Microbreweries have been popping up for years now. The next evolution of that trend appears to be homebrewing machines, and LG is the latest company to announce their own version of the popular appliance.
The LG HomeBrew machine is a capsule-based craft beer-making machine that will be unveiled at the CES 2019 show. The machine works by employing single-use capsules to provide all the ingredients for a craft beer of your choice. Then, using optimized fermentation algorithms, the machine brews your beer. Each capsule contains malt, yeast, hop oil, and flavouring mixed to the proper ratios, so you won’t have to do anything more than add the capsule. And that includes cleaning up after; HomeBrew is completely self-cleaning.
LG is planning on five beers as an initial offering—American IPA, American Pale Ale, English Stout, Belgian-style Witbier, and a Czech Pilsner. The machine can ferment up to five litres at a time. Each batch takes about two weeks for the process to complete.
Song Dae-Hyun, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solutions, described the LG HomeBrew system. “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 question is whether he’s talking about you?