PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
Pico Model C delivers perfectly crafted beer every time. Brewing any style of beer you desire - from IPAs to session ales to stouts to porters - starts with the press of a button. Your creation will be fermented, carbonated, and ready to enjoy in 10-14 days. The Pico Model C uses ready-to-brew PicoPak ingredient packs that take the guesswork out of home brewing. PicoPaks include the perfect balance of pre-measured, fresh grains, hops, and yeast so you can brew award-winning beers from a growing list of over 180 large and small breweries around the world available on the PicoBrew BrewMarketplace. You can even create your own custom beer with Freestyle PicoPaks. The Pico Model C recognizes each PicoPak and automatically follows the recipe to ensure perfect results, every time. You'll brew fresh beer, exactly as the brew master intended. With a Pico Model C in your kitchen, you get the satisfaction of brewing your own beer conveniently and with minimal cleanup. Brewing the freshest, best beer has never been easier - or tastier.
Features & Benefits:
Brews 5 liters of your favorite craft beer at a time - the equivalent of (13) 12-ounce bottles - using PicoPaks, kits containing all natural grains and hops ingredients
Fine-tune the ABV (alcohol content) and IBU (bitterness level) of any PicoPak to your liking, or create a custom FreeStyle PicoPak with your own recipe of grains, hops, and yeast
Simplify your home brewing supplies with built-in steam cleaning and dishwasher-safe components to make clean-up simple
PicoPaks sold separately
Uses/ Food Recommendations:
Pico Model C’s brew cycle takes about 2 hours to complete. After the brew cycle is finished, the beer will need to ferment for about a week before consumption and then you will need to carbonate your beer before drinking. So, from PicoPak to pint, the whole process will take around a week with force carbonation or about two weeks with natural carbonation.
Pico Model C Contains:
Newly designed Pico C Brew Keg with Quick Connectors
16 Character x 2 line OLED Display
Black Powder Coated Finish
Fast Fermentation Only
Keg Conditioning Only (or purchase CO2 Regulator separately)
Serves in 5L mini keg
Sous Vide in Brew Keg
PicoPak sold separately
Black Pico C
Black + Stainless Pico C Brew Keg
5L Serving Keg
Step Filter and Lid
Dispensing Bung Plug
Pico C Keg Cozy
Fermentation Temp Decals (1)
Quick Start Guide
POWER SOURCE: (electric, battery, hand powered, etc)
Voltage: 110-120V.15A Maximum Current
HOW IT WORKS
It just makes sense that the freshest ingredients make the best and freshest craft beers. That's why we build-our PicoPaks “on-demand" with the finest pre-measured grains and hops, and deliver these PicoPaks directly to your doorstep. Your Pico ModelC recognizes each specific PicoPak and its associated recipe based on its RFID tag. PicoPaks take the guesswork out of brewing and ensure delicious results, every time. And when you're done brewing, you can simply place your spent PicoPak in your compost bin.
Starting off right: it really is the water!
Great beer really does start with the perfect water, so when Pico-brewing we recommend starting with distilled water. Each PicoPak contains unique water amendments – various minerals that build up the water you brew with to exactly match the water profiles used by the breweries that created your PicoPaks.
Precision mashing: extracting sugars and flavor from grains.
PicoPaks contain fresh grains that have been malted, roasted and cracked so they are primed to release the special sugars that waters at precise temperatures can unlock. This first stage of brewing is called mashing, and the exact times and temperatures that grains are soaked determines the content of the beer “wort" produced. Control and precision are the keys here to producing the fluids that when boiled, then cooled and fermented become your beer.
Boil with multiple hop additions.
Brewers for centuries have boiled their beer wort with hops to impart bitterness, flavors and aromas that can make great beer the nuanced sensory experience that leaves you thirsting for more. Adding hops into the boil at different stages lends different characteristics to the resulting beer, from bitterness derived from alpha acids to more flavors and aromas derived from the hop oils. The PicoBrewing process with up to 4 unique hop additions accommodates a very broad range of beer recipe styles.
Fermentation: converting sugars into alcohol
After the beer wort has been fully infused with delicious hop flavors and aromas the solution is cooled, and then the magic begins. Yeast is "pitched" into the beer wort and begins to go to work on the sugars, converting them into alcohol and CO2. Different yeasts also impart their own unique flavors to the beer. Fermentation typically takes 4-7 days, depending on the beer and the yeast.
Built to brew
We've designed every aspect of the Pico Model C for one reason: to brew better beer.
1500 watts of steam heat: Powerful steam heat brews evenly at a specific temperature and with much more precise control than boiling on a stovetop, preserving your beer's flavors.
Wi-fi connected: Because your Pico Model C is connected to the internet, you can monitor your brew remotely.
Flexible system: Detachable brew kegs means you can use additional kegs to brew multiple batches in the same day. Reconnecting the hoses and starting another batch is quick and easy.
Black powder-coated exterior: Both rugged and beautiful, built for a lifetime of homebrewing
At 12.5" wide x 16.5" high x 15" deep, the Pico Model C is designed to fit on your countertop, under most kitchen cabinets.
Your Pico Model C recognizes each specific PicoPak being brewed, allowing an ideal mashing temperature, duration, and hop additions to be done correctly per the beer style
Shaped to enable even flow and reduce foam during the mash phase, the step filter and hops cradle allow for multi-stage boils to brew any recipe to perfection.
Personalize each batch
Brew just like the brewmaster intended, but add your own precise specifications to the recipe by adjusting your beer's bitterness (IBU) and alcohol percentage (ABV).