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PicoBrew Pico promises to take hassle out of home brewThe PicoBrew Pico has the potential to be for home-brewed beer what the consumer-level espresso machine was for coffee.
[MUSIC] If you're into home brewing and looking to move beyond plastic barrels in the bathtub, then the new PicoBrew Pico might be of interest. This device is $1,000, or for a brief time on KICKSTARTER, $499. It can brew five liters of beer or about thirteen bottles at once. No more endlessly sterilizing as the kit includes two mini kegs and a steam cleaning mechanism. The heart of this system is the pico- pack, a premixed ingredient package which is available from $19 each. Over a hundred packs will be available at launch. To brew beer, you insert the pico back in the hopper Choose the bitterness and alcohol content and in two hours you have beer. We tested an IPA and an imperial stout and they tasted like good tap beer, not the skunky homebrew we're used to. Look out for the Picobrew Pico in 2016. This is Ty Pendlebury for cNet.com.