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Interesting (new type?) kit

  • 26-07-2016 7:27pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭ HemmingSay


    I've never brewed before, but what's your opinion on this thing?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/965729099/the-catalyst-beer-fermentation-made-easy

    I've been put off in the past because of lack of storage/work space - something that this seems to address. But I also don't know enough to properly critique it. What do you see as the main downsides or limitations?

    The price tag is the obvious one and with the $100 shipping on top, it's probably not something I'd buy. But I'm interested in the forums opinion on it.

    Also, has it been tried before? Thanks!


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  • HemmingSay wrote: »
    but what's your opinion on this thing?
    Like every single "homebrewing made simple" solution it costs more and is less flexible than doing things the normal way.
    HemmingSay wrote: »
    I've been put off in the past because of lack of storage/work space - something that this seems to address.
    I don't see how. You brew on a stove and ferment in a container that has to stand somewhere. A standard homebrew fermenting vessel has the same or less space requirements.
    HemmingSay wrote: »
    Also, has it been tried before?
    The Homebrew Company sells this, which looks like basically the same thing. In both cases I can see why a brewer might want a piece of kit like this, but I wouldn't regard it as beginner equipment. Learn how to brew first, then upgrade to the fancy tools.




  • Yeah, I get what you're saying - I would definitely be better off getting in cheap and seeing if I enjoy brewing. I guess I'm just a sucker for the shiny gadgets and/or well pitched kickstarter videos.


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