This may be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.
It’s an all-in-one brewing machine made by a photographer at Popular Science. He spent about $4300 making it, but it brews, chills, ferments, and pours, all in the same device. Apparently, a little manual intervention is required, in the form of swapping CO2 hoses around to move the brew along through the machine from time to time. But the brew itself is never exposed to air, thus eliminating the risk of contamination.
They also have a slideshow of how the device actually works on PopSci’s website.
And, of course, a YouTube video of him demonstrating it. 🙂