Picobrew U...I don't know why?

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  1. thunderwagn

    thunderwagn Well-Known Member

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    I'm seriously considering bucking up the $189 during kickstart for one of these. Not real sure why other than I think they're cool as hell! For the $189 price tag (I've spent more than that many a time for a night of drink) I think it would be fun to toy around with!
    https://u.picobrew.com/
    Anyone else interested in these units?
     
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    the only thing I can think of is cleaning the plastic :eek:
     
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    I will send the link to my brother. He loves gadgets. ;)
     
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    Gadgets are fun!
     
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    I think it cleans itself?
     
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    I have the Pico C as referenced in this thread Hello From Texas which was a gift from my son i law. I've owned it since last December. It takes about 2.5 hours to brew a 5 liter (12 pack) batch and it is noisy. PicoPak's run anywhere from $22 - $28 the beers have always been very tasty and enjoyable. They are self cleaning and have many other functions as well I still use mine to bottle with as it has a closed pressurized system.

    The Pico's are WiFi enabled and record your brewing sessions to your account on the Pico website each PicoPak has a printed on RFID chip that tells the unit how to brew the recipe. They are cool toys for sure...

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    I signed up on the u. Has descaling/ cleaning. Cheap enough to have a little fun.
     
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    Let me know when you find one. I don’t really want to pay $400 (or way more) for one.
     
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    Thanks for your input! They say the U is much smaller and quieter. In order to save a $100, I need to pull the plug by morning.
    Again, I dont need it, and the pico packs cost about as much as my 5 gallon batches, but i still think it looks and sounds cool to play around with. I've spent more on coffee makers. If nothing else, they say it brews a pretty good cup!
     
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    Been eyeballing the outdoor griddles, but how often are you going to use a flat top that size? I can have a piece of heavy stainless cut to fit either my CNG grill or pellet grill for a lot less and not need to store another large item.
     
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    That’s what I said... what’s wrong with my cast iron griddle and frying pans... :confused:
     
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    My wife just said that the sous vide function if it works is probably worth going in on it alone.
     
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    It never ends...
     
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    Worst thing I find about getting the latest thing is I gotta get rid of something that has served me well and probably will for many years to come. Getting to a point that there's a lot more thought going into new purchases.
     
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    You'll love it for sure...
     
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    Hope so cause I pulled the plug on one! :D
     
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    Um, it ain’t gonna work then! :p
     
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    A machine that can brew up a sprity soda a hoppy beer or a COFFEE is crazy cool almost too good to be true and you know what they say about that saying.... onya thunder look forward to hearing about it.
     
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