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  1. Ok been a while since I posted but I am still brewing 🤪 I tried some more experimental brewart ingredients brews with varying degrees of success. Managed to brew a 1/2 decent attempt at a NEIPA but still wasn’t totally happy. Also did one with mango juice. Just brewed a Pale ale heavily hoped. Came out pretty good and best Pale ale yet. Just tasted at 14 days and it’s not bad. Thinking it will mature nicely in a month or so. Color and cloudiness is spot on and taste is fruity with a bit of a bitter back end. All in all I am happy and looked forward to to tasting again in about a month. I have a similar pale ale on the go but this time just hopping with Galaxy and double flaked oats. ~Alan
  2. Ran into my first issue with the second hand kegs setup I have. The setup has the older style caps and black valve. I purchased new keg liners but do I need to buy the new keg caps, black valve and spear (aka the keg spear pack) to use these? If so how do you buy them as I can’t see them on the BrewArt shop site? Appreciate any assistance. Thanks Terry
  3. Who has had much success experimenting with using the 1.7kg tins? Do you halve the tin of go the whole hog? I have done the Mexican Cerveza with 250 grams of Enhancer 2. Came out alright. One of the blokes at the Brew store told me that it's the 1kg Enhancer that brings it up to the required ABV for the 23 litre systems. I am trying a Full can Coopers Draught with same amount of enhancer, it's been brewing for about 8 days now. With this one I tried breaking the Wort mix down in 2 litres warm water, then added 8 litres of cold. I would love to be able to just load up on Brewprints but my surname isn't Packer unfortunately. Who else is using cans as well as Brewpints?
  4. Hi all, After purchasing my beerdroid and brewprints in Nov '19, I'm yet to begin a brew as I had to complete some house reno's and then find the best location to place the beerdroid. In any case, stupidly I didn't open up my 3 brewprints and refrigerate the yeast sachets for 2-3 months, so whilst they're now in the fridge, I'm wondering if the yeast will have survived or if I should just go out and buy some more to ensure a good brew. Anyone have any experience, advice or thoughts on a way forward?
  5. Hello! So beer finally finished fermenting and went to “ready to keg” mode. I was just informed that the program was cancelled accidentally by my child. I won’t be kegging for a few days. Is there anyway to manually place the droid into storage mode? Are there any alternatives if not. Thank you!!
  6. Have brewed three brews of late and at least one keg liner leaks into the keg. I am aware of the inherent problem that can occur when threading the liner onto the holder. I make sure it is not cross threaded and I don't hold the liner, only the white plastic tip. I have checked all o-rings for wear etc. Has anyone kegged without using a liner. In general physics, the system should still work without a keg liner. Thoughts?
  7. I'm keen to bottle my first brew but we have a 41 degree day coming up. I won't be able to keep my beer under 30 degrees, and will often have them stored at 30 degrees on hot days. Is that going to be a problem?
  8. Hello, Can someone please explain how to pull the beerdroid 2 piece tap apart? I’m assuming it’s the black piece with gaskets from the nickel coated tap but my unit is completely seized there... what am I missing? I watched the tutorial and it’s only mentioned once and you can’t actually see the tap coming apart... I’m convinced I’m going to destroy this thing if I try to be more aggressive with the removal...any tips??
  9. Hi All, Winging it with an attempt at a RYE IPA. Briess RYE LMA and Safale-04 yeast. Will dry hop with small amount of Cascade 4 or 5 days in. At EOF 25g of Amarillo and Cascade each. Decided to use the whole can rather than 1/2. Added a little extra water, around 11l. 🤞 ~Alan
  10. Hello I’m new to the beerdroid and this forum. just wondering if anyone has had issues with fermentation. Mine was suppose to take between 10 - 12 Days. I’m now heading into day 16. I have noticed the droid has been testing for finish of ferment, but is still fermenting. Should I be worrying or just leave it.
  11. Hello @BrewArt Team I have a suggestion for the Brew Journal area in the app. It is great to know my history of what was brewed and on what date . But any chance you can add pertinent data like date ended, start of fermentation, end of fermentation, temperatures, temperature ramps, storage time etc. I see there is an info link but that just goes to the store. I think it would be really helpful to check back on previous brews to get an idea of when various actions happened and when I can expect my brew to end. Just a thought. ~Alan
  12. So, I guess we know that BrewPrints will make 10 liters of beer. Many of the extract and other beer kits sold in the USA are in gallons and not liters. 1 gallon = 3.78 liters 2 gallons = 7.57 liters 3 gallons = 11.35 liters So, if using custom ingredients to make beer in the droid, what is the smallest amount of liquid or wort that you can make in the droid? What would be the maximum amount? *Note that I have already done 12 liters without a problem.
  13. Hi BrewArtists, We wanted to share something really exciting with you. We have just launched our range of BrewArt Dry Hops and our Dry Hop Filter. Using Dry Hops is the ultimate way to craft beers bursting with big, hoppy flavours and aromas! Dry Hops can give your beer everything from piney and resinous flavours to citrus and tropical aromas that jump out of the glass, and they improve head retention! What you need to know: FIRMWARE UPDATE: We’ve upgraded BeerDroid firmware (P016) to include a Dry Hop function that when used on a Custom brew, or when you start a Dry Hopped BrewPrint will send you a push notification when it’s time to add your hops. You’ll have to update your firmware to use this function. BREWPRINTS: We’ve crafted a new range of Dry Hopped BrewPrints and upgraded some existing BrewPrints to include Dry Hops to get the best flavour profile for that beer! DRY HOP FILTER: We strongly recommend the use of the Dry Hop Filter to avoid blockages of kegging or bottling equipment from hop debris. Watch video on Dry Hops Dry Hop Filter Instructional Video So, what are you waiting for? Head to brewart.com and check out the range for yourself! Cheers, The BrewArt Team
  14. With my last brew I notice that beer had leaked into the viewing window of the droid. About 5mm of liquid which is showing a bit of mould as well. Has anyone experienced this or know how to fix this ? Thanks
  15. Hi all, my first completed brew using LME. I used 1/2 can but think for all future brews will use the whole can. Pale Ale dry hopped with 50g of Citra. A very nice drop but I think I over carbonated. I went away from the brewart carb drops because a box of grain sugar cubes are damn cheap. I used 3 per brewart PTE bottle. Think 2 is sufficient. It came out very good and finally the odd after taste is gone, just a whole lot of fizz on the tongue. Think I will rename this Prosecco Pale Ale 🤪 I will be bottling the RYE pale ale in a few days. Very interested in how this turns out. ~Alan
  16. Hi All, my beerdriod shows ambient temp of 32f that’s freezing in new money 🤪 Anyone seen the outside temp of Driod be so far off. It’ s 70f in the house right now. I have seen it differ a few degrees but nothing like this. sensor damaged? ~Alan
  17. Hi Guys, I’ve just started my first brew few days ago and I got the notification that it is has concluded the fermentation yesterday and it went directly to storage mode. However, I am unable to move the brew to kegging mode from the App nor the Droid. I went through the manuals and videos as well as the FAQs I couldn’t find anything I am doing wrong can anyone tell me what can I do next ? I know nothing is going to happen if the beer stays in storage mode for quite sometime but I am eager to start the secondary fermentation. Thank you.
  18. Hi All, Just to let you know there is a current discount on Keg refill kits, a $20 dollar saving, use promo code KEG20, ends 13th march Enjoy Stuart
  19. Hello All, Sorry if this topic is somewhere else but I couldn't find anything. So I purchased a can of Briess Pale Ale Liquid Malt Extract (LME). The can is 3.3 lbs but instructions do not really tell me how much to use for 10 liters in Beerdriod. I am think 2/3 of the can (2.2lbs) and top up to 10l with spring water. I have never used LME, I assume add to water and warm gently until melted/mixed. Let cool. Add to beerdriod, add yeast and start pale ale manually. Drop hop with what ever I feel like. Anyone have any thoughts? ~Alan
  20. Hi everyone. I have read the instruction manual and the posts on this forum about wifi issues. I feel I have followed the instructions step for step and cannot seem to connect the BrewDroid to the internet at all. I have pressed wifi manual setup, connected my phone wifi to the BrewDroid using the last 8 digits of the serial number. I have then gone onto the app and pressed NEXT which takes it to the connect network setup. No networks are appearing. Even leaving the app loading for 5mins nothing appears. I have reset the router, moved it closer to the router and still nothing is appearing. I have even followed the video guide on connecting it to the router the other way. Nothing. Is there an idiotproof way of connecting it ? I assumed it would be easy once the Droid connected to my phones wifi. It is about 5m from my router.
  21. Hi All I have been brewing relentlessly with the BeerDriod but really miss the freshness of my Pico Brew. The system now seems defunct which is a shame because it made excellent wort. I think combining the Pico to create the wort and the Driod to ferment might have been a fantastic solution. Once I have completed my next 3 brews (Lawn Mover, Ruby Porter and Highlands IPA) I will experiment with manually brewing in the Pico. I have seen on line others have managed to create the wort manually, hopefully I can also with my own grains and muslin bags 🙂 Anyone else have experience with the Pico and if they have managed to manually brew? ~Alan Added a Pic of Bruv & me brewing with the Pico System which was pretty much the last time..
  22. Hello All, Bottled my first brew, Coopers XPA. The first pour came out with a lot of sediment but much better towards the end. Took samples in the middle and towards the end of bottling. First pour tasted odd, last pour was better but still hard to tell how it finally end up. Smelled great. A lot darker than I expected but looking at other pictures seems close. I assume it will clear up some what during carbonation/secondary. I got a lot more beer than I expected but I think that is because of my experience with PicoBrew, that is only 5 liters and often some what less. App says beer is on shelf and will be ready in 2 weeks. I will probably take a sampling then but would think longer until it's at it's best. Any thoughts? So all in all a very nice experience. Bottling is so much easier but clean up a bit of a chore compared to the Pico's auto cleaning. Cheers
  23. Hello All, I am on my second brew and I am experiencing leakage like the first time. I now know to expect this and can periodically wipe clean 😀 But I do have a question in regards to the lid. The backside of the lid appears to be have a slight gap compared to the from which is very tight. Lid seems to have been connected corrected but now I feel it click into place rather that before it got progressively tighter. If I press down on the back part of the lid it moves a little, not much but a bit. Since it was the back it might have been like that before just wondering if the seating of the lid is never perfect and the rubber gasket is the important part to keep things air tight. Any thoughts. -Alan
  24. Just cracked open a hefeweizen I brewed on PicoBrew System in early March. Lovely head and great body. Not one of my favorite types of beer but came out nice. Will miss my pico but really hoping the Coopers XPA brewed in the Droid comes out this good. Just hit day 8 hoping it goes to kegging soon. I simply can’t wait to try in it. 🤪 ~Alan
  25. My first brew just finished fermentation, notified a few mins back. It then said preparing to keg but with in a min or so went to preparing to store! I need to add the dry hops before bottling. Shouldn’t it stay in kegging for at least 24 hours so I can bottle tomorrow. I did click a button about kegging and it seems to have gone back to preparing to keg. alan
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