Wow. I'm all for gadgets, but I don't think people understand how easy cider is to make. Especially the comparison chart. Gas release "explosive and messy?" Maybe a little stinky, but I bet this on your kitchen counter will also smell like sulfury yeast. Plus, I have my doubts about this tasting all that great. Does this thing do temp control, or just sit on a warm kitchen counter? Does the "sparkling" cider carbonate in the fermentor, then stay on the lees? I'll stick to my jugs, airlocks, and bottles.