Tagged: Beer

Kegtron Keg Monitor

The Kegtron is here to keep an eye on your keg and make sure that the beer keeps flowing, whether it’s a party or just a quiet night of drinking. It works with any smartphone and with any keg. It will sit between the keg and the tap, using an internal flowmeter to measure how much liquid comes out of the keg. The wireless processor sends that information to the companion app. Installation requires only some tubing to feed the keg into the monitor. If you’ve ever run out of beer, you know the disappointment, but that will be a thing of the past. The companion app for the Kegtron can wirelessly track the number of pours left in a keg so that you know ahead of time when you will need to replace it. That’s pretty cool all by itself, but it goes a step further. The...

PicoBrew Homebrew Beer Appliance

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMaking beer like you would coffee? Yes, please. The PicoBrew beer appliance allows you to make your own beer within 5-7 days. Perfect for home brewing enthusiasts. The PicoBrew system uses PicoPak to hold the ingredients for your brew. Simply add the ingredients into the brewer, and then put it into the fermentation keg. Within the week, you’ll have a great beer to enjoy. Picobrew has over 150 partner beers that let you create their favorite brews. The Picobrew starts at $799 and is available now.

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Recap

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI got into New York at about 10 AM and headed right to the event. Hackers have been working over the last 24 hours. I am sad I couldn’t get to watch them in action but happy I got to see the end results during the hackathon. The presentation itself was well done. They only had 60 seconds to present and the MCs kept them to that – only giving extra time to technical issues. Some presenters were well oiled machines while others didn’t do that well. A couple presented a pitch but didn’t show a product. In a Hackathon you have to show your work at the end. I heard some tweets where presenters were not allowed to show their hack because of the rating of their presentation. This was to avoid the problems from last year presentations. There are...