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Wed Dec 12, 2018, 11:44 AM

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing


Fan of those trendy coffee machines shilled by George Clooney? Wish there was one that did beer? Of course you don't, but LG has gone and done it anyway.

Due to be unveiled at CES 2019, LG's beer-making machine is targeted squarely at those DIY beer enthusiasts seeking something sleek to pop on the kitchen worktop rather than go to the effort of working out how to make a decent brew (with all the pipework such a thing entails).

It's a capsule-based system, with the thirsty user popping a single-use pot of ingredients containing malt, yeast, hop oil and something LG distressingly refers to as "flavouring" into the machine, hitting the go button and waiting.

And waiting.

Sadly, the needs of the I-want-it-now generation are not met – the device will take around two weeks to dribble out a mere five litres of beer. By which time the wannabe beer drinker will likely have given up and popped down to a local brewery to sup from the source.

Still, two weeks is quicker than our (frequently disastrous) homebrew experiences and LG's machine has an "optimised fermentation algorithm" for what the company claims is "guaranteed brewing success". Heck, there is even an app (for Android and iOS) to monitor how things are coming along.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/11/lg_craft_beer_brew/

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Wed Dec 12, 2018, 01:25 PM

1. My hubby really likes good beer.

I pointed out the issue with alcohol on most reservations. His answer is to buy it out of town or make his own. He is practical if nothing else.

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