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Pico Brew Home Beer Brewing Appliance $299 Costco, plus shipping if ordered on costco.com

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Pico Brew Home Beer Brewing Appliance $299 Costco, shipping included

https://www.costco.com/Pico-Brew-...IySg%3D%3D

This appears to be the pico s, which is the more expensive of the pico home beer brewing products. This model wasn't even this cheap during the kickstarter.

Enjoy authentic craft brewing at home right on your countertop. The Pico Brew perfectly brews 5 liters of fresh craft beer in about 2 hours. Your creation will be fermented, carbonated, and ready to enjoy in a little over a week. Experiment with award-winning recipes from over 150 partner breweries around the world or create your own unique recipe.

Set Includes:
Pico Appliance
Accessories
1 PicoPak - Half Squeezed IPA
1 Serving Keg
1 Brewing Keg
Keg Cozy
5 - Co2 Cartridges
Cleaning Supplies

Features:
Includes a quick start guide for easy to follow instructions on setup and brewing
Brews 5 liters at a time or up to thirteen 12-ounce bottles
Designed to fit on your countertop and under most kitchen cabinets
Pico's brew cycle takes a little over two hours to complete, depending on recipe. After brew cycle is complete it will need to ferment for up to a week before consumption.
Can control the ABV(alcohol content) and IBU of any PicoPak
Can create all the major beer styles
PicoPaks are biodegradable and compostable after use
Connectivity: 802.11 b/g Wifi
Power: 110-120V. 15A Maximum current
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Probs because they're already replacing this one.
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Was trying to compare... is it the same package as this one from Northern Brewer?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/pic...ng-machine

I was looking at this system to pick up for my dad... looked a little easier to deal with than my 1 gallon batch kits I use now.

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Can this unit can be adapted to brew your own recipes buying your own ingredients??? Otherwise $26 plus tax and shipping in most cases for their kits. This gets you maybe 13 twelve oz. Beers. Major fail.

Edit: CNET review pretty poor.

https://www.cnet.com/products/pic...co/review/
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Can this unit can be adapted to brew your own recipes buying your own ingredients??? Otherwise $26 plus tax and shipping in most cases for their kits. This gets you maybe 13 twelve oz. Beers. Major fail.
I get my 1 gallon kits from Northern Brewer which usually cost anywhere from $14.99 - $16.99 + tax/shipping. They do have kits that push that $25 dollar mark as well. I usually ended up with 8-10 bottles. (have since converted to a 1 gallon keg system)

I didn't think the pricing was that bad for a full kit...
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Probs because they're already replacing this one.
They are not replacing this one. The new one is a lower cost alternative, same basic guts. Different kegs, finish and display. Both systems use the same packs. Though the new kegs and system have been having troubles and have been delayed
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Can this unit can be adapted to brew your own recipes buying your own ingredients??? Otherwise $26 plus tax and shipping in most cases for their kits. This gets you maybe 13 twelve oz. Beers. Major fail.

Edit: CNET review pretty poor.

https://www.cnet.com/products/pic...co/review/
You can't add your own ingredients, huge downside. You can create your own recipes online. The most cost effective method in this system is to pay for the subscription which is unlimited packs, they send you the next one on your list as soon as you scan one in, two at a time, free shipping. If you have more than one serving/fermenting keg this can really work out in your favor.
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I've seen appliances like this, but I personally can't see the point in 5L (slightly over 1 gal) batches.
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I get my 1 gallon kits from Northern Brewer which usually cost anywhere from $14.99 - $16.99 + tax/shipping. They do have kits that push that $25 dollar mark as well. I usually ended up with 8-10 bottles. (have since converted to a 1 gallon keg system)

I didn't think the pricing was that bad for a full kit...
I agree. I am considering the pico only because all my other brewing gear is really set up for 5 gallon batches and while I really enjoy beer I dont drink huge quantities. This seemed to have some appeal in that arena.
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Was trying to compare... is it the same package as this one from Northern Brewer?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/pic...ng-machine

I was looking at this system to pick up for my dad... looked a little easier to deal with than my 1 gallon batch kits I use now.

--rob
This is the exact same kit as the one on northern brewer. Apparently this is a pretty hot price. The people who backed this on kickstarter recently didn't get the pico s for this cheap, At the most early bird price it was still about 100 more, though from my understanding the kickstarter came with other perks.
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I've seen appliances like this, but I personally can't see the point in 5L (slightly over 1 gal) batches.
I am somewhat on the fence. I end up wasting a lot of beer from my 5 gallon batches, even with friends over I have a hard time going through two kegs in a weekend. Maybe I am a lightweight.
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I am somewhat on the fence. I end up wasting a lot of beer from my 5 gallon batches, even with friends over I have a hard time going through two kegs in a weekend. Maybe I am a lightweight.
Why do you have to go through your entire batch in a weekend. Bottle it and enjoy it over time.
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Why do you have to go through your entire batch in a weekend. Bottle it and enjoy it over time.
That is true. I like kegging, Bottling, with all the cleaning and storage has been a bain to the wife.
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That is true. I like kegging, Bottling, with all the cleaning and storage has been a bain to the wife.
Cleaning bottles is a giant pain. Can't argue with that.
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Why do you have to go through your entire batch in a weekend. Bottle it and enjoy it over time.
Or just keg it and enjoy it over time. As long as you keep the keg pressurized with co2 and preferably cold it won't go bad for a very long time. I've had some batches in kegs for over a year with no noticeable degradation.
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