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    News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    The web-connected PicoBrew Zymatic makes craft beer recipes in your home.
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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    5 US gallon kegs = 33 UK pints (although not all will be usable in each keg).

    Can this be used for brewing real ale? The kickstarter goes on about chilling the beer you make, and that's rather un-British!

    The price is the killer. Maybe for a small brewery wanting to do test brews reliably. I'm sure most casual home brewers will stick to cheaper kits and live with variation.

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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    the world’s first fully automatic all-grain beer brewing system
    At this point you just need to detach the keg from the machine (remove the hoses from the keg posts), chill the keg to room temperature (a 5G bucket of ice-water works well), add yeast and then seal the keg with an air-lock keg lid. Your beer will ferment in the keg you brewed it in in (typically) 5 days to 1 week.
    not sure what the "fully" is referring to...

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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    Over $1000 for an automated brewing machine! I'll keep on brewing manually thanks

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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    I like the idea, I don't think the price would even be that high on subsequent models, but the first thing I asked was how easy to clean is this?

    Am I now old?
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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    I wonder if it is running Windows??

    Will it produce a BSOD - a Beer Screwed Over! Doh! - error??


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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    5 US gallon kegs = 33 UK pints (although not all will be usable in each keg).

    Can this be used for brewing real ale? The kickstarter goes on about chilling the beer you make, and that's rather un-British!

    The price is the killer. Maybe for a small brewery wanting to do test brews reliably. I'm sure most casual home brewers will stick to cheaper kits and live with variation.
    real ale IS cooled , celler temp is about 12 degree`s; room temp is 21 degree`s - so it is chilled in comparison! but its not like cold beers - ones which freeze your taste buds so you can`t taste them eg most American `lager` (you should try a local brewery blonde beer btw)

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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I wonder if it is running Windows??
    Unlikely as its Arduino rather than NetDuino.
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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    I want one! Not at that price though.

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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Unlikely as its Arduino rather than NetDuino.
    I think it was a joke (they're from Microsoft)

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    Re: News - Ex Microsoft execs launch beer making device on Kickstarter

    I'd back the brewbot kickstarter instead of this one.

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