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FermZilla Conical Pressure Brewing Kit - 13.2 gal. / 55 L
FE117

FermZilla Conical Pressure Brewing Kit - 13.2 gal. / 55 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 55L 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 55L 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:

  • 55 L (13.2 gal) Total Volume
  • Pressure Rated to 2.4 Bar (34.8 psi)
  • Height in Stand - 40.1"
  • Height w/ Airlock - 43.5"
  • 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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Weight 14 LBS
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Good reviews, this will allow me to double my batch size. Kit is a good value!
Stanley J on Mar 7, 2022
best price and i like what it can do
Anthony Kandal on Jan 31, 2022
Good reviews, this will allow me to double my batch size. Kit is a good value!
Stanley J on Mar 7, 2022
Really want to bring up my IPA beer quality, along with ability to capture yeast easier.
Scott Fruhwirth on Feb 5, 2022
best price and i like what it can do
Anthony Kandal on Jan 31, 2022
Good reviews
Adam A on Jan 22, 2022
Need a larger fermenter and this was a great deal to get the volume and upgrade to pressurized system.
John K on Dec 29, 2021
As a Christmas present for my boyfriend
Charlene Y on Dec 4, 2021
Boyfriend told me to
Brenda N on Nov 10, 2021
Less than stainlesd and similar features
Jim L on Nov 6, 2021
Boyfriend said he HAS to have it.
Trey A on Nov 3, 2021
Inexpensive single vessel pressure fermenter
Craig J W on Apr 8, 2021
Pressure fermentation/easy yeast harvest/pressure transfer
Gary R on Apr 8, 2021
Really want to bring up my IPA beer quality, along with ability to capture yeast easier.
Scott Fruhwirth on Feb 5, 2022
Good reviews
Adam A on Jan 22, 2022
Reviews

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Rated 4 out of 5
Not the latest verson but it's still ok.
It is the version that is pictured. It does not have the tri clamps. I'm disappointed that it's not the newest version, but apparently none of the newer goodies from Kegland are available in the USA unless you get them shipped from Australia. It is still a bargain for what you get with it. I've got a batch of mead in it now.
March 31, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
New, improved and worth the price
I love the new Fermzilla. After years of brewing with the original design I finally ditched it for the new and improved version and I couldn't be happier. From using the sediment collection bottle as a stir plan container to the giant opening I can finally get my arm into, this thing makes fermentation under pressure easy. Highly recommend this one. I am fermenting my 4 batch in the unit.
December 29, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome fermenter
Awesome fermenter so far! Just wish there were instructions with it...nothing you couldn’t find on YouTube. Worth the money!
April 29, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago