The great news is, you can. There’s a better, simpler way: The Catalyst Conical Fermenter, an ingeniously designed fermentation system from Craft-A-Brew that separates sediment, eliminates transfers and allows you to bottle straight from your fermenter.
The Catalyst’s tank is made from Tritan™, a food-safe, BPA-free polymer. This revolutionary material retains the same clarity and smoothness of glass, but is resistant to shattering. It is more durable and outlasts the other types plastic typically used in homebrewing. You can even put it and the removable silicone gasket in your dishwasher for easy cleanup. Properly cared for, the tank will last for years to come.
With The Catalyst Conical Fermentation System, it’s easier than ever to make great beer at home…and look good, AND save time, AND…what are you waiting for? Escape the Transfer Trap and learn some better brewing moves today.
As if that time-and-space-saving solution weren’t enough, here are the three things that put The Catalyst Conical over the top as absolutely best-in-class:
The Materials:The Catalyst’s tank is made from Tritan™, a food-safe, BPA-free polymer. This revolutionary material retains the same clarity and smoothness of glass, but is resistant to shattering. It is more durable and outlasts the other types plastic typically used in homebrewing. You can even put it and the removable silicone gasket in your dishwasher for easy cleanup. Properly cared for, the tank will last for years to come.
The Design: The Catalyst is engineered to optimize every cubic inch of space, resulting in an incredibly sturdy stand with I-beam and honeycomb construction, squat 6.5 Gallon tank and 3” Trub Trap™ Butterfly Valve – the largest in the industry. The result is an efficient, practically indestructible system that fits easily under a table or on a countertop.
The Details: No specialized equipment required. The Trub Trap™ on The Catalyst is designed to work with any large-mouthed mason jar, which makes catching and storing viable yeasts or separating sediment super simple.
With The Catalyst Fermentation System, it’s easier than ever to make great beer at home…and look good, AND save time, AND…what are you waiting for? Shake off the Transfer Shuffle and learn some better brewing moves today.
The Catalyst Conical Fermenter Includes:
- 6.5 Gallon Tank with Lid
- Stand (Base, 2 Legs, 2 Support Beams, 8 Screws)
- 3” Proprietary Butterfly Valve
- Bottling Attachment
- Transfer Tubing
- Tubing Clamp
- Rubber Stopper
- 16 Oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar
- Allen Wrench
- The Stand: Height: 14.75" Width: 17" Depth: 13.75"
- Unit Size: Total Height (does not include airlock): 26.25" Total Width: 17"
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Like the ease of using but struggled with leaking lower seals. After tightening it stopped and made it very easy later to remove trub, harvest yeast, and transfer.
Overall very pleased! Works as described. Love the trub trap they're great! Transferred my beer to a bottling bucket and didn't see any haziness or trub in my the tubing. Downside was both gaskets on the valve assembly were only good for 1 use. I filled the fermenter as soon as I got it and no problems both sides were not over torqued only hand tight. 1 week later I was ready to use and had to over torque to get them to seal. Kinda rushed then though because I was transferring my wort to the fermenter. First time I emptied trap had to over tighten (bottom gasket only) even more to get it to seal. The second time I removed the trap it got even worse. However when I put the clear conical bottling piece on to transfer to the bucket only had to hand tighten it so not sure what's up with that.
Overall as I said very pleased I've already decided to get another and have recommender The Catalyst to some of my homebrewing friends.
Great product. Really simplifies the brewing process. Very easy to clean.
This is taking wine making to next level. So easy to rack wine. It only takes a few minutes. A little pricey but well worth the cost.
This year's big investment was a pair of Catalyst Fermenters. I really liked what the product promised. The general concept of conical fermentation was very motivating, because the thing I hate most is the time and labor wasted with the constant racking. This type of system seemed to eliminate that concern, because you remove the sediment from the product, instead of taking the product away from the sediment. No more siphoning after the primary or secondary steps. No more siphoning into a bottling container. Just add your ingredients, one time and carry out your process. When it is time, remove the bad stuff out the bottom, and at the end, you bottle right out the bottom. You have one mess to clean up at the end, and that is it. Such an exciting concept.
In addition, I really liked the appearance of this product. Part of the fun of home vinting is being able to see your product undergoing the process. Yes, we keep it in a dark, climate controlled area. But every once in a while, you like to take a peak. This also is valuable when you are showing off the product and process on social media. And for these reasons, I went with this option over other similar setups that are available on the web.
To be fair, this system does deliver on most of the process promises. You will not need to primary or secondary rack; this works as the concepts suggests it should. And it is a sturdy, attractive setup. These are all real positives.
But the negatives are many. You quite simply will NOT be able to bottle directly out the bottom of this container. The sediment that gathers near the bottom opening will be carried out with the flow of the good product. Instead, you will continue to use a bottling bucket or similar container, or rack from the top.
This can and has been corrected by the optional addition of a racking arm, or at least so I have read. The problem here is that this option is that it is an additional $25+ product, over and above the rather st...