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FermZilla Conical Fermenter - 13.2 gal. / 55 L
FE115

FermZilla Conical Fermenter - 13.2 gal. / 55 L

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Description

The new and improved 55L FermZilla brought to you by the critical minds and engineers behind the original Fermentasaurus Gen 1. Although the original Fermentasaurus was revolutionary at the time of its conception, there's always room for improvement. This is partly due to the strong community of Fermentasaurus users who have helped push for an improved conical unitank.

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 with the addition of the 55L FermZilla Pressure Kit (available in both stainless and plastic), you can carbonate and serve – all in one vessel! The clear PET tank allows you to visually monitor fermenation 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 you 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.
 
New and Improved:
1. Larger Dump Valve - 3" butterfly dump valve is more resistant to clogging from large amounts of trub
2. Larger Opening - 4.75" top port opening allows for easier cleaning
3. Less Headspace - more appropriately sized for 10-gallon batches. Purging the headspace of oxygen is easier and more effective.
 
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

Specs:

  • 55 L (13.2 gal) Total Volume
  • Pressure Rated to 2.4 Bar (34.8 psi)
  • Temperature Rated to 122°F
  • 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

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.  
 

Kegland Part number: KL06842

 

 

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:

 

Item # FE115
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 13 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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good name a right size
Howard S S on Nov 12, 2020
Best option to ferment
LUIS P on Oct 29, 2020
good name a right size
Howard S S on Nov 12, 2020
Size and price
William H on Nov 10, 2020
Best option to ferment
LUIS P on Oct 29, 2020
Good reviews
Earl j P on Oct 28, 2020
Purchased 2 of these back 9 months ago, so easy to remove lees from the bottom.
Loretta E on Oct 3, 2020
ease of fermentation/larger batch size
Jeff H on Sep 3, 2020
1st conical for me
randy l on Aug 13, 2020
Have three others---- like them
Walter D on Aug 12, 2020
Have two already
Walter D on Aug 12, 2020
Need better carboy
chris schatzinger on Aug 11, 2020
I bought one already and use it
Tim D on Aug 4, 2020
The reviews
Dave G on Jul 22, 2020
Upgrading to 10 gallon batch sizes
Matt S on Jul 14, 2020
Price and look cood, good reviews
Robert B on Jul 3, 2020
Capacity
Joseph I on Jun 5, 2020
Love making ginger beer, more effective way to keep sediment out of my beer when bottling. I always make two 5 gallon batches so this is the petty size to dedicate for my ginger beer 🍺
NANCY PERRY on May 25, 2020
Need to ferment 10 gallon batch in a single fermenter with conical base.
Burndred, S on May 4, 2020
13 bbl batches
Mike E on Apr 30, 2020
Pressure fermenting and serving
Smith L on Jan 21, 2020
Additional ferm space in our growing brewery without cost of stainless
Ryan B on Jan 9, 2020
Large enough for a double batch, no more glass
Ryan S on Dec 12, 2019
Watched on Utube had great reviews much cheaper than stainless
mushroommike on Dec 7, 2019
Want a 14 gallon fermenter with ability to pressure ferment.
David P on Nov 26, 2019
Like my 27L but wanted to make a larger fermen
JR B on Nov 6, 2019
I have the original, but have been waiting to be able to do 10 gallon batch
Brandon D H on Oct 18, 2019
Size and price
William H on Nov 10, 2020
Good reviews
Earl j P on Oct 28, 2020
Are the lids and the pressure kits for the Fermentasurus and the Fermzilla the same?
Brady Wolden on Dec 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Brady, no the lids aren't the same. They are different.
Reviews

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Was great until last night when it violently exploded
I have brewed 3 times with the FermZilla, and up until now it has been fantastic. The engineering of the product is truly remarkable. If anything, it should have warnings that you should not tighten things to a normal degree. Everything fits superbly with minimum force. Unfortunately, that might have contributed to last night's explosion. I isolated the yeast harvester with the dump valve and was letting it finish settling overnight. (Disconnecting the yeast harvester makes a yeasty mess consistently.) At some point the yeast demonstrated their might and created so much pressure in this small vessel that it exploded, sending yeast across the garage and shards of ?polycarbonate? in a smaller blast radius. Fortunately, the 10 gallons of beer is still pristine and the garage smells great . . . for now.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE MIGHT OF YEAST! Do not close the dump valve for more than a few hours if there is yeast in the collector! The dump valve is truly air tight and water tight.
Beware the power of yeast. Pressure can be dangerous.
Beware the power of yeast. Pressure can be dangerous.
August 15, 2020
Purchased
10 months ago
Nice product
Arrived assembled just needed some minor tightening. A little disappointed that the plastic is not thicker but it serves a purpose just fine.
June 26, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Waiting for the harness... too scary without it.... should include it, I would pay the extra money. Had a hard time finding it in stock. But one is on its way.... THEN HARD GINGER BERR FOR EVERYONE
June 7, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Love It
I wanted to get back into brewing and found this gem. I read a lot of complaints about leaks, but I have not had any trouble. First ferment is a Mead, but cannot wait to use for beer. I look forward to pressure fermenting and even running glycol cooling through it. Lots of options. Thanks too whom ever created this masterpiece.
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March 27, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Kevin - Thanks for the feedback. These are wonderful when you add pressure capability.
April 29, 2020
Zach R Staff
Great as a Multi-tank
This vessel is amazing, so far 2 brews in it.
For as inexpensive as it is, it is so capable.
I would like to see a bit thicker plastic, as it is pretty flimsy when not pressurized, and this can be a pain as it wants to crumple when trying to take off the trub collection parts (those things really do require the removal tool!)
I am going to pursue a replacement cap, as the pressure relief valve seems to leak.
December 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Leaking Lid
I have tried several attempts to get the lid not to leak when fermenting under pressure. I purchased another lid but still leaking. I have the Fermentasaurus and no leak problems.
November 18, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hi Jens, thank you for your review and apologies for the leaky lid. Please contact our customer service team so we can assist! You can reach us by email at info@moreflavor.com or phone at 1-800-600-0033.
November 19, 2019
Graciela H
Looks good so far BUT does not come with SS Handle
In the Video on Kegland for this product they show how they were going to have integrated plastic handles, but they found the quality to be lacking and did not want people to drop it so they "went back to the drawing board" to redesign it with SS handles. Even the Instructions shows the SS Handles. The Video they said it made the cost a little more but it was worth it for the quality. Then it comes and says that the SS handles are an accessory. Morebeer does not even have this listed as an accessory Even Kegland has it listed as FermZilla - Replacement 304 Stainless Steel Handle
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$12.95 Meaning Replacement... Not accessory.
This I found to be very disappointing. I don't blame Morebeer at all. I will be putting this on Keglands page too.
November 10, 2019