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  1. On 14/09/2017 at 7:17 PM, The Bitter Draughty said:

    I think that is a good option. I used spring water for the first brew as i was too impatient to boil the tap water and wait over night. But i found that it was 9.75 litres not 10. Next brew i used tap water and a 1/4 camden tablet which was very quick to get rid of the chlorine. 

    I certainly got the full 10 litres out of the container.

    A well as the visual confirmation, the weight of the container was 10.35kg. So 10kg of water (10 litres) and 350g for the tap/container.

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  2. I had a dead Droid first up. Ran for about 2 hours.

    My replacement Droid serial is #1421, supplied January.

    The Droid I purchased two weeks ago is #861!

    All came from my local HN store.

    So no rhyme or reason as to how the droids are distributed.

    I don't think the serial numbers mean much as I reckon we are still working on the initial batch of Droids.

  3. Is it the same liner cap that has failed twice?

    If so, chuck it out, contact Brewart with a link to this thread and your picture.

    They'll send you a replacement.

    If it's not the same one then you've got an issue. Did you do the reverse turn of the cap until it "clicks" in, before screwing the liner on? 

  4. On 03/08/2017 at 8:52 AM, Smooth Hoperator said:

    I had the same thing happen once. When I took it apart I realised that I forgot to put the white o-ring on the keg cap.

    Safe to say it hasn't happened since haha

    Ah, the ring was definitely there.

    I thought maybe I hadn't screwed the black adapter on the liner correctly, that's why I took the pic of it.

    My overnight experiment yielded no result. The liner did not leak, the connection did not leak. Of course there was no compressor pressure applied.

    Im at a loss, but the only other component is the cap. Ive isolated it from my collection and when BrewArt start a parts replacement page I'll replace it.

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  5. On 03/08/2017 at 9:24 AM, Dean Buchanan said:

    That's not good at all is it, I wouldn't be happy if that happened to me. 

    Brewart have again replaced the print and the lines.

    For which I am grateful. The wife mentioned that she hoped they didn't think we were doing this deliberately to get "freebies" from the company.

    I can assure everyone that is not the case.

    Anyway, Liam from BrewArt has advised me to push the parts of the beer lines in before instillation. Which I will do from now on.

  6. Well, it's happened again!

    After the failure of the liner I put in a new keg. New beer line of course.

    Didnt have any as I was working my way through the discarded keg.

    sitting in the lounge I hear the Brewflow compressor going........I know what that means.

    You can see how much beer I drained out of the flow.



  7. I've had a failure put I'm unable to narrow down just what the issue is.

    The pour was nothing but air and foam.

    There was beer between liner and keg.

    I've drunk as much as I can poured directly from the keg.

    The fest went down the drain.

    Bladder is now full of water in the sink trying to identify if there is a leak in it somewhere.






  8. As usual, BrewArt have been amazing.

    New Ruby Porter and pack of lines on its way.

    And also confirmation that they do want to know directly about these types of issues.

    Lets face it, we are the guinea pigs, the testers, the early adopters.

    It is our experiences that will shape what the Droid and Brewflow end up being in 5 years time.

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  9. Well, put in a new keg and beer line this morning.

    An hour or so later I heard the compressor run.

    So I looked and found beer in the cap of the keg around the valves.

    Pulled it out and checked valves. All tight.

    So cleaned up, replaced line and all looks good.

    The new line is from a new packet so hopefully just a bad batch.

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  10. I've got to say that I really don't know why the failure.

    I've never examined the lines in any detail before.

    This one I connected as usual, turned the keg to straighten it as usual.

    Turned the flow on, let the compressor run. Pre chilled keg so waited half an hour then poured.

    Had I think four glasses.

    I originally thought the line had broken, as there was an inner tube inside the zip tied tube.

    But then I realised that the small looped tube went inside that tube.

    Not exactly a good design.

    Seems to me it's a design issue. Zip ties are not a best solution for anything.

    I am unsure how to inspect the line in the future. Do I pull hard? If I do pull hard, will that weaken the join and guarantee a failure?

    I will inform BrewArt with pictures, as I think being an early adopter it's up to all of us to feed as much information as possible to iron out issues for the betterment of the system.

  11. Put a new keg in yesterday.

    Had three or four glasses last night, all good. Even the pour.

    This morning the compressor ran....strange, but thought nothing more about it.

    This arvo thought I might have a beer. Indicator said "empty"!

    So opened the lid.......beer spurts everywhere, pump starts up.

    Switched off and waited....lifted lid. Beer line in two pieces, all beer outside keg, keg forcing lid open.









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  12. That's a massive amount of information!

    I made up two Excel files. One was the Brewprints ingredients with just the name, brew times and ingredients.

    The other is an Excel file with the ingredient list at the top and six "boxed" rows below.

    When choosing a brew to order I simply copy the entire line from the first file into the blank "ordering" file.

    Then it's an easy process to delete each column that has no ingredients chosen.

    Then autosum gives me a total for each column in a thick lined box at the bottom, print and you have a list ready to order.


  13. 2 hours ago, Derren Green said:

    Wow Pursya/Matt, I can't believe you guys found that.  You must have wayyyyy too much spare time.

    But I am glad you did.  A very interesting read!   Thanks for doing the research.

    Thanks MattS. Don't know why you can't post links in here.

    Derren, I got the link off the JustBrewart site, all kudos to them.

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