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It depends what you mean by better. Using a regular homebrew system with tanks/pots gives you flexibility to deal with any problems or whims of fancy as they come, whereas the PicoBrew system looks more like for someone who wants to run dependable recipes without paying much attention to the actual brew. It depends what matters to you more.


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If it was me, I'd pitch yeast again. Quite often, the yeast in those kits can get old (they sit on the self so the yeast and hops aren't refrigerated). Now, how can you mitigate this in the future? When you get a kit home, put the yeast and hops in the refrigerator (you can put hops in the freezer without harm). You can write down the ingredients in ...


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Using isinglass finings a number of times is perfectly possible but probably unnecessary. Once should be enough if time to settle is allowed. Unfortunately its use renders the beer unfit for vegetarian and vegans. That may be no great hardship (more beer for me....) but it is worth bearing in mind when offering a drink to the wider community. Also it is not ...


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That's an insinglass product (fish gelitan). You can add it multiple times with no adverse effects. Usually a proper dose just once combined with cold crash will make a brilliantly clear beer. Each pack is a dose for 5 gallons of beer. All finings need time to work most work by collecting particles and dropping them via gravity. Cold crash helps this along, ...


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I have a Pico. You really can't compare it to homebrewing. It's not intended to be the same thing. It's for craft beer lovers who want to drink beers they can't get otherwise, or who just want the freshness of making it themselves. I also have a Zymatic and a traditional cooler based system. Which one I use depends on my goals and what I feel like.


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If you live in a very small city studio flat then this may be the way for you, very little space is taken up and it all come very neatly packaged. But... if you want to make your own beer recipes, not one devised by another and want to learn the process and experiment then is is probably not for you. I think it is a brilliant idea, I don't know how much ...


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Okay so for those that are reading this I have found the answers to these questions: How much yeast to 1 gallon of organic cider: 1/2 Packet of champagne yeast. How long to let it ferment for that beer taste: about 4 days. Once it is done fermenting do I need to do anything or just refrigerate it? YES! Remove the hard cider with a pump into another jug ...



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