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What if we told you that you could turn your leftover fruit into mead, cider or wine while monitoring the whole process on your smartphone?

Well, it’s true!

A new gadget made by Alchema uses a medical-grade UV-C LED light that supposedly makes brewing booze at home as easy as adding fruit, sugar, yeast and water into a device and then customizing your taste preferences using the company’s smartphone app.

Basically, all you have to do is choose a recipe, wait for the container to auto sanitize, add all of your ingredients, and then wait for the notification that your delicious, boozy elixir is ready for consumption. Put that bad boy into the fridge to settle, and voila! You’ve made your own alcohol.

The Alchema app also comes with hundreds of recipes that you can choose from, and allows you to customize your cider for alcohol content as well as sweetness, so you really can’t go wrong.

The Alchema holds about three bottles worth of wine, and one batch of cider usually takes the machine about one to two weeks to fully ferment, but hey, good things come to those who wait, right?

The Alchema does not come cheap though — it usually retails at $499, but if you pre-order yours now online, you can save $70 and snatch it up for $429 on its website here.

The Alchema is available in the U.S., Canada and Taiwan, and it is estimated to begin shipping fall of 2017. It comes with a one-year warranty, and you are eligible to receive a full refund in 60 days if you aren’t totally satisfied with the product.

What do you think? Are you willing to shell out the cash to purchase one?

Sources: Alchema / Photo Credit: Alchema

Tags: Alchema, booze maker, Cider, home brew, wine
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If You Prefer Cider To Beer, Then We’ve Got Some Great News For You (Video)

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Over the past few years, Americans have fallen head over heels for craft beer. The trend has become so popular that some customers are even attempting to brew their own beer for the ultimate small-batch experience.

Unfortunately, however, as many of us know, the process of brewing your own beer is both complicated and, unsurprisingly, beer-centric.

That’s where Alchema comes in. Funded through Kickstarter, the new machine allows customers to make their own hard cider, mead, and wine, all in the comfort of their own homes (video below).

Even better? The Alchema utilizes all of the latest technology to ensure that the process is as safe and easy as “making a pot of coffee.” According to Eater, the device includes an app, scale, fermentation monitor and special UV light to ensure that the right ingredients are added at the right time and in the right amounts, and that no unwanted bacteria contaminate the beverage.

If you’re intrigued by the concept, you’re not alone. The Alchema has already generated over $53,000 from 195 backers. Considering the fact that the device’s makers hope to make $80,000 by September 9, we have a feeling that they will reach their goal.

Anyone who has ever attempted to make their own wine or beer knows how complicated it can become. In a statement, Alchema’s CEO stated, “Almost two million Americans have attempted to home-brew, but it usually turns out disappointing in terms of flavor or complexity to use. We want to make home-brewing easy and fun for everyone to create and share over and over.”

Personally, we’re more than sold on the Alchema. Donations on the device’s Kickstarter page start as low as $5, but you will have to give at least $299 in order to get your hands on an actual machine.

Check out the video below, and then get to pledging! We’re sure that the resulting cider, mead, and fun will be more than worth it!

Sources: Eater, Alchema/YouTube / Photo credit: Alchema/Kickstarter

Tags: Alchema, Beer, Cider, Craft, Kickstarter
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