The Professional Microbrewery.
This is the automated brewing system used in professional microbreweries, scaled for the home brewmeister. Available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, this Heat Exchange Recycling Mash (HERM) system creates a refreshing lager, a spirited Hefe-weizen, or a full-bodied stout by simply entering a recipe via an integrated touch screen computer. A 15-gallon hot liquor tank with a built-in heat exchange raises strike/sparging water to the ideal brewing temperature and automatically circulates it to a 15-gallon mash/lauter tun that extracts sugar from the ground grain, or mash. When the extraction is complete, the liquid is pumped to a 20-gallon boil kettle where the mash is converted into the final wort. During the boil, the system reminds users to pitch hops according to the recipe entered.