I’m really torn on the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery. It’s very shiny and does many fancy things but at its soul I think it might be a Mr. Beer on steroids.
The WilliamsWarn advertises that you can have perfect beer in 7 days. Their system is basically a sealed cooking pot, conical fermenter, bright tank, and serving tank all in one. You put your extract in and cook it up and then from there you seal it up and the machine takes it from there. It ferments under pressure and by the time your beer is finished fermenting, it’s also ready to pour and serve out of the built-in tap system. The tank also has built-in heating and cooling so your fermentation temperature as well as serving temperature is automatically managed.
The video is definitely worth a watch, and their Media Pack has a great breakdown of their system, but some… strange notions regarding the necessity of maturing beers. If you’re a homebrewer you’ll probably wonder who in the hell would buy this thing at $6000. Let me say it again:
A SIX THOUSAND DOLLAR EXTRACT COOKER!!
So I wont be buying one until I get my Rocket Surgeon degree but it’s definitely got something special going on.