Food & Drink

How to make beer at home in less than a week

Published On 10/21/2013 Published On 10/21/2013

Following a tragic week where it concluded bacon hurts our virility, science is back in the good graces of humanity thanks to a crew from Microsoft that will soon gift upon us all the ability to make home brews in less than a week. The PicoBrew Zymatic -- which has nearly quadrupled its Kickstarter goal of $150,000 with a week and a half to go and will be on market soon -- basically works like a bread-maker: simply pick a recipe from the PicoBrew network (or go Watergate on one of your favorite brewers), fill it with water, grain, malt, and hops, program a simple computer to make the desired style, then just wait. While you're waiting, you can think about how it just cost you $1599 for a machine to make beer you could've bought in the store for much less! In 5-7 very lazy days, you'll have your own specialty brew you can use to totally impress the ladies, even if you have no chance of getting them since you spent your downtime eating Baconators instead of doing actual brewing.