Ladies and gentlemen, I give you iBeer.

These guys have a kickstarter campaign going to make something called PicoBrew, a computerized home-brewing machine. So much for the art of “craft” brewing.

The machine is sort of an odd meeting ground between the act of homesteading and using science and commercial techniques on a consumer level. The founders cite the amount of work and hands-on time home-brewing requires, although that’s part of the charm for some enthusiasts. At $1,300, it’s not really for the casual home-brewer.

via A computerized beer machine takes the legwork out of home-brewing | Ars Technica.