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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2012, 06:38:19 AM »
Heat Exchange RECYCLING Mash?  Thought for sure it was Recirculating mash.  Recycling just sounds gross. And $45K? What the eff...what kind of idiot would buy this?
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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2012, 08:35:30 AM »
I liked that one of the "May We Recommend" links to other products at the bottom of the page is:

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=79558&refsku=12157&xsp=1&promo=xsells
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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2012, 08:36:33 AM »
I liked that one of the "May We Recommend" links to other products at the bottom of the page is:

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=79558&refsku=12157&xsp=1&promo=xsells

Quite the range of homebrew equipment, huh?  LOL

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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2012, 09:03:27 AM »
omg, that is insane.

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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2012, 11:46:21 AM »
At least for the money it appears you really get a fully functional, automated brewery - not some crappy pre-hopped extract "brewery".

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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2012, 07:59:29 PM »
I find it interesting they at least used mostly Blichmann equipment.

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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2012, 01:11:30 AM »
Interested in learning to brew? F*** that!  Give us all your money, kick back, and let technology do the work!*


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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2012, 01:45:38 AM »
That's an order of magnitude stupidity tax...

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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2012, 10:10:04 PM »

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There is NO used brewing equipment market.
Just letting you know that.
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 That is  UNTRUE! There is a large, and growing, used brewery equipment market. Not to mention the used milk industry equipment that many people convert over for brewing.

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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2012, 12:19:20 AM »
Interesting first post.  Welcome to the forum NCH. 
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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2012, 08:00:26 AM »
A comment on the original post.

I seems that many German/Austrian small brewery manufacturers are trying to beak into the growing US home brewing market. But what they are forgetting is that a German/Austrian brewpub may be willing to invest $45,000 but that a home brewer won't pay that. Especially if comparable systems are available for less than $10,000.

Speidel, maker of the Braumeister, is facing a similar challenge on the lower end. They are asking $2000 for their 5 gal model (http://www.homebrewing.com/equipment/speidel-braumeister-20L.php). For that price one can get a pretty decent 5 gal set-up with mashtun, pot, burner, pump and chiller.

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Re: And I thought the brewmagic was expensive
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2012, 12:08:41 PM »
Someone who previously lived in my house is on that mailing list. I get the catalog all the time. kind of fun to look through. I tried to talk my wife into letting me get the $40,000 1 person orka submarine but she said no  ::)

looks like a single tier brew stand to me. you still have to mill the grain, mix it into the mash water and decide all your variables. That being said 45k is ridonkulous

I think at that price, whoever buys it is having someone else mill, mix etc.  ;)
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