WilliamsWarn Creates World's First Personal Brewery

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With the foodie movement in full effect these days, craft beer is all the rage. If you are a regular reader of our popular columns Beer of the Week and Booze Hound, you know what we are alluding to. For those new to the scene (Did you just surface from a bomb shelter?), here's some advice: Please don't be caught dead with a Corona in your hand. Don't know where to start? Blue Moon's a good one for beginners.

"Craft beer?" The phrase sounds as douchey as the word foodie. What does it mean? In layman's terms, it's the opposite of mass-produced beer. More in-depth, the producers leave out a lot of the crap that can normally be found in a Bud or Miller Lite, like chemical preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.

At-home brewing kits have been around for at least 20 years, and we know many a makeshift chemist who's dropped a lot of dough for the stuff. But, since brewing is actually a science, you'd be better off just flushing your $$$ down the toilet. Unless you are a real chemist, the final product's going to have problems: no carbonation, too hoppy, too wheaty, etc...

Thankfully, some smart kiwis have figured out a solution to your problem.

Meet Ian Williams and Anders Warn of WilliamsWarn.

The New Zealand beer experts have revolutionized the world of at-home brewing forever with the world's first personal at-home brewery. The sleek machine is a beauty and guarantees the freshest and most pristine beer every single time -- 23 liters of it, to be exact. The complete brewing process also takes only a total of seven days to produce. Take that, Mr. Beer!

The machine will set you back a pretty penny, but you'll have amazing beer every single time. How much does it cost exactly? NZD $5,660, which translates to USD $4,626. As opposed to the old-school brewing kits (which come in a small box), this machine's big, but we're sure it'll look great in your bachelor/bachelorette pad. Plus, nothing's better than being able to create and name your own beer. Clean Plate Charlie sounds like a crisp, summer lager.

More than ten years in the making, the entire process was simplified by the creators to be idiot-proof. The "WilliamsWarn for Dummies" guide is below:

The WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery from WilliamsWarn on Vimeo.



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Aaron Brewer
Aaron Brewer

I seriously doubt that one can lager in this machine, so your Clean Plate Charlie will have to be an ale, I'm afraid.   And there's certainly no way you can produce a lager or pilsner in seven days.  Cold-temp yeasts take 3-4 weeks to complete, and lagering should be 3 months, minimum. Oh, and i don't care what you say, seven day old ale is going to taste pretty green - even if the fermentation is complete (and I often have ale yeasts that take 10-14 days to complete their work).  I've been a home brewer for 13 years, and I could come up with about 200 better ways to spend $4600 on brewing equipment.  This is just silly!

That being said, I understand that this is not marketed at home brewers.  But still...AHHHH!  If you want to spend $4600 on craft beer, but don't want to really learn how to brew, invest in a local brewpub or lay down $4600 of credit at your favorite liquor store!

Legi
Legi

Some people will gladly pay for the art of the WW machine, as you (commenters) would pay for the art of craft beer.  I can see upscale people enjoying this machine.  No need to put them down for having the capital.

Cupanoodles
Cupanoodles

It kind of irks me that you mention Blue Moon as a 'craft beer' to try for those new to the scene. In the future, let's try to recommend something that isn't a Coors/Miller product...

Some Nerd
Some Nerd

What?? I brewed with Mr. Beer and it was ready in 7 days too... FACT-CHECKING IS YOUR FRIEND

JR Carr - A REAL Homebrewer
JR Carr - A REAL Homebrewer

This is a terribly written article, about what I'd expect from a blog.

Homebrewing is a bit of science, a bit of luck, and a bit of just being able to read directions, but it's not something that could be described thusly: "Unless you are a real chemist, the final product's going to have problems: no carbonation, too hoppy, too wheaty, etc..."

I've been homebrewing for three years, and I'd put several of my beers up against their better known brand-names.  My stout beats Guinness to the curb, and most people that drink real beer agree.  My version of Stone's IPA is just as good as the real version.  Am I a chemist?  No.  Did I study brewing sciences at UC Davis?  No.  I'm an engineer that has a hobby.  I don't have fancy fermenters that keep my fermenting beer at a constant, monitored temperature.  I don't have the ability to introduce quality controls to ensure that my ingredients are of a constant quality/purity.  I use tap water, grains, hops, and yeast.  My boil kettle is a 1/2 keg with the top cut off and a propane turkey fryer for a heat source.

This system is basically just an automated HERMS system that utilizes pre-configured ingredient kits, and won't produce quality beer.  I can immediately taste the difference between beers made with these pre-hopped canned kits and a beer made from mashed grains and hops.  Further, that 'clarifying agent' that they add will help to produce a clean looking beer, as it'll knock the break material and yeast out of suspension, but you'll taste it, believe me.  The only good way to get a clean, clear beer like that is to utilize a two-stage fermentation to first ferment, then age the beer in a different vessel, and drop sediment out of suspension.

The type of people that would use this are the same people that use the Keurig single cup coffee brewers, or want it as a novelty.  Real homebrewers will make their own equipment, buy from Craig's List, and scavenge what they can't make themselves.

Michael F
Michael F

This is such an absurdly impractical machine.  I can't imagine spending $4600 on what is basically a super fancy, yet entirely inflexible Mr. Beer kit.  The beer will be no better and you lose the ability to serve more than one type of beer at a time, plus you will not be able to serve beer at all during the week-long production process.  It does not take Chemistry expertise to be a good homebrewer.  A supreme homebrewer maybe, but not a good homebrewer.  All you really need to be able to do is follow directions. You can throw down $300 to get a perfectly functional homebrew setup AND draft system that would allow you to use decent, fresh ingredients with all the flexibility in the world. This machine is for pretentious, beer-ignorant homebrewer wannabes who want the end result without having to take the time and effort to learn how beer is actually made.  

HomeBrewer
HomeBrewer

You can make wonderful craft beer at home without insanely expensive equipment. I've had many homebrews that were as good or better than what many microbreweries make.

Bar None
Bar None

You do realize that Blue Moon is a mass produced beer from Coors right?

Aaron Merrell
Aaron Merrell

That's really just "fermenting", but far from real craft brewing.  Brewing involves the control of your own ingredients, not just "hopped malt in a can".  That would be a nice fermenter though if it were about 1/4 the price.  You could buy a REAL brewing setup for much less, or a 10 gallon Sabco would be a much better deal.Check out the Dogfish Head Sabco : http://youtu.be/qWNUq21qNAM 

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