Many first-time home brewers are surprised to find out how hard it is to make decent beer. Everybody knows that drinking beer can lead to loud, uninhibited philosophizing along with deeply felt and temporary pledges of brotherhood. But actually making the stuff? That calls for a fussy sobriety usually reserved for tax preparation. Temperature, timing, pH, specific gravity, mash efficiency… all of it makes all the difference between something that tastes like Helles Bock and something that tastes like hell. Thankfully, a six-pack of designers and developers out of Belfast has figured out a way to take all that alchemical calculus and put it in an iPhone app. They call it Brewbot.
Brewbot, the automated homebrew machine, will soon be out in the wild