PicoBrew has been fashionable within the dwelling brewing marketplace for years for its flagship Zymatic beer-brewing home equipment, however the practically decade-old startup upped its recreation significantly at CES 2019 with a line of professional-grade, scalable brewing home equipment that might be a gold mine for eating places, bars, brewpubs and craft breweries, to not point out amateurs who actually do occasion onerous.
We’ve seen the brand new brewing equipment earlier than, with a tease of the PicoBrew Z Sequence showing proper right here at Digital Developments again in March of final yr. In accordance with the bulletins at CES 2019, it seems like the corporate has been tinkering with the inside workings of the Z Sequence rather a lot, leading to a base unit that was in a position to be pre-ordered at $1,500 beforehand and now instructions a extra strong $2,199 at pre-order with a steered MSRP of $2,500.
The brand new Z Sequence from PicoBrew can brew craft beer, chilly brew espresso, and kombucha in batch sizes starting from one to 10 gallons, in two-and-a-half gallon increments. The Z Sequence is accessible in 4 fashions, starting from the aforementioned Z1 at $2,500 as much as the 10-gallon Z4 mannequin, which carries an MSRP of $eight,500 however may be pre-ordered at $7,300. The one approach to pre-order a Z Sequence PicoBrew equipment is instantly by the PicoBrew web site right here beginning February 13, 2019.
“Our new Z Sequence and our extremely fashionable PicoStill™ serve to spotlight the expansion and increasing focus of PicoBrew from simply craft beer to just about all drinks,” stated Dr. Invoice Mitchell, CEO of PicoBrew in a launch. “We’re now really a complete beverage equipment firm with essentially the most in depth pipeline within the business.”
A part of the Z Sequence’ appeal is in its adaptability. Not solely can corporations and eating places brew as much as 10 gallons of the identical beer within the Z4 on the identical time, they will additionally use every 2.5-gallon mannequin to brew a number of totally different beers on the identical time. Brewers also can provide you with their very own recipes or use the corporate’s proprietary PicoPaks, whose recipes have been developed by greater than 200 breweries all over the world. The corporate even runs a preferred BrewMarketplace the place builders can earn royalties for his or her creation.
On the facet, PicoBrew says the Z Sequence introduces a brand new vary of options. As a result of the system is modular, the corporate’s designers and engineers have made the machine and its elements simply serviceable for cleansing, troubleshooting, and restore. They’ve additionally changed and improved a number of inside elements and improved the warmth loop by introducing a pressurized water system and extra strong filter.
“Z Sequence builds on PicoBrew’s pioneering Zymatic and Pico expertise and addresses the wants and superior homebrewers alike,” Mitchell stated. “With a single equipment, restaurant and craft brewery homeowners can use their very own unfastened grains and low to create customized batches exactly and effectively and scale up manufacturing as wanted.”
Alongside the Z Sequence unveiled at CES 2019, PicoBrew additionally confirmed off its new PicoStill distilling equipment accent, which permits clients to distill small batches of spirits in addition to to extract important oils from hops, herbs, and spices to infuse meals and drinks. The product is basically a vacuum-enabled nonetheless that mitigates the chance of working with alcohol. The PicoStill is suitable with all Pico brewing home equipment. The PicoStill is in the marketplace now for $350.