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PicoBrew Launches Bigger and Better Z Series

PicoBrew is the father of automated homebrewing, and they just launched a new modular brewing system called the Pico Z. The Pico Z is based off of the original zymatic, but can be stacked to increase brewing capacity without taking … Continue Reading

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MiniBrew Spotlight: Chat with Co-Founders Olivier and Bart

We recently had the amazing opportunity to talk with the two co-founders of Netherlands-based MiniBrew, Olivier van Oord and Bart van de Kooij, one of the newest entrants in the market of automated brewing. While they certainly weren’t first to … Continue Reading

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MiniBrew Launches Unique Automated Brewing System

MiniBrew launched their iteration of the automated brewing system into the market. The MiniBrew did its due diligence and improved upon some of the pitfalls of its predecessors that we covered in our original overview of automated brewing systems. History … Continue Reading

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Equipment List: Everything You Need to Start Homebrewing

The variations in homebrewing starter kits are staggering, and it’s a constantly growing list of available options. But what equipment do you really need to start homebrewing? You really don’t need to know that much about homebrewing if you decide … Continue Reading

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How to Bottle Beer with the PicoBrew System

As you may already know, one of the limitations of the PicoBrew and similar automated brewing systems, is the fermentation and serving vessels are usually a shared keg. This means that you need to purchase multiple 5L kegs and set … Continue Reading

What Gives Beer Body, Flavor, and Alcohol?

As we’ve touched on earlier, beer is made up of 4 magical ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Hops, and Yeast. But what gives beer its unique properties of body and flavor? And where does the alcohol come from? Let’s dig deep … Continue Reading

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Creating a Custom PicoBrew Recipe with Freestyle PicoPak

If you own a PicoBrew Pico, your beer will be created by adding a PicoPak to the automated brewing system. The PicoPak contains recipe information like hop additions, fermentation temperature, and more. Inside of the package is all of the … Continue Reading

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Brewing IPAs on Automated Brewing Systems

India Pale Ales (or IPAs) are one of the hottest craft beer styles in the market today. There was a huge push in sour beers about a year or two ago before IPA struck back with the New England IPA. … Continue Reading

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PicoBrew Pico Review: Automated Countertop Brewing

Get PicoBrew on Amazon PicoBrew has a rather interesting start-up story consisting of two beer-loving brothers – one, a food chemist and physicist, and the other a former Microsoft executive. Their initial creation was the patented and award winning PicoBrew … Continue Reading

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4 Reasons Automated Brewing Systems are Great for Apartments

If you’ve ever looked into homebrewing, you know that it can take up a lot of space, especially if you want to do full size batches. It requires plenty of equipment and gadgets to make beer efficiently. To name a … Continue Reading