Brewbot lets you brew beers with your iPhone

Automated machine lets you feed in the ingredients, set a timer and wait for your home-brewed beers

Forget the bread-maker sitting unused in your kitchen cabinet, the next generation of culinary automata can use those leftover packets of yeast to produce a far superior staple: beer.

This is Brewbot, a contraption built from stainless steel and wood about the size of a small chest of drawers that allows owners to create micro-brews at using their smartphone.

“Our aim is to bring brewing out of the garage and into the home,” says the Irish team of developers and designers behind the project. “With Brewbot, you are the craft brewer; discovering new recipes, tweaking ingredients and experimenting with flavors.”

The Brewbot provides all the necessary gubbins needed to produce beer, but can be automated and monitored via an iOS app. Users simply load their desired ingredients into the machine and select a pre-set recipe or enter their own.

A network of sensors, thermometers and flow meters controls the whole operation, with users able to monitor and tweak the brew throughout. Timings can be recorded and followed up on later, allowing brewers to improve on previous batches to create their perfect ale.

And although the system will certainly appeal to the brewing enthusiasts who know their fly sparging from their batch sparging, a system of notifications and pre-set recipes should help even the rankest of amateurs produce something potent and potable.

"Brewbot is aimed at amateurs, pubs and restaurants that want to break into craft beers, technology companies and start-ups, and breweries that want to run pilot brews of new beers," said Jonny Campbell, Creative Lead on the project.

The Brewbot comes with a dedicated app for iOS that helps users control and monitor their brews.

The Brewbot is currently on Kickstarter and is hoping to raise £100,000 before 22 October. The device will be sold in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the US, with pubs and bars given the option to personalize their machine with custom engravings.

Two ‘Core’ kits can be purchased for £175 and £475 that offer the basic equipment to convert existing brew-kits to the Brewbot’s automated system, or, for a £1,600 pledge, funders will receive the entire wood-and-steel set-up.

More details about the Brewbot can be found here or see below for the team's campaign video.

Life and Style
ebookNow available in paperback
ebooks
ebookPart of The Independent’s new eBook series The Great Composers
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Gadgets & Tech

    Ashdown Group: Front-End UI Application Developer

    £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Front-End UI Application ...

    Recruitment Genius: Digital Account Executive

    £18000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: They work with major vehicle ma...

    Ashdown Group: C# Developer

    £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: C# Developer A highly s...

    Ashdown Group: Senior Test Engineer

    £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A market leading software...

    Day In a Page

    Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

    The secret CIA Starbucks

    The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
    Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

    How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

    The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
    One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

    One million Britons using food banks

    Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
    Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

    2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

    Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
    The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

    The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

    The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
    Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

    Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

    A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
    Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

    Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

    They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
    Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

    Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

    The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
    The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

    The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

    Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
    How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

    How to run a restaurant

    As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
    Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

    Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

    For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
    Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

    Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

    The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
    10 best tote bags

    Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

    We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
    Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

    Paul Scholes column

    I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
    Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

    Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

    The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...