LG Electronics will launch a new capsule-based craft beer making machine as it aims to remove the barriers to entry for homebrewing.
Called HomeBrew, the device is said to make the brewing process “incredibly easy” thanks to its single-use capsules, optimised fermentation algorithm and self-cleaning feature.
With a set of single-use capsules – which contain malt, yeast, hop oil and flavouring – and the press of a button, the LG HomeBrew automates the procedure from fermentation, carbonation and ageing to serving and cleaning. A free companion app lets users check HomeBrew’s status at any time.
An optimised fermentation algorithm controls the fermenting process with precise temperature and pressure control. Meanwhile, the capsule system removes all the cleaning-related frustrations associated with traditional home-brewing methods, LG said.
HomeBrew allows for the in-home production of five beer types: American IPA, American pale ale, English stout, Belgian-style witbier and Czech pilsner. It can produce up to 5 litres of beer in approximately two weeks, depending on the beer type.
Song Dae-hyun, president of LG Electronics home appliance and air solution company, said: “LG HomeBrew is the culmination of years of home appliance and water purification technologies that we have developed over the decades.
“Homebrewing has grown at an explosive pace but there are still many beer lovers who haven’t taken the jump because of the barrier to entry and these are the consumers we think will be attracted to LG HomeBrew.”
The machine will be fully unveiled in January 2019.
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