Harvesting and storing yeast following fermentation proves simple and swift with the FastFerment Collection Ball! During fermentation yeast and trub accumulate in the Collection ball. After fermentation, the Collection Ball may be simply detached from the vessel via the threaded nut design, saving home brewers time by eliminating racking and transferring from vessel to vessel.
Further benefits are gained by lessening the beverages contact with sediment and yeast. By removing the Collection Ball post primary fermentation, home brewers will reduce the opportunity for off flavors and create a better tasting beer, wine, mead or cider. Following the Collection Balls removal from the FastFerment vessel, the yeast may be harvested from the Collection Ball or the ball may be simply cleaned and sanitized for secondary aging and conditioning or readied for the next batch.
For storing yeast post fermentation, the Collection ball may be capped and placed in the refrigerator for later washing and reuse. Many home brewers purchase a few Collection Balls to store several yeast strains for future batches. The flat bottom design allows the Collection Ball to sit on refrigerator racks with less chance of tipping and spilling.