PINTER beer system

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Once they are given the time to develop they may turn out ok.

This is one of the chaps that's trying to make this lame duck do some fancy dancing. Giving him huge credit because he's really putting the effort in with the system and telling the truth.
 

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2 ways to look at this whole bit of kit:

1, 'brewing' their own fresh beer kits at £12-15 a pop. Or
2, the actual equipment, i.e a 6l (ish) fermenter and mini keg/cask @ £65
 

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2 ways to look at this whole bit of kit:

1, 'brewing' their own fresh beer kits at £12-15 a pop. Or
2, the actual equipment, i.e a 6l (ish) fermenter and mini keg/cask @ £65
3 people that buy these kits don't know how to home brew so are looking for a easy way to make their own beer, they don't know its a relatively expensive piece of kit and that the beer they make in them could be better having said that all in ones are much more expensive and you need knowledge of how to make beer in them which takes this back to the beginning. (people that buy these kits don't know how to home brew )
 

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My friend has just drunk his first punt from one of these.

He's the sort who likes gadgets. For a few weeks. Then it's landfill

He said it was actually ok tasting. Even his ever annoyed wife agreed it was drinkable.

He'd never done any brewing before. So I suppose it could be a gateway drug in to proper brewing for some.
 

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3 people that buy these kits don't know how to home brew so are looking for a easy way to make their own beer, they don't know its a relatively expensive piece of kit and that the beer they make in them could be better having said that all in ones are much more expensive and you need knowledge of how to make beer in them which takes this back to the beginning. (people that buy these kits don't know how to home brew )
Is that not the same as 1?
 

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2 ways to look at this whole bit of kit:
2, the actual equipment, i.e a 6l (ish) fermenter and mini keg/cask @ £65
But aren't minikegs a lot more pricy than the Pinter and this thing seems simple and gets rid of the yeast via some method into a separate chamber. It looks nice. I have googled and seen some mini kegs not in the £80+ but more like £8 but hey dont have a dispensing system and dont look like they can hold much pressure. I am probably missing something obvious. If a chap was fed up with bottles and wanted to condition his beer in a 2 3 or 5 lt keg and drink it from there can anyone suggest some options. Many thanks Richard
 

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But aren't minikegs a lot more pricy than the Pinter and this thing seems simple and gets rid of the yeast via some method into a separate chamber.
Correct, it does collect the yeast. Which you can then throw away or possibly re-use.

Yes, you could use this purely as a minikeg or I'd say cask as once tapped, it has a shelf life of 2 days (ish). Using it this way, you wouldn't use the 'dock' (yeast trap). Just fill with wort, prime accordingly and condition like bottles.

The advantage of this is its easier to clean than the £8 minikegs(casks) and you'll get more uses out of it.

I'm unsure of the psi the Pinter can hold, I was going to ask.

It's a shame you cannot introduce co2 it lengthen the shelf life, although the carbination dial is removable and they might be a way in?
 

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I bought one of these in November 20. Like members above, I agree, the beer itself is typical extract twang. I tried an all-grain using the Pinter as an FV which was better, but the tap clogged quickly when transferring, and it was difficult to calculate the grain bill as the Pinter is so small (I'm used to 25 litre batches).
When I put it away dry in Feb I omitted to really ram home the pressure cap (you really have to seemingly overtighten the cap) with the result that the cap unscrewed when I tried to remove the brew dock; I ended up having to break the brew dock to separate them. Now it's NBG and money lost.
 

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Hello, my in laws bought me a pinter for Xmas, they usually by me a beer kit as they used to have a local home brew shop in worthing, Sussex but wanted to continue on brewing theme. I have only just received my pinter now due to lockdown and living 200 miles away. I wanted to say thanks for advice, I have put a brew in it. The public house ipa, it says 3 days brewing and 4 days conditioning i was thinking of extending up to 10 days of each. What do you think. The extract is 2 weeks past its sell by date due to lockdown but what can you do. I have to use it at least once or twice before it goes on ebay. I will report back shortly.
 

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Hello, my in laws bought me a pinter for Xmas, they usually by me a beer kit as they used to have a local home brew shop in worthing, Sussex but wanted to continue on brewing theme. I have only just received my pinter now due to lockdown and living 200 miles away. I wanted to say thanks for advice, I have put a brew in it. The public house ipa, it says 3 days brewing and 4 days conditioning i was thinking of extending up to 10 days of each. What do you think. The extract is 2 weeks past its sell by date due to lockdown but what can you do. I have to use it at least once or twice before it goes on ebay. I will report back shortly.
Anytime you want really. 7 & 7? Depends when you plan to drink it?
 

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Its a bit small for beer,But I wonder if you could make a WOW style semi sparkling wine in it.?????
 

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Hello just came across the PINTER beer system on YouTube and wondered if anyone had bought one and how good it is ?.
I know a few people who have the Pinter system, although I don't have one myself. My cousin struggles to get a decent beer from it. The other 3 people really like it, they use both the Pinter mixes and homebrew kits, splitting the extract 3 ways.
 

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Untappd have given me a £20-off code for the Pinter2 if anybody's interested - UNT20OFF.

Not entirely clear what the version 2 does over v1, seems they've got some kind of "dry-hopping" going on with hop extracts?
 

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Hello just came across the PINTER beer system on YouTube and wondered if anyone had bought one and how good it is ?.
I purchased one of these 2 years ago and it is the reason I now brew on a larger scale. I enjoyed the process and as a result learnt more and now brew full grain. I use the punter mainly for coders now as it brew under pressure and carbonated the final product. The stout, Weiss beer and space hopped are the best beers I have produced with this item. I agree for the cost (especially the cost of pinter 2) you can buy a large amount of equipment and brew traditionally. Either way I do not regret the purchase. I will be brewing small batch of all grain in there soon.
 

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I got a Pinter 1 and co Pinter for £40 from eBay last month. Got 3 kits on order to try. Can’t brew at the minute as moved house recently and the garage is chocka. May end up using them for small batch brewing if the kits are rubbish.
 

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