Pico Pro – Your personal craft beer brewery
Pico Pro delivers perfectly crafted beer every time.
The Pico Pro is an automated craft brewery that fits on your kitchen counter. You can brew 5 liters of fresh craft beer at home in about 2 hours. Brew any style of beer you desire – from IPAs to session ales to stouts to porters – simply with the press of a button. Your creation will be fermented, carbonated, and ready to enjoy in a little over a week.
The Pico Pro uses ready-to-brew PicoPak ingredient packs that take the guesswork out of homebrewing. PicoPaks include the perfect balance of pre-measured, fresh grains, hops, and yeast so you can brew award-winning beers from a growing list of over 150 large and small breweries around the world available on the PicoBrew BrewMarketplace. You can even create your own custom beer with Freestyle PicoPaks. The Pico Pro recognizes each PicoPak and automatically follows the recipe to ensure perfect results, every time. You'll brew fresh beer, exactly as the brewmaster intended.
The sleek, compact, and modern design of the Pico Pro fits comfortably on any kitchen or bar countertop, matching the decor of any home. Heavy-gauge construction and a stainless-steel exterior means the Pico Pro will stand up to frequent use, while a clean, straightforward interface makes brewing easy. The included kegs are kegerator-ready – or you can keep your beer in a refrigerator and serve beer right from the keg using the CO2-powered party tap. And the integrated steam cleaning cycle and dishwasher-safe components make cleanup simple.
Brewing the freshest, best beer has never been easier – or tastier. With a Pico Pro in your kitchen, you get the satisfaction of brewing your own beer conveniently and with minimal cleanup.
Brews 5 liters of beer at a time – the equivalent of 13 12-ounce bottles.
Fine-tune the ABV (alcohol content) and IBU (bitterness level) of any PicoPak to your liking, or create a custom PicoPak with your own recipe of grains, hops, and yeast.
Designed for homebrewing elites, the Pico Pro comes with two 6.6 liter (1.75 gallon) ball-lock kegs, easy to connect to your kegerator or the included CO2-powered party tap
Choose standard fermentation (about 10 days) or fast fermentation (5-7 days).
Professional CO2 force-carbonation system so you can enjoy your finished beer faster.
Compact unit requires no assembly and fits on your kitchen counter.
Built-in steam cleaning and dishwasher-safe components make clean-up simple.
PicoPaks are biodegradable and compostable after use.
HOW IT WORKS
Introducing the PicoPak
It just makes sense that the freshest ingredients make the best and freshest craft beers. That’s why we build-our PicoPaks “on-demand” with the finest pre-measured grains and hops, and deliver these PicoPaks directly to your doorstep. Your Pico Pro recognizes each specific PicoPak and its associated recipe based on its RFID tag. PicoPaks take the guesswork out of brewing and ensure delicious results, every time. And when you're done brewing, you can simply place your spent PicoPak in your compost bin.
Starting off right: it really is the water!
Great beer really does start with the perfect water, so when Pico-brewing we recommend starting with distilled water. Each PicoPak contains unique water amendments – various minerals that build up the water you brew with to exactly match the water profiles used by the breweries that created your PicoPaks.
Precision mashing: extracting sugars and flavor from grains.
PicoPaks contain fresh grains that have been malted, roasted and cracked so they are primed to release the special sugars that waters at precise temperatures can unlock. This first stage of brewing is called mashing, and the exact times and temperatures that grains are soaked determines the content of the beer “wort" produced. Control and precision are the keys here to producing the fluids that when boiled, then cooled and fermented become your beer.
Boil with multiple hop additions.
Brewers for centuries have boiled their beer wort with hops to impart bitterness, flavors and aromas that can make great beer the nuanced sensory experience that leaves you thirsting for more. Adding hops into the boil at different stages lends different characteristics to the resulting beer, from bitterness derived from alpha acids to more flavors and aromas derived from the hop oils. The PicoBrewing process with up to 4 unique hop additions accommodates a very broad range of beer recipe styles.
Fermentation: converting sugars into alcohol
After the beer wort has been fully infused with delicious hop flavors and aromas the solution is cooled, and then the magic begins. Yeast is "pitched" into the beer wort and begins to go to work on the sugars, converting them into alcohol and CO2. Different yeasts also impart their own unique flavors to the beer. Fermentation typically takes 4-7 days, depending on the beer and the yeast.
Carbonation: tiny bubbles that make beer happy.
Forcing the right amount of carbonation into your beer finishes it off, allows the beer to be crisp and refreshing, enhancing bitterness and mouth-feel, and carrying the fresh hop and malt aromas to your nose. Pico Pro comes with a precision CO2 regulator and cartridges that allow you to finish your beer perfectly.
Built to brew
We've designed every aspect of the Pico Model C for one reason: to brew better beer.
1500 watts of steam heat: Powerful steam heat brews evenly at a specific temperature and with much more precise control than boiling on a stovetop, preserving your beer's flavors.
Wi-fi connected: Because your Pico Model C is connected to the internet, you can monitor your brew remotely.
Flexible system: Detachable brew kegs means you can use additional kegs to brew multiple batches in the same day. Reconnecting the hoses and starting another batch is quick and easy.
Stainless-Steel exterior: Designed to look great in your kitchen and be easy to clean.
At 12.5" wide x 16.5" high x 15" deep, the Pico Model C is designed to fit on your countertop, under most kitchen cabinets.
At 12.5" wide x 16.5" high x 15" deep, the Pico Pro is designed to fit on your countertop, under most kitchen cabinets.
Shaped to enable even flow and reduce foam during the mash phase, the step filter and hops cradle allow for multi-stage boils to brew any recipe to perfection.
Personalize each batch
Brew just like the brewmaster intended, but add your own precise specifications to the recipe by adjusting your beer's bitterness (IBU) and alcohol percentage (ABV).