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Offline steven2491

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Hey everyone,

This is my first post. I'm a part of a 6 person engineering team working on their senior design project at Georgia Tech. We're working on a homebrewing related product and are trying to do some market research. If you can, please answer a few questions in this survey. It should only take a few minutes.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H_PcI-5j8v1SApduXFBUlv9we7-oNOPqMc2RHYzyVEI/viewform

Thanks so much!
-Steven

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Completed.  One question is a bit wonky, the what types of beer have you brewed Ale, Lager, Stout, Pilsner.  Stout is an ale, Pilsner is a lager they are subsets of styles.
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Also, there are a good number of us who use both plastic buckets and carboys as fermentors.
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Competed and I agree that some of the questions are a bit to broad:)

If the goal is to design a dedicated fermentation chamber then the questions should be more focused on that aspect like size, cost, means of temp control and ease of use, range of desire able temps, etc.
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Done.   I agree with all the previous posts.
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Done and done.

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Done!
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Done.

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Done. I also sent it to my Home Brew Club.
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Competed and I agree that some of the questions are a bit to broad:)

If the goal is to design a dedicated fermentation chamber then the questions should be more focused on that aspect like size, cost, means of temp control and ease of use, range of desire able temps, etc.

I agree with this.  If I already have a used refrigerator with a temperature controller, I'm not sure I would I want to pay for something else unless I could see the advantages.
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Re: Please help our Engineering Senior Design Project by filling out this survey!
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2013, 05:18:13 AM »
Apparently I'm supposed to say "Done".  Done.

With all due respect, I am such a very cheap dude that I wouldn't buy anything you were selling, regardless of how cool it was.  I don't buy cool stuff.  I only buy stuff that I NEED to have.  And I really honestly already have everything that I need.  Many (most??) homebrewers feel the same way.  You'll have a hard time marketing anything to a homebrewer.  Many (most?) of us are very pragmatic people.

It doesn't matter what I say here anyway because the OP ain't listening.  He's only monitoring the link that we clicked.
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Re: Please help our Engineering Senior Design Project by filling out this survey!
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2013, 06:56:01 AM »
Its ok, we're listening

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Re: Please help our Engineering Senior Design Project by filling out this survey!
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2013, 08:05:53 AM »
Competed and I agree that some of the questions are a bit to broad:)

If the goal is to design a dedicated fermentation chamber then the questions should be more focused on that aspect like size, cost, means of temp control and ease of use, range of desire able temps, etc.

I agree with this.  If I already have a used refrigerator with a temperature controller, I'm not sure I would I want to pay for something else unless I could see the advantages.

"Would you purchase a unique fermentation vessel in which you could accurately and consistently control the temperature during the fermentation process, including the ability to lager?  *"

"How much would you be willing to pay for the aforementioned fermentation vessel?  *"

Sounds to me like they want to design fermenters which can be controlled individually. More beer has some, but they are crazy $$$.I do like that they maxed out the how much have you spent on brewing equipment at 400$ ::)

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Re: Please help our Engineering Senior Design Project by filling out this survey!
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2013, 08:20:19 AM »
As a new-ish homebrewer who doesn't yet have everything he needs yet, I would be very interested in what you guys develop; especially if it's fairly priced!

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Re: Please help our Engineering Senior Design Project by filling out this survey!
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2013, 06:56:19 PM »
Done, and "what they (above) said", and I sure hope they chime in from time to time to look at some of the comments generated by their post. Feels kinda like a drive-by... post-n-run...
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