PicoBrew is replacing its beer-brewing devices with a new universal device

Tech 16-5-2018 The Verge 21

PicoBrew is known for its crowdfunded devices that make brewing beer or spirits at home a little easier. Now, the company is simplifying its whole product lineup by condensing its home devices into one product: the Pico U. It’s launching today on Kickstarter, starting at $169. This device can brew beer as well as coffee, tea, kombucha, and whatever else you want to brew. There will be two models of the Pico U: the basic and deluxe. They’re more or less the same, except the Deluxe can brew five-liter batches of beer as well as craft beer. Brewing spirits still requires a separate PicoStill accessory.

The actual device is small enough to fit on a counter, which makes it much smaller than previous Pico appliances. It’s about as unwieldy as...

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