The first steps with a Brewie

The first steps with a Brewie

1 4 months ago

We have received many questions regarding installing the Brewie and starting your first brew, so we quickly assembled a checklist to know what to look for before your first brew.

  • Always remember to put the Brewie in a place where you can comfortably connect it - you’ll need an electric outlet, and water connections to your household water system for the water and cooling water inlets.
  • Brewie starts up after it has been toggled into standby mode at the back panel of the machine. Press the On/Off button for at least 4 seconds and see if the button has lit up - this will initialize the Brewie.
  • Check your box! The package of the Brewie will contain the three hoses, four hop cages and the false bottom, which are obligatory accessories to any brews. The package also includes the cleaning detergent, but not the sanitizer - the latter is only included in the starter pack!
  • Don’t forget the preliminary programs before your first batch! Do the First Safety Clean (or a manual short clean), calibrate the Brewie and try an unclogging program to see if water flow is continuous between the tanks - sometimes, during shipping the hoses might stick on in themselves.
  • Check if you are using a Brewie Bag for the malt! Standard (zipped) Brewie Bags are included in your Brewie, and single-use mash bags in the Brewie Pads - if the latter is amiss, no worries, just use the Standard bags. These are certified for more than 20 batches.
  • If you wish to test your machine with dummy brews - it’s fine, do it! But please, never use an original recipe without ingredients. The volumes of water in preset recipes are meant to be used with malt (which absorbs about 1 l/kg), so using a “clear” Brewie Pad recipe will surely result in overflowing!