Meet PicoBrew Zymatic, which is marketed as the world’s first fully automatic all-grain brewing appliance. The product was at the show and in use, crafting fresh beer.
“It takes a commercial brewery and scales it down to your countertop,” Greg White, a software engineer with Seattle-based PicoBrew, said on Wednesday.
Shaped like a metal oven, the 50-pound appliance can brew beer in about 3.5 to 4 hours, and produces about 3 gallons of beverage in each batch. Once done, the beer can be poured and stored for days or a few weeks.
Users simply place their beer ingredients in a cartridge tray that goes inside the appliance. The brewing is automated, but the product comes with Wi-Fi and ethernet connectivity, letting the user control it from a connected device such as a smartphone.