The Beer Machine 2000  

Price: $100, brookstone.com

Brews: 2.6 gallons 

The Beer Machine is great for those just getting into the beer-brewing business. It may not look it, but easy-to-use Beer Machine is a full-fledged brewery with a fermentation-conditioning-carbonation setup all lodged inside. It's made to be used with special beer mixes, so all you have to do is add water to the proprietary beer mixes, put the Beer Machine in your fridge, and let it ferment. Pull the lever in seven to 10 days to drink your own personal freshly brewed brew.