Home brew is great. It’s cheaper beer, what’s not to love? But the brewing process can be a pain – regulating the temperature, sterilising the equipment and waiting while the brew ferments. A trio of American gents have invented a way to improve the entire process with a product that might just be the easiest-to-use home brewing device ever conceived.
HOPii is a smart, personalised, one-touch micro-brewery for your home. HOPii creates a controlled environment perfect for fermentation. It takes the guesswork out of home brewing and uses a closed loop, smart sensor system that monitors and controls the fermentation time, pressure, and temperature, combined with brewery-sourced ingredients, to enable the best quality taste, every time. Plus you can drink right from the tank when it’s done.
HOPii comes with a highly-controlled, light-free, oxygen-free preservation system. It also features a one-touch sanitising system, which means brewers don’t have to take HOPii apart for cleaning. HOPii takes around 1 week to produce 3 litres of beer.
The HOPii brand has partnered with a string of craft breweries to bring you the ingredients required to replicate their best-tasting beers, although the team is yet to announce exactly who. The team are targeting traditional flavours like IPAs, Pale Ales and Stouts, plus new innovative flavours not seen before.
“The craft beer market is exploding, but local craft breweries have a hard time distributing outside of their local region,” said Jong-Wook Shin, CEO of HOPii, Inc. “With HOPii, they can now get their creations to the customers who want them efficiently and affordable, using a risk-free distribution system that offers brews at their freshest, right-out-of-the-tank.”
Also, by connecting HOPii with its app, owners can receive beer recommendations, connect with other craft beer lovers on social media and purchase beer kits directly from their phones for a complete and connected craft-beer experience.
HOPii itself is sleek and attractive enough that you can brew right in your kitchen. There’s no need to stow unsightly equipment in a garage or shed. The HOPii team are offering its brew device over on Kickstarter where it has already amassed over $300,000. You can secure a HOPii for the early bird price of USD 399. Shipping is expected June 2018.