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FermZilla Conical Fermenter - 13.2 gal. / 55 L
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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 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 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)
  • 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 Trouble 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:

 

Kegland Part number: KL06842

 
Item # FE115
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
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Weight 13 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Inexpensive pressure fermenting
John B on Nov 26, 2022
The function and price
Estes V on Oct 24, 2022
Inexpensive pressure fermenting
John B on Nov 26, 2022
Want to brew under pressure
Matthew T on Nov 26, 2022
The function and price
Estes V on Oct 24, 2022
looking for something lighter than my stainless 15.5gal keg, pluss ease of cleaning.
Tim Spangler on Oct 18, 2022
like using it
Evergreen w L on Oct 17, 2022
One container for 3 brewing steps
Ben P on Oct 8, 2022
Great Pricing
Timothy C L on Oct 5, 2022
I have a 13 gallon still, This is a good fit for the price
Andrew L on Sep 7, 2022
13.2 gal
James R Dishman I on Sep 6, 2022
Accompanying video
Adam A on Aug 25, 2022
Low cost and outlet at bottom
Larry C on Jun 8, 2022
To make mead and can see the actual fermentation
Bobby O on Feb 23, 2022
Pressure fermentation
Christie s on Dec 29, 2021
Didn’t take the first time user code. Disappointed
Edward N G on Dec 16, 2021
I heard good reviews
Fernando A on Dec 2, 2021
Seems like the best plastic conical fermenter
Jason on Dec 1, 2021
I want to ferment under pressure
Trent D on Nov 30, 2021
Cost
joel e on Nov 12, 2021
Already have the smaller version, love it.
Matt F on Sep 17, 2021
For coffee fermentation
Gustavo E. Arroyo L on Aug 13, 2021
Conical. Bottom catch. Pressure. Wish were bigger though.
Jared M on Jul 28, 2021
Have already and really enjoy its versatility
Charles R on Jul 22, 2021
Like to see what's going on,
Michael H on Apr 17, 2021
Size & Price
Dominick G on Mar 30, 2021
Good reviews, seems like a great deal for the price
Robert V on Mar 6, 2021
Gift for my son. His request.
Cloyd on Feb 3, 2021
volume and features
Rhea Butler W on Feb 2, 2021
holds up to 13 gallons and I want to increase my 5 gallon system
Nicholas C on Jan 25, 2021
I did not like the "fastfermenter
Charlie H on Jan 7, 2021
Looks like good deal and reviews were good
Nathan T on Dec 16, 2020
Really like it!
Valued C on Dec 12, 2020
Wanted a bigger conical
Corey S on Dec 4, 2020
Good buy
Karl B H on Dec 1, 2020
go big or go home
Michael Z on Dec 1, 2020
pressure fermentation
James G on Nov 30, 2020
I’ve been looking for an affordable, 10-gallon batch capacity conical fermenter. I hope this does the trick.
David P on Nov 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
Maria M 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
Want to brew under pressure
Matthew T on Nov 26, 2022
looking for something lighter than my stainless 15.5gal keg, pluss ease of cleaning.
Tim Spangler on Oct 18, 2022
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.
Hello can you please tell me the shiping box size, total weight and the volumetric weight? thaks
José Alberto on Jan 7, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This shipping box is 43 pounds (~20kg). The box is 34" x 16" x 15".
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect companion for Brewzilla
I gave up homebrewing because it was too much work for an old fella. Fermzilla and Brewzilla made it possible and affordable to brew large batches faster and easier than ever before. I feel like I could brew all the time now.
June 14, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it
Got this because of experience with one I already own. Easy set up. Fermentation under pressure for a cyser really cut back on how much time it needed to age. It was drinkable green. So I got a 2nd one. It's worth getting the stainless steel pressure kit.
Love this thing so much that I bought a 2nd on. Fermentation under pressure is the way to go.
Love this thing so much that I bought a 2nd on. Fermentation under pressure is the way to go.
August 4, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Los fermzilla llegaron en buen estado
Mis dos fermentadores fermzilla de 55 Litros llegaron en perfecto estado, estoy pendiente de de mi Brewzilla de 65 Litros, que me llegue
December 17, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 2 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Kevin - Thanks for the feedback. These are wonderful when you add pressure capability.
April 29, 2020
Zach R Staff
Rated 4 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
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
over 3 years 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
Rated 4 out of 5
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
In Stock
$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