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New Inventions: Personal Brewery

By April 8, 2011

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WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery

Move over coffeemaker, popcorn popper, microwave, breadmaster, eggbeater, and everything else on my kitchen countertop. I need room for the world's first personal brewery. New Zealanders, Ian Williams (creator) and Anders Warn (engineer) have invented a desktop-sized brewery which promises to deliver 23 litres of good beer in seven days. The WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery has six main technical features that, when combined together, created the world's first all-in-one brewing appliance. Read the full story. Photo: Courtesy WilliamsWarn


Kiwi beer-thinkers, Ian Williams and Anders WarnKiwi beer-thinkers, Ian Williams and Anders Warn have solved a problem faced by millions of brewers around the globe and produced the world's first personal brewing device. The WilliamsWarn is an all-in-one brewing machine capable of creating commercial-quality beer in as little as seven days via the machine's innovative design and patented process.

"We see huge potential for the WilliamsWarn in the home, workplace, bar or cafe, not just in New Zealand but also globally," says Ian Williams, co-founder of WilliamsWarn. "The global beer industry is worth US$330 billion per year and there is a noticeable trend towards craft brewing. WilliamsWarn gives people the opportunity to create their own high-quality beer, while also having the freedom to experiment and create their own twist on classics."

The WilliamsWarn solves 12 of the key problems faced by home brewers, such as the carbonation process, temperature control and clarification, to make beer brewing simple and fast. The machine was initially dreamt up by Ian Williams in 2004 while discussing the difficulties of home-brewing with his uncle on a trip back home from his base in Denmark. He began researching the problems associated with home-brewing and partnered with Anders Warn, a food technology engineer and close friend, to create the solution.

WilliamsWarn was developed with the help of government funding from the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI)'s TechNZ business support program.  Photo: Courtesy WilliamsWarn

April 9, 2011 at 9:00 am
(1) IT Rush says:

Hmm, it’s about time cause my coffee brewer is not functioning well already and looks like this one is my great option.

April 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm
(2) Thambi Thomas says:

I would like to get the address of the manufacturer.I am from India.

April 17, 2011 at 10:44 pm
(3) LnDrn3 says:

do you know how much beer we can buy with $4500.00 US dollars? a ton!!!!!!!!

April 20, 2011 at 9:54 am
(4) European Inventor Award says:

Interesting article about a new invention for use in our daily lives. Check out our Facebook page to read about other examples of recent groundbreaking inventions. http://www.facebook.com/europeaninventoraward

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