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Great news. Can't wait for my unit.
Is it just me or are the colour choices very poor? I’m struggling to select one I like. Colour is expected, where black, a lager/pale ale colour which would be unique but all colours are standard really white would be an opiton too. The rose gold I’m confused on pictures look like us a shade of pink, is it possible to see a video or more images of the different colours please? Different angels may help?
The issue with the colours for me is I had planned on placing this in my kitchen/worktop but with the colour opitons I’m not sure I can make this blend in, to the setting in a way that it doesn’t look out of place
@creator: Thanks for the quick fix.
Yay working g OK now. Difficult ultimately to make a selection but I will be happy with any of them. Cheers
Thanks so much for letting us know and our big apologies for the issue. The issue should be fixed now, can you please try again?
Same “no permission” issue here.
Glad I'm not the only one with the no permission issue
Having the same "No permissions" issue �. You are not alone, @Neoculture �
Am I the only one getting a "You need permission. This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organisation" error when trying to fill out the survey?
@Neoculture, yes, that is correct. We are waiting for Kickstarter to give us the 'go' before resuming again. More updates coming soon!
@Gizmo, many thanks to you as well!
@Creator: Looking at the "Update" section on the KS website, your last posted update was about the Innovation Award.
@David, Thanks so much for your response!
@Gizmo, Thanks so much for your message. That sounds weird.. Let's see if our next update gets to your inbox - if not, we will make sure to talk to Kickstarter and resolve the problem. Cheers!
Thanks for the answer, mine must have got lost in the ether then.
If the one you are referring to is the update announcing the Innovations Award, then I did.
Just checking if anybody has received the update that the creators mentioned on the 11th to Nicholas as I can’t seem to be able to find it?.
Thanks so much for your message. We just sent out an update with the info so you should have the info in your inbox as well. Once Kickstarter's funds collection is complete, we should be able to start distributing the surveys. Most likely, this will be done in 2 steps with first one being the color selections. We are working on the colors and surveys as we speak. We will keep you updated - stay tuned!
Thanks so much for letting us know. We also believe it could be a great feature for HOPii. We will see if and how we can get the right funds for development to make this happen before we launch.. Stay tuned!
When can we expect the survey? Looking forward to voting on the colours of the HOPii.
Yeah Manual mode sounds like the perfect partner for this product as well as a real brewers idea of heaven
Thanks so much for your message. We will definitely look into it and let you know. Manual mode is definitely an interesting one that people would like a lot - we discovered that it would be very useful when we were making the Kombucha couple of weeks ago. :) Cheers!
Thanh’s. The 500k manual mode is what I was referring to is it possible to add an add on for backers to get this opiton? I’d definitely be interested providing price was reasonable
Sorry, I missed your second question. Yes, we will be sending a separate survey for everyone to vote for the color. At the moment, our designer is investigating and going through the color choices and once he is done, I will get the survey ready and send to everyone. We are looking to give 3-4 colors as choices. Stay tuned!
If you mean Brewer's Mode, it's definitely happening. The $500K Manual Mode is a different feature that enables you to control HOPii similar to a blender (with buttons), which did not meet the target (it costs a lot of money to develop these features, thus the reason for the stretch goals). We are looking into different ways to see if we can do this feature before we release the product as we think it's a cool feature. Will keep you updated.
Hi, is the manual mode not happening as we didn’t teach 400k
Also for the custom colour will a survey be sent out pre the order survey to pick one?
Thanks so much for your message. Absolutely - I will have a meeting with backerkit later today to start the process of getting the accounts set up for our backers and also set up a preorder store for our backers to be able to get cool items, including beer kits. Stay tuned!
Thanks so much again for everything! I am also very excited to go on this ride together with you and all our backers! There will be awesome moments, there will be rocky moments, there will be fun moments, there will be storms and there will be sunshines. Let's go through these and make it happen together! It will be an amazing adventure that we will have together! Cheers!
Thanks so much for your message and it's a great question! I don't have the exact number at the moment, but I do know that it's very low as HOPii is very energy efficient and being completely closed system also helps in maintaining temperature using low electricity as well. Cheers!
@everyone, apologies in delays in the response. We were in a conference yesterday and were not able to log in. Here are the responses.
Thanks so much for your message. Yes we will have dark beers. As Hector has posted below (thanks so much Hector!), we currently have a porter and will be working on getting more of different varieties. Cheers!
Is there still a chance where we can add another beer kit via add-ons?
@Markus, thank you so much for the great suggestion! We will definitely look into it! Cheers!
huge thanks to everyone for joining the family! Thanks to you, we were able to make this happen. We have a lot of exciting announcements coming so stay tuned! We are so excited to be able to deliver the HOPii experience to you. More coming soon! Cheers!
Great News on the funding & looking forward to next year & the whole experience of getting there!.
You know what I wondered about this thing... how much energy (kWh) does it use for a typical IPA brew process from start to finish?
In the FAQ is says the following...
Though we need more time to announce our brewery partnership information due to legal (contractual) reasons, we can share the status of our brewmaster's amazing tasting craft beers! And as we still have 8 months to work on our launch readiness of awesome craft beers from both our brewery partners and our brewmaster, we will work very hard to make sure that we have a great list of the best tasting craft beers for you to enjoy by the time you receive your HOPii units!
Here are the list of our brewmaster's first 13 craft beers that are tested, have amazing taste and ready to go for HOPii as of today :
Wicked Monkey (Citrus Pale Ale)
Hop Ale (Specialty Hazy IPA)
Eben Ale (Amber Ale)
Emma’s Ale (Lager)
Hazy Days (Dunkelweizen)
Casper (White IPA)
Motley Mosaic (IPA)
Nugget Nectar (IPA)
Do you have plans for any dark beers, such as a dunkel, or dark stout or dark ale?
Forget about my previous question, should have read the comments before asking :). Really looking forward to this, very excited indeed. Hope we can build a community of "HOPii Brewers" in good old New Zealand. Maybe you should consider coming to Beervana in Wellington next year, where you could promote HOPii to thousands of enthusiastic craft beer lovers. Cheers
Hi there, I also backing HOPii as I think it is a great concept with a lot of potential. Just one question, you mentioned that them Brewers mode would be unlocked when you reach the $400K stretch goal. What would happen if worst comes to worst and we do not reach that goal, will the manual mode still be a possibility?
Thank you so much for the great idea! I am also a huge fan of brushed metal look. We will talk to our designer about it and let you know. Cheers!
Thank you so much! We really appreciate the compliment. Great compliments like this gives us the energy to keep moving and make this dream happen. Thank you so much again and we are so glad that you are a part of our family!
The process depends on beer to beer (and drink to drink) as HOPii does everything naturally and every beer and drink has different procedures, brewing cycles and time it takes to brew. Our experience with craft beer has been around 7 days, sometimes longer and a few times shorter. What we felt is that, just like ketchup companies say, "best things come to those who wait". Experience of drinking fresh made craft beer as soon as it's done brewed right from HOPii, every single one of them, will be a memorable experience that you will remember (as is doing for us right now). We can't wait to have you experience this soon as well. Cheers!
Stainless steel opiton nice idea but it would hold fingerprints maths easy so this maybe worth considering brushed steel finish maybe a better opiton, just an idea but how about brushed steel as an opiton it may cost etc but within reason I’d imagine there’s other backers like me who’d be willing to pay that bit extra to get this slick finish as this is an item that is going to take proud space on the counter top so not only is it important it works well but also it looks well and doesn’t feel out of place in any home
Great customer service appreciate the responses so quick and before campaign ends. I’m delighted to be a member.
I’ve thing I forgot to ask was how long is the process from start to finish to name 3 liters of top quality beer?
Thanks so much for your message! I personally also like stainless steel, but this would add a couple of hundred of dollars to the cost of the device so it may not be doable at the moment (and we won't do it unless it looks right, perfect and beautiful). We will definitely consider this for the future as it is a great idea. Cheers!
Thanks so much for your questions and it's definitely ok to ask them again. :)
On color options, our expert designer is looking into coming up with 3-4 color choices for our backers to choose from. These will be colors that will fit the design language and look beautiful on the current design of HOPii, manufacturable with good yields and so on (as different colors require different ways to paint and some are much more difficult than others). If we reach $400K, we will make the backer selected color exclusive only to our backers.
The device does not come with preloaded recipes for DIY (though beer kits will have their recipes preloaded on their bottles), but we will be building a DIY community via our app and website where people can share each other's recipes. Yes, the Brewer's Mode is made flexible so that you can make most if not all types of beers you want (that we know of anyway, and we know a lot of beers) as well as other drinks such as Kombuchas and other drinks that are invented by you. With HOPii, possibilities are endless.
On storage of the beer inside HOPii, we haven't actually tried going to terminal as we drank them very fast (beers were too good :)) and we only have limited number of units to test at the moment. However, when we tried taking it out and putting it in the fridge, we were able to drink it after a month and the people who drank it thought this was the freshest beer they've ever drunk. The preservation comes from the completely closed nature of both HOPii and our bottles and when left inside HOPii, HOPii has full control over it in its completely closed system (full temperature and pressure control, no exposures from oxygen, light and heat), thus the beer would last much longer inside HOPii than a fridge.
Yes, HOPii has full temperature control capabilities, both cooling and heating. 2 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.
Kits will start at $20US and will be different from beer to beer. On shipping, right now we are 'estimating' around $10US, but we are trying to reduce this as much as we can prior to launch via negotiations with shippers and various ideas.
Each beer kit will make 3L, or 6.34pints, of the best, flavorful and freshest craft beer you will drink. (freshness makes a *huge* difference in taste of a beer and with HOPii, you are drinking it as soon as it's done brewing right from the tank, it will be the freshest craft beers you will drink)
Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask more questions at any time. Cheers!
@Creator - polished stainless steel is a desirable "color", so please add it to the current kindergarten-palette offering when the time comes for the special edition color vote.
Also once beer is made how long can it be left in hopii before it looses its value?
Those hopii have temperature controls fir storing beer?
The kits ye speak of in the video, I live in Ireland how much will these cost to buy abs get delivered?
How many pints does Hopi store? And how many does one mix make?
Sorry loads of questions coming late to the project so trying to get up to speed before the deadline.
Thanks. Last few questions I’m been lazy now, there probably already answered in comments but there’s a lot of comments:)
So excluding the colour choice voted by backers if 400k is raised what are the other colour opitons?
Dies brewer mode come with pre built in recipes? Will the manual mode allow one to make any type of beer they want?
Thanks so much for backing our project! What we are thinking is to have the Kickstarter backers vote for a color (we will have beautiful color choices to vote from, made available by our award winning designer who has exceptional taste in colors as you can see in our videos and photos) and when we reach above $400K, we will make this color exclusive to our backers only to make them limited edition HOPii's. As increasing number of colors would delay manufacturing and also makes logistics more time consuming and error-prone, yet we wanted to make sure that our backers get the best color that you want, this was the best method to make this happen.
On the postage, when we first started our Kickstarter project, we had to put in a shipping number to start, so we had used a formula that many projects with products of our size used, which was to add $100 to US domestic shipping rates. This was done as shippers won't negotiate better prices without a proof of our number of sales (i.e. Kickstarter pledge numbers) and thus optimization of the shipping prices were not possible at the time. Now that we have these numbers, we are able to negotiate with the shippers and have been able to reduce the shipping prices for US domestic shipping by $20 so far (~30% reduction), which we have decided to give this credit back to all our backers for purchasing additional beer kits and other gears. Going back to your question, we are working on several different methods of shipping to Europe, where one of them includes shipping directly to a logistics warehouse in Europe and ship from there, which we believe would reduce the shipping significantly. These ideas would help us to determine what is the most optimized way to do shipping that is best for our backers and strategies for duty and vat. We will definitely keep you updated. Cheers!