GHW
Have you all seen these? BrewUK and HBC been touting them.

https://www.brewuk.co.uk/gf-glycol-chiller.html

They are stupidly priced - £400 for the FV and chiller is £800! They justify it with the claim that it can control 4 FVs at once...so thats £2400 for the privilege.

I'm sure they are great, but I really can't see too many people indulging. The FVs are too small for a commercial microbrewery but out of most home brewers price. Not really sure what they're thinking by launching these.
Quote 0 0
Fermented Culture
I can remember a Chris White interview where they said they had trouble maintaining uniform temperature in their smaller vessels for side by side beers until they upgraded to a larger size. Maybe it was the design but it'd be interesting to see some data on these.

Ebay has had sellers which retrofit tanks from (I think) italy for years now, http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/latimerales/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= which I think are sourced from https://www.polsinelli.it/en/
Quote 0 0
Robert
GHW wrote:
Have you all seen these? BrewUK and HBC been touting them.

https://www.brewuk.co.uk/gf-glycol-chiller.html

They are stupidly priced - £400 for the FV and chiller is £800! They justify it with the claim that it can control 4 FVs at once...so thats £2400 for the privilege.

I'm sure they are great, but I really can't see too many people indulging. The FVs are too small for a commercial microbrewery but out of most home brewers price. Not really sure what they're thinking by launching these.


It's cheaper to buy four brand-new fridges. Probably cheaper to run too!
Quote 0 0
Notlaw
Some of the equipment being marketed at the home brewer is getting silly.  Ss Brewtech, for example, are about to launch an "all-in-one" 1BBL system.  This is going to be megabucks for a home brewer.  Its a US 1 barrel system, so it'll be 117l rather than 163l if it was UK barrels, but still.... does the average home brewer WANT to make 117l of the same beer?

https://www.ssbrewtech.com/pages/1-bbl-nano-brewhouse
Quote 0 0
Pinto
There is a market amongst the Braumeister crowd I'd guess - they like expensive kit lol 💰 
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
Quote 0 0
Halfacrem
Notlaw wrote:
Some of the equipment being marketed at the home brewer is getting silly.  Ss Brewtech, for example, are about to launch an "all-in-one" 1BBL system.  This is going to be megabucks for a home brewer.  Its a US 1 barrel system, so it'll be 117l rather than 163l if it was UK barrels, but still.... does the average home brewer WANT to make 117l of the same beer?

https://www.ssbrewtech.com/pages/1-bbl-nano-brewhouse


Half a dozen well-off brew buddies, one with a big garage. Share the costs etc, I guess. Need to be confident though. 100 plus litres of mediocre brew would be disappointing.

The cost of that GF cooling is I think more expensive than the costs above. You need a dual tap and a temp control unit, adding a further £140!
Quote 0 0
GHW
You need a mortgage is what you need
I'll ask the missus for one for Christmas
Quote 0 0
Simonh82
Fermented Culture wrote:
I can remember a Chris White interview where they said they had trouble maintaining uniform temperature in their smaller vessels for side by side beers until they upgraded to a larger size. Maybe it was the design but it'd be interesting to see some data on these.

Ebay has had sellers which retrofit tanks from (I think) italy for years now, http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/latimerales/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= which I think are sourced from https://www.polsinelli.it/en/


You can buy these direct from Italy. I've been looking at a 35L fermentor which costs about £60 + £25 shipping https://www.polsinelli.it/en/35-l-stainless-steel-beer-fermenter-P1326.htm. Still cheaper than any other SS fermentor I've seen. Just got to check it will fit my brew fridge. Otherwise I'm pulling the trigger on payday.
Quote 1 0
GHW
They look cool simon, let us know what you think of you do get one. Could be tempted!
Quote 0 0
Pinto
Polsinelli do some great stainless gear, but their courier charges are steep - if people are interested, it could well prove cheaper for everyone if there was a group buy to combine courier charges.
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
Quote 0 0
Demig
Pinto wrote:
Polsinelli do some great stainless gear, but their courier charges are steep - if people are interested, it could well prove cheaper for everyone if there was a group buy to combine courier charges.


I could be interested in a group buy.
Quote 0 0