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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L (7.9 gal)
FE715

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L (7.9 gal)

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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: 13.5in Diameter x 18.5in Height (w/out airlock in place). Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

Item # FE715
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 4LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
MoreFlavor Store
Making Beer. Recommended
Alan M on Feb 12, 2019
Screw down lid . Sold
eric on Feb 5, 2019
Making Beer. Recommended
Alan M on Feb 12, 2019
Looks like easier to handle than glass
Dennis B on Feb 5, 2019
Screw down lid . Sold
eric on Feb 5, 2019
Capacity, construction, ease of cleaning, great reviews.
02Klausrider on Feb 4, 2019
Size and capability
RICHARD H on Jan 30, 2019
Already have another like it. Easy to clean
Michael C on Jan 30, 2019
I have the bigger one and love it.
Jeffrey L C on Jan 27, 2019
bought one years ago and it's the best
harlan B on Jan 24, 2019
Reviews were great!
Paul Kogler on Jan 19, 2019
Friend
Shawn h on Jan 19, 2019
Quality Product
John C on Jan 15, 2019
Great reviews, I'm an avid homebrewer and want something with a larger mouth.
Daniel R W on Jan 14, 2019
Upgrading from 6.5 gal. glass carboy, to make it easier to handle safely
Richard Schmittdiel on Jan 10, 2019
Like the thought of plastic instead of glass
Henry S on Jan 8, 2019
Seemsto have real good reviews
Robert S on Jan 4, 2019
Sound like it really does the job well.
Ron Oldoren on Dec 22, 2018
Looking for easier ways to deal with fermentation
Jonathan E on Dec 20, 2018
Gift for winemaking Father-in-law
michael d. on Dec 19, 2018
Its what my son wanted for Christmas
Cynthia M on Dec 19, 2018
lots of head space for making hazy IPA
Thomas H on Dec 19, 2018
Need to replace a glass car boy.
Larry M on Dec 18, 2018
Requested gift
Kathy A on Dec 17, 2018
Liked the first one I ordered
Patrick S on Dec 15, 2018
boyfriend wanted for christmas
noelle h on Dec 13, 2018
It was on a Christmas list
Darryl B on Dec 13, 2018
The reviews. Wanted something better than pails. Not a fan of glass.
Steven C J on Dec 10, 2018
Good price
william h on Dec 7, 2018
I have the 3 gal. Really like it.
Janice S on Dec 6, 2018
building small winery - works great
Jonathan O on Dec 4, 2018
Looks like a good set up for fermenting
Marc L on Nov 28, 2018
husband christmas list
Debra M on Nov 28, 2018
I love this fermenter, i already have two, the handles are great, the big opening for cleaning, the size, I don’t have to worry about foam over.
Jim K on Nov 26, 2018
My husband has been wanting this one for awhile
Zsa Zsa W on Nov 24, 2018
Handles and spigot
Karen G on Nov 24, 2018
my friend has one
james s on Nov 17, 2018
ease of use
Jack G on Nov 17, 2018
Great reviews. Need a second Fermenter
qcs on Nov 17, 2018
referral from friend
Riste N on Nov 17, 2018
I need a fermenter to hold some volume and this is it.
Clint L on Nov 17, 2018
This is my second one!
Chris Carle on Oct 13, 2018
recomendations i saw on some video reviews about this fermenter. im a 5 gal batch brewer and this is the perfect size for it
JOSE FELIX C on Oct 9, 2018
I have a 5 gallon, need more haed room for bigger beers to ferment, and I am replacing my my glass and plastice carboys.
Michael F on Oct 6, 2018
Great Fermenter. Getting tired of Car boys
Tom N on Oct 3, 2018
The handles
Jim b on Sep 30, 2018
i already have 15 gallon and easy to clean and easier to transfer beer
daniel l g on Sep 28, 2018
have several already and they are fantastic
Michael A. Johns on Sep 26, 2018
Hopefully it works better than plastic buckets
Don M on Sep 25, 2018
This is an addition, my second Speidel
Patrick J on Sep 19, 2018
upgrading
Patrick Joyce on Sep 15, 2018
Looking for a great fermenter or secondary to replace a glass carboy
David D on Sep 10, 2018
Looks like easier to handle than glass
Dennis B on Feb 5, 2019
Capacity, construction, ease of cleaning, great reviews.
02Klausrider on Feb 4, 2019
Does this unit include a threaded cap that will screw into the opening where the bung and airlock are inserted? I want to make sure I can completely seal fermenter if necessary in order to cold crash.
Douglas F on Feb 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this fermenter will include one locking cap to seal the hole in the lid and/or spigot area.
What's the height with the airlock in place?
THOMAS MADDEN on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Thomas - The height with the airlock would be 21.25".
What size (diameter) transfer hose do you use to rack?
scott hoppel on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Scott. I purchased the upgraded port and you should too. The one that comes with these is pretty crummy. I use the 3/8 tubing. Just be sure to purchase the Butterfly Hose Clamp - 1/2 in. to clamp it on snugly, and be sure that the end that goes onto the spigot is dry so it wont slip any. I didn't at first and spilled some beer a few times while I was racking. Probably would have been a wise idea had I not drank so much too. Good luck!
Can (or should) you use PBW to clean this? Also- is there a manual available for this? I have searched the Speidel Website but cannot locate one.
Nathaniel Reynolds on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Nathaniel - Yes PBW can be used to clean this fermenter but we would recommend to never use an abrasive scrub pad like the back of a sponge, brillow, etc. as it would scratch the surface and allow nooks/crannies to develop and harbor bacteria. As for containing the manual - it doesn't seem to, but you could search YouTube for "Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal" to get an idea of how to use one.
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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A nice upgrade from glass carboys
Bought this because I was tired of the effort and risk moving filled glass carboys around. Wanted something that would be easier to clean as well. Have one batch almost done fermenting now. Looking forward to racking the beer. I think that I will be able to use the 2-hole plastic carboy hood to rack the beer with CO2 pressure, as I previously did with my glass carboy.
February 8, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Great product! Tight seals, large headspace. Easy to clean
February 4, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Nice fermenter
Big and sturdy with easy lift handles. Probably going to invest in another one of these.
February 2, 2019
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Strong, handles a plus
Well made. Large mouth is a great feature.
The negatives
- for me, this is just unnecessarily large for 5 gal. batches. I'd have preferred if this was more compact. Maybe 25l max
- The spigot is an odd size. You can jam on a 3/8 ID tube after heating it up. Which mean you need to heat up the star san to soften it up. I find it an pain that could have been avoid. Also, there's not a ton of room for the tube on the spigot outlet. So you need to watch it in case it pops off during transfer.
January 31, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
I have 2.
My favorite primary fermenters. Sturdy, built in handles, easy to clean, no siphoning. Wish they were clear, graduated.
January 29, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
My husband has been using it and he seems to like it.
January 26, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Better than glass Carboys
Excellent product. I stopped using glass carboys and now use Speidel plastic fermenters and storage containers. Works great, won’t break and easily cleaned. The 7.9 gallon version has an extra 1 gallon of head space for a total of about 9 gallons when full to the top.
January 14, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
works great
Fermenter works great.
January 1, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Tired of making due with rigged up fermenters?
The Spiedel Fermenter is built to do what it does, and it does it well. So well, I bought the small 12L one to be a pressure barrel for cask conditioned ale. Hope that works out, but I can also use it for small batches. It is all of 30L plus. Thick HDPE.. It is nothing like a PET carboy.
December 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Good bang for the buck
I brewed a milk stout for my first use of the Speidel 30L. Everything went as planned and I was able to bottle straight from the fermenter (using domino dots) with minimal sediment ending up in the bottles. I'm not a big fan of secondary fermentation so this fermenter works well for me. Two weeks fermentation/three weeks of bottle conditioning and the beer tastes great. The light weight of the fermenter, ease of carrying (nice handles) and height of the spigot (great for gravity samples as well) all result in a good product. Yes, it would be nice to have gallon markers but a sharpie and a few minutes of measuring a gallon at a time took care of this. I had to fiddle a bit with the bung to keep it in place but this can be an annoyance with a glass carboy as well. A hose barb shaped bung would be a potential design improvement. I might buy a second bung and score the outside so it catches on the opening. You can somewhat see the level of krausen. It's not as much "fun" as watching a glass carboy but the action in the airlock lets you know everything is working fine. Let's face it, you can't see through stainless steel fermenters and brewers have no problem producing good beer in those. Clean-up is a breeze but I had a residual smell that wouldn't rinse out. I've left the threaded cap off for a few weeks and the smell has dissipated considerably. A fellow brewer has run countless batches through his and assured me the smell will not influence future brews. Overall, a really nice product and quick delivery from MoreBeer. My suspicion is my glass carboys are going to be collecting dust.
December 18, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
December 18, 2018
Zach R Staff