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Craft your own beer with the help of our elegant and innovative fermentation system. Designed to simplify the homebrewing experience.
Craft your own beer with the help of our elegant and innovative fermentation system. Designed to simplify the homebrewing experience.
Craft your own beer with the help of our elegant and innovative fermentation system. Designed to simplify the homebrewing experience.
1,736 backers pledged $375,640 to help bring this project to life.

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The Catalyst - Beer Fermentation Made Easy

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The Catalyst Fermentation System is an innovative piece of homebrewing equipment that simplifies the fermentation process, making it easier than ever to make great beer at home.

We've taken features seen only in high-end, professional brewing equipment and integrated them into a compact homebrewing system that is both functional and elegant.

With The Catalyst, we’ve not only solved issues of current homebrewing equipment, but we’ve also introduced innovative and practical features, making it a convenient tool for first-time brewers and experts alike.

We believe form and function are equally important. Which is why we not only focused on making a product that works, but one that looks good too. The Catalyst introduces elegant functionality and good design into the world of home brewing, so you have equipment worth showing off rather than being hidden in a closet.

 

Making beer at home consists of a few basic steps:

With the Catalyst, we’ve simplified the steps that come after brewing so you can do all of them without having to siphon, transfer, or use any more tools until bottling day.

No more transfers means less chances of contamination and oxidation, less product waste, less space and equipment needed and less time and energy spent, giving you more time to enjoy good beer!

 

With the help of our Trub Trap, transferring your homebrew is now a thing of the past! Consisting of a 3” butterfly valve, the Trub Trap is compatible with any wide mouth mason jar so you can remove kettle trub, pitch a yeast starter, catch fermentation trub, harvest yeast and bottle without disturbing or oxidizing your beer.

 

The Catalyst’s tank is made from Tritan®, a medical-grade, BPA-free, polymer. This food-safe polymer is the highest quality material ever used in a fermenter, providing the clarity of glass with the durability and convenience of plastic. This material acts as an excellent barrier against oxygen, makes our tank 93% more scratch-resistant than other plastic fermenters and is even dishwasher safe, withstanding temperatures of up to 230º Fahrenheit. We’ve also incorporated removable, 100% silicone gaskets to make sanitation and cleaning a breeze.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Catalyst was thoughtfully designed to fit in tight spaces, especially fermentation chambers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have done all of the leg work of finding the best partners, manufacturers, completed tooling and tested the first production units. We are working with a production and logistics team that is overseeing all stages of production of this product to ensure we have the highest quality control possible and to ensure there are no delays along the way.

Of course with any initial production run of a new product there can be delays yet we worked this factor into the schedule and are relying on our experienced production and logistics partners to keep us on schedule.

MANUFACTURING: We are working with manufacturing partners that are very experienced to ensure there are no major issues along the way. We have already completed tooling and every detail of the process has been approved for the first full production run to ensure there will be no large issues that increase the length of production.

LOGISTICS: Our partners are highly experienced in getting goods from manufacturer to our warehouse. At Craft a Brew we have experience shipping items like the Catalyst with multiple carriers and have the ability to scale our fulfillment team quickly to ensure there is a quick turn around between receiving the units to shipping them to you.

Help us make The Catalyst Fermentation System a reality by backing us today!

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    THE INCITER

    Thank you from the Craft A Brew team!

    • Craft A Brew limited edition print (8" x 10")
    • Craft A Brew magnet

    Your Pledge helps us in our mission to bring innovative brewing equipment to craft beer lovers everywhere!

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    THE MOTIVATOR

    • Original Craft a Brew 1-Gallon Brew Kit. Your choice of American Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Oktoberfest or Hefeweizen
    • Craft A Brew magnet

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    THE INITIATOR

    • Original Craft a Brew 1-Gallon Brew Kit. Your choice of American Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Oktoberfest or Hefeweizen
    • Deluxe Bottling Kit
    • Craft A Brew magnet

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    THE CATALYST (Early Bird)

    • The Catalyst Fermentation System

    RETAIL - $199

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    THE CATALYST

    • The Catalyst Fermentation System

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    THE AMPLIFIER

    • The Catalyst Fermentation System
    • 5-Gallon Recipe Kit. Your choice of American Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Oktoberfest or Hefeweizen

    RETAIL - $229

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    THE NEW BREWER (Early Bird)

    • The Catalyst Fermentation System
    • 5-Gallon Recipe Kit. Your choice of American Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Oktoberfest or Hefeweizen
    • Italian Capper and 100 caps
    • Thermometer
    • Guide to Craft Brewing

    RETAIL $249

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    THE NEW BREWER

    • The Catalyst Fermentation System
    • 5-Gallon Recipe Kit. Your choice of American Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Oktoberfest or Hefeweizen
    • Italian capper and 100 caps
    • Thermometer
    • Guide to Craft Brewing

    RETAIL $249

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    THE BREWMASTER

    • 2 Catalyst Fermentation Systems

    RETAIL - $398

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    THE CREATOR

    We will take your idea for a recipe, create a custom label with your name on it and name a beer kit after you. **To be for sale on our website for the rest of 2016.

    • Catalyst Fermentation System
    • 5-Gallon Custom Recipe Kit
    • 5-Gallon Recipe Kit. Your choice of American Pale Ale, Dry Irish Stout, Oktoberfest or Hefeweizen

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