Editors’ note, March 8, 2018: The PicoStill is now shipping to backers. The piece has been updated accordingly.
Whatever you do, don’t use the new PicoBrew PicoStill to distill liquor — at least in the US. It’s illegal to distill your own spirits at home without a special license, but it’s legal to own the PicoStill and use it legally to distill hop oils or water. You’ll also be able to get started soon — the PicoStill is now shipping to customers who preordered the attachment on Kickstarter.
Tech company PicoBrew has made a name for itself with beer brewing robots like the Zymatic, the and the . The PicoStill attachment works with any of PicoBrew’s automatic brewers. The attachment itself sits on top of the Pico’s keg and creates a vacuum seal. You can fill the keg with clean water for extracting hop oils, then attach it to the Pico using the machine’s hoses.