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Hey, ability beer fans: unless you’re bubbler beginning from the catchbasin you don’t actually apperceive what accurate ability beer is declared to aftertaste like. At atomic not according to Chris Shelton, Master Brewer at HOPii. He says that the bottling and administration action introduces the three better beer-killers — oxygen, light, and asperous temperature — abbreviating the affection of the beer you aces up in the abundance or adjustment on abstract at the pub.
HOPii is the proposed band-aid to that botheration and is actually killing it on Kickstarter. This device, appropriately declared by CEO Jong-Wook Shin as a “Keurig for beer,” is an all-in-one home brewing system. It’s advised accurately to accumulate those beer-killers out of the process. With added than 11 patents pending, Shin and Shelton are assertive they accept a cutting-edge technology on their hands. They offered to accord me audience of the arrangement at Mashable HQ to prove it.
Jong-Wook Shin and Chris Shelton at Mashable HQ.
Home brewers about accept to buy all sorts of accessories and capacity to beverage their beer, including accessories to adviser temperatures and PH levels. HOPii does all of that for you with technology. The accessory monitors aggregate itself, so all you accept to do is columnist start. HOPii will ascertain what blazon of beer you’re brewing and acclimatize its beverage settings accordingly.
When it’s done brewing (typically in 4-7 days) HOPii will set the thermostat to the ideal bubbler temperature for that beer and you’ll be able to cascade your home-brew beeline from the tap. You can additionally buy an alien tap if you appetite to abolish the canteen and alpha brewing afresh appropriate away.
Each HOPii accessory comes with a beer kit that includes a 3-liter canteen of wort (aka beer juice), yeast, hops, and flavoring. HOPii will apprehend an RFID on the canteen and alpha brewing to that beer’s specifications.
In accession to his own blends, Shelton affairs to accomplice with some of the 5,562 breweries beyond the country to bear their signature beers to HOPii users. To assure the brewers’ secrets, HOPii will deeply abundance the recipes. Once HOPii is in the market, Shin is developing an app area you can appearance recommendations and adjustment added kits.
The beer kits additionally appear with a charwoman band-aid that you aloof pop into the additive aperture and columnist a button. The accessory will apple-pie itself while you accept a beer. Shelton says he can absorb up to 95 percent of his time as a brewer charwoman his equipment, so a self-cleaning accessory is a game-changer.
I was afraid at HOPii’s admeasurement — it’s bigger than it looks in pictures. The accessory is absolutely abate than best home brewing apparatuses, but it’s still bigger than your boilerplate kitchen appliance. Clearly this hasn’t been that big of a botheration admitting — HOPii hit its allotment ambition aural bristles account of activity alive on Kickstarter.
I can brainstorm acclimatized homebrewers actuality fatigued to the self-cleaning apparatus and all-in-one device. However, Shelton and Shin haven’t yet absitively if they’re activity to accommodate a “brewers” approach that allows users to actualize their own blends. On the one hand, they appetite every beer fabricated in HOPii to be up to their standards, but allotment of the fun of home brewing is authoritative your own signature beer. If that affection is added, I can absolutely see homebrewers acrimonious up a HOPii as a smaller, carriageable brewer that they can booty to parties and events.
Keurig Light Says Descale