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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L (5.3 gal)
FE710
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Description

The future is here today, and the future is HDPE Fermentation & Storage Tanks from Speidel.

Are you tired of carboys? Hate siphoning to transfer? Wish you could ferment larger batches in a single container? Sick of lifting 50lbs by a small metal handle? Done with worrying about shattered glass, injury and lost product? Well then have we got the solution for you!

These heavy duty plastic tanks offer a fantastic fermentation & storage solution at a great price.

Key Features:

  • Heavy duty HDPE construction is durable and resists oxygen transfer. None of the risks of working with glass.
  • Small footprint makes them easy to store - take better advantage of the space you have to dedicate to wine & beer making.
  • Built-in handles make these tanks easy to move, even when full.
  • Large lid opening makes them easy to clean by hand - say goodbye to your carboy brush!
  • All ports seal with gaskets and the vessel can be fully sealed for long-term storage.
  • Includes a spigot and oversized 2-piece Speidel airlock.
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany by Speidel, the makers of our legendary commercial wine tanks

Suggested Applications:

  • 12L: Perfect for storing small lots, making experimental batches and taking some of your beer or wine along with you to your next party.
  • 20L: Ideal for secondary fermentation and storage of 5 gallon batches.
  • 30L: The vessel for fermenting wine kits and 5 gallon batches of beer with plenty of headspace and no need for a blowoff tube.
  • 60L: Perfect for fermenting larger batches of wine or 10 gallon batches of beer in a single container! Only 4" larger in diameter than a 6.5 gallon carboy!
  • 120L: Ferment & Store large batches of anything - your creativity is the only limit!

Approximate Dimensions: 12 in. Diameter x 16.5 in. Height (w/out airlock in place). Mouth is 4.75 in. wide. Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

Item # FE710
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 4LBS
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Already own... adding to. These are awesome !
Tom R on May 22, 2018
Advice of friends who are brewers
Charley H on Mar 20, 2018
Already own... adding to. These are awesome !
Tom R on May 22, 2018
ratings, size, style
Billy Trimble on Mar 24, 2018
Advice of friends who are brewers
Charley H on Mar 20, 2018
Great deal - love the fermenters!
Jamye B on Mar 16, 2018
I'm hoping these will make great aging vessels for sour beers.
Rodney Flowers on Mar 16, 2018
Sound like the best one.
Gordon C on Mar 3, 2018
No more broken glass carboys, easy clean, handles for lifting, I have 2 others and have been completely satisfied.
Michael R on Feb 27, 2018
Hdpe, wide mouth, built in handles
David F on Feb 22, 2018
It ferments
Jeremy D M on Feb 8, 2018
great quality and it hold perfect amount for 2 cases of bomber bottles
audrey c on Feb 5, 2018
Friends in Germany use this brand for their wine and it gets great reviews
Valued C on Jan 30, 2018
Plastic is safer than glass. And this one has handles.
Drew S on Jan 26, 2018
I purchased the next size up and it worked great.
Dark Harbor P on Jan 24, 2018
Ever have a glass carboy break in your hands?
Gregg Carney on Jan 22, 2018
size and quality
Robert George Sebring on Jan 15, 2018
ratings, size, style
Billy Trimble on Mar 24, 2018
Great deal - love the fermenters!
Jamye B on Mar 16, 2018
Reviews

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Great secondary for 5 gl batches.
May 21, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Awesome Fermenter
have (2) 7.9gals and needed one for smaller batches - the 5.3gal fits the bill.

Speidel fermenters are fantastic!
April 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
great design
Tough thick plastic won't break and shouldn't let much oxygen through. The handles, large top opening, and spigot are big improvements over glass demijohns. The downside is not being able to visually observe the fermentation without opening the lid.
April 11, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
seems to be good product-replaced my big mouth bubbler which developed a hairline crack
March 28, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
So Good, I Have Two
Have you ever broken a glass carboy? Aren't glass carboys are a pain to clean? Glass carboys have a place, but essentially switched over to Speidel fermenters. I don't use it as a primary fementer, but it is my secondary fementer and storage vessel.

You can use it as a primary fementer, but you have less then 5 gallons of wine. I set up my primary fermenter for over 5 gallons of win and when I rack off of the lees, I have over 5 gallons. Extra goes in a smaller container. Everyone worries about oxygen, so I apply a blanket of CO2 to prevent oxidation.

The picture is of a 5 gallon vessel with an experimental batch of pineapple wine I'm experimenting with. I've a little over 15 gallons of peach wine in the 15 gallon fementer.
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February 11, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
I would highly recommend these fermenters over glass carboys. Easy to clean and light weight.
February 6, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Best Fermenter Ever
I have a total of 7 of these fermenters now. I have two 15 gallon that I use for hard cider. I have three 7.9 gallon ones I use for beer and three 5.3 gallon ones I use for wine. The three I use for wine have no staining or odor after months of aging. Easy to fill and clean. I have totally gotten away from glass carboys now.
January 28, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Love it, but love hurts!!
Love my 20L, but it tries to cut me when cleaning sometimes!!
April 3, 2016
Favorite
So far, this is my favorite fermenter. Very easy to clean and high quality materials.
May 30, 2015
Time & Space Saver
I have limited space and time for brewing, bottling, and cleaning and am constantly looking for ways to consolidate all off my brewing kit into as few pieces with ease of cleaning and use. The 20L fermenter fits my needs nicely and is easy to move, clean, and store. I recently used my plastic carboy and it easily took double the time to clean versus the Speidel. Niceties and/or improvements would include a smaller airlock and the spigot to be closer to the carboy body (simply for limited space and reckless kids) as well as increase volume to 6 gallons (the krausen always hits the top). I plan on buying two more and then selling off my carboys and associated accoutrements.
May 29, 2015