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Artbrew is a smart home brewer that makes beer in a week


Mine's a pint

Have you seen the price of a pint lately? No wonder home brewing is on the rise. Artbrew promises to make brewing your own beer easier than ever.

It certainly looks simple to use. All you do is turn it on, take a pre-created Artpack (or your own ingredients, if you prefer) and a jug of water, and select your recipe using the LCD screen. Or, if you fancy getting creative, you can make your own using the mobile app. Follow the instructions to add your ingredients and press the Start button. And that's it.

It'll mash the ingredients first, then the resulting malty liquid (called wort) will be sterilised by being boiled. Add hops, and the fermentation period begins – this can last between one and three weeks – in order to convert the wort into beer.

You don't have to do anything during this period – Artbrew controls the temperature and pressure in keeping with the recipe's specifications.

When it's done, pour yourself a glass and enjoy.

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As well as the library of recipes built-in, you can choose from thousands of user-generated ones. You can monitor the temperature, brew time, brew phase etc though the app on your phone. Which we can imagine is quite addictive, especially during a boring afternoon at work.

It's over halfway to its $100,000 funding goal and still has 34 days to go. Pledge $489 (£339) and it can be yours when it ships in September.

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