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by barneey
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

It would seem the listing took an absolute hammering over the last couple of days & all the units have been sold.
by barneey
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Looks as though the units are now being snapped up & the seller is accepting offers of less than $50.00
by barneey
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Tony, doesnt sound great from your experiences using the machine. I've been laid up sick (bad leg) for a while so have been unable to brew / lift anything. The efficiency is low on these machines, hence the reason for me trying the upward mash technique to at least get it into the mid 60s. Other bre...
by barneey
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Thought it was worth a mention that the shipping prices are now back to the lower levels ;)
by barneey
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

All using the Autobrew function I've tried a few ways to mash, the worst has been around the low 50's on mash efficiency, the highest has been around 65 to 68% so a huge difference. Container with holes no mash bag, container with holes with mash bag. Container with no bottom & mash bag. Repeated th...
by barneey
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Tony if you can remember, make a note of all the water used including the top reservoir (before & after) grain used & gravities. Cheers
by barneey
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

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I have made a few things up for mine
by barneey
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Just noticed on the FB Pico forum an old thread has been resurrected, with someone publishing a 3d mould to produce a silicone hop holder.
by barneey
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Tony, =D> regarding the Lolly moulds, I'll be interested to see how you get on with them. There is quite an active FB Pico group with a few designs for DIY hop baskets. I have made one but found using the published template I was suffering with backflow in the compartments, ie if you were say just u...
by barneey
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Since I have had mine, I have completed 1 semi auto brew & approx 20 auto partial brew tests. Have a play around with grain containers, Wilko also sell quite a nice container that fits, could be a little higher though. Try a traditional mash, upward or downward & let us know what efficiency you get....
by barneey
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

Oh forgot to add, not all Pico Kegs are the same, some have the complete removable lid, others are more like a traditional corny keg.

For my experiments I bought a 9l corny keg from the MM https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/?s=keg& ... pe=product other sellers are available.
by barneey
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

Re: PicoBrew Model S

There has been quite a few items for sale on Ebay for the Pico stuff over the last month or so. The trouble is most if not all the stuff is in the US. Most of the actual "complete kit" machines have been 110v for the US market. There have been a few keg only deals such as https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/...
by barneey
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PicoBrew Model S
Replies: 47
Views: 2443

PicoBrew Model S

I'm always searching around for a new brewing project :D , recently in the brewing news I noticed that the PicoBrew people had gone into administration. Normally when this happens the receiver will try to find a buyer or sell off the stock to raise some money. Well the stock is being sold off at I p...
by barneey
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Brewzilla Bottom Filter Plate doesn't fit Grainfather
Replies: 9
Views: 908

Re: Brewzilla Bottom Filter Plate doesn't fit Grainfather

It does however look a more of a sturdy design than the plate I have.