Ditch your water cooler for the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery

It is said in the Old Testament that the earth was created in seven days. That’s a pretty awesome thing to accomplish in a week, regardless of whether or not you believe it, right? It’s not every day that someone wakes up on Monday and says, “man I’m bored, I think I’m going to create me a planet by Sunday.” Well a company out of New Zealand called WilliamsWarn is allowing you to accomplish something even more awesome than planetogenesis (made up word, still sounds cool), all in the same amount of time: brewing your own beer. I can feel your heart racing and I can see that huge grin on your face already. The WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery is a waist-high device on wheels that can replace your water cooler’s footprint if you so choose. Which you should, because who wouldn’t want a cold, delicious, frothy brew that will spark conversations that are infinitely more awesome and interesting than those sparked by a paper cup of water?

The WialliamsWarn Personal Brewery will run you 5,660 New Zealand Dollars (a little over $4,400 USD) from their website and ingredients are priced separately, but at $40 USD for a Blonde Ale pack that will make 23 liters of beer and the fact that your home or office will have its own personal brewery makes it so well worth the price! And if that isn’t convincing enough, then check out the video below as it features the three things required to sell you on luxury beer: a suave narrator with a New Zealand accent, a man staring intently at a perfectly poured glass of beer, and chic and stylish loungy background music.

Source: WilliamsWarn

33 thoughts on “Ditch your water cooler for the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery”

      1. I am loving all the banter about this machine, I have one as I am one of the guys that brought one of the first 10 units as a beta tester, it is only used to make beer from extract but with the advanced method, you can add hops or whatever you want to alter the flavor, it really is the most amazing thing for me as I had never brewed a beer in my life and myself and a mate were the first guys to brew a beer in one of these things without help from Ian Williams, the beer was as good as any commercial beer from a bottle, even though their ingredients are quite expensive the beers listed are exceptionally good, I can’t wait to experiment with other cheaper indredients from other suppliers.
        From the time that you finish one brew to the time that you have your next brew in and running is about 1 1/4 hours on the second brew, I would guess that once I don’t have to read the instructions I will be able to do it even faster, after that ther is only a bit of checking on the carbonation control, chilling and sediment removal and you are into it, freshest beer in the world!
        By the way, if you put a brew in and forget about it, it won’t blow up but your beer will still be at ferment temperature and depending on what you set the variable pressure relief valve at, it could be gassed up to 3 bar when you get back, even then you will be able to rescue it and produce a premium beer.

        You will have ablast if you get one when the launch in the USA.


      1. Brian Campbell

        Professional brewers use malted barley rather than malted extract. Hops are added at various times while boiling, and that mixture is cooled and fermented. This device removes the mashing and boiling process by using pre-hopped malted extract. This is not the same as brewing. It is essentially a “just add water” brew.

  1. I don’t know the first thing about beer, but how can you brew your own stuff without having to buy the “flavor” ingredients from their shop? What about the hops? I always see commercials talking about hops. Won’t someone please think of the HOPS!

  2. I’ll stick to water. Can we get something that will filter and purify my piss back into drinkable water? I’m kinda full of myself and I don’t want that to diminish.

    1. build yourself a distillery. you could use the concentrated Urea you get to fertilize your mushroom garden.

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  4. Slambovian Ben

    While handy, I’m not sold. As an avid (read: obsessive) home brewer. I’ve got some issues with it. Extracts are not fresh ingredients. You can make some decent beer from extracts but they’ll never hold a candle to whole grain with whole leaf hops. For the price you can get a “brew magic” setup that requires more input from you but will allow you get exactly the beer you want, be it a flavorless American style lager or a way spiced Belgian Abby style tripel. Or you could go the route that got me started with some food grade buckets, glass fermenters, and a turkey fryer.
    The temperature control is a wonderful thing but 4 grand is a bit much. The tiny foot print for a brewery is great too but maybe not worth the loss of control.

    1. I too have been an avid brewer in my time. I gave it away a few years ago as it was too difficult to brew up a basic batch without all the fuss about cleaning, decanting, gassing, etc. I think that this would be a good intermediate solution for those of us who want a fairly clean ale without all the fuss. And I wouldn’t mind betting that the unit could do custom brews pretty easily.

  5. Here’s the problem – you need two of these suckers, one to be drinking from and one brewing for when you have finished the first one. It’s hard finding the perfect beer maker mate :)

  6. “…freshest of ingredients.” as they pan past a bunch of generically labeled CANS! HAHahahaAHAHa!

  7. Day 2: don’t check pressure
    Day 3: don’t check pressure
    Day 4: don’t check pressure
    Day 5: ear surgery to fix eardrums after exploding fermenter.

  8. As a very long term beer and homemade wine maker I wonder why so few people brew their own. Find your local homemade brew shop and get stuck in. Once you have the bin and a few oddments it cost about £1.50 to make a gallon of 16% apple wine (not cider). I’m sure my lager/beer is about the same but not 16% of course and that does need a pressure vessel for fermentation. Even so you soon get your money back.

  9. broomhandlemauser

    Good English beer kit ,plastic dustbin with tropical fish heater a good 5gallon cask and for far far less you get a better pint The English kits are great and have good barley ,I know Ive harvested it ! The name Munton and Fison they export all over the wiorld ( oh and not much cleaning !)

  10. So this is a stainless “Mr. Beer” kit? Temperature control is nice, but they don’t even touch on how much cleaning this will require. I’m guessing you can get 2-3 batches from this before things go south and you wish you’d dropped $200 on a standard homebrew set that uses grain and hops like a normal brewery. I can see this being installed on mega-yachts and personal airliners, operated by personal assistants, who are then fired for making crap beer.

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