Whirlpool, the company behind all the appliances in your kitchen, has something new they would like to add to your lineup; an all-in-one beer fermenter, carbonator and server. The new appliance is called Vessi and is being launched in conjunction with crow-funding site Indiegogo.
“The traditional fermentation and carbonation stages for home-brewers can be tedious, cumbersome and require many steps in order to get the perfect brew,” Noel Dolan, senior manager, Open Innovation & Strategic Partnerships at Whirlpool Corporation said in a press release. “We knew there had to be a better way. At W Labs, we’ve been researching, testing, designing and rethinking the entire beer brewing process and what’s resulted from that is the Vessi system. With the Vessi fermentor, we’re taking the stresses out of the fermentation stage for homebrewers and allowing them to focus on what they love about beer making.”
While brewers still need to make wort using their current method, Vessi allows homebrewers to serve their beer much quicker than they would if they fermented using carboys, often in as little as seven days. The company bases this claim on a low-alcohol (3.3% ABV) blonde ale.
The fermentor includes a single tank system that is sealed, pressurized and temperature-controlled to create beer in a near perfect environment. Featuring a single tank design, the Vessi fermentor also allows users to reduce risks in the homebrewing process such as contamination, oxidation and imperfect temperatures. The system retains the beer’s carbonation throughout the fermentation process, rather than the complicated multi-step carbonation process typically used by other homebrewing systems.
The system is expected to ship by the end of the year and retail around $1,400. You can learn more about it at the official Indiegogo site: https://igg.me/at/VESSIFERMENTOR.