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PicoBrew Zymatic Electric Brew System – Free Shipping + $50 Gift Certificate & 5% Back

The PicoBrew Zymatic is an electric automated brew house.  Plug in your recipe and it takes care of the mash, hop additions and the boil.  Control and monitor your brew via wifi or ethernet via PicoBrew’s website.  When you’re done, toss the grain and hops containers into the dishwasher.

The Zymatic also offers… repeatability.  Ever brew a beer that you loved only to fall short the next time?  Plug in the brew day and repeat the same beer every time with the Zymatic.

Adventures in Homebrewing are offering free shipping on the Picobrew in addition to a $50 Gift Certificate good towards beer ingredients and all grain recipe kits.  This is the best deal I’m aware of for the Zymatic and it marks the first time I’ve seen any promotion.  You’ll also get the equivalent of 5% back via AIH’s Rewards Program.

PicoBrew Zymatic (Keg Included) – $1999.99 + $50 Gift Card, Free Shipping and 5% Back

About the PicoBrew Zymatic:

The PicoBrew Zymatic is the first fully automatic, all grain beer brewing appliance. The PicoBrew system comes with software that offers you 100+ recipes and connects you to the PicoBrew community so you can share your favorite recipes. The software will also allow you to create and save your favorite recipes. Just load up your ingredients in the PicoBrew fill your keg with your brewing water and with a push of a button the PicoBrew takes care of everything else. With the ease of use you will be able to repeat a beer recipe with consistent results.

This Picobrew system comes with a keg that has been modified to ensure easy and clean fermenting.

Perks of the PicoBrew System:

  • Brews a 2.5 gallon batch in about 4 hours
  • Recipe library with over 40 award-winning recipes (New recipes are being added to the library everyday)
  • Predictive Recipe Crafter tool for custom recipe creation
  • Connects to PicoBrew.com service via WiFi or Ethernet
  • Supports all-grain and mini-mash brewing
  • Brews up to 1.090 gravity beers without adjuncts
  • Supports 4 different timed hops additions

Technical Specs:

  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 20.5″x14.5″x17″
  • Weight: 50 lbs
  • 9lb capacity grain compartment
  • 4 hop cages with capacity of 1.5oz each
  • 802.11 b/g WiFi + Ethernet
  • Web-browser based PicoBrew.com software
  • Arduino-based firmware environment
  • USB connection to PC required for firmware updates
  • 1500W heating element
  • Power connection: 120V/15amp
  • Comes with a 1 year manufacturer limited warranty.

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PicoBrew Zymatic @ Great Fermentations – Two Options Available

The PicoBrew Zymatic is an electric automated brew house.  Plug in your recipe and it takes care of the mash, hop additions and the boil.  Control and monitor your brew via wifi or ethernet via PicoBrew’s website.  When you’re done, toss the grain and hops containers into the dishwasher.

Great Fermentations has just picked up the Zymatic.  Their offering is unique in that they offer both a version with a keg and without a keg.  If you already have a ball lock keg, you can save $100.  Systems start out at $1,899.

Check out the PicoBrew Zymatic at Great Fermentations

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Reader Tip: Picobrew Zymatic Automated Electric Brew House

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PicoBrew Zymatic

PicoBrew Zymatic Electric Automated Homebrew Brew House

The PicoBrew Zymatic is an electric automated brew house.  Plug in your recipe and it takes care of the mash, hop additions and the boil.  Control and monitor your brew via wifi or ethernet via PicoBrew’s website.  When you’re done, toss the grain and hops containers into the dishwasher.

 

PicoBrew Zymatic

AlsoPicoBrew Zymatic Electric Brew System – Free Shipping + $50 Gift Certificate & 5% Back

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Anova Immersion Circulator – Touch Screen Heat Stick

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Anova Culinary Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator (Black)

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator (Black)

The Anova Precision Cooker Immersion Circulator is a touch screen heat stick with an integrated recirculation pump.  Set your desired temperature on the touch screen.  The Anova heats as necessary and has a circulation pump to ensure that temperatures are uniform.  Adjustable clamp and Stainless Steel Skirt.  This version also includes remote control and monitoring via a companion app.

Brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

I have the Anova One.  Check out my First Looks Post on the Anova One.

Anova Culinary Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator (Black)

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First Looks: Anova Touch Screen Heat Stick and Circulator

Review Anova Sous Vide for Homebrew

First Looks: Anova Touch Screen Heat Stick

Here’s a first look at Anova’s Precision Sous Vide Immersion Circulator.  This Anova Precision Immersion Circulator is 1,000 Watts, heats 4 to 6 gallons of water to 99 deg C (nearly boiling), mounts to the side of your kettle with a built in clamp, has a touch screen control for both temp and time (either F or C) and has a built in recirculating pump for keep consistent temps.  Everything that goes into the water is stainless steel, and it can be disassembled for cleaning.

Brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash), maintaining temperature for sour mashes and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

Features:

  • 360 degree directional pump for maximum circulation
  • Touch screen display with °C & °F readouts
  • User-Adjustable temperature calibration
  • All stainless steel (wetted parts)
  • Easy disassembly for cleaning

Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewA look at that Anova and included manual in the boxReview Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewThe Anova Precision Sous Vide Immersion CirculatorReview Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewSetup and control is easy via the integrated touch screen.  This screen is for setting the option heat time.Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewSetting the temperatureReview Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewIt’s worth noting that although there is a time setting, it is not required.

Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewInstalled. This has an integrated mounting clamp that secures the heat stick to the side of the kettle.

Review Anova Sous Vide for Homebrew

You can see the water rippling from the flow of the Anova’s integrated circulator

Review Anova Sous Vide for HomebrewI completed a quick heating test with about 5 gallons of water in a 6-ish gallon kettle.  The water started out at 73 deg F.

Review Anova Sous Vide for Homebrew
The 5 gallons gained about 65 degrees in 51 minutes.

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator – 120V Circulator Cooker (Black)

A newer version is also available…
Anova Culinary Precision Cooker/Immersion Circulator (Black)

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Heating up Strike Water

from Twitter Follower Danny – “I have successfully heated up to 9.5G of water to 160F in my MT with this. Highly recommend” – photo on right click to enlarge.

Also Consider: The Picobrew Zymatic Automated Electric Brew House

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Reader Tip: Touch Screen Heat Stick with Recirculation

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The Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator is designed for… Sous Vide.  The gist of that cooking method is vacuum sealing food and then boiling.  It’s supposed to be amazing, though I’ve never tried it.

Homebrewing with Anova One

via the manufacturer’s website Anova Culinary

This Immersion Circulator is 1,000 Watts, heats 4 to 6 gallons of water to 99 deg C (nearly boiling), has a touch screen control for both temp and time (either F or C) and has a built in recirculating pump for keep consistent temps.  Everything that goes into the water is stainless steel, and it can be disassembled for cleaning.

Brewing uses could include: getting and keeping strike water at temp, direct use (with a filter bag in a mash tun or BIAB mash) and getting to a boil more quickly (or helping to maintain a boil) for both all grain and extract batches.

 

Features:

  • 360 degree directional pump for maximum circulation
  • Touch screen display with °C & °F readouts
  • User-Adjustable temperature calibration
  • All stainless steel (wetted parts)
  • Easy disassembly for cleaning

 

Purchased

I picked one of these up!

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator – 120V Circulator Cooker (Black)

Also… Here’s is the manual for the Anova One

Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Heating up Strike Water

from Twitter Follower Danny – here – “I have successfully heated up to 9.5G of water to 160F in my MT with this. Highly recommend” – photo on right click to enlarge.

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Reader Tip: Portable Induction Cooktop – $39.99 Shipped

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This 1,500 Watt Portable Induction Cooktop is discounted via eBay’s Deal’s Page.  It’s marked down to $39.99 and ships for free.  This induction cooktop has appeared on HBF two other times, once for $44.99 and once for $49.99.  At $39.99 this is the lowest price I’ve seen.

TATUNG TICT-1502MU Portable Induction Cooktop

TATUNG TICT-1502MU Portable Induction Cooktop with Stainless Steel Pot.  I can’t find where they show the size of the stainless kettle.

Possible uses include: Boiling wort in your brew kettle, getting strike water up to temperature and maintaining mash temperatures.

  • Energy Efficient Indoor Cook Top
  • Micro Crystal Ceramic Surface
  • Auto Shut Off Protection From Overheating
  • Two-Hour Timer Setting
  • Cookware Suitability Detection
  • Stainless Steel Pot included
  • 1500 W

TATUNG TICT-1502MU Portable Induction Cooktop with Stainless Steel Pot – $39.99 + Free Shipping

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