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FE255
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Carboys are great, but they have some issues: They require funnels to get liquid in, and cleaning brushes to clean up after.  They hold a decent volume, but all are a bit undersized for fermentation, and have no inherent measuring system.  Glass Carboys are breakable, while plastic carboys scratch with the first brush cleaning.  The Fermonster leaves all these problems behind, and still sells for less than $30. 

These Fermonster Plastic Carboy Fermenters are made from heavy PET plastic, the same used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration.  The smooth ribless walls are a feature that reduces yeast and sediment buildup, and imbedded are volume markers at five, six, and 7 gallons.  The huge 4" opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.  The 7 gallon is a monster of a fermenter, reducing blowoff issues seen with standard carboys.  Glass carboys are fragile, and this is nothing like that.  The hefty plastic construction will hold up to brew day abuse; and while movement is manageable, these can be upgraded with our Carboy Carrier.

These fermentors are completely air-tight; the bodies constructed of heavy, oxygen impervious P.E.T. plastic, and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring.  Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.

Features:

  • 4" wide mouth carboy - easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is impermeable to Oxygen penetration
  • Volume Markers at 5, 6, and 7 Gallons
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 20.9 inches
  • Diameter: 11.3 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Perfect for Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Kombucha or any other fermented beverage!
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Weight 2LBS
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Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
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My best fermenter
Over the last 9 years of brewing, I have gone from glass to plastic fermenters. Have a number of better bottles which work well, but cleaning can be a pain at times and a blow off tube is necessary on almost all ales. Have a Spieidel which I like and the built in handles work well plus is large enough to not need a blow off, but have continued to have problems with leaking from the spigot. The Fermonster has solved those problems. No need for a blow off tube, and cleaning is a snap. The sprayer on the sink gets most of the crud off, and I use a microfiber cloth and PBW. I feel better being able to scrub the inside rather than just letting the PBW soak. I use a Brew Hauler strap which works great. The gallon markers on the outside are difficult to see, so I outlined them with a Sharpie and that helps a bunch. The only downside is the seal on the lid. The O ring is properly seated, but sometimes it works and sometimes not. No big deal as it does not affect the fermentation. Have seen on the manufacturers website a handle for tightening and loosening the lid, but have not found it on More Beer or anywhere else.
Overall, satisfied with these and feel they are the best option out there.
August 27, 2017
Only lasted five brews!
Glass carboys, no problem, I've lost track of how many brews. FerMonster...lasted five brews before the bottom cracked (never miss-handled or dropped it) and it leaked out into my fermentation fridge. I was able to save about half of the brew by transferring into a glass carboy. Cheaply made product, I highly recommend NOT buying. Stick with glass or stainless, or even buckets!
August 9, 2017
Fantastic upgrade
I purchased 4 of these to replace the buckets I had been using for the last 7 years. The 7 gallon size is perfect for 6 gallon batches with enough headspace for the krausen. The markings are accurate. As others have said, the lid can be very difficult to get off when you put it on too tight. I have found that barely hand tight is enough to get a seal with the o-ring without requiring hulk hands to remove it. The large opening is fantastic for everything from pitching yeast and dry hopping to cleaning and drying. For the price, this fermenter can't be beat.
May 23, 2017
Not a Fan...
I've been using a Speidel over the past year and have been very pleased with the extra head space and the durability. I was hoping for the same with the FerMonster, but it's just not there. It feels cheap like I'm holding onto a an empty two liter bottle, the measurement marker is not accurate, the rubber gasket doesn't fit to create a seal, and the cap cracked on only the second time using it for a primary. I'll stick with Speidel fermenters from now on.
May 21, 2017
Great fermenter.
So I picked one of these up a while back and have brewed a few batches with it and I am impressed.
It's plastic, so no worries about dropping it and bleeding out. Smooth sides make for easy cleaning. The punted bottom really does make siphoning out clear beer much easier. Good seal on the lid, haven't had any problems with it.
My only downside to this is the side of the opening. Yes, it's much larger than a regular carboy but it could be a wee bit bigger. I'm not a "sun's out, guns out" person but my arm is a bit bigger than the opening. I can still reach the bottom and clean this with a cloth but I have to jam my arm in. If you're a pro cyclist with those skinny T-Rex arms, this will be perfect.

All in all, I'm super happy with this thing and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
January 29, 2017
Killer fermenter!!
Call me very impressed just got done kegging an ale and it took all of 20 seconds to perfectly seat my auto siphon in the middle of the Fermonster. It also stayed seated! It was the first time ever that not one touch of yeast or hop matter made it in my keg. I guess the Spigot would be cool too on them but not needed ! I will be buying more of these fermenters. The only thing I didn't like is some imperfections on the seam.
October 23, 2016
Disappointed
The volume markings have to be highlighted with a sharpie to see them. Just finished a 1.050 beer, vigorous fermentation, absolutely no air lock activity. Put the lid on hand tight, after a day, tried to adjust it to see if it was not tight enough and could turn it at all. Sorry I bought this.
September 26, 2016
Finally!
Finally, after trying every fermenter on the market (except a conical or a Spiedel), I have found one I truly enjoy.

1) Plastic. No breaking.
2) Large Opening (you can use a cotton towel). No brushes needed.
3) 7 Gallon Capacity. Blowoff tube only needed on truly huge beers.
4) Smooth Sided! Some other plastic fermenters can accumulate hop/yeast material in the shoulder/textures of the body and no amount of PBW soaking and gentle brushing can remove it.
5) Gasket in the lid makes it air tight! Some others try with silicone push-down seals or a non-gasket lid(which don't work), but this one finally does the trick!

Don't use the standard #10 bung with this. It won't stay seated even when dry. You will want the Buon Vino Medium Stopper instead (or the Better Bottle Medium Bung...essentially the same thing).

Thanks MoreBeer!

September 21, 2016
Great fermenter!
Started with a glass 6.5 gal fermenter, decided to pick up one of these from my LHBS a couple months ago. After using it a few times I decided to ditch the glass completely and get a second Fermonster.

The 7 gallon size is great, a little extra headspace is always nice for primary. Large opening makes cleaning a breeze - no more need to soak in PBW for hours, just use unscented soap and a sponge to wipe it down. The large opening also eliminates the need for a funnel when pitching yeast/dry hopping/adding fruit.

The cap can be a bit difficult to remove if you screw it on too tight, but not enough of an issue to take off a star.

Great fermenter, and cheap! I would still recommend it if it were twice the price! Seriously, if you're still using a glass carboy, do yourself a favor and pick up one of these.
August 22, 2016
Perfect fermenter!
So I have tried all sort of fermenters.
I have started with glass. Easy to see/clean, but have to be careful (use box crates at all times!) and difficult to add a lot of hops or other additions.
Plastic buckets are the cheapest and worst solution in my opinion. Can never trust those lids to close properly, air could always get in over time. Scratches in plastic walls will start harboring bacteria, and transfer from bucket is a mess, in my experience (can never guess where trub line is).
In fact, for this reason, the fermenter should be transparent. I tried fermenting in kegs too, and it's the same issue. I need visual cues of fermentation process and see what I am transferring.
Better bottle IS better, fairly easy to clean (just fill with warm water and oxyclean - don't use brush!), transparent, light, won't shatter. But opening is a bit too small for hopping and oak etc. And volume is too small - worry about blow-off tubes etc.

7G Fermonster solves all these problems. Larger size (more like 7.5G really) means rising krausen won't cause a "beer volcano" when you fill 6 or even 6.5G of beer. Huge, I mean YUUUGE opening means you can easily add hops, fruit, oak and take them out too (with glass and better bottles you may have to leave the bags in once it adsorbs water). And easy to clean too. And still transparent and safe.

The lids close very securely, thanks to O-ring system and if you drill an extra hole in a stopper you can do closed transfers just as easily as with better bottles or glass, using sterile siphon.
August 2, 2016