Adding fresh hop aroma
To add extra hops to any brew you make in a WilliamsWarn, use a coffee bodem or what some call a French Press. Simply add 50g of pellet hops to the bodem, add hot water, stir, leave for 10 minutes and then press. Add the green water above the pressed hops to the WW after you've added the extract. This extract aroma from the hops but not any bitterness. I've had great results and very positive feedback from tasters using this simple method. It mimicks hop addition to the whirlpool in large breweries.
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The Line Up
Come and taste a beer with us.
The Museum (2004 to 2010)
Here are the old prototypes lined up as a museum at our premises in Auckland. From left to right are Prototypes 0 (2004-2006), 1 (2006-2007), 2 (2008-2009) and 3 (2009-2010). Prototype 1 proved the pressure vessel concept for homebrewing. Prototype 2 proved the "sediment bottle under the valve" concept to remove the yeast from the beer. Prototype 3 proved the clarification system we developed that enables us to clarify the beer whilst it's still under pressure as well as all other aspects of the design. It takes a long time to invent something!
Wayne Williams, Whangaparoa, Auckland
This is my Uncle Wayne, the man who gave me the idea to look into why there are so many ex-homebrewers and to see if there was a solution to the problem. He'd never had a beer out of a WW until launch date and decided to get one - partly out of guilt for having sent me on such a difficult journey! He's now making beers constantly and is loving it. He's always had a problem that any beer he drinks experiences a collapse of the foam (acid mouth syndrome), so we got some Tetrahop from Yakima Chief in the US. He adds 3 ml before fermentation and the foam is amazing. What's especially great about tetrahop is the foam cling around the glass as you empty it. So he's totally happy with it. He has in fact never experienced such fabulous foam in any beer except what he's making now. His only issue is "the neightbours are coming around and its being emptied in 2 days!"
Cameron King, Clevedon, Auckland
Cameron King was the first person outside of our company to have a WilliamsWarn and make beer in it. His comment after making his first beer was “She’s come out absolutely primo, mate. 7 days. It was so easy it’s ridiculous". He then went on to try a lager with another company's ingredients just to see what would happen and made that in 9 days (fermenting at 16'C on my advice to make sure it went all the way, so on the warm side for lagers) and said it was perfect. He bottled that and started another WW beer straight away. Cheers Cameron. Thanks for your efforts and help.
The Source Magazine: An independent media article on the beer quality itself
Read a great article written by Michael Gardner in The Source Magazine (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) on how he and another homebrewer had a face-off with their beers vs a WilliamsWarn beer made by Sam Wood who builds the machines. It was the 3rd beer Sam had ever made in his life and his beer came out on top. They walked away after 7 beers each thinking this product is a beer lovers "wet dream"! They were blown away by the beer quality and state it could have a label on it and be sold in a pub. I repeat, this was the 3rd beer Sam had ever made! The last sentence in the article is "As a defender of the homebrewing faith, I’d love to say the machine is a fad, but it’s actually bloody brilliant. And it won’t put an end to the quest to make the perfect glass of beer – it’s actually a step in the right direction. Once homebrewers and beer lovers of all walks of life get their hands on one, there’ll be no looking back".
Sunday Star Times article about the global response
This article was in one of our major Sunday newspapers............ http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/5037150/Kiwi-homebrew-device-goes-global
We also got onto the national breakfast show on April 20th ..........http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/wednesday-april-20-4134309/video?vid=4134824
TV3 Launch Clip
The day of launch, we got onto one of our national TV stations and you can see the launch clip here http://www.3news.co.nz/World-first-invention-promises-top-beer-in-7-days/tabid/372/articleID/206080 /Default.aspx