Alchema makes hard cider easy for home brewers

This all-in-one system creates delicious craft cider in a pitcher made of Tritan™ from Eastman.

Kingsport, Tenn., USA — June 28, 2018 — For the growing population of hard cider lovers and home brewers, the Alchema hard cider brewing system makes precise and delicious hard cider, mead and wine as simple as making a pot of coffee.

Alchema is an integrated countertop device that makes home beverage fermenting more foolproof, more precise and less messy. It also gives the user the ability to fine-tune infinite flavor combinations to satisfy personal tastes.

The compact Alchema appliance has a similar footprint to popular coffee makers (40 cm x 25 cm) and makes each batch of hard cider in a 2.4-liter pitcher made with Tritan™ from Eastman.

Tritan is a BPA-free polymer that gives the pitcher glasslike clarity and excellent durability. It is chemical and alcohol resistant and also resists stains and odors. So, today’s hard cider won’t have residual tastes from your last batch. Tritan also can withstand repeated cycles in the dishwasher, so it encourages proper hygiene and safety.

Safety is a key criterion for the Alchema hard cider brewer. The system is designed with a built-in air pressure sensor, temperature sensor and release valve, as well as a simple method for checking alcohol content. The system also includes a weight sensor for precise ingredient measurement and an innovative UV-C sanitizing function that guards against contamination without the hassles usually required for sanitizing brewing components.

Alchema links to your smartphone to allow monitoring of the fermentation process or for accessing hundreds of recipes and sharing success stories with the Alchema online community. Best of all, the app notifies you when your creation is complete and ready for tasting — usually less than 2 weeks for hard cider, 1 week for mead or 16 weeks for home-fermented wine.

Alchema was originally launched on Kickstarter and is now available in Taiwan, Canada and the USA through www.alchema.com.

About Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end markets such as transportation, building and construction and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in more than 100 countries and had 2017 revenues of approximately $9.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA, and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world. For more information, visit www.eastman.com.

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The advanced Alchema system provides the joy of making delicious craft cider without the mess, complicated equipment or safety concerns of traditional fermenting systems.

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