This Vacuum Brewer Infuses Your Tea (or Booze) With Almost Anything

With mixology and DIY designer beverages on the rise, it's no wonder that users want more control. Enter BKON's new Craft Brewer, an impressive piece of machinery that infuses liquids in a perfect vacuum. Gizmodo recently got a hands-on demo at the iconic Counter Culture in Soho—and this thing can brew. » 5/22/14 5:20pm 5/22/14 5:20pm

Let Sixpoint's Mad Scientists Show You How to Invent a Brand New Beer

Gizmodo has teamed up with Brooklyn's Sixpoint Brewery to create a limited-edition IPA called Hop Tech 431, brewed especially for the Home of the Future. Last week, we looked at the story behind HBC 431, the mysterious and experimental hop we've chosen to brew with. Today, we're exploring exactly what goes into… » 5/12/14 6:23pm 5/12/14 6:23pm

How You Can Brew Beer In Your Own Digestive Tract

Imagine: your wife begins to think you’re a closet alcoholic, so she purchases a breathalyzer to test your blood alcohol content (BAC) throughout the day. Your doctors concur with her assessment, thinking you’re sneaking off into dark corners to imbibe without the judging eyes of the world to condemn you. The only… » 10/02/13 4:30am 10/02/13 4:30am

Hide Your Moonshine Operation in Plain Sight with This Prohibition Kit

In the 80 years since prohibition ended in America, home-brewed beer and wines have flourished. Homemade spirits on the other hand have generally remained illegal and illicit (mostly because taxes). Luckily, this gorgeous copper distilling kit breaks down into four innocuous kitchen gadgets when the fuzz comes… » 2/11/13 6:40pm 2/11/13 6:40pm

Synergy Home Beer Brewing System: Mr. Beer's Rich, Crazy Uncle

If you're a fan of brewing your own beer—which, hey, it's about time you were—you can't do it much better or more expensively than this. The Synergy Home Brewing System is a $1900 beer behemoth, featuring 304 stainless steel, two 155,000 BTU propane burners, a 20 PSI high pressure regulator, and room for more hops… » 4/01/11 1:00pm 4/01/11 1:00pm