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FermZilla Conical Pressure Brewing Kit - 7.1 gal. / 27 L
FE116

FermZilla Conical Pressure Brewing Kit - 7.1 gal. / 27 L

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Description

Grab everything you need to ferment under pressure with the FermZilla Conical Fermenter and we'll toss in the BlowTie Spunding Valve for FREE!

This kit includes the 27L FermZilla Conical, ball lock cap adapters for the lid and collection container, floating dip tube with filter attachment, and the BlowTie 2 ball lock spunding valve. Everything you need to ferment under pressure, carbonate in vessel, and pressure transfer.

The FermZilla is the perfect option for brewers that want all the advantages of a conical fermenter without the price tag of a full blown stainless steel unit. It allows you to dump trub, harvest yeast, and carbonate and serve—all in one vessel! The clear PET tank allows you to visually monitor fermentation activity and is pressure rated to 2.4 Bar (34.8 psi), which means you can ferment under pressure, reducing ester and fusel alcohols in your finished beer. This also gives the ability to perform pressure transfers. If you prefer to move your finished beer to a keg or other vessel, you can do so with little to no oxygen exposure.
 
What's Included:
  • FermZilla 27L Tank with Butterfly Dump Valve
    • Reinforced Stainless Steel Stand
    • Top Lid with PRV (35 psi)
    • 1000 ml Collection Container & Lid
    • 3-Piece Airlock
    • Graduation Sticker
    • Adhesive Thermometer
    • Strap Wrench
    • Spare Seals
  • (4) Red Ball Lock Carbonation Caps
  • Stainless Steel Float with Silicone Dip Tube
  • Mesh Filter Attachment
  • FREE BlowTie Spunding Valve

FermZilla Specs:

  • 27 L (7.1 gal) Total Volume
  • Pressure Rated to 2.4 Bar (34.8 psi)
  • Height in Stand - 28.3"
  • Height w/ Airlock - 32.7"
  • Tank Diameter - 13.9"
  • Diameter in Stand - 15.7"
  • Lid & Collection Container Ports - 28 mm PCO 1881 threads
  • Temperature Rating:
    • When not under pressure, do not expose to liquids above 131°F
    • When under pressure, do not expose to any temperatures above 95°F*

*Please note that the temperature rating for the FermZilla tank is lower when using it under pressure. When not under pressure, it is perfectly safe to transfer wort into the tank below 131°F or to use hot liquids below this temp for cleaning. When under pressure, make sure to keep your fermentation temperature below 95°F and keep the fermenter in an environment that is below 95°F ambient. This is especially important when fermenting with kveik yeast. These strains are known to ferment hot if no temperature control is being used. Exceeding the temperature rating may compromise the tank, leading to a shorter life span or sudden failure to maintain pressure. Even with proper use, we recommend replacing the tank every two years.

Please note: when using the FermZilla under pressure, you must perform a water pressure check to ensure your connections are leak proof. To do this, fill your FermZilla up with water, apply at least 15 psi pressure, and check for leaks around all caps and threads.  

Pressure Stress
If you use the FermZilla to ferment under pressure, or you use CO2 to pressure transfer or force carbonate your finished beer, it is very important that you conduct semi-annual inspections of your tank. Even with perfect care, the FermZilla tank may show signs of wear from pressure stress over time. We recommend visually inspecting your tank for stress creases or other signs of wear once or twice a year. A hydro test should be conducted every two years, even if no signs of wear are found. The process is simple:

  • Fill the tank to the brim with water
  • Replace the Red PRV with a Green PRV rated to 4.5 BAR or higher
  • Pressurize the tank to 4 BAR (58 psi)
  • Check for leaks, then replace the Red PRV when finished

If leaks or potential points of failure are found, replace the tank before you continue using pressure with your FermZilla.

General Care
Taking good care of your FermZilla begins with cleaning and sanitizing the unit before and after use. The tank is made from food-grade PET, which is beautifully clear, but can be sensitive to long soaks in cleaners and acid-based sanitizers. In general, we do not recommend leaving products like PBW or StarSan soaking in the tank for more than an hour. Extended soaks have the potential to degrade the PET material and shorten the lifespan of the tank.
 

Having Trouple Removing The Lid?
The easiest way to take off the lid is to undo the lid ring then use a screw driver or faucet wrench to lever the lid up as shown in the animated GIF below:

 

 
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what a deal! everything is better under pressure
Wesley E on Oct 3, 2022
price
robert d on Sep 22, 2022
what a deal! everything is better under pressure
Wesley E on Oct 3, 2022
pressure fermentation.
Donald J on Sep 30, 2022
price
robert d on Sep 22, 2022
Pressure capabilities.
Joseph C on Sep 21, 2022
Wanted a closed system! No more oxygen in my IPA'S
Scottie T on Jul 8, 2022
Conical, temperature control, pressure control.
Brandon Yoder on Jul 7, 2022
Ferment under pressure
Mike on Jul 6, 2022
Have wanted one and won in on "Free Beer Friday"
MARK DANIELS on Jun 18, 2022
Beer making
Francisco M on May 27, 2022
For my husband's birthday
Emily R on May 13, 2022
Want to presssure ferment Lagers
Sam Robinson on May 10, 2022
New equipment
Patrick H on Apr 22, 2022
saw video review
Brian C on Apr 9, 2022
Reviews
Kevin B on Mar 17, 2022
Recommended
Jeffrey S on Mar 1, 2022
Hope to improve fermenting homebrew
Mike M on Feb 18, 2022
Budget conical and pressure fermenter
Jon A on Feb 8, 2022
I love mine and wanted to gift one to my dad.
Jesse L on Feb 8, 2022
Can't afford ss
Doug S on Feb 4, 2022
Reduces time until ready to drink!
George W on Jan 26, 2022
interested in trying pressure fermenting
Alexander D on Jan 22, 2022
Pressure transfers and pressure fermentation.
Charles W on Jan 22, 2022
Bought specifically from you because of the package/price. I planned on buying from my LHBS.
Robert S on Jan 22, 2022
Easier clean up and pressure fermenting
Jim P on Jan 4, 2022
Good price and everything I wanted
Bruce T on Dec 27, 2021
Hot pressure fermenting lagers!! Also, yeast collection and simple cleaning (looking at you, glass carboys).
Andrew H on Dec 25, 2021
Mead
Timothy S on Dec 8, 2021
I wanted to make dry hopped beer and closed transfer it and this will be perfect for that and the price is great too
Dean K on Dec 4, 2021
Appears to be the most versatile fermenter and space-saving at the same time for limited room in a chest freezer
Aaron S on Dec 4, 2021
Have one, love it, need a second one!
William W on Dec 4, 2021
Want to improve my IPA
Penny R on Nov 23, 2021
Read reviews and wanted to get one
Sarah W on Nov 3, 2021
I'm looking to improve my IPA game
Michael M on Nov 2, 2021
Have one already and I love it!
Jonathan D on Sep 28, 2021
Low oxygen dry-hopping, perfect for making hazies and fast lagers
Phillip J Reik on Jun 30, 2021
Buying a third fermenter.
Tom M on Jun 30, 2021
To combat oxidation with pressurized transfers
James V on Jun 16, 2021
recommended by several people
I am excited about pressure fermentation! This just makes sense, great reviews, looking forward to using this!
Jonathan Tucker on May 19, 2021
To pressure ferment, closed transfer to keg, and harvest yeast from dry hopped beers
Dylan Ressler on Apr 22, 2021
Sample during fermentation, no air transfer to keg, possible yeast collection for next batch
Benjamin Miller on Apr 22, 2021
has everything you need
Jeff P on Apr 22, 2021
To make lagers at room temp.
Victor B on Apr 21, 2021
Brewing lager at ale temp
Michael F on Apr 21, 2021
wanting to brew hazy IPAs
Slowbrew on Apr 21, 2021
I was looking for an affordable conical fermenter with the ability to ferment under pressure
Nathan M. on Apr 21, 2021
Everything I want in a convenient package
Joe Walker on Apr 21, 2021
To ferment under pressure and transfer sensitive brews
Nikolay H on Apr 9, 2021
Conical fermenter under pressure fermentation for 1/3 of the price ill take it
Austin R on Apr 7, 2021
Price and Features
IVAN NAZARIO on Mar 10, 2021
pressure fermentation.
Donald J on Sep 30, 2022
Pressure capabilities.
Joseph C on Sep 21, 2022
Does this package include the lifting handle? its shown in the pic, but not in the description.
Jon Woodbridge on Feb 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Mine had metal handles for the fermenter and the stand.
Will this fit in a 5 C.U chest freezer?
Chad Andersen on Oct 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the individual chest freezer. When I was looking for one to fit my FermZilla, I found it was mostly 7.0s that it would fit but you might get lucky. Height was usually the problem because of the airlock. Also, the compressor hump takes up more room than you expect it to.
What else do I need to make this a unitank? Just a co2 tank and hose? Much thanks, new to legging and pressure.
Harry Carl Whaley on Dec 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Well, you def need the CO2 tank and regulator, yes. Plus you'll need something to run from the output on the CO2 regulator to the red connection on the top of the FermZilla. In addition, you have to plan for how you will transfer the liquid from the FermZilla to your keg. For me, I found that having one line almost always connected to the CO2 regulator with a grey Gas connection works well for that part, and then I have a modular set of gas/liquid connectors with a separate line that I use to push the finished beer from the FermZilla to the keg.

If it helps, I learned how to do everything I needed by watching YouTube videos published by a gent on his channel which is entitled 'The Home Brew Network' - good luck!
what are the dimensions without the stand ?
Moises Celaya on Aug 6, 2021
BEST ANSWER: It's about 13" in diameter, and about 16" tall, including the caps. Add another 10" for the collection container and valve adapter. (I'm sure the measurements are more "round" and precise in Metric, but I don't have a Metric tape measure. :-) )
Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
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Rated 2 out of 5
Great Concept let down by design flaw
I love the concept of this fermenter and it could be truly great, unfortunately a major design flaw let’s it down.

The butterfly valve at the bottom screws onto a plastic cone that sits inside the fermenter with a rubber cone between it and the fermenter wall to provide a seal. Trub will get behind that rubber cone and so it all really needs to be pulled apart between batches to clean properly. The issue is that there is now way to hold the plastic cone in place while unscrewing the butterfly valve other than pushing down against it from the inside and using friction to hold it against the side of the fermenter. This works sometimes and sometimes it does not (I usually hold it down while my wife tries unscrewing the valve - not easy and painful on the arm as you need to brace your elbow against to top of the fermenter to get enough leverage). I’ve had the Fermzilla for about 18 months and made about a dozen batches in it. Once already I had to cut the valve off the bottom and buy a new one. I’m now in the same position again after about 6 more brews with the new parts.

Unless this gets redesigned I would not recommend purchasing the Fermzilla. If it does get redesigned then it would be worth looking at as it is a great concept.
August 14, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent!
Excellent fermenter!
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Added Aug 1, 2022
August 1, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Pressure Transfer...
Just to say delivery was fast and on time. Fermenting went like normal. I dry hopped at 4 days in to the fermentation. I closed the butterfly valve, took the provided band wrench and removed the bottom jar with a plate underneath to catch the spillage. This was a challenge I did not use any lube on the seals. I washed out and sanitized, hooked up my Co2 bottle and purged the 8 oz. of dry hops for 5 min or so letting it travel thru them capped it up tight and removed the gas coupler. I opened the valve and the hops were powered up in to the fermenting wort. I removed the air lock and replaced it with blow tie valve and let it finish fermenting for the next 3 days. I got my sanitized keg and set up for the pressure transfer. Gas in to the top of the Fermenter, Beer coupler on to the float ball and tube, Beer coupler on to the beer out on the keg and the blow tie valve on the gas in on the Keg. So reverse of Drafting a Beer. I started with 5 psi on the gas in and let the Co2 out of the blow tie valve till the keg was full I had to raise the pressure as the fermenter was getting empty. Make sure to look and your volume so you know when the keg is full. Over all a little fiddley but it was my first time. No Oxygen got to my beer thru this process. I would consider this a success. My goal was to produce a beater finished color and hop aroma in my beer. For sure the color is better and after force carbonatation and a week or 2 to settle down. Should be great. Thanks,
July 18, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product!
Very easy to out together and a fantastic product for the price! Can’t wait for the finished product!
June 9, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Great concept but needs to be re-engineered.
This fermenter lasted maybe a dozen brews before it suffered catastrophic failure when the dump valve assembly rings cracked and I couldn't remove the coupling valve. For something that needs to be disassembled to be cleaned, the effort isn't worth it. Every time you put it together there is a chance of leaks if every seal isn't just right, and over time the assembly and disassembly fatigues the plastic and leads to failure.

I'd opt for a fermzilla without a dump valve. I think it will lead to less headaches and less wasted money.
May 7, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome product! Can't wait to brew more often
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February 19, 2022
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not Worth It IMHO.
Was pumped that I was able to pressure transfer and dry hop without O2, just finished cleaning it, the thing slipped and a slight bump cracked the plastic.

Thing is awkward and produced a good IPA but is now going in the garage or trash. Not ordering replacement parts that are going to be just as fragile.

Saw videos of people dry hopping without a hop bag. Big mistake, transfer was NOT fun. Bag your hops or youll be hooking C02 up to the outlet to blow out hops every minute.

Waste of money, and will be saving up for stainless.

Once again, just my opinion. Others seem to have better results. Didn't fair well for me unfortunately.
February 4, 2022
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
tight collector
When I go to remove the collector I can't as it gets too tight and I have to dispose of the yeast until I wash it. Likewise the top cover. That's the only thing I didn't like.
January 25, 2022
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Difficult at first but worth it
I really struggled with a few pieces trying to get this together. And it can be hard to get the lid or bottom container off sometimes. But it has raised my IPA game to a whole new level. Between this and completely purging my kegs before transfer has made the difference between a good IPA and a great one.
January 19, 2022
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
love fermenting under pressure it is made very well
I really like clear fermenters, might sound silly but I like to see whats going on. I have the older Fermentasauraus and the Fermzilla is a lot better. From the top cover seal to the dump butterfly valve, and the stand it is built very well. It's still a PITA to remove the bottom dump jar as it's hard to hold the fermenter whilst attempting to remove the jar. I put some skateboard grip tape on the jar and the bottom valve housing, as even the strap wrench (included) slips too much to help. Still like it a lot.
January 7, 2022
Purchased
9 months ago