Not long after I started homebrewing nearly 20 years ago, I had an idea for a countertop machine that would brew beer. My machine never made it past the sketches-on-paper stage, but these guys have made theirs a reality:
Housing a complete brewery inside of a 2-foot by 8-foot kitchen counter, the NanoBrewMaster is compact, mobile, and more exciting than your everyday kitchen cupboard. From sterilization on through to beer at the tap, the brewing of beer is handled automatically by the onboard computer system.
In addition to self-cleaning, the system also recognizes when to heat and when to cool, insuring that a cool, refreshing home brew is waiting for you at the other end of the tap. Two 7.5-gallon containers allow for up to 15 gallons of beer per brewing cycle. Experiment with one, and stay traditional with the other.
Neat stuff. Read the whole story at CNET.