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PicoBrew Zymatic?
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:29:07 PM »

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2013, 01:30:57 PM »
Ya there was some banter about it last month. Seems like s bread machine to me. In my opinion it won't make you a brewer.

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2013, 02:01:04 PM »
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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2013, 02:16:54 PM »
Another analogy. Player piano. Just load the song and push play. Bingo you are making music

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2013, 10:30:47 PM »
Can you say, "Jetsons?"   :P
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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2013, 11:17:43 PM »
I can do one better than a picobrew.  I just think of the beer I want to drink and then go to the store and buy it.  No clean up or anything. I think I'll call it the Beer-O-Matic.  Just send my your money and I'll give full procedures and a license (renewable annually).
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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2013, 08:53:22 AM »
I just thought about sending you money... did it work? If not I want my money back.

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 12:25:13 PM »
I just thought about sending you money... did it work? If not I want my money back.

Now that's funny!
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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 12:30:53 PM »
I have brewed on the Zymatic dozens of times since October and it's a good machine. As the brewer you're responsible for fermentation and packaging.
Ask me any questions about it.

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014, 10:07:38 AM »
http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/picobrews-zymatic-brews-beer-mouse-click-purists-pissed/#!Basel

New article about the picobrew. It notes that Annie Johnson has been hired on.

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2014, 10:26:42 AM »
http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/picobrews-zymatic-brews-beer-mouse-click-purists-pissed/#!Basel

New article about the picobrew. It notes that Annie Johnson has been hired on.

Annie was on the Brewing Network's Session a couple weeks ago (3/10/14)...a great interview.  http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/1068

People are going to whine about this, but there are those out there with brew sculptures that are almost doing the same thing.  Load water, grains, press some buttons and beer.  I find this to be a great system for those in cold weather climates that don't want to brew outside when it's minus 4000F.  A bit pricey for me, but I see no problem with it.


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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2014, 10:35:44 AM »
A bit pricey for me, but I see no problem with it.

Agreed

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 10:41:00 AM »
http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/picobrews-zymatic-brews-beer-mouse-click-purists-pissed/#!Basel

New article about the picobrew. It notes that Annie Johnson has been hired on.

"...and purists are pissed!"

guess I'm not a purist.  I thought I was, but my reaction was "That's nice" so I guess not.   ::)

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 10:51:10 AM »
http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/picobrews-zymatic-brews-beer-mouse-click-purists-pissed/#!Basel

New article about the picobrew. It notes that Annie Johnson has been hired on.

"...and purists are pissed!"

guess I'm not a purist.  I thought I was, but my reaction was "That's nice" so I guess not.   ::)

hardly pissed. It's not for me but I'm happy for people to find things that make brewing more fun for them.

This line maybe sums up my feelings about this product and bread machines and...

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I have had drip coffee makers and nothing is stopping me from having another, it's not like they are expensive. However I much prefer the coffee I make with a simple cone and my tea kettle. I think it is because i know how hot the water is each time and I don't have to depend (and become complacent because of) a sensor or machine to keep track of that and then wonder why something is not right until I can find out how to calibrate the system, replace an element or whatever.

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Re: PicoBrew Zymatic?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 10:54:20 AM »
http://www.digitaltrends.com/features/picobrews-zymatic-brews-beer-mouse-click-purists-pissed/#!Basel

New article about the picobrew. It notes that Annie Johnson has been hired on.

"...and purists are pissed!"

guess I'm not a purist.  I thought I was, but my reaction was "That's nice" so I guess not.   ::)

I purposely ignored the pot stirring and chose to focus on Annie joining their team. I'm sure there are loads of fascist that feel this is cheating. I think it is 1 - Neat, 2 - Expensive, and 3 - Not for me.

I would however enjoy some sort of automated hop addition machine. Thinking about making one out of an arduino. The trick will be getting it to hold up near a kettle and propane burner.