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The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #75 on: March 05, 2015, 04:58:19 pm »
Here's my review of the Zymatic.....http://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/denny/homebrewing-zymatic-way
Nice review. You're a good writer.

It would be awesome to fit an inline plate chiller with ball lock QDs (or some other QD mechanism) on each end so it was super easy to connect the chiller. You could set the plate chiller in the sink under some ice and let her rip.

That chiller could probably be left inline for the rinse cycle to clean the chiller when cleaning everything else.
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« Reply #76 on: March 05, 2015, 07:43:40 pm »
did they give you the zymatic or do you have to return it?
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #77 on: March 06, 2015, 06:05:03 am »
Nice review, Denny.  Not my cup of tea, but pretty interesting anyway.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #78 on: March 06, 2015, 06:29:54 am »
Nice review. You're a good writer.

+2.

How is the BEER?  I guess it is just now fermenting?

Curious about all of you that are giddy about the fast chill on your own systems.
Seems like a $2K beer machine should have a rapid chill feature and not be aerating warm wort?

I have always suspected we may overemphasize the importance of the superrapidchill,
but curious how it may effect the final product.

Thanks.

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« Reply #79 on: March 06, 2015, 09:31:42 am »
I'm interested to see how the beer turns out and particularly how much of a hassle it is to pour beer with all the primary fermentation trub in the keg.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #80 on: March 06, 2015, 11:42:12 am »
re: cooling


A peltier strapped to the keg might be a good no hassle method of chilling. It should work quickly considering the unit is recirculating the wort while chilling.

Interesting idea!  I'll suggest it to them.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #81 on: March 06, 2015, 11:42:56 am »
Here's my review of the Zymatic.....http://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/denny/homebrewing-zymatic-way
Nice review. You're a good writer.

It would be awesome to fit an inline plate chiller with ball lock QDs (or some other QD mechanism) on each end so it was super easy to connect the chiller. You could set the plate chiller in the sink under some ice and let her rip.

That chiller could probably be left inline for the rinse cycle to clean the chiller when cleaning everything else.

I intend to put that bug in their ear.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #82 on: March 06, 2015, 11:43:18 am »
did they give you the zymatic or do you have to return it?

It's a long term loaner.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #83 on: March 06, 2015, 11:44:33 am »
Nice review. You're a good writer.

+2.

How is the BEER?  I guess it is just now fermenting?

Curious about all of you that are giddy about the fast chill on your own systems.
Seems like a $2K beer machine should have a rapid chill feature and not be aerating warm wort?

I have always suspected we may overemphasize the importance of the superrapidchill,
but curious how it may effect the final product.

Thanks.

Haven't tried any beer yet.  I'm hoping to get at least a taste of the first batch in the next few days.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #84 on: March 06, 2015, 11:45:17 am »
did they give you the zymatic or do you have to return it?

It's a long term loaner.
Maybe if everyone who orders one puts "Denny" in the comments, they will let you keep it. :)
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« Reply #85 on: March 06, 2015, 06:44:43 pm »
Here's my review of the Zymatic.....http://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/denny/homebrewing-zymatic-way
Nice review. You're a good writer.

It would be awesome to fit an inline plate chiller with ball lock QDs (or some other QD mechanism) on each end so it was super easy to connect the chiller. You could set the plate chiller in the sink under some ice and let her rip.

That chiller could probably be left inline for the rinse cycle to clean the chiller when cleaning everything else.

I intend to put that bug in their ear.
Thanks. I realize now this should probably be an immersion chiller. Plate chillers need a counter flow of cold water. An immersion chiller with ball lock QDs would be simpler.

Annie uses an immersion chiller in one of the videos on the picobrew site. It looked complicated to connect though. Ball lock QDs would fix that.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #86 on: March 06, 2015, 07:34:03 pm »
Immersion chiller was my first thought, but there would be extra volume loss there. It wouldn't be much of a loss, but when brewing small, every ounce counts.

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« Reply #87 on: March 06, 2015, 08:40:07 pm »

Immersion chiller was my first thought, but there would be extra volume loss there. It wouldn't be much of a loss, but when brewing small, every ounce counts.
True. The other option is to grab the hot keg, put it in the ferm chamber, and come back in the morning with yeast.

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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #88 on: March 07, 2015, 09:30:37 am »

Immersion chiller was my first thought, but there would be extra volume loss there. It wouldn't be much of a loss, but when brewing small, every ounce counts.
True. The other option is to grab the hot keg, put it in the ferm chamber, and come back in the morning with yeast.

That's kinda what I did on the last brew.  Got it down around 80, then tossed it in the fermentation freezer for a couple hours.
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Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« Reply #89 on: March 20, 2015, 05:29:09 pm »
Even though you may not have used them, how would you think it compares to other auto brewers such as Brew Boss or a Braumeister from Spiedel?