MiniBrew is a fully automatic brewing machine
5L of your favourite beer
No effort needed to keep your MiniBrew spotless
Command your MiniBrew from wherever you are
This has never been so easy
MiniBrew unifies powerful technology, connectivity and craftsmanship into one beautifully designed brewing machine. A whole new level for your brewing experience.
Imagine a world where you can try one of many kinds of beers, such as the one of your last holiday or your favourite beer that's always sold out when you want one. You can broaden your horizons by exploring upcoming craft beer cultures, such as Tokyo, Amsterdam and New York.
We carefully select our hop, malt and yeast from farms to make sure the highest quality makes it into your ready to brew Ingredient Pack. We believe every beer should be made with fresh ingredients, so you'll know your beer will taste as flavourful as nature intended. You will get a custom designed package delivered to your doorstep with a sense of humour and unique character that fits with the brewing recipe.
MiniBrew takes the question mark out of brewing. You are always in control. And know exactly what's happening. The app provides insights about your brew based on ingredient data and real-time brew conditions. Not just random facts. This saves you time and reduces the mess. The best thing still has to come, you don't need to be around the machine.
To keep the beer flowing, MiniBrew comes with portable kegs, so you can do multiple brew sessions in a week. We give you the ability to appreciate the full variety of the craft beer range in the app from one machine. Just what a tastemaker needs.
Brewing Fresh Quality Beer can be so easy
MiniBrew is a beer brewing platform that unites people with an interest in craft beer brewing. The app, MiniBrew System, SmartKeg and ingredient packs stimulate brewing creativity, enable people to brew in an easy way in their home and let people explore local beers from craft breweries around the world. By using sensors, innovative engineering and wifi connectivity, MiniBrew is able to manage every process and function of the beer brewing process which ensures professional quality craft beer.
The MiniBrew will launch end of Q3 2018 in Europe first and then spreading to all other continents. If you are an early backer, your MiniBrew appliances will be shipped as soon as possible after launch in Q3 2018. If you have ordered later on in the pre-order phase, we will start shipping your MiniBrew appliances from Q2 2019 on, depending on our production batches.
Pre-launch batch: done
Soft Launch batch: Q2 2019
Mass Launch batch: from the end of 2019
That's not a problem! The MiniBrew system is designed for both beginners and experts. Beginners just get a little extra attention and will be guided through the brewing process by the app.
Download the app, choose your beer style, pick your recipe and add it to your shopping cart. Afterwards, the ordered ingredient pack will be delivered to your doorstep. Scan the QR code on the ingredient pack with the app, follow the instructions on the screen of your mobile device and hit the start button. The MiniBrew System starts brewing for 4 hours and after fermentation of at least a week you can tap your own brewed craft beer straight from the SmartKeg. Perfectly cooled down to enjoy your beer to the fullest. Cheers!
You can order your MiniBrew in our online store.
It is possible to pay your order by PayPal, Creditcard and Banktransfer (IDEAL). If you cannot make use of the offered options, please send us an e-mail.
No, currently we are working on the certification of the MiniBrew system and therefore we see no opportunities to lend out machines for reviewing/testing. Nevertheless, we are always happy to welcome people at our office in Utrecht (the Netherlands) to showcase the MiniBrew system. Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to explore the opportunities.
Yes, we are always exploring possibilities in reselling and therefore it is important for us that you fill out the distributor survey to help you as well as possible. We will keep you posted regularly and get back to you as soon as we want to move forward with resellers.
The shipping costs depend on the weight and specific location in the world. Shipping costs start at € 65.
The MiniBrew System and SmartKeg will be shipped in seperate boxes. The dimensions for the system are approx. 65 x 42 x 65 cm with a weight of approx. 14 kg. The dimensions for the SmartKeg are approx. 40 x 45 x 45 cm with a weight of approx. 8 kg.
Yes that's possible. Please contact us and we will process your request.
Yes, it is possible to request a refund up to 30 days after your purchase. Please contact us to request this.
The app allows you to find the beers available on the MiniBrew platform, have them delivered to your doorstep and brew fresh craft beers. To start the brewing process, easily scan the QR code on the ingredient pack with the app and hit the start button. The app will guide you through the complete brewing process and notifies you when needed, until the moment you can tap your craft beer.
The app is currently available on iOS and can be downloaded through the App Store.
If you have an iPhone/iPod running iOS 10 or higher your device will be compatible with the MiniBrew app.
We are planning on launching the Android version of the MiniBrew app in 2019.
No, the app is fundamental to use the machine.
Yes, you can still discover brew recipes, even when you don’t have a machine. Although we encourage you to have a machine to use the full potential of our app.
The MiniBrew app is available for free in the App Store.
Each MiniBrew system comes with a base station, including a SmartKeg, tap handle, CO2 regulator, air lock, keg stand, trub container, water inlet tubes and cleaning system.
The MiniBrew system can be controlled by the MiniBrew app or the brewery portal.
The app and the system communicate through the internet, so a wifi connection is mandatory. If the MiniBrew system is connected to the internet it doesn’t matter if you're near the machine or at the office: you’ll always be able to monitor your brew.
The MiniBrew system will continue to work offline, but a wifi connection is needed to progress into a next stage of the brewing process.
MiniBrew is an all-grain brewing system with 6 individual containers for hops and flavourings. You can purchase ingredient packs from the MiniBrew app to easily create fresh beers. It will also be possible to brew your own recipes in the near future.
The brewing stage takes around 4 hours followed by fermentation. Fermentation can take from a week up to several months depending on the recipe.
The sound produced by MiniBrew during the brewing process is comparable that of a dishwasher. During fermentation it is comparable to that of a computer fan.
We have minimised the smell, but the brewing process does produce some odour.
Removable parts need to be put in the dishwasher. The base station cleans itself. All you need to do is insert a regular (dishwasher) cleaning tab and hit start on the app. Only use standard dishwasher tablets without rinse aid.
A 3/4 Gardena water in/outlet is needed for brewing and the automatic cleaning process.
Every ingredient pack will include a certain type of grain, hops, yeast and a QR code to start up your brewing. The amounts and types of ingredients will vary according to your recipe. We ask you to add the water.
The MiniBrew ingredient packs enable you to brew a wide range of beers, from the lightest pilsners to the darkest stouts. It is not yet possible to brew sours with the MiniBrew machine, but we're working on a solution for that.
With one ingredient pack, the MiniBrew produces 5 to 5.5 liters of craft beer. The final amount depends on the beer style and will slightly vary.
Ingredient packs can be purchased from within the MiniBrew app and are delivered to your doorstep.
The price of an ingredient pack depends on the recipe and contents, starting at € 19.99 excluding shipping.
Each SmartKeg comes with a tap handle, CO2 regulator, air lock, keg stand and trub container.
The SmartKeg is equipped with integrated software, a heating/cooling unit and is wifi-connected. The SmartKeg regulates the temperature fitting your brew recipe, so it either heats up during the fermentation process or cools down the beer when it is ready to drink.
The SmartKeg needs a stable wifi connection to start the fermentation process. However, if the wifi connection is lost during fermentation, the keg will continue to follow the setup process without any problems.
The SmartKeg fits up to 7.5 liters, but you will end up with approximately 5 to 5.5 liters of craft beer depending on your recipe.
Another way is to force carbonate the beer with CO2. The SmartKeg then reduces the temperature and you plug in the CO2 regulator to the keg. The CO2 then dissolves in the beer and carbonates it.
Just place your SmartKeg on the keg stand and attach the trub container underneath it. Yeast is periodically removed by detaching and cleaning the trub container.
That depends on the beer style. Your beer could stay fresh for up to 1 month.