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Equipment to start brewing

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

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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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Custom Pico recipes

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 review

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

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BrewArt Launches Kickstarter for a Smartphone Controlled Beer Brewing System

Brewart, one of the makers of automated brewing systems that we covered in our comparison article, has officially launched their kickstarter. This automated brewing system has a few unique features and we decided to take a look at their system … Continue Reading

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Grain Bill Principles for Creating Homebrew Recipes

So you finally got your hands on your first brewing system, automated or not, and you’ve made a few kit recipes, but now want to start building your own recipes from scratch. Or, maybe your new system doesn’t sell recipe … Continue Reading

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Infographic: Picking out the Best Automated Brewing System

There are plenty of options in the proverbial automated brewing system isle. And the number available seems to go up every few months, so how can you pick the right system for you? We took the five systems in our … Continue Reading

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