Q: What is a Vortex Brewer®?
A: The Vortex Brewer® is the premier compost tea machine in the world. But it’s not just a compost tea brewer, it can be used for limitless possibilities in the garden or on the farm, including creating living energized water, stirring the BioDynamic preparations (BD500-508), as a batch extractor, or for mixing and potentizing fertilizer solutions.
The Vortex Brewer® treats water as a primary nutrient and respects water as the messenger of the rhythm of life. We like to say, “We don’t make a vortex, we allow it!”
Rarely do we think about what water wants. When we do we can get so much more out of it.
Q: What is compost tea?
A: Simply put, compost tea is a living solution.
Brewing compost tea is the act of growing microorganisms, or microbes, in an aerated solution using biological inoculants, catalysts, and food sources.
The result of brewing compost tea is growing the microbes that make up the soil food web, such bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other beneficial microscopic organisms, to extraordinary concentrations. There’s another universe down there!
Q: What’s in your compost tea? Can I drink it?
A: Nope, don’t drink it, but it is absolutely the best thing you can do for your garden.
The base of our compost tea recipe is the microorganisms that come from high quality compost called Earth Compound. It is created on a certified organic BioDynamic farm that has been under production by the same family for over 350 years.
Composting is the harnessing of a natural process for human benefit.
Compost tea is concentrating composting.
Consider that the forest grows trees with only leaves as fertilizer. This is a direct result of biological strength, maturtity and diversity. In other words, microbes make plant food.
When you expose microbes to ideal mineral catalysts (Earth Tonic) and organic food sources (Earth Syrup and Earth Kelp) hold on tight!
Q: What are microorganisms, or microbes?
A: Microbes comprise the lower trophic levels, or life levels, of the soil food web. They consist of, from smallest to largest – bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes.
Microbes are microscopic. Up to 500,000 bacteria can fit in the period of the exclamation point at the end of this sentence! There’s another universe down there.
Microbes are abundant. A teaspoon of native grassland soil contains 600-800 million bacteria comprising ~10,000 species, plus approximately 5,000 species of fungi, the mycelia of which could be stretched out for several miles. In the same teaspoon, there may be 10,000 individual protozoa of over 1,000 species, plus 20-30 different nematodes from as many as 100 different species.
Microbes are extraordinarily prolific. A single microbe reaching maturity and dividing within less than half an hour, can, in the course of a single day, grow into 300 million more, and in another day to more than the number of human beings than have ever lived. In four days of unlimited growth, bacteria can outnumber all of the protons and even the quarks estimated by physicists to exist within the entire universe.
Microbes are magical. Microbes have been feeding plants for FAR longer than humanity, and vice versa. Plants actually feed the soil to attract them. In fact, up to 50% of the materials created by plants through photosynthesis are fed to the soil as ‘exudates’. In other words, plants make meals to attract microbes.
In other words, microbes are absolutely vital to life on Earth.
Q: Why is Vortex Brewer Compound superior to other biological inoculants?
A: Earth Compound is genuine BioDynamic barrel compost. Many biological inoculants are created by humans in a lab, meaning that a person chose the microbes involved in the biological product.
Vortex Brewer Compound is 100% from Nature and contains ALL microbes, as Nature intended.
Just like mineral elements, it is impossible for humans to know the complexity of biological systems. On a basketball team the center cannot dunk without an assist from the point guard.
At the same time, no matter how good they are, a team of point guards cannot win a basketball tournament.
It takes teamwork to make a system work. All of the microbes in Vortex Brewer Compound grew up together and are very good friends, ready to be put on the court in your garden today.
Q: What does Vortex Brewer Tonic do for compost tea?
A: Earth Tonic is a BioEnergetically enhanced mineral catalyst. It contains over 90 elements in a natural ionic colloidal plant available form.
Microbes use elements as tools to create the enzymes and other metabolic compounds that allow them to work their magic.
Every element on the periodic table has an enzyme potential, called a co-factor. This means that if all mineral elements are not present all enzymes cannot be created.
If you are brewing compost tea (or growing a garden) and not working with ALL elements, it’s like hiring plants and microbes to build a neighborhood and giving them half the tools.
Why would Mother Nature make an element not needed in the garden?
Q: If I invest in a Vortex Brewer® what else will I need?
A: Nothing. The Vortex Brewer® is a complete turnkey system. It comes plug and play with high powered air pump and the highest quality construction. Many brewing systems make you find your own input sources, but we don’t leave you answering any questions.
Every unit comes with enough Earth Compound, Earth Tonic, Earth Syrup, Earth Kelp and Storch Oil for 2 complete brews!
Q: What is Storch Oil?
A: Storch Oil is a result of Viktor Schauberger’s maxim, “Comprehend and copy Nature.” One of its functions is to reduce foam in compost tea. Foam is a result of the digestion of proteins by microbes and can be a nuisance to brewers, especially retail businesses using the Vortex Brewer® to distribute compost tea for their customers.
As little as 2-3 drops of Storch Oil can control foam in the Vortex Brewer® for up to 18 hours. It doesn’t take much!
Storch Oil is a special blend of living minerals with neem, karanja, and menhaden fish oil. Neem and karanja oils are pressed form the seed of the respective tree and are cousins and can be used actually be used for pest control.
We have witnessed zero negative influence on microbes in compost tea under the microscope. In fact, the menhaden fish oil is a great fungal food.
Q: Do your ingredients have a shelf life before they are brewed?
A: There is no shelf life on our products. The microbes contained in Vortex Brewer Compound and Vortex Brewer Compost are dormant and stable. When compost is dormant the microbes form cysts that can stay dormant almost indefinitely. For most cysts moisture triggers them to execyst (or hatch), so they are not activated until brewed.
Vortex Brewer Tonic is a colloidal product and stable on the shelf. Nothing biological can grow in a supersaturated salt brine, so it is indefinitely stable.
Q: Where do your ingredients come from?
A:We source our inputs from reliable sources. All of our products are 100% from the Earth. Many of them are handmade. We can guarantee that there is no other product line on the market that receives the love and intention given our offerings.
Please ask us for more information.
Q: How do I brew compost tea?
A: Many of us may recall our grandparents soaking compost in a sock in a barrel for days before using on the fields. Some maybe stirring it back and forth and singing a tune.
This was the origin of the modern concept of compost tea. There’s an acronym AACT that means Actively Aerated Compost Tea.
This form of actively aerating the brew is used to distinguish between the passive practice of steeping, or creating an anaerobic, or without air, compost and other materials to create tea.
Think of brewing compost tea as keeping an aquarium. One aerates the water for the fish, same for the microbes. One feeds the fish, so it is with the microbes. In a saltwater tank the coral need minerals to grow, which is why we encourage the use of our mineral catalyst Earth Tonic.
The Vortex Brewer® takes AACT into the cosmos by connecting universal rhythms with the living systems we are creating, nurturing, growing, and consuming.
To put it mildly, it’s beyond words.
Q: How long is compost tea good for after it is brewed?
A: It is ideal to use the compost tea the same day as it is removed from the Vortex Brewer®. If this is not possible, use it as soon as possible within 3 days.
If the solution is kept in the Vortex Brewer®, we have documented significant activity up to 5 days after the beginning of the brew without adding more recipe ingredients.
Q: What if it is not used within 3 days?
A: Use it on your lawn or landscape. We have experienced customers using the tea weeks later with no negative results, but some people may be turned off by this recommendation, having read about anaerobic conditions.
The super-saturation of air into the Vortex Brewer® prevents anaerobic conditions. Think of it like a swirling river. When water moves it prevents the foothold of pathogen and disease.
Never waste compost tea. I’m sure there are some desperate and neglected bushes in your landscape that would love a shot of life.
Q: Do environmental conditions affect my brew?
A: Temperature, humidity, and evaporation all can affect the brewing of compost tea. If water is too cold, biological reproduction slows; if it is too warm, microorganisms are encouraged to grow but may be inhibited by depleted oxygen or excessive evaporation.
The higher the temperature, the less oxygen can be dissolved in water. In extremely low temperatures, it is prudent and cost effective to use a heating element. It is much more expensive to use a chiller on water and hard to change the ambient weather, but temperatures between 60-90F are ideal.
Using the lid of the Vortex Brewer® in hot weather will help control evaporation, but be sure not to tighten down the lid and pressurize the tank. This can cause unnecessary leaking through the cracks in the lid.
Q: Can I customize my brew?
A: Absolutely, but we highly recommend starting with our recipe so you can have a baseline for results. Our stuff works!!
We recommend using Vortex Brewer® Compound and Vortex Brewer® Tonic, but the Vortex Brewer® can be used with any biological inoculant or compost tea regimen on the market.
Q: Can I add more or less input than is recommended?
A: In concept, yes. There is no “correct” way to brew compost tea. The recipes that we recommend as a starting point and are based on years of research and are designed to keep the concentration below a range that could negatively affect your garden.
In other words, our recipe allows you to use the brew concentrated straight out of the brewer with no possibility of harming your garden. It is MUCH harder to burn a plant with compost tea than it is with artificial fertilizers, but too much of any input can burn a plant if you’re not careful.
We recommend you start off with our system until you become comfortable with the process and get feedback from your plants and garden.
If you are using a Vortex Brewer® in a personal garden, feel free to make the inputs more concentrated, so that you can dilute it according to your needs.
We would recommend increasing Vortex Brewer® Compound and Vortex Brewer® Tonic in a similar ratio to the food source, and beware of foaming when using higher amounts of inputs, especially when using molasses and bat guano.
There are many ways to use a Vortex Brewer®.
Q: Can I encourage different organisms in my brew?
A: Yes. Sugar sources such as Vortex Brewer® All’s One Tonic or Pure Grow Soil Nectar encourage bacterial dominant tea. Vortex Brewer All’s One Tonic also has Kelp, which encourages more fungal dominance. You can also add Pure Grow Soil Ice Kelp. Short cycle/vegetative/annual plants desire more bacterial dominance. Hard woods/perennials desire more fungal dominance.
It is a good idea to use both categories of food sources in every brew, simply use more of the food source that will encourage the types of organisms you want to grow.
To be clear, sugar sources do not discourage fungal growth. Vice versa for Kelp.
For instance, we know that Equisetum (horsetail) encourages beneficial nematodes and feed hay encourages protozoa growth.
The future of compost tea is connecting the type of organism you want to encourage with the food source and the length of time the solution is brewed.
Q: How do I use compost tea?
A: This question is normally asked under the impression that it can be used incorrectly. This is not possible with our suggested recipe.
Most people only have experience using artificial fertilizers that, if used in too high a concentration, create burn by reversing the osmotic gradient in the root zone. Too high of a concentration sucks the water out of a plant, i.e. “burning”.
Compost tea is a “fertilizer”, but it is relatively low (and available to plants) concentration compared with artificial fertilizers.
The more concentrated the compost tea and the more often it is used, the better it works.
Find complete information for using compost tea in all growing applications on our website.
Q: Should I filter the compost tea before using a sprayer to apply?
We have used panty hose or a window screen as a filter with success. You will more than likely need to filter the brew for any spraying application, then determine that your spray tips can pass the material without getting clogged. Once you hit the sweet spot and establish your process you will not have to worry about it going forward.
Q: What sort of sprayer should I use?
Use requirements for tractor mounted sprayers are too broad to make a general recommendation. You mainly want to look for a diaphragm pump, roller pump or piston pump and try to stay away from centrifugal pumps, and ensure the pressure does not exceed 30psi.
Q: How often should I use compost tea?
A: Compost tea can be used every day on every watering if wanted. If using our system it cannot be overused unless you are overwatering your plant.
Think of the microbes as construction workers. Even if you put a million workers on a job site once they would not be able to build the neighborhood. The more workers you bring and the more often you bring them the faster they build the neighborhood.
Generally, compost tea can be used weekly for optimal results. In hydroponic systems, recommend that they re-inoculate on every water change, or at least bi-weekly.
Q: How is compost tea a fertilizer?
A: Our compost tea contains ALL microbes and ALL elements. Everything that Nature has to offer. It is both a fertilizer (food sources and catalysts = Vortex Brewer® All’s One Tonic and a living solution (reproductive microbes from biological inoculant = Vortex Brewer® Compound).
When the compost tea is diluted it is less of a fertilizer, but when diluted the microbes are still alive and become active and replicate when used in gardening situations.
Typically when people reference fertilizer this refers to the macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (or NPK). Our recipe has a relatively low NPK so does not act as a stimulant, but it provides ALL elements in a natural balance.
Q: Can I mix my fertilizers & nutrients with compost tea?
A: Absolutely. Compost tea will increase the absorption of your current organic or hydroponic fertilizer & nutrient solutions. In fact, you may even be able to reduce the amount of primary fertilizer upon implementation of compost tea to your garden. There are no compatibility issues with compost tea in any application…period.
You can even use artificial base hydroponic nutrients to complete your nutrient program for a complete system. Either add it to the Vortex Brewer® towards the end of brewing, or add the finished brew to your reservoir.
Q: Do artificial fertilizers kill microbes?
A: There is never a situation where compost tea is not beneficial.
The idea of artificial fertilizers killing microbes stems from using artificial lawn fertilizers where salts can build up to extremely high concentrations. This is why thatch and compaction predominate in artificially treated yards. The soil is dead.
In hydroponic systems, generally, the salt concentration does not get high enough to kill off microbes. Normally, if you see it affecting your plants, you can assume its harming the microbes. Otherwise, they’re fine.
There are actually many biological leaching solutions on the market designed to mitigate the salt toxicity, both in farming and indoor gardening, so compost tea actually works as a biological clearing solution.
Again, there is never a situation where compost tea will not benefit your garden.
Q: Is compost tea a “complete nutrient” for hydroponics?
A: Based on our recipe, the short answer to this is no.
Depending on your water source, our recipe will end up between 400-700ppm on the PPM700 scale. This is from around 0.6 – 1 EC (electrical conductivity), far below normal hydroponic fertilizer concentrations.
Plus, the majority of hydroponic fertilizers are synthetic, or man-made. They provide high amounts of soluble nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (N-P-K) in order to act as a crutch for plant growth in the absence of soil.
Our recipe contains ALL elements, but it lacks the amount of macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, or NPK) needed to drive production in water only. This chart for Earth Tonic provides some insight into the details of this.
Note below the NPK on the chart that Earth Tonic contains relatively the same amounts of the other macro- and micronutrients:
Q: Can I use compost tea in hydroponics?
A: Yes, absolutely. In fact, it can be argued that in some cases hydroponic systems receive a greater benefit from compost tea than biological soil gardens. This is due to the fact that conventional hydroponic solutions do not contain any micronutrients or beneficial microbes to begin with.
This creates an arena where bad microbes can come out and express themselves (pythium, fusarium, etc) and do damage to a crop. Using compost tea will prevent root disease, as well as create greater nutrient absorption and yields in your garden.
Here is a side-by-side we did in house in an ebb & flow hydroponic system. They were grown next to each other in separate systems.
The plant on the left was the control and grown with a base hydroponic fertilizer and water.
The plant on the right received 1 cup per gallon of our compost tea recipe with the same base hydroponic fertilizer. The results speak for themselves.
WITHOUT Compost Tea WITH Compost Tea
Q: Do I need to adjust the pH of the compost tea?
A: No, the pH of compost tea does not need to be adjusted. Hydroponic growers are familiar with correcting the pH balance of the nutrient solution to around 6.5 for optimal results. This is only needed with artificial fertilizers.
Natural solutions are available at a wide range of pH values. It would not be a bad idea to monitor the pH over time as you brew and apply your solutions, but there is no need to use pH buffers to control it.
If you are using compost tea in hydroponics, continue to adjust your pH after you have added compost tea to your system as usual.
Q: Can I use compost tea in my lawn?
A: This is one of the best applications because you can literally grow a long term soil food web in your landscape. Compared to the short term cycles of the indoor or container garden, the long term benefits of growing with micrbes is even better than the short term!
The majority of landscapes have been influenced by development, meaning, they have either been planted on a clear-cut forest, or razed by implementing or removing cheap fill to level the land.
You can be assured the contractor was not concerned with health of the soil in your landscape. Microbes move micrometers in their lifetimes, they don’t jump over the fence to populate your soil!
Unless you consciously inoculate your soil with beneficial microbes they simply are not there. This is the root of most landscape issues – thatch, compaction, fleas, grubs, moles, diseases, dead spot, the list goes on.
The Vortex Brewer® system will make quick work of your landscape issues, or consider Compost Pile in a Box to start your own compost pile. It comes with everything you need to inoculate your own pile, PLUS detailed step-by-step instructions.
Q: Is it safe to eat plants that have been sprayed with compost tea?
A:The leaf surface is a far different environment than the soil. While certain bacteria do live on the leaf surface, most die off when exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Keep in mind there are more bacteria in and on a healthy human body than there are human cells, so microbes, on balance, are more important than we give them credit.
Compost tea is a dynamic living substance that has no specific definition. In other words, it can take limitless forms and concentrations. The value of the tea depends on the conditions created in the brewer and the quality of the compost used as the biological inoculant. The Vortex Brewer® creates ideal biological conditions and our composts are premium and tested for pathogens.
As with anything that has no baseline definition, you can find references to brewing compost tea promoting pathogens. The USDA NOP is notorious for putting strict guidelines on the use of compost tea in agriculture but there is no consistent research pointing to this danger. In fact, far more dangerous conditions are created on conventional factory farms.
We do not recommend drinking compost tea, and would also recommend washing your plants before eating them. However, as long as you are not using compost tea as salad dressing, you should have nothing to worry about.
Q: How does the Vortex Brewer® work if there are no water pumps?
A: That’s right, there are no water pumps used to make the water move in the Vortex Brewer®.
Water seeks its own level. When the unit is filled, water is at the same height in the uptubes as it is in the vortex chamber.
Imagine blowing bubbles in a full glass of water, it overflows the edges, right?
The Vortex Brewer® works via air-lift and displacement, and the perpetuity of the suction of the vortex allowed by water moving as it wants too.
We don’t make a vortex, we allow it.
The Vortex Brewer® allows completely unimpeded circulation so as not to disrespect the integrity of the water or the microbes. Think of it like a natural flowform, like a river.
The Vortex Brewer® creates living energized water.
Q: Why do we NOT recommend air stones?
A: Air stones, or diffusers, simply break up air bubbles pushed into compost tea solutions, but they are not necessary in the Vortex Brewer®. A river doesn’t need aerating does it?
The supersaturation and suction of the Vortex Brewer® accomplishes up to 1ppm higher dissolved oxygen (DO) and air saturation relative to systems that use air diffusion as the basis of aeration. The constant influx of air in the Vortex Brewer® system is simply there to move the solution around.
This aximum DO eliminates issues of anaerobic (pathogenic) organisms. We have witnesses Vortex Brewers® run for over a year at a time with perpetual brewing and still producing stellar results. The only reason it needed to be cleaned was to remove some of the buildup that occurs over time to allow the circulation to be maximized.
Q: What is perpetual brewing?
A: Perpetual brewing is unique to the Vortex Brewer®.
It is the act of running a compost tea brew for long periods of time by adding ingredients based on distribution. In other words, every five gallons of water you put in, you add one unit of ingredients. Or you add back what you take out.
It is against the rule of thumb for compost tea for longer than 24-48 hours. But there is no evidence that this method is superior, particularly considering the stated goals of creating perfect plant food and delivering biological diversity. The 12-24 hour window originated from the time needed for microbes to become active and reproductive.
Small volume brews and gardens or farms that are going through consistent amounts of brewed solution may be better off batch brewing instead perpetual brewing. Perpetual brewing only makes sense when compost tea is being used inconsistently like in a retail or nursery environment where compost tea was being distributed to customers.
We will be happy to help you determine the best way for you to get started.
Q: Should the vortex be swirling in a specific direction — like how toilets swirl differently on either side of the equator — to match the vortices nature produces?
A: The idea that water flows in a certain direction in respective hemispheres is actually a myth based on the Coriolis Effect. The Coriolis Effect does have an influence on large air masses, but not on water flow down a drain. This is taught as truth in some college level textbooks. Yet another example of how we don’t learn what we need to in school.
Water seeks its own level and takes the path of least resistance, then maintains that flow until prompted otherwise. Water wants to flow in a spiral vortex – which is why a river meanders or a wave curls – so it will do so until physical structure tells it otherwise.
Try reversing the directions on the Vortex Brewer®. It will organize in the other direction after a minute or so.
Q: Does the direction of the vortex matter?
A:The Vortex Brewer® will arrive set up to spin counterclockwise. We are often asked which direction is most beneficial when working with the Vortex Brewer®.
There is no definitive answer. BioDynamic farmers stir back and forth because this was the advice of the great Rudolf Steiner. But it is our position that the importance of process is implosion.
The value of implosive energy was intuited by Viktor Schauberger, the “Water Wizard”. Through his work he illustrated the regenerative ability of implosive energy versus the explosive energy that we use in modern society.
One would need to stir back and forth in order to accomplish implosion in a bucket, but with the Vortex Brewer® there is a perpetual implosive moment in the implosion chamber of the vortex, resulting in no direct requirement to spin the solution in back and forth directions.
However, we are never one to shy away from experimentation. Here are some anecdotal considerations for the inquiring mind:
• Rooting: Generally, counterclockwise circulation will reinforce root/earth forces. Use this direction when working with transplants, seeding, or working with preparing the soil.
• Flowering: Generally, clockwise circulation will reinforce leaf/stem/flower/seed/fruit. Use this direction when intending to encourage flowering and fruit maturation.
• In NO WAY can you use the direction incorrectly. Counterclockwise circulation does not inhibit flowering, and vice versa. This is strictly a “better/best” analysis.
Q: Is there a point where the teas will not be able to circulate if it gets too low in the brewer?
A: Yes. This lower limit varies for every brewer, but every unit will operate at 75% capacity. The VB15 will operate with 5 gallons in it. The best vortex will occur when the unit is 100% full up to the bottom of the bulkhead return fittings coming through the side of the unit. However, this is mostly for aesthetics. As long as the solution is spinning and circulating the magic of the vortex is occurring.
Q: What’s so important about a vortex?
A: The vortex is how Nature communicates with herself. From the tiniest structures – DNA – to the most expansive ideas – Galaxy – the universe operates by way of the spiral vortex.
We see it in animal horns, in snail shells, the tendrils of growing plants, the form of flowers, or the spinning of an atom, the movement of light in 3-D, and especially in the movement of water, in a stream, a wave, the spiral of a raindrop, or flowing down a drain.
Mother Nature doesn’t work in straight lines and data points, only chaos and spirals. This is the impulse and power of the Vortex Brewer®.
Q: How is a “compost tea” different from a “extraction”?
A: Many commercial compost tea “extractors” are purchased on their ability to create large amounts of compost solution in a short amount of time. In other words, there’s no brewing.
One simply runs water, normally under high pressure, through compost material in an attempt to extract the microbes from the organic matter.
There is no doubt that an extraction results in the release of microbes from compost, but consider this. When we brush our teeth, we are brushing microbes off, and we don’t get all of them.
What’s to say that some microbes can’t hang on better than others? Besides, at some point the extraction becomes diluted once the compost has been exhausted, and it is not clear how this point is determined on a routine basis. There is a lack of consistency.
The Vortex Brewer® can be used as an contained extractor. Due to the circulational ability of the Vortex Brewer® and its ability to carry solids, you can use our biological inoculant Vortex Brewer® Compound directly in the unit. Stir it up with Vortex Brewer® Tonic and create a field spray in an hour.
If you need to filter it for sprayers do so AFTER the extraction so as not to disturb the microbes. Also, look into using Earth Recharge as an instant compost tea.
Q: What considerations need to be addressed in terms of the water used to brew compost teas in the Vortex Brewer®?
A: Clean water is essential for quality compost tea. The Vortex Brewer® will help to mature the molecular structure of the water in the unit, but it is not a filter. We highly recommend using filtered water sing reverse osmosis, or at least carbon filtration for your compost tea brews.
Or catch rain water? You can capture over 600 gallons of water in an inch of rain on a 1000’ roof. It’s free, it’s clean and it’s alive.
If you are not able to collect rain water or filter your brew water, at least, run the unit for an hour before brewing to ensure any chlorine has dissipated out of the system. Not only will it remove the chlorine quicker, but it will create living water.
The Vortex Brewer® changes and energizes water. It is possible to use water alone and get a growth benefit from your plants. Try it versus water not spun in the Vortex Brewer® and see for yourself. Water is a primary nutrient!
Q: What is “living water”?
A: Living water is water most capable of carryingout its role in Nature. The problem is that humans have a very limited view of this role.
Water defines life. It is what we look for to locate signs of life on other planets. We cannot live without it for more than days at a time. It is also the “universal solvent”.
It is the ability of water to deliver material that defines the modern collective use of water. It’s a commodity. All water is the same as long as it is wet.
But it turns out water is far more complicated and interesting than an H2O chemical equation in a textbook. Water naturally flows in a vortex, such as when a river meanders through the countryside, or a wave rolls onto the beach, or a spring spirals up from an underground aquifer, or a raindrop spins as it falls to the Earth.
A whirlpool would be the most dramatic, visual example. All those natural processes create what is called “living water”. Water becomes alive when the vortex pulls into it the Earth’s subtle and powerful life energy forces.
Water facilitates the communication of subtle energies between and amongst living systems. Sounds far out, but this ability of water is used directly in homeopathic medicine and BioDynamic agriculture.
We cannot hear each other talk in space with the atmosphere to carry the sound waves. Similarly, life waves (or life force) needs properly structured water to communicate information amongst living systems. This starts to explain how fish school or why a straightened river dies over time. The implosive vortex rejuvenates water.
From a physical standpoint, the Vortex Brewer® makes water wetter. Not only is it better able to communicate the subtle energies of living systems, but due to the structuring capacity of the implosive vortex it is more capable of infiltrating cell aquaporins. Water is more able to bring oxygen and nutrition and carry away toxins in the cell, which is the engine of life.
Respecting water and allowing it an implosive moment in the Vortex Brewer® opens up potential that was not even on the radar beforehand. Use it as a mixing machine, for compost tea, as a batch extractor, or for creating living water to feed the garden.
Water defines life. You’d think as important as it is that we would have institutes studying it, but there are none. Instead we have one word for its limitless forms. Living water is for lack of a better word. But it works. Water is much more than wet!
Q: Your brewer is really nice, but I think I can build one cheaper. Do you sell the parts?
A: Actually, yes. You can buy a Vortex Brewer® Build Kit in our store. If you already have a suitable tank or a high powered air pump, and your crafty at plumbing, you can build your very own circulation machine.
We have heard many times that the Vortex Brewer® is easy to build, but it’s harder than it looks. There are years of trial and error, mistakes and learning experiences in every unit.
When you invest in a Vortex Brewer® you’re getting more than a great product, you’re getting the support and experience of our entire team of growing experts. Plus, we use special proprietary energetic influences in the construction of the unit that ensures the unit is delivering as many layers of benefit to your garden as possible. .
One example is our custom built manifold. It contains orgone material that works to further energize water.
Q: What sizes do you offer?
A: We can create custom units. Below are the details on our most common sizes.
VB15 Vortex Brewer®
• 15 gallon tank (15 gallon brew capacity)
• Completely pre-plumbed and assembled
• 100-watt air pump & 6’ applicator hose
• Weight 70 lbs.
• Dimensions: W: 26” x L: 26” x H: 43”
VB30 Vortex Brewer®
• 30 gallon tank (27 gallon brew capacity)
• Completely pre-plumbed and assembled
• 100-watt air pump & 6’ applicator hose
• Weight 80 lbs.
• Dimensions: W: 36” x L: 36” x H: 46”
VB60 Vortex Brewer®
• 60 gallon tank (57 gallon brew capacity)
• Completely pre-plumbed and assembled
• 100-watt air pump & 6’ applicator hose
• Weight 90 lbs.
• Dimensions: W: 36” x L: 36” x H: 62”
VB85 Vortex Brewer®
• 85 gallon tank (73 gallon brew capacity)
• Completely pre-plumbed and assembled
• 100-watt air pump
• 6’ premium applicator hose
• Weight 150 lbs.
• Dimensions: W: 45” x L: 45” x H: 57”
VB150 Vortex Brewer®
• 150 gallon tank (140 gallon brew capacity)
• Completely pre-plumbed and assembled
• 100-watt air pump & 6’ applicator hose
• Weight 200 lbs.
• Dimensions: W: 45” x L: 45” x H: 67”
VB250 Vortex Brewer®
• 250 gallon tank (250 gallon brew capacity)
• Completely pre-plumbed and assembled
• 190-watt air pump & 6’ applicator hose
• Weight 265 lbs.
• Dimensions: W: 48” x L: 48” x H: 80”
Introducing…The Circulation System!
LARGE VORTEX BREWER®s
On a 30-45 day lead time, we can create:
• VB500 – Tank Size: 500 gal. Weight: 400 lbs. Dimensions: W60” x L60” x H96”
• VB800 – Tank Size: 800 gal. Weight: 650 lbs. Dimensions: W90” x L90” x H60”
• VB1000 – Tank Size: 1000 gal. Weight: 725 lbs. Dimensions: W70″ x L70″ x H115″
CUSTOM VORTEX BREWER®s
We can also construct custom units up to 10,000 gallons.
Q: Why are Vortex Brewers® such a good investment?
A: The Vortex Brewer® is a tool to make your growing products work better and a way of investing in your soil. Think of the soil as your savings account and when you use the Vortex Brewer® you are making deposits and eating a healthy diet that is not only going to make you feel better right away, but will prevent future medical bills. In other words, you can pay for it up front. Or you can pay for it in the long run.
The Vortex Brewer® is a tremendous value. Not only does it increase yields immediately and help grow your soil, but the more mature your soil gets the less fertilizer or biocide you need to use. This means that the more intention you put into biological applications up front, the more savings you will incur going forward.
Once biological and mineral balance are attained, an energetic approach is enough to maintain. We are helping the ecosystem get its groove back.
This is the essence of our BioEnergetic farming system. Spending less money on your farm or garden and generating much higher yields means that it is not a matter of if the Vortex Brewer® pays for itself, but how fast.
Q: I like the Vortex Brewer®, but I can’t afford buying one right now. Do you have a payment plan?
A: Yes. We offer several purchase options and an industry leading 60-day money back guarantee. Ask us for the details.
Q: I want to buy a Vortex Brewer®, why should I?
A: Many reasons. The Vortex Brewer® is simply the best compost tea brewer available. Brewing superior organic, BioEnergetic compost tea in our Vortex Brewer® Compost Tea System is absolutely the most cost effective and efficient way to brew living solutions If that’s not enough, here are some more:
• A Complete Turnkey Compost Tea System
• Based on BioEnergetic, BioDynamic, Homeopathic, & Subtle Energy Concepts
• Create Compost Tea, Living Water and Potentized Fertilizers
• Much Higher Air Infusion & Dissolved Oxygen (DO) Relative to Passive Brewers
• The Vortex Brewer® Treats Water as a Primary Nutrient
• Also Works as an Extractor, Nutrient Mixer, & BioEnergetic FlowForm
• Creates Superior Compost Tea with Stronger & More Capable Microbes
• More Convenient Than Other Units – Easier to Clean & Use, With Far Less Inputs
• You Can Perpetually Brew So You ALWAYS Have Compost Tea on Demand
• A Vortex is Primal and Beautiful to Look At
• Life is Motion. Motion is Life. The Vortex Brewer® is Life in Motion.
• Industry Leading 60 day Money Back Guarantee and 1 Year Warranty