David Fochtman

BrewFlo and BeerDroid layed on side during shipping!

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Hi, new BeerDroid and BrewFlow owner, just arrived today. I haven't opened the boxes yet. I noticed after the FedEx driver departed, both cardboard outer boxes were all black on the "side" of the boxes from laying/sliding around on the floor of at least one truck, and maybe more, even though the boxes were clearly marked not to lay on the side, keep upright.  The 101 videos state never lay boxes on the side, keep upright as laying them on their side could cause damage to the compressors. Should I be worried about damage to the compressors? Anyone else have this problem with shipping? Did your equipment still work fine after you opened it and used it? Am I too worried about the video warning? Thanks, Dave.

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Barrelboy    7

Hi David, Mark here. The products are well packed inside the boxes, the main issue with the compressors is the oil displacement if the units are not upright.

1) you noticed box on its side however with various transporting and handling of these products none of us would know how they were handled before we received them.

2) I’m sure manufactures are aware of this but obviously keeping upright is the best care

3) I’d photograph the boxes, black etc however would open them up and check for any oil leakage/seepage. There shouldn’t be and if units left upright for 24 hours the oil should be back where it should be.

4) if  3) & 4) ok I’d use the setup and  use the product but contact BrewArt by email or phone about the problem to cover yourself.

hope above helps. Ps the brewdroid is fantastic

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Barrelboy    7

I’m sure you will be ok, what are you doing for your first brew?

Any problems feel free to contact. I’ve been brewing for years now and I’m on my 11th successful Beerdroid brew.

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I unpacked both BeerDroid and BrewFlo and neither had leaked any oil, not even an oil smell. After waiting > 48 hrs. I turned on the BeerDroid and all is well, so far. Was able to connect to wifi and upgrade firmware. Probably start my first brew tomorrow. It will be the American Pale Ale supplied with the Droid. While that's brewing I'll order some more brewprints. Porters and stouts are my favorite (actually, I haven't met a beer I didn't like) but getting to be summer here so will order some lighter brews also. Any recommendations? 

I'm a first time brewer. While I've wanted to attempt brewing over the years the old school method just seemed too overwhelming. When I saw this, I decided to give it a try. I may indeed reach out to you for advice in the future Mark, appreciate it. I'd like to be able to brew custom brews sourcing my own ingredients some day. I would love to learn how to make a chocolate peanut butter porter. Thanks.

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Barrelboy    7

Thanks for the response, I kegged the American Pale Ale a couple of weeks ago, not in the fridge yet but will let you know how it goes.

I have made and consumed the Highland IPA, absolutely delicious, easy drinking for summer (or any time) and gave it 9.5/10 in my own ratings method. The Coopers Session Ale is another good one and a great summer brew is the English Pub Draught. 

As your fairly new to brewing keep with the brewart recipes to get your confidence and routine down. The biggest issue is cleaning of the unit and sanitising. Don’t forget the lid, tap and drain bung (under the tap). 

When your ready Contact and I’ll talk to you about experimenting with ingredients and other forms of wort (kit tins ect).

Ps don’t forget that the yeast is put on top of the water first.

 

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