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…Machines love beer?

All-In-One Beer Making Machine

PopSci staff photographer John Carnett may be the greatest inventor of all time. What he’s created, and what you see here is the world’s first All-In-One Beer Making Machine. Called simply ‘The Machine’, it features a stainless-steel two-cart brewing system that starts with wort, or pre-fermented beer, and ends with a perfect, chilled pint.

    Over several weeks, beer takes the journey from wort concentrate to tasty beverage. A cooling system regulates temperature and ensures that the final product is a frosty brew.

    Concentrated wort extract goes into the boil keg along with water and hops. A propane burner heats the mix for about 90 minutes.

    After the boil, the wort moves through a heat exchanger, cooling it to between 53ºF and 63ºF before it reaches the fermenting tank.

    An electronic controller monitors the temperature inside the fermenting keg; When it needs cooling, a pump circulates water through a nest of copper tubing sitting on a cold plate—chilled by Freon in its interior—and wrapped around the keg.

    After 10 to 15 days, depending on the brew, the wort becomes beer. Carnett swaps hoses and turns a valve to move the beer to one of two settling kegs, where the CO2 tank adds carbonation and debris falls to the bottom.

    Finally, the beer moves into one of two serving kegs. Pull the tap, and the beer travels through the cold plate, so it’s chilled on the way to your glass, eliminating the need for constant cooling and ensuring a frosty brew anytime.

The next step? Add a third cart to make wort from raw grain instead of extract, though he’s got a lot of ‘testing’ to do before taking on that monumental step.

[PopSci – The Ultimate All-In-One Beer Brewing Machine]

[Via: Uber-Review]

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…The Splinter is real?

Splinter

Remember the Splinter, the all wood supercar that looked like nothing more than a clever design mock up?

Apparently it’s quite a bit more than that, as Joe Harmon Design has begun fabrication, and the body is already starting to take shape.

The car’s frame and driveline are based on a central rigid tube section with the suspension and other necessary parts from a C4 Corvette mounted to it. However, as much as possible will be kept in wood form for authenticity’s sake.

The engine is a Northstar V8 run backwards, with the exhaust and intake sides switched around. Intakes sit underneath the cylinder banks, and two roots style superchargers feed air in through individual intercoolers

The wooden component fabrication process includes building a mold/frame, and then laminating layers of veneer into the desired shape.

Check out the site for more details, including live webcam shots and a building blog.

[Joe Harmon Design – Splinter]

[Building The Splinter]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Divers Street Rods?

Ferrambo

What do you get when you combine a 1960 Rambler Wagon Estate, a wrecked 2002 Ferrari F360 drivetrain, suspension and interior, some amazing fabrication skills, and a dream? You get the Ferrambo, a project that is underway over at Divers Street Rods.

Ferrambo Composite

Though it’s currently in a pretty rough state, the end result should be amazing, with the prancing horse lending quite a few cues to the final design.

Ford GT Street Rod

If that’s not enough, Divers is also working on a ’39 street rod that they’re installing a Ford GT engine into. Amazing.

[Divers Street Rods]

[Via: Jalopnik]