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  1. Dilbert Fizzwinkle

    Dilbert Fizzwinkle Well-Known Member

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    New to the site, but I've been brewing for awhile now. Glad to be here.
    I use a Pico C and a Pico Pro for my brewing. I like brewing just 5 Liters at a time.
    Since PicoBrew shut their doors, I have had to get a Raspberry Pi 4 to use as an offline server.
    In the last week or so I have brewed up an Oktoberfest, a jalapeno beer, a Red Ale and a PAM (Pale Ales Matter).
    I am old and decrepit, so hauling around five gallons of hot wort just doesn't have the appeal that it never did.
    And it's fun creating many beers for friends and family. (Mostly Family!)
     
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    Wow welcome what's that 4 beers in one week HOT dam! If that isn't an advertisement for small batch brewing I don't know what is. Hey a pico brew is one of them automated brewing things right? Any pics?

    Oh love the name dilbert:p:p
     
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    Welcome to Brewers Friend Dilbert!
     
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    #4 Dilbert Fizzwinkle, Sep 20, 2020
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    Actually, it's four brews in TWO weeks, but I am thinking real hard about doing another brew today.
    And yes, that is the true beauty in small batch brewing!

    I'll try to get some pics up later today.
     
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    Yeah, welcome to the clubhouse Dilbert! Raspberry Pi is DIY so let's see them pictures and descriptions of how you did it!
     
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    Pico Pro.JPG


    My Pico Pro and one of the Syneks.


    Pico Pro 2.jpg

    A better angle!

    Fermentation Keg.jpg

    The Red Ale fermenting in the Pico C keg.

    Pico C.JPG

    The Pico C taking a break!

    Synek.JPG

    The other Synek.
    The Synek was a good idea that was poorly executed.
    How-ever, I picked up both of these for a song and decided to make them my yeast and LME fridges.
    Works like a charm!
     
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    I wish I could take credit for getting the Raspberry Pi 4 to work with my Picos.
    In all honesty, that credit goes to Chief Wiggums over at Github and Andrew Thompson who uploaded
    a video on youtube titled "How to setup a PicoBrew offline server"
    He has both videos for either Windows or Mac.


    Also, here is a shot of the Raspberry Pi 4!

    RaspBerry Pi 4.JPG
     
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    • Welcome Dilbert.
     
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    Looks like an oven :).
    Hey looks like that keg can handle a little bit of pressure too?
    Nice and compact brew setup there Dilbert;).
     
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    I have two of those kegs and I have two five liter corney kegs.
    Makes for a lot of serving options!
     
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    Welcome Dilbert :)
    My batches are a bit bigger at about 10-15 litres per time. Also partly because of the weight of kettles, grain bag (biab) etc
     
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    Sweet set up! Now for some finished product pics! -
     
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