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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2014, 11:02:49 AM »
White Labs previewed their Pure Pitch packaging for homebrewers. They have been using it for commercial product for awhile.

Do you happen to know if they will be sold in different sizes?  It looks like they have several different size pouches on the website, but I'm not sure if that's the commercial version or not.

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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2014, 11:07:34 AM »
Blichmann is offering 120V 20A boil coils for their smaller kettles.  I am not crazy about the proprietary connector that they designed, but the ultra low watt density coil itself is a step up from a re-purposed  heater element.
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2014, 11:20:47 AM »
White Labs previewed their Pure Pitch packaging for homebrewers. They have been using it for commercial product for awhile.

Do you happen to know if they will be sold in different sizes?  It looks like they have several different size pouches on the website, but I'm not sure if that's the commercial version or not.
The other sizes are the commercial pitches.  It's going to be the same size culture just in a pouch instead of those horrible vials that explode all over you.
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2014, 11:37:56 AM »
Blichmann always has a new gadget in their lineup at NHC. Not sure if the mashheater/hoprocket gadget is brand new but did get to hear the details on that one. The disposable beer bag (growler) system seemed interesting. I always enjoy walking around and seeing new and interesting inventions at the expo.
They had a prototype hoprocket/heater in Philly, so it is pretty new. Are they selling it yet?
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2014, 01:16:37 PM »
I'm excited that Blichmann is finally getting their Thrumometer in 1/2" sizing!  ;D

Other than that, I wish I wouldn't have went by Sabco and looked at the new, improved Brew Magic. Dang it!
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2014, 02:24:38 PM »
The other sizes are the commercial pitches.  It's going to be the same size culture just in a pouch instead of those horrible vials that explode all over you.

Am I the only person who would be interested in larger pitch sizes being available to homebrewers? 

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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2014, 04:53:34 PM »
The other sizes are the commercial pitches.  It's going to be the same size culture just in a pouch instead of those horrible vials that explode all over you.

Am I the only person who would be interested in larger pitch sizes being available to homebrewers?

No.  It would be nice, especially for lagers, big beers, etc., or just when you suddenly realize that you can brew TODAY.
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2014, 06:17:58 PM »
No one mentioned the automated brew system that looked like a microwave. Can't recall the name - but it only did 3 gallon batches.
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2014, 07:54:24 PM »
The other sizes are the commercial pitches.  It's going to be the same size culture just in a pouch instead of those horrible vials that explode all over you.

Am I the only person who would be interested in larger pitch sizes being available to homebrewers?

No.  It would be nice, especially for lagers, big beers, etc., or just when you suddenly realize that you can brew TODAY.
That's what dry yeast is for, right?
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2014, 08:12:17 PM »
I agree a larger pitch size would be handy sometimes... but really... I think most people would opt to bypass it sadly :-/
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2014, 05:30:41 AM »
No one mentioned the automated brew system that looked like a microwave. Can't recall the name - but it only did 3 gallon batches.

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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2014, 07:36:56 AM »
Other than that, I wish I wouldn't have went by Sabco and looked at the new, improved Brew Magic. Dang it!

You're not the only one!  Mr. Cheap'n'Easy got the full system tour and I'm impressed.  Maybe too impressed....
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2014, 07:37:38 AM »
The other sizes are the commercial pitches.  It's going to be the same size culture just in a pouch instead of those horrible vials that explode all over you.

Am I the only person who would be interested in larger pitch sizes being available to homebrewers?

I think many of us would be.  Of course, then we'd b**** about how much more it cost.
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2014, 07:38:55 AM »
The other sizes are the commercial pitches.  It's going to be the same size culture just in a pouch instead of those horrible vials that explode all over you.

Am I the only person who would be interested in larger pitch sizes being available to homebrewers?

I think many of us would be.  Of course, then we'd b**** about how much more it cost.

+1.  considering how cheap and easy it is to make a starter, i wouldnt pay more for yeast.  Heck, im already pissed i have to pay 8 bucks when i could get away with 4 bucks worth of yeast.
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Re: New Equipment at NHC
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2014, 07:39:26 AM »
No one mentioned the automated brew system that looked like a microwave. Can't recall the name - but it only did 3 gallon batches.

Picobrew Zymatic.  Incredible technology.  It doesn't exactly have a gal. limit.  It's limited to 9 lb. of grain.  Although I'm told it has a "high efficiency mode" for high gravity beers.
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