After the first brew session with the Catalyst Fermentation System, it was time to test out one of its primary features and benefits. In this video, we see how this valve works as we open it up to dump the trub out of the primary fermentation of Mike’s Belgian Witbier.
Let’s see how much better this system is from fermenting in a bucket.
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In the last video, Mike showed you how he brewed his witbier. After the camera was shut off, he took the Catalyst filled with wort and chilled it in his fridge because it was a hot day. Twenty four hours later, he came down to his basement and saw that some stuff had fallen down to the bottom of the cone.
He identified it as some protein break and probably some hop particles too.
With the camera, he showed us that the jar was attached firmly but there was some leakage outside of the jar that had happened overnight.
With the inspection done, it was time for the main event: opening up the valve to remove the trub!
He grabbed onto the handle and pushed it down with one quick motion. There was a sound of victory that rang through the air – it kinda sound like one big BLURRRG — and with that sound, all the trub fell into the jar.
He was pretty impressed and happy that there was no suck back from the airlock into the wort.
With the trub out of the fermentor, he pitched the yeast. He should how it easy it was by loosening the lid. He liked that the clasps held the top tight to the tank of the Catalyst but that it sealed pretty tight even without them.
Mike wasn’t all that concerned with the big bubble of air that ran up the tank at this point in fermentation. When you have a finished batch of beer, he doesn’t want to introduce that amount of air to it and will need to figure out what to do when he gets to that stage.
For part of the process, I think we can say he as successful.