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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
FE720

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)

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Description

The future is here today, and the future is HDPE Fermentation & Storage Tanks from Speidel. Made in Germany from nothing but undyed and food-safe plastic, these tanks are produced with particularly thick walls which preserves the aroma and the alcohol for a markedly long time. The stable carrying handles have been tried and tested for decades and are extremely durable.

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: 15.75in Diameter x 24in Height (w/out airlock in place). The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F. Approx. 17in Diameter including handles.

**Please Note - The handles on the Speidel Plastic Fermenters are capable of handling a weight load of 66lbs each, or 132lbs when using both. Therefore, they can be used to move this unit when full.

FAQ:

  • Can filled containers be carried by the handles?
    • Depending on the weight—barrels up to 30L are no problem—60L is the limit and should not be carried when completely full. The handles have a weight capacity of 30kg (66 lbs).
  • Is there an upper limit on the alcohol content of the stored liquid?
    • In principle, there is not. However, it should be noted that the higher the alcohol content, the faster the seals and, to a lesser extent, the tank itself will wear out.
  • Up to what temperature can the containers be used?
    • For short periods of time the containers can withstand temperatures of up to 80°C (176°F). This temperature should not be exceeded. For longer periods of time the containers can be used at temperatures up to 60°C (140°F).
Item # FE720
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 5 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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already using 12 of them
David M on Jul 22, 2022
whine fermenting
Atanas Georgiev on May 3, 2022
already using 12 of them
David M on Jul 22, 2022
Appears to be a good quality unit of the size I need.
Bryan C on Jun 23, 2022
whine fermenting
Atanas Georgiev on May 3, 2022
I previously ordered this and like it
Dr. Tyrone A on Mar 10, 2022
I have a smaller size that has served me well. Upgrading my brewery to 10gal batch size.
Drew M on Feb 22, 2022
I make fermented hot sauce, and this will let me make about 300 bottles at a time.
Jesse L on Feb 3, 2022
I already own one, and would like a second. I enjoy the size for 10 gallon batches.
Brad S on Jan 4, 2022
going to 10 gallon brewing
Eric S on Dec 20, 2021
Need additional fermentation containers
Down Time Wines, I on Dec 17, 2021
I have 4 already, as my vines mature I need additional fermentation capacity. Love them!
Ray K on Dec 2, 2021
have some and love them
Jeff K on Nov 20, 2021
Capacity for the price
Chris B on Oct 27, 2021
add to four others i have
Vincenzo LaValle on Oct 19, 2021
Durability and size
Kristina H on Oct 8, 2021
Home brew larger batches
Taylor T on Oct 8, 2021
Exactly what I was looking for and not glass
Stanley J H on Jul 10, 2021
the price
Brenda G on Jun 24, 2021
Size and cost.
Randy M on Jun 15, 2021
i own one already and love the product
Shane S on Jun 12, 2021
Making 10 gallon batches and wanted it in 1 bucket
Samuel M on May 21, 2021
You're the only company that has it....I didn't want to use yall
Scott Butler on May 19, 2021
Because Mayday Brewery uses them.
Tim M on May 10, 2021
have 2 work great
Harold H on Apr 12, 2021
Wanted a fermenter for larger batches
Alan S on Apr 6, 2021
price and durability
Diego G on Mar 31, 2021
Price and shipping
Joseph P on Mar 27, 2021
Need more
Down Time Wines, I on Mar 15, 2021
Looking to ferment our hot peppers for hot sauce
Alicia D on Mar 12, 2021
Price
Jesse L on Mar 1, 2021
easy to clean with a nice foot print
heat gun on Feb 26, 2021
I have one already and it is a good size and works great with my glycol chiller
Weston Morgan on Jan 19, 2021
Same size as still and all inclusive fermenting vessel.
Dustin E G on Jan 4, 2021
Growing business
Roc C on Dec 30, 2020
10 gallon home brew batches
Daniel C on Dec 1, 2020
10 gallon batches
Tom W on Nov 28, 2020
One of my brewing friends raved about it.
David A A on Nov 11, 2020
We have two of the smaller ones and are upsizing our cider operation. These are easy to handle, wash and move around.
Jeffrey K on Oct 30, 2020
replacing other similar sized contaners that are hard to clean
Bradley M on Oct 30, 2020
Because 8 gal pails are too small
Douglas W W on Oct 25, 2020
Have 3 and they're excellent.
Leon C B on Oct 20, 2020
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
Ability to do double ferments
RUDY A C on Oct 13, 2020
Need an extra 15 gal for single batch runs.
Jeffrey S. F on Oct 8, 2020
to make wine and it looked nice, but seems pretty inexpensive. i hope it works well.
Ryan R on Oct 7, 2020
Best price, right quantity
Diane W on Oct 2, 2020
Bought a few in the past and love them. One of the best fermenters at a good price
Alexander S on Oct 1, 2020
Price and quality
Mike B on Sep 30, 2020
I have two of them lot cheaper
James S on Sep 30, 2020
Excellent fermenter
Mark A M on Sep 19, 2020
I have two, currently, love them, and need more fermentation capacity.
Ray K on Sep 5, 2020
Appears to be a good quality unit of the size I need.
Bryan C on Jun 23, 2022
I previously ordered this and like it
Dr. Tyrone A on Mar 10, 2022
Why choose this over the FE730?
Jonathan Harmon on Aug 3, 2021
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
BEST ANSWER: I have used both, but prefer the FE730 over the FE720, because I don't use them for fermentation, only for short term storage (i.e. Time to remove wine from an oak barrel but not ready to bottle). I have friends that use the FE720 for red wine fermentation and for post fermentation maceration and that works better for them due to the wide open top. Bottom line is the FE720 with the wide open top is better for fermentation and the FE730 with the smaller screw on top is better for storage.
Anyone else have problems getting the lid closed? The gasket that came with the 60L tank is too large, and doesn't allow the lid to seal.
Rob S on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Ok Fellas (and ladies). If you are having trouble getting the gasket to remain in place in the lid, I have the solution and will share my "Aha!" moment. (Don't kick yourselves when you read this!) It is gravity that is pulling the gasket out of position when you try to put the lid on the Speidel fermenter. Use gravity to your advantage! Sanitize your fermenter and lid, then place the lid on a sturdy table or countertop. Align the sanitized gasket in the groove. Leave the lid on the table and flip your sanitized fermenter over and place the fermenter onto the lid! Gravity holds the gasket in place and when you press, you will hear that satisfying snap of a properly installed and sealed lid EVERY TIME. Bonus: You don’t have to worry about the black retention band on the lid slipping out of the retention band tabs. Cheers!!
Do the lines/creases on the fermenter indicate volume at all?
Jacin E Suskin on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The lines will get you in the ballpark but are all greater than 5 gallon markers. The first one is a little higher than 5, second is 11+, and the very top before it starts to taper is 16 gallons. Marking the volume using a jug for 1 gallon increments is great or you can put it on a scale to get your valume markings.
Will this fit with the airlock in a kegerator?
Martin Anderson on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Can't answer the question. I don't know the dimensions of a kegerator (don't have one). I can tell you the whole thing barely fits inside a normal size refrigerator.
will this work on a 60L speidel fermenter?
sebastian Arroyo on Jul 15, 2019
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Brewbuilt CoolStix™ for Speidel 30L Fermenter
Brewbuilt CoolStix™ for Speidel 30L Fermenter
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sebastian - The Coolstix that is referenced, is designed to be compatible with 30L Speidels.
Why choose this over the FE720?
Jonathan Harmon on Aug 3, 2021
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
BEST ANSWER: There are several reasons to choose this one. For one, the lid is way, WAY easier to install/remove. It's easier to clean the lid as well. It's a little more narrow so fits better on a shelf if you have several lined up. Some people prefer these for aging after primary fermentation.
Can use this cooling for my Plastic speidel 60 L?
Edgar Contreras Navarro on May 27, 2020
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Blichmann Cooling Coil for 14 to 42 gal Fermenator
Blichmann Cooling Coil for 14 to 42 gal Fermenator
BEST ANSWER: Enter an I have done this myself and it works great! I did add the fermzilla duotight thermowell to the lid as well and this works great with my glycol chiller!answer to this question.
Can you use a vacuum pump to move wine into these vessels?
William Andrews on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes that can be done through the top port in lid by removing airlock or through the turn valve in bottom.
what sized tubing fits the speidel spigot?
Trevor Langrehr on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 1/2" ID silicone tubing fits perfect.
Reviews

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Rated 4 out of 5
Nice fermenter. Using with stainless adapters in place of plastic spigot. Modified the lid/strap with zipties based on a youtube review. Only negative is when the lid gasket falls out of place when applying or removing, but it’s a mild inconvenience.
June 24, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Plastic fermenter
Beautiful product. Recommend for everyone
May 31, 2022
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
New go to fermenter
This is my new go to fermenter. These work outstanding for primary fermentation of 100lbs of wine Must.
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April 27, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
overall nice fermenter
heavy wall construction, solid handles, love the large air lock

Only two things i would change:
The lid o-ring does not fit well ( I made my own ) keep falling out. this sucks when you are punching down fruit wines twice a day.

The " clamp band" falls off when you open the lid. the little retaining clamps do not work. need to find a better solution.
October 27, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great product.
I love this thing. very easy to use and clean. perfect size for the larger batches that I make at home. big step up from the typical plastic buckets for homebrewing and home distilling.
September 2, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Better than stainless steel.
Yes it is very easy to clean and rugged enough to handle while full.
July 11, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Fairly good tank with overly designed lid latching system.
The volume of the fermenter is exactly what’s needed for a 10 G batch but it has a few problems that the German designers either overlooked or weren’t familiar with.
Let me start by saying they over designed the lid, it has too many coves and ups and downs around the edges that makes engagement and the removal of the lid very cumbersome, tabs on the edges are too long. The black strap around the outside of the lid is the most aggravating latch they could have designed, you have to thread it between two sets of tabs and it gets caught under one of the handle and when you finally release it from the handle it comes off the track and you’re back at square one.
A simple flat lid with a 1/2” wide O-ring and 3 latches, 120degrees apart would have sufficed, but leave to the Germans to complicate it.
There’s no provision to get the strings of dryhop bags out from under the lid, I’m gonna have to figure that out later. My recipe calls for 17 oz of Citra on day 3 and that cheesy hop strainer won’t be able to handle it.
You need to drill a hole in the lid to get the temperature sensor thru, I drilled a hole in a 1/4” stopper and slices it vertically to accept the wire and it works fine.
There is no graduation on the side of the fermenter to tell you how much wort you have transferred.
Overall it does the job for the price and it’s sturdy enough but you need to brush up on your German vocabulary for choice words.
June 10, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works Great for Me
I needed a lower profile fermenter capable of fermenting 11 gallons wort to fit in my chest refrigerator. This unit fit the bill. I pump the wort into it on brew day, and pump the beer out when I'm kegging. It stays in place for the whole process, so I never have to lift it. It's light weight and large lid makes it a snap to clean.

There are two things I don't care for with this unit. The lid clamp doesn't stay in place when loose (there is a YouTube video on how to fix this), and the lid o-ring doesn't fit tightly in the lid so it will fall out if you're not careful. Due to it's design, you may not notice this until you spill sanitizer all over yourself like I did because this lid didn't seal properly.

All in all, this fermenter meets my needs, and I would recommend it to others.
May 10, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Well constructed and holds a partial vacuum.
I have not fermented a batch of wine in it yet, but I have proved to myself it will hold a vacuum. This is important as that is the way I move and store liquids when making wine.

I believe I will be able to transfer/filter/bulk age and bottle the wine directly from/between these tanks.
April 19, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Impressive
Love this fermenter! Perfect for large batches of anything!
March 3, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago