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The Catalyst Fermenter

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The Catalyst Fermenter

SKU: 43166

If you could eliminate one chronic homebrewing time-suck, what would it be? How about the Transfer Trap…You know, where you endlessly shift your homebrewed beer from fermenter, to secondary to bottling bucket, to bottles, risking contamination and messy spills at every step.

The great news is, you can. There’s a better, simpler way: The Catalyst – 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 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.

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Smiley faceAs if that time-and-space-saving solution weren’t enough, here are the three things that put The Catalyst 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 ever 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 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
Dimensions:
  • The Stand: Height: 14.75" Width: 17" Depth: 13.75"
  • Unit Size: Total Height (does not include airlock): 26.25" Total Width: 17"

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Needs more work.
I really wanted to like this fermenter. The main reason I bought this was to avoid transfer to a secondary. the trub that collects is, as we all know, quite dense and thick. When I open the valve, I can get only about 50% of the trub and that's with sucking off a good amount of beer, too. Then, when you want to rack to your keg, the tubing attaches to the bottom of the fermenter so you end up drawing the beer through the remaining trub and yeast.
The workaround would be to immediately open the valve fully when you fill the fermenter with wort thereby allowing the Mason jar to collect the trub. Then you close the valve after fermentation is done and remove.
The other is to drill a spigot a few inches above the rain port to allow you to rack off the trub and not through it.
But I should have to have "work-arounds". It seems this wasn't thought out enough or put out with little internal testing/actual brewing with it.
December 12, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
Very good fermenter ...
This fermenter is great.
Remove yeast and trab for secondary fermentation with the turn of a valve.
When adding priming sugars I first lay down a balnket of C02
then slowly stir in the sugars.
Bottling is a snap with the included adapter.
November 25, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
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When going to bottle from the catalyst does there seem to be problems with getting the priming solution to mix evenly? Best way to go about adding the priming solution without additional oxidation?
A shopper on Nov 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Great question! You could make add the priming solution as normal and add it directly to the beer in the Catalyst Fermenter. It should be very lightly stirred with a sanitized to provide proper mixture.
Another option would be to use our Fermenter's Favorites Fizz Drops (SKU: 40928).
Cheers, Todd J
Watching the video, each time the valve is opened a plume of air bubbles up through the fermenter contents. Wouldn't this introduce oxygen to and risk oxidizing the finished or nearly finished beer after all the care we've taken to protect our beer from O2?
Keith G on Jan 6, 2017
Is this able to do wine as well?
A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you could use for wine

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