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April 19, 2021
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Foeder Smith Unboxing

Owner of Clawhammer Supply

Made out of American white oak, The Foeder Smith .5BBL Foeder is the perfect size barrel for homebrewers. This foeder comes with everything you need to make it work right out of the box.


The Foeder Smith .5BBL Foeder uses the same high quality parts and fittings as our homebrew system. The staves are air-dried for at least 2 years and it is recommended to rehydrate the foeder as soon as it's received. Although steam is the preferred method of rehydration, you can also use warm water. To rehydrate, simply fill up the foeder with warm water for 24-48 hours. This causes the wood to re-expand and create a leak-free oak foeder that is ready to drain and fill up with beer.



Watch Emmet unbox and set up the newest addition to the Clawhammer office - the Foeder Smith .5BBL Foeder


Get your very own Foeder Smith .5BBL Foeder from the link below

Foeder Smith .5BBL



The oak foeder is not designed to hold pressure, please keep it vented at all times. For the 0.5BBL, Foeder Smith recommends using an airlock plug into the top port to keep the foeder vented. Please do not seal the foeder when it's filled with beer even when the fermentation is over, any pressure may cause staves cracks and leaks.



1.5" TC in/out port with fittings & butterfly valve

1.5" TC sampling port with fittings and perfick style sample valve

1.5" TC drain port with fittings & butterfly valve

1.5" TC top port with fittings and cap

Small footprint & cost-effective

One year warranty for the wood body and all the parts and fittings.



Foeder needs to be hydrated at all times.

Kyle Brown is the owner of Clawhammer Supply, a small scale distillation and brewing equipment company which he founded in 2009. His passion is teaching people about the many uses of distillation equipment as well as how to make beer at home. When he isn't brewing beer or writing about it, you can find him at his local gym or on the running trail.

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