What if we told you that you could turn your leftover fruit into mead, cider or wine while monitoring the whole process on your smartphone?
Well, it's true!
A new gadget made by Alchema uses a medical-grade UV-C LED light that supposedly makes brewing booze at home as easy as adding fruit, sugar, yeast and water into a device and then customizing your taste preferences using the company's smartphone app.
Basically, all you have to do is choose a recipe, wait for the container to auto sanitize, add all of your ingredients, and then wait for the notification that your delicious, boozy elixir is ready for consumption. Put that bad boy into the fridge to settle, and voila! You've made your own alcohol.
The Alchema app also comes with hundreds of recipes that you can choose from, and allows you to customize your cider for alcohol content as well as sweetness, so you really can't go wrong.
The Alchema holds about three bottles worth of wine, and one batch of cider usually takes the machine about one to two weeks to fully ferment, but hey, good things come to those who wait, right?
The Alchema does not come cheap though -- it usually retails at $499, but if you pre-order yours now online, you can save $70 and snatch it up for $429 on its website here.
The Alchema is available in the U.S., Canada and Taiwan, and it is estimated to begin shipping fall of 2017. It comes with a one-year warranty, and you are eligible to receive a full refund in 60 days if you aren't totally satisfied with the product.
What do you think? Are you willing to shell out the cash to purchase one?