PINTER beer system

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Hey, anyone tried this? A mate of mine is thinking of buying one. The price seems very reasonable. And the turn around time of four days is impressive.

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Check it out on YouTube.
Judging by comments on Pinter Facebook group it has a few teething issues.
 

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I’ve raised similar opinions in another thread which went down like a lead balloon 😂 completely agree with you. The only positive from this system is that someone might get the homebrew bug and buy a kit or start all grain...
 

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Is there any reason why you couldn't use your own wort (brewing in small batches) in these with your own yeast. It would certainly reduce the cost per pint and you'd still be doing all grain just fermenting under pressure.
 

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Is there any reason why you couldn't use your own wort (brewing in small batches) in these with your own yeast. It would certainly reduce the cost per pint and you'd still be doing all grain just fermenting under pressure.
I had a look, and for a similar outlay you could buy a Fermenter King Junior (20 litre) and a spunding valve, which IMHO would be a better investment if you are an all grain brewer wanting to ferment small batches under pressure. Just my opinion, and I face a lot of anger when I expressed my opinion on the Pinter when it first came out... lol

Kinda just looks like an updated MrBeer.... Except that product is made by a large, established, company.
 

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I had the self same thought after posting. I will just need to do a bit of research on fkj fkj before deciding although 20l sounds better than 5l.
 

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Tons of info about them on here. Used to use one of their Gen 1 Fermentasaurus myself (with an airlock though, not pressure) but retiring it to use my new stainless conical.
 

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The thing that interests me most, and confuses me most about this system is the brew times . From start to finish a week? How ? That cant be enough for your average yeast to do its thing. Any thoughts anyone? Thank you Richard
 

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I've been following people using them and the false smiles and honeymoon periods are wearing off. They're tweaking the kits with spraymalt and changing the conditioning time, even putting it into bottles. Anything to try and make it do what it was supposed to.

It's like seeing a toy on TV when you're a kid and thinking yes! I'll be able to climb walls with that Spider-Man Web Slinger! Then you fall on your spine and end up writhing in a puddle of p*ss. Just like beer. But you still tell the kids at school it's great.
 

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The thing that interests me most, and confuses me most about this system is the brew times . From start to finish a week? How ? That cant be enough for your average yeast to do its thing. Any thoughts anyone? Thank you Richard
I put the no boil, no chill 7 day wheat beer through it. It was actually 8/9 days but hey it worked fine.

Note, I was bought one of these. I wouldn't choose one myself. I am putting a Munich Helles in today. I might give it 7 days fermenting and 7 days conditioning. See how it turns out.
 

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Is there any reason why you couldn't use your own wort (brewing in small batches) in these with your own yeast. It would certainly reduce the cost per pint and you'd still be doing all grain just fermenting under pressure.
You can and I do. It can have some uses. If you are a small batch brewer with limited space, you essentially have a fermenter and mini keg(or cask) in one unit.
 

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I’ve got a friend who has one. He’s done three kits with it.

American Pale Ale (free with Pinter)
German Pilsner
American Pale Ale (free replacement)

This first was undrinkable and he just poured it away. Full of yeast and pretty nasty (his description, I never tasted it).
The second I did try and I had to pour it. Buttery and strong green apples. The diacetyl is understandable given the temps and time for fermentation but it was unpleasant.
The third was a replacement that Pinter sent for the first awful batch. It was much better than the lager. I managed a half. It was quite bitter and it was a sharp bitterness but it was an improvement over the lage

He’s been gradually extending out his fermenting and conditioning times which might explain the improvement.

I get the feeling he’s going through the false smile and end of honeymoon period that @Drunkula mentioned above.

He wanted to “pimp” the next one so I offered home some spray malt. He went with some dextrose in the end.

It’s certainly interesting to see the adaptations that are being made to the instructions in order to produce something.
I get the feeling he’ll end up on a 2-2 schedule so will get 1 brew a month, then end up buying a second vessel so he can get 2 a month.
 

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This system might be a total waste of money but from the review videos i watched when the threads was fist posted it seemed they were drinking it way too early and some even admitted this when they were reviewing them.
 

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Ive placed an order flor one of these. Might be an interesting piece of kit.
 

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The thing that interests me most, and confuses me most about this system is the brew times . From start to finish a week? How ? That cant be enough for your average yeast to do its thing. Any thoughts anyone? Thank you Richard
Actual primary fermentation I find often only takes 2-4 days and it’s rare that it will take more than a week, (based on readings taken with a Tilt) so you could certainly have beer fully fermented in 7 days, that said the only beer I have ever made where I genuinely thought it was good fresh out the fermentor was a Weissbier which was grain to glass in 7 days. Otherwise I tend to leave in primary for two weeks, followed by at least a couple of weeks of conditioning as a minimum.

So you could have a beer that was carbonated and drinkable in a week but with the exception of a handful of styles I just don’t think it would be very good.
 

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This system might be a total waste of money but from the review videos i watched when the threads was fist posted it seemed they were drinking it way too early and some even admitted this when they were reviewing them.
Completely agree.
Same as the kits that tell you they are read at to go in a week.
It’s the same ploy to get you to buy because it’s quick when in reality it’s going to take longer than advertised to reach its peak.
Once they are given the time to develop they may turn out ok.
 
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