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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L (7.9 gal)

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L (7.9 gal)

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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 - Out Of Stock
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Weight 4LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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The reviews. Wanted something better than pails. Not a fan of glass.
Steven C J on Dec 10, 2018
I have the 3 gal. Really like it.
Janice S on Dec 6, 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
Patrick Joyce on Sep 15, 2018
Looking for a great fermenter or secondary to replace a glass carboy
David D on Sep 10, 2018
experience with Speidel, works as advertised
Valued C on Sep 6, 2018
Cheaper and more convenient than a Fast Ferment
Jordan L on Sep 5, 2018
Large and somewhat translucent (would prefer it to be clear)
Luigi DePari on Sep 5, 2018
Tired of glass carboy. Heavy and a hazard plus hard to clean.
D S on Aug 31, 2018
Good Price
Charles B on Aug 30, 2018
Recommended by other brewers
John A on Aug 30, 2018
A little more headroom than the 7 gallon fermonster
Craig E on Aug 10, 2018
Reference from fellow brewer
Michael D on Aug 8, 2018
What I was looking for
The reviews
Ralph S on Aug 7, 2018
Ferment a lager
Hunter J on Aug 7, 2018
Is much useful
Edgar V on Jul 23, 2018
After reviewing other plastic fermentors, this seems to be the most trusted brand. Plus, it's german made. I'm a believer in German made products
Troy D on Jul 20, 2018
Replace an old fermentor Good product/price
Jeff M on Jul 19, 2018
Great reviews
Noel A F on Jul 18, 2018
easier transfer after fermentation & easier cleaning
Justin W on Jul 12, 2018
Size and profile as a primary and secondary for lagers. Compatibility with supporting equipment.
Scott M on Jul 11, 2018
Valued C on Jul 11, 2018
Got two more of these. They seem like they will be my last ever fermeters due to their durablity.
Brian H on Jul 10, 2018
Have one already and love it
Leonard P on Jul 6, 2018
A buddy uses one and gave it rave reviews
David M on Jul 5, 2018
Needed something for secondary additions of fruit
Jason P on Jun 28, 2018
Looking to upgrade from standard buckets
Scott K Sarrels J on Jun 26, 2018
I picked this product because i already own 2 and they have been amazing
Paul M on Jun 26, 2018
Already own one and I love it.
Scott O on Jun 14, 2018
Good price
william h on Dec 7, 2018
building small winery - works great
Jonathan O on Dec 4, 2018
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.
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.

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Good idea, poor execution
I like the wide opening for the ease of cleaning and the handles provide for easy lifting. Getting a good seal of the drain spout to the fermenter was very difficult.
November 29, 2018
3 months ago
Perfect for my needs
Plenty of head space for 5+ gallon batches. Easy to clean. Seals tightly. Fits in my Kegerator and mini-keeper. Can safely pressure transfer to kegs.
November 18, 2018
3 months ago
Great fermenter for 5 gallon batches. I really like the handles easy to move around also pretty easy to clean after ferment.
November 12, 2018
1 month ago
Great and convenient.
Excellent tool - I love it.
November 1, 2018
1 month ago
Great product
Upgraded to the metal spigot. A great value. Works great and very easy to clean. Better than buckets!
October 11, 2018
2 months ago
Perfect size for 6 gal batches and super easy to clean.
October 4, 2018
3 months ago
Haven't used it yet, but I will in a day or two. Just started my harvest. I will write a new review when I put to use..
September 30, 2018
2 months ago
Nice 9 gal vessel!
Works great! It's advertised as 7.9 gal but that appears to be the volume above the lower spigot. As I was marking out 1/2 gal increments on the side I was able to get about 9 gal into the vessel right at base of the upper threaded section that is integral with the vessel (the section that the large orange thread ring attaches to). Love the extra space for the larger ABV beers that krausen extensively.

It is what it is, but I wished it was not so opaque so as to more clearly see what the beer is doing during fermentation. This is the only negative I see, if you even call it a negative.
September 27, 2018
3 months ago
Good quality
I have just begun to use this container, so my review is less valuable than others. Having said that, it is exactly what I expected, the containers and components seem durable.

I hope it will work well as a simple inexpensive means of micro-oxygenating red wines.
September 26, 2018
3 months ago
Great Fermenter!
This is the best frermenter that you can get for the money! It’s solidly constructed, easy to lift and easy to clean. The 30 liter is also the best size for a 5 gallon batch with plenty of head space. I’ve made both wine and beer with it, love this fermenter!
September 20, 2018
3 months ago