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FastFerment - 7.9 gal. Conical Fermenter

FastFerment - 7.9 gal. Conical Fermenter

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The FastFerment is an affordable conical fermenter that allows a brewer or winemaker to collect sediment in the included collection ball for easy removal. Easy to use and more affordable than stainless steel conicals. 

During fermentation the bottom valve of the FastFerment is left open so that sediment will fall into the collection ball. After fermentation is over the valve is shut and the collection ball can be removed without introducing oxygen into the FastFerment. Typically with most small conical fermenters if you let trub dump out the bottom air has to come into to replace that volume.  After dumping sediment or trub the collection ball can be reattached and the valve opened again to allow clean yeast to settle into the ball. That yeast can then be used to ferment your next batch of beer. 

If you are a brewer who likes to do a primary and secondary fermenter having a conical that allows you to avoid that transfer is going to save time and reduce oxidation. Made from HDPE plastic care should be taken when cleaning. Only use a chemical cleaner like PBW and do not use an abrasive cleaning pad that could scratch the interior. 

Each FastFerment Includes:

  • 7.9 Gallon / 30L Capacity FastFerment Conical
  • Six inch removable threaded top for easy cleaning
  • Wall mounting bracket 
  • One inch bottom valve
  • SS Thermowell for optional temperature monitoring 
  • Half inch PVC tubing and hose clamp
  • Collection Ball
  • Airlock



Dimensions in wall mount bracket
Height from bottom of collection ball to top of airlock: 35.5 inches / 90 cm
Height from bottom of collection ball to top of lid: 32 inches / 81 cm
Width with mounting bolts: 14.75 inches / 37.5 cm

Dimensions in optional floor stand
Overall Height from floor to top of airlock: 37 inches / 94 cm
Overall Height from floor to top of lid: 33.5 inches / 85 cm
Width: 14.25 inches / 36cm



Item # FE900
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 19 LBS
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It was the most cost effective conical fermenter solution.
Tim M on Mar 4, 2020
Trying to make home made wine
Rodrigo B on Nov 30, 2019
It was the most cost effective conical fermenter solution.
Tim M on Mar 4, 2020
can never have to many conicals
Jordan F on Jan 16, 2020
Trying to make home made wine
Rodrigo B on Nov 30, 2019
I do 5 gallon batches
Vincent B on Jun 5, 2019
price point
Matt B on Apr 26, 2019
Because I need it
James B on Dec 31, 2018
My fiancee wanted it
Jessica R on Dec 15, 2018
To have control of the yeast trub during the fermentation process.
VINSON D on Dec 6, 2018
Use it all the time and I love it
Drewbrewski on Dec 6, 2018
This item sounds like the easy way to ferment wines, and ciders
Larry on Nov 17, 2018
It is easier to use
Hiram R on Nov 17, 2018
Have wanted one, plus my brewing buddy told me about the deal
Jordan F on Nov 17, 2018
need one
Peter F on Nov 17, 2018
Because of the free stand and ease of use
Craig B on Nov 17, 2018
Recommendation from a homebrew friend
Jonathan M on Nov 17, 2018
I have one already
Michael W H on Mar 8, 2018
size and ease of process
Sam W on Jan 30, 2018
can never have to many conicals
Jordan F on Jan 16, 2020
I do 5 gallon batches
Vincent B on Jun 5, 2019
Is the value assembly available for replacement? The handle popped of the current one and the valve is very difficult to operate.
Thank you!
Jeffrey L Palmer on Sep 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jeffrey, yes this part is available. To order please give our Customer Service team a call at 1(800) 600-0033.

3.8 / 5.0
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Not worth it. Sad to say.
Would like to take a moment to tell you about my experience with your fermentation container. I have bought it about a month and half ago. After my first batch was done. I put in the second. Turned the valve and the handle broke off. Then once I had my new beer I brewed. I saw it was leaking on the seam of the container. It wasn't around the threading it was actual container. I had to do a emergency transfer into my glass container. I have just had nothing but a head ache and not a worry free time. I Have to keep my eyes on it. I feel it wasn't worth the money. And I'm very unsatisfied with this product.
December 16, 2019
No fuss makes up for some minor problems
This fermenter is super easy to use and clean. I'm on my fifth batch now using the FastFerment 8 gallon with the accessory stand and I can say that I've seen both sides of this product.
Plus: very light and easy to handle when empty, which makes cleanup a breeze. The large lid lets me scrub the inside clear to the bottom with nowhere for the crud to hide. No need to transfer beer into a 2ndary fermenter, just drain the ball; just like the ad says.
Minus: The lid seal is terrible. I've taken to duct taping the lid to prevent gas from escaping and oxygen/wild bugs from getting in. Also the ball valve is *very hard* to operate, stopped using the included handle and now operate the valve with a box-end wrench. No amount of keg lube has helped; it's just not a good valve. Thinking about replacing with one from the local plumbing supply...
November 11, 2019
The Best Non-Stainless Fermenter On The Market
With all the available add-ons, this unit is a real pleasure to brew with. The trub collector really lends to a smooth result & eliminates the need for a secondary fermenter transfer! Just all the way around a perfect system for any beginner in the home brewing game.
March 22, 2019
1 year ago
Best plastic conical! Great customer service.l!
Not only is this a great product, the customer service is wonderful. I purchased this conical fermenter and about a year in the ball valve was malfunctioning. I emailed the company directly and within a week I had a brand new ball valve kit on my doorstep! So awesome! I highly recommend this for an inexpensive east to use fermenter.
Love my fast ferment 7.9 gal conical fermenter!
Love my fast ferment 7.9 gal conical fermenter!
December 28, 2018
1 year ago
Fast ferment
Great fermenter, a real time saver, with out the mass of transfers. Thanks!!!
December 4, 2018
1 year ago
It is working very well for me!
Just completed my first brew on this system! It is bottle aging now, but the process of getting it from ingredients to fermenter, from fermenter to bottles was "a hell of a lot easier"!

Reading other reviews, I was very concerned about the top lid seal. Nothing to worry about! I had gas escaping from the airlock within 6 hours after yeast inoculation! Second fastest detectible
yeast activity I have ever had!

I spent 2 weeks giving this unit a good shake down as the manufacture suggests testing for leaks. (Honestly, I was nervous about trying it!) This is the cost trade off! Labor to make a careful product inspection & test against the impulse to just "go for it!"

On my own, I darkened the measuring lines on the outside so they contrast against the body to make them more easily readable.

I installed the sampling port & it drips through the spigot about 1 drop every 5-6 hours. A keg lube fix!

The stand, thermometer & carry strap are perfect. The thermal jacket is not easy to install using the stand. Going to rest mine in a potted plant stand so I can move it between the kitchen & cellar. I will have more room to install / remove the thermal jacket in the kitchen.

I hope the next 200 brews off this are as good as the first!
June 26, 2018
Really wanted to like this one...
Every single batch I've made using this has ended up clogged when it's been time to keg. I've had two bad batches as well and that hasn't happened since I first started brewing several years ago. Went back to my Speidel and the beer's coming out normal again.

Less than impressed for what I was hoping this would be able to do and cut down upon (primary and a secondary).
April 15, 2018
over 2 years ago
Awesome product!
Amazing product. Really enjoy using it. Easy to clean and use. Great wife kid at top easy for dry hop additions and cleaning. I prefer to use the stand over hanging on wall, though both options are great.
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January 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
Good but Not Great
I found that the Fast Ferment did the basic function of providing the utensil for fermentation, but several issues keep it from getting a high mark. First it was impossible for me to get it airtight so that I could actually see the airlock working. You could tell that it was fermenting and the airlock was partially pressurized, but never a bubble actually escaped. I tried additional plumbers tape but still couldn't get it airtight.
Secondly, the valve to open and close the trub ball at the bottom got totally stuck and I was afraid to break it using a wrench. So I ended up manually siphoning out the beer and leaving the trub behind as best I could. After soaking it in hot water, I was able to turn it again, but essentially it was useless.
January 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
A good fermenter but...
This fermenter work well so far but the plastic threads are a real concern for me.

Nice heavy material. You can't push it in.
Worked fine without any leaks.
Cone shape worked the trub down into the collection ball as promised.
Molded insert for a thermometer.
Liquid measure marks molded right into the vessel.
Nice big opening for easy cleaning.

Opaque white. Can't view your brew.
Plastic threads. I'm sure these will wear out or strip out in time.
The fittings seem less quality than my other fermenter.
Assembly is a bit cumbersome and time consuming due to having to "break in" all of the threads and having to vinyl tape "everything" .
Doesn't come with the stand or a carrying strap. Will cost you an extra $65.00 to outfit this unit.
August 10, 2017