 2020 - 11:39 AM

Being at the bottom how does it not pick up Trub or do you have to dump Trub first? The double wall thing is pretty neat. Price is a bit scary though.

There is a pickup tube in the middle of the fermenter that rises above the trub.  Short one for "normal" batches or longer one for when you dry hop.


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