Oh oh, that Grainmaster things looks rockin, then I find something called PicoBrew and BrauMeister, this could get real ugly
Honestly, so far Im pretty happy with the robobrew, but you could get the same result boiling and and mashing with care in any old thing. Im still glad I went own this way. Because robobrew only has a heater at the bottom and no recirculating pump, I just get to mash temp and turn it off and cover it with a few blankets to maintain temp. I might lose 3-4 degrees in the hour, so I start out a smidge higher to compensate. Also the immersion chiller not the best, does a good job initially, but as the water temp here is probably about 24 degrees, its hard to get to the fermentation temp here in QLD. I might need to get a plate chiller and immerse in ice to speed that process up a little.
But really 2 brews in and I cant say any of this seems to have affected the output quality to my taste anyway.
I also have a thermostat controlled fridge as a fermenter which is a must for constant ferment temp and also for chilling down prior to bottling.
Robobrew is a poor mans version of whatever, but it does and OK job, easy to use and really easy to clean. Batch size is a bit small as well. It says 35 liter, but the batch size in reality, maybe 25 litres max. I get equivalent of about 4 cartons out, so with a 10 day brew plus 5 day chill and then bottle ferment, its hard to get the supply constant. I might need to double up on some brews, and then cube a few so I can keep the fermenter constantly full.
Problem with home brewing is people line up for a taste so it is going pretty quick at the moment