LG’s capsule-based beer maker will test your patience – TechCrunch


LG unveiled the LG HomeBrew a couple of weeks forward of CES. I’ve seen the machine immediately, and it seems to be like a huge, inconvenient machine.

It’s arduous to understand the scale of the machine based mostly on photographs, however it’s as large as a full-size espresso machine. You’ll want a giant counter in your kitchen. However that’s not the problem.

The system makes use of a set of capsules. There’s a giant tube-shaped malt capsule and three tiny Nespresso-shaped capsules for yeast, hop oil and flavoring. All these capsules are available a single field each time you wish to begin a brand new batch. However the capsules should not the problem both.

The primary problem is that it takes two weeks to brew your beer when you’ve began the method. On the finish, you get 5 liters of beer, or round 10 pints. When you’re achieved, you must exchange the capsules and wait one other two weeks.

In contrast to conventional house brewing strategies, you possibly can’t begin one other batch whereas the machine remains to be brewing. So that you’ll be out of beer fairly repeatedly. Certain, you should purchase two machines. Perhaps LG ought to have designed a rackable system with the intention to stack them up. However that defeats the aim of an all-in-once, self-cleaning machine.

It’s unclear how a lot the machine and capsules are going to price and if beer tastes any good. We couldn’t strive the beer. There might be 5 completely different tastes — American IPA, American Pale Ale, English Stout, Belgian-style Witbier and Czech Pilsner.


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