yes it is the same. I have used a few different batches of it and the "large" pieces of pigment just were not expectable, even for rough scraping. Could be some luck of the draw. I also have no interest in using corrosive cleaning products (glass cleaner) on my machines so the "ease" of cleaning isn't a big motivator for me.Is Dapra ink the same as Canode or is it their own stuff? I agree that the real stuff works better, but it sure is nice to use the Dapra (Canode?) to get close.
Don't know about homebrewing, but I tried modifying them.