5 Gallon Beer Kit - New Brewer Starter Kit
Vendor: Craft a Brew
Perfect for first-time brewers, this kit includes everything you’ll need to create your first 5-gallon batch of craft beer at home. WHAT’S IN THE BOX: The Catalyst Fermentation System Capping Kit (Capper tool, 100 Caps) Thermometer Sanitizer Packet Guide to Brewing and Fermenting 5 Gallon recipe kit of your choice...
Perfect for first-time brewers, this kit includes everything you’ll need to create your first 5-gallon batch of craft beer at home.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
Using this system was simple and much cleaner than using a carboy. The only downside to this is that not every seal is perfect. The bottom connection That came with the kit was faulty and leaked a lot. They sent me a replacement for free and it works, just be sure to keep a towel underneath the system as it may form a small drop or two each night. Bottling is much easier using this system.
It may have taken more than to months to ship due to COVID it was worth the wait. Despite the manufacturing defect of the stand, Craft-a-Brew made it right within a couple of weeks. As for the actual brewing process, it was a dream compared to a one gallon brew. The valve and ball jar system for dumping the trub and yeast makes the brewing a no mess no fuss affair. Just had the first beer of the first batch last night and it was excellent. Would highly recommend the Catalyst brewing kit to any would be home brewer.
Due to covid, there were multiple delays and a part recall. While assembling the tank, I found a thumbnail size chunk broken on the valve assembly. It was above the thread so I'm using as is. Probably won't bother trying to get a replacement. So far everything is working as advertised. A complete 5gal batch done in the same vessel, start to bottle. ( Except for cooking the wort. Customer service has responded quickly to every correspondence. Sometimes contacting me before I realized that I had an issue. (Like the part recall)
I really like the catalyst so far and I am pleased with the beer kit it came with. Primary fermentation went awesome and we're just about ready to bottle, it smells fantastic. Super happy.