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The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 19, 2015, 04:40:20 PM »
Received the Zymatic demo unit yesterday.  I'm working through how to use it and hopefully I'll brew with it this weekend or early next week.  Should be a real learning experience!

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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 05:52:36 PM »
Looking forward to that report.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 06:28:32 PM »
Me too.

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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 07:15:10 PM »
Definitely looking forward to your honest review.  I am interested in the advantages and disadvantages of this system.

With the winter we are having this year, I definitely need a system for brewing inside.  I haven't brewed since the end of November.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 07:25:45 PM »
Can you post a shot with a shaker pint for scale when you have time?

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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 07:58:30 PM »
Can you post a shot with a shaker pint for scale when you have time?
Here Steve, let me google that for you..... ;D

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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 09:53:17 PM »
Turns out wifi is required to use it.  That means I'll be brewing in the house, not the garage.  Also, you need to build recipes using their online software and then d/l them to the Zymatic.  It's VERY different than what I'm used to.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2015, 12:38:35 AM »

Turns out wifi is required to use it.  That means I'll be brewing in the house, not the garage.  Also, you need to build recipes using their online software and then d/l them to the Zymatic.  It's VERY different than what I'm used to.
We need to be all connected. No more batch sparge Denny.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2015, 01:06:25 AM »

Turns out wifi is required to use it.  That means I'll be brewing in the house, not the garage.  Also, you need to build recipes using their online software and then d/l them to the Zymatic.  It's VERY different than what I'm used to.
We need to be all connected. No more batch sparge Denny.

At least not in the next few brews, Leos.  This thing is very cool technologically.  It will be interesting to see if it's worth it.  OTOH, they recognize there's a kind of specialized market for it.  People who are short on time are ine segment.  Also, they've had disabled people buy them and now they can brew.  I think that's pretty cool.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2015, 01:08:06 AM »
I saw a few videos on their web site. It does look interesting I have to agree.

Good luck.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2015, 01:23:33 AM »
I've done 23 batches on mine since October.  Fabulous machine!

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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2015, 01:10:57 PM »
Received the Zymatic demo unit yesterday.  I'm working through how to use it and hopefully I'll brew with it this weekend or early next week.  Should be a real learning experience!



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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2015, 04:20:04 PM »
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 04:34:33 PM »
Received the Zymatic demo unit yesterday.  I'm working through how to use it and hopefully I'll brew with it this weekend or early next week.  Should be a real learning experience!



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Hey, I'm an experimenter and this is an experiment!  Which reminds me..did you have a chance to do the survey yet?   ;D
Hey, I'm an experimenter and this is an experiment!  That reminds me...do the survey yet? 
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 04:35:40 PM »
I've done 23 batches on mine since October.  Fabulous machine!

Cool!  It's a real adjustment to my way of thinking.  I only realized last night that it had to be a no sparge system!  Yeah, I'm a but slow sometimes...
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