Now, I don’t happen to have an extra $4,600+ but…maybe you do? Even if not, this is a pretty cool looking system.
Of course, I don’t think I can completely trust a process that doesn’t allow the user to add in the hops or grain they think they should. I’m an extract or partial-mash (at best) brewer anyway and I know I don’t want to trust a syrup that someone else made that apparently ‘has everything’. It just feels a bit anti-homebrewing. Robobrewing.
But nobody’s trying to take away my kettle just yet, so I can just share and move on.
2 thoughts on “Personal Brewery”
Reblogged this on The Mad Hopper's Blog and commented:
…. I am both amazed and appalled at the same time. Don’t get me wrong this think looks awesome, its sleek, efficient and looks like it might do the trick, but it takes all the fun out of brewing beer. Sure if you work 70 hours a week and don’t have the time to dive into the mash (or you just have no idea what the fuck you are doing and want a party gift to show off to all your snobbish friends) then this might be kind of cool. However, it takes the beauty and love out of brewing and turns it into soulless process no much better than industrial beer. Brews are alchemists. They take the base elements of grains, hops, yeast and water and turn it into a fabulous golden drink of the gods. This machine turns brewers simply into industrial brew machine operators. Its kind of like those silly one serve coffee machines people have started buying.
Whats next, a machine that has sex for us…
I’ll admit, I’m mostly with you. There is always that question: who, exactly, is this for? If one is wealthy enough to afford a $5K device but not the time to brew, why not just BUY great beer? You’ll do less work.
If you have the time, then why not get in there and do it yourself, make what you like?
But it does look pretty cool.