Catalyst Fermentation System

$199.99

SKU# 43166

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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. Available now, exclusively from Northern Brewer.

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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Catalyst Fermentation System

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Product Details
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 Fermentation System 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" Maximum Width: 17"
Additional Information
Support Documents:No
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I love this system!
I just dumped the trub on my first batch using the system. I don't have a ton of room in my apartment so having multiple carboys and buckets has always been a hassle. This has eliminated all the headache. I siphoned the beer straight from the kettle to the catalyst and pitched the yeast. No drips leaks or anything. Today primary was done and I switched the jar out to collect the yeast. No issue, just make sure you have a small plate to catch the liquid that sits on the top of the jar. If you are brewing a heavier beer I would suggest a 24-32oz jar as the 16 fills up quickly. I purchased those two and the first batch has settled nicely into the 24. The only CON I have seen is the lid latches. They have to be aligned right as they are cut to fit around the top so just make sure its aligned press firmly to seal then secure the latches. Fantastic product and you can see pics on Instagram texaviator23
October 14, 2016
Good idea, but some flaws
I bought one at NHC this year and just started using it. The biggest issue is the seal on the lid. It comes off very easily when removing the lid and is almost impossible to put back on. I had to transfer my first beer out to a bucket as I couldn't get the lid seal back onto the lid. This is going to limit my use, I hope the seal is redesigned to be more user friendly.
October 14, 2016
Good idea, well executed.
Once you think about it, the design is a no brainer. It takes most of the headache out of home brewing, and does it solidly, simply and elegantly. Would definitely recommend.
October 19, 2016
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I see that you include transfer tubing with this. Where do you hook the transfer tubing up? I don't see a spigot anywhere. Do you have to siphon this to bottle the contents or is there an attachament point around the butterfly valve somehwere?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bottling attachment screws on, replacing the mason jar. The tubing connects to that.
How do you aerate the wort with this system? Currently fermenting with buckets and shake them vigorously before pitching.
A shopper on Dec 9, 2016
WIll there be too much head space foe a 3 gallon batch?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2016
Since I don't have the luxury of a dedicated, heated, brew space, I have to haul the primary fermentation vessel to a different location to ferment after filling. How do I move this container? Are there sturdy handles that allow me to move it easily?
A shopper on Dec 31, 2016
How is fermentation temperature measured and controlled?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use a thermowell and probe. Works fine
Can I make wine in this system? I am new to wine making and this seems like a good deal. Thank You
A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
Can you use a heating belt to control fermentation temperatures with this product?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I am using a heating belt and it works fine. It doesn't fit snug around the tank due to its shape but it still does the trick.
Will this fit in a small chest freezer. I have a small chest freezer that easily holds two carboys. Anybody?
James R on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If your chest freezer inside dimensions are larger than those stated it should work.

The Stand: Height: 14.75" Width: 17" Depth: 13.75"
Unit Size: Total Height (does not include airlock): 26.25" Maximum Width: 17"
Will the rubber stopper or lid support two "holes" one for gas/pressure relief and one for a thermowell for fermenter temp control?
A shopper on Dec 29, 2016
how do you get the gaket back in?
Wayne C on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had this same problem too. The first time I reinstalled it, I put it on like a bicycle tire, starting at one end and worked my way around the lid. However, as the gasket began stretching, it popped off from the area I started before I could finish. I ended up having my son help hold it down as I installed it around the lid. That did the trick. After brewing my first batch, I removed the gasket for cleaning and immediately reinstalled it. This time, it seemed to go on a little easier, but I still had to hold it down with my elbows as I finished stretching it around the lid.
How do you get any yeast that clings to the walls of the fermenter off before bottling?
Ford S on Jan 14, 2017
Can I drill it for a sampling port?
A shopper on Dec 26, 2016
How do I change my jar? Close valve, remove jar and replace worth new sanitised jar and open valve again?
Doug M on Dec 26, 2016
What is the size of the tube hole? So i can put a bottle filler on the end of one
A shopper on Dec 18, 2016
Is this product good for the " No chill method " HDPE construction?
A shopper on Dec 11, 2016
Will the BeerBug work with the lid of the Catalyst Fermentation System?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2016

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