MiniBrew Update August 2016

By Patrick Layer
August 25th, 2016
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Dear MiniBrew Friends,


Greetings from sunny Utrecht. Are you ready for some hoppy news?

We are back with a big update on our MiniBrew adventures. 


In this update we will feature the following topics:

  • MiniBrew in Action
  • Hardware Development
  • Brewing Tests
  • MiniBrew Travels the World

MiniBrew in Action

We produced a small time-lapse featuring a normal day at our office. You can now have a look at the brewing process of the current MiniBrew Beta (*not the final model & hight). As you can see, we had the chance to brew our first “Lawnmower Lager”. The taste was awesome so cheers to all the people with a big garden;)

In the upcoming weeks we want to share with you a step by step video explaining the brewing process of MiniBrew. So stay tuned!

Hardware Development

At the beginning of the month, we’ve build the latest version of the keg. We redesigned the outer shell of the keg to give it more a robust copper look and improved the shockproof function. We’re very happy about the end result. As you can see, our keg design and technology really evolved.

keg development

Our keg evolution

Kegs working

The kegs are working

We also concentrated on small tweaks to improve the MiniBrew Beta. This version will be more compact in terms of height:). We received some custom made parts and started to assemble the new version of the MiniBrew Beta.

Minibrew beta

MiniBrew Beta

Brewing Tests

Brewing over and over again is part of our normal day at the office and good news we are improving every day step by step. We are very happy to share that we could fix some little bugs within the system such as pressure by using a new pump. In addition, while experimenting with different techniques we found some ways to increase efficiency in the brewing process.


Further, we were analysing test results of fermentation sessions and use the data to improve the MiniBrew beer DNA which will guarantee the perfect brew. Over and over again. We’ve been spending a lot of time to get rid of bugs, like setup wifi problems.  We are excited for the upcoming weeks since the brewing and hardware improves on a daily basis!

MiniBrew Travels the World

Our co-founders Olivier and Bart were on the road!


Portland and Oregon Brewers Festival

Olivier and our Chief Brewer Ko visited the Oregon Brewers Festival and the famous brewers of Portland, such as Basecamp, Fullsail and Block15 Brewing Company. The brewers were very enthusiastic to share their recipes with MiniBrew platform, so you will be able to brew their recipe just from home. We’re thrilled about the collaboration, so we can disrupt the close beer market. In addition, they visit multiple hop farms and of course they tried their delicious beers.

A full report of this unforgettable experience will come soon :)

hopfarm portland

Somewhere in Hopville, discovering the best hops fields of Rogue Brewery

beerflight

Of course there was also a lot of beer tasting

brewery

Awesome experience

olivier ko drinking portland hops

Enjoying fresh beer in the hops garden

MiniBrew in 中華人民共和國 (China) 

Bart was exploring the mainland of China to visit some more production facilities in detail. So far he is really happy about the production possibilities for MiniBrew.

bart in china

Our new work clothes

minibrew in china

Factory visit in China

As you can see even during the “summer break” we are working hard to bring the MiniBrew ready for market.


As always, if you have any questions, comments or props (props are always good), please reach out to us at hello@minibrew.io, or through FacebookInstagram and so on. 

That's it for now, so we have to get back to “tasting”...Oh sorry we meant “testing” ;)


Cheers

Team MiniBrew

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