Ball Valve for The Catalyst Fermentation System
Vendor: Craft a Brew
The ⅜” ball valve sample port makes racking and sampling from the The Catalyst Fermentation System even easier. Rack without the bottling attachment, sample with ease! Racking arm and o-rings are included. Watch our video to learn how to install the ball valve!
The ⅜” ball valve sample port makes racking and sampling from the The Catalyst Fermentation System even easier. Rack without the bottling attachment, sample with ease! Racking arm and o-rings are included.
The valve is very well constructed, quality materials, reassuringly solid. However, installation was not easy. Drilling the hole can be a bit awkward given the shape, location and material. I came in on a slight angle and so had a small gap between the tap and the edge of the hole. The provided O-ring for the interior deformed under tightening preventing a seal that could cover the gap. I ended up buying some plastic washers and using plumber's tape to get everything sorted. Had to fill and empty the fermenter with water a few times until I was able to feel confident there's no leaking. It was a bit of trial and error.
this is a must. makes it easy to taste, measure, remove your brew without disrupting or stirring up your brew. glad I made the purchase
So glad I went ahead and purchased the ball valve at the same time as the Catalyst. Great clear beer from the beginning of the bottling process. Also easy to take a sampling.
Havn't installed it yet, but I give it a 5 because it is good quality. ( not plastic like othwr valves). Craft a Brew has always shipped in a timely manner. I just wish this came standard with their Catalyst system
I put this on the catalyst for my 2nd brew. Installs easy. Only thing that might be a problem is the rubber o-ring they give you, if you screw it on too tight it will distort the o-ring I highly recommend testing before you put your batch into the container. Other than that works great!