How Brewie works

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Brewie goes through all steps of the traditional beer brewing process. However, fermentation is a multiple-variable phase, which changes from beer type to beer type. Thus fermentation should be done outside the Brewie in equipment produced especially for fermentation.

Brewie is able to brew you 10-20 liter batches if the water volumes are well-adjusted. You can learn more about that in the Knowledge Center’s User Manual or Starter’s Guide chapters.

You can add water to Brewie automatically (with our high-pressure water hose connected to your household water system) or manually (by adding pre-measured volumes yourself at the indicated phases). Please, always check if the automatic water inlet is connected before starting an automatic program. Keep in mind that cooling in the Brewie is automatic and needs the cooling water inlet to be connected to work properly.

When ordering a brewie, you will receive the water inlet hose with a connection that is used globally. Customers in the US will receive a plug adjustment to make an easy connection possible.

The Brewie includes 4 hop cages, a false bottom and three water hoses. The package also includes three spare Standard Brewie Bags for your fermentables and a sponge to help with cleaning the machine and accessories. You can learn more about them in Assembling the Brewie in the Knowledge Center’s Starter’s Guide.

Please, don’t do that. Brewie is a user-friendly, but complicated machine. To make sure that all will be well, please, never leave out the First Safety Clean, the calibration and an unclogging program before starting your first batch. The first two programs are crucial for a successful brew, and the latter is a precautionary measure – the tubes inside might stuck in on themselves during the shipping period.

Before you start any brew, make sure that the false bottom is in the mashing tank - you need to place the malt on it to avoid burning the malt. Also, always put the malt in an intact Brewie Bag, to avoid clogging the inner tube system. All Brewies arrive with three Standard Brewie Bags, which can be used up to 20 times. Also, the Brewie Pads will also include a single-use bag that will contain your malt for one use.

Brewie heats up water in its boiling tank and pours it over the malt in the mashing tank, where it executes the different mashing steps. Check how Brewie works in the User Manual of the Knowledge Center.

No, it doesn’t - always use ground malt when you brew. With the Brewie technology, we recommend using a 0,7 mm distance if you use dual-cylinder methods to grind your malt.

Yes, absolutely! Brewie heats up the sparging water in the boiling tank, while mashing is in effect. After the mashing phase ends, Brewie pours the sparging water over the malt to wash out the remaining sugars.

Brewie has four separate hop cages of which all can be programmed to start washing through the hops inside at a different time. The first hop tank will be used through the whole phase while other tanks will be added when the programmed timeframe is left from the whole process.

Yes, you can. You only have to opt for Delayed hopping and add how long you wish to boil the wort before adding the hops.

The Brewie is not yet ready to do First Wort Hopping or Decoction Mashing - we’re working on the methof of realizing these special processes.

Right now, you can’t. We are developing methods to let you brew with multiple malt bags, giving you the option of multiple mashing.

With caution, you can. Never forget that the Brewie’s inner tube- and valve system is prone to clogging by any material that gets inside the machine without a (literal or no) „safety net”. Always use a hop cage, a hop sock or any similar equipment to prevent chunks of extra materials getting into your Brewie!

We do not recommend it. In theory you can but it can have devastating effects on the machine, while preventing you from brewing another batch until the whole timeframe of the fermentation.

Fortunately, you can easily clean Brewie. It has three different cleaning methods all available with both automatic and manual water inlet. Throughout these programs, Brewie always displays what you need to do at the exact moment you have to do it (e.g. adding washing tablets, using the sponge to remove remnant materials etc.)

If you take care of the Brewie, the Brewie will take care of your beer. Use the cleaning programs and always keep your fermentation equipment sanitized – that way you can not be surprised.

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