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iPhone-Controlled Microbrewery Can Run In Any Kitchen [Video]

iPhone-Controlled Microbrewery Can Run In Any Kitchen [Video]
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The Brewbot controls and monitors the home beer-making process from a mobile device.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 26 september 2013

Developed by Cargo, a multidisciplinary team of developers and designers in Belfast, Ireland, Brewbot is a home brewing machine that can be controlled via an iPhone app.

Brewbot has a sleek design, doesn’t take up too much space like the typical brewing equipment, and makes it easy for people to brew their own beer by controlling and monitoring the process from the user’s phone. Even someone who has never tried home brewing can use the machine because he or she will be guided through the entire brewing process.

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Brewbot comes with an app that contains recipes and connects to the device via Bluetooth. Users can tweak recipes in real time. The developers used Arduino-based controls and sensors to allow Brewbot to follow recipes downloaded from the internet.

The process is simple. The user buys the ingredients, sets up the recipe in the app, and connects the app to the machine. Once the app and the machine are connected, the user chooses the recipe and taps “Start Brew” to begin the process. The app transmits instructions to the machine.

Cargo is currently raising funds for Brewbot on Kickstarter and according to their campaign page, they moved the team to Portland, Oregon, the micro-brewery capital of America, to be able to focus more on developing the device. The team is also focusing on delivery to the UK, Ireland, and US at the moment.

Watch a demo of the appliance below.

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