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FermZilla Conical Fermenter - 7.1 gal. / 27 L
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FermZilla Conical Fermenter - 7.1 gal. / 27 L

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Description

The new and improved FermZilla in 27L 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 27L FermZilla Pressure Kit, 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 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 5-gallon batches. Purging the headspace of oxygen is easier and more effective.
 
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

Specs:

  • 27 L (7.1 gal) Total Volume
  • Pressure Rated to 2.4 Bar (34.8 psi)
  • Temperature Rated to 122°F
  • 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

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: KL06835

 
 
Item # FE110
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 12 LBS
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It is not too tall.
Fischer Additives L on Jul 30, 2021
Wanted the smaller one to go with my 55L for smaller batches
Alex M on Jun 26, 2021
It is not too tall.
Fischer Additives L on Jul 30, 2021
trying a new process
Max S on Jul 24, 2021
Wanted the smaller one to go with my 55L for smaller batches
Alex M on Jun 26, 2021
saw it on a youtube
Bennet M on May 21, 2021
Great Review by David Heath Homebrew
William H on May 19, 2021
Good Reviews + Features
David L on May 6, 2021
CLEANER FERMENT
FRANK M on Apr 22, 2021
Pressure fermentation for half the cost, plus you can still watch it ferment.
William on Apr 16, 2021
I really like the one a bought a couple months ago
Jim E on Apr 13, 2021
Based on all that I want to do, it was my best choice
Marlon H on Apr 10, 2021
Excellent price for what it can do.
David A on Apr 10, 2021
beer in a week! heard about it on youtube
Jacob Burkhalter C on Apr 6, 2021
Larger volume than the Catalyst, ability to purge collection jar
Kevin A on Apr 6, 2021
upgrading my fermenting equipment at an affordable price
Brian M on Feb 24, 2021
Trub collector, conical fermenter, possible full pressure to kegging.
Benjamin F on Feb 19, 2021
Nifty Fermenter
Michael P F on Feb 9, 2021
Best Online Ratings after investigating Fermenters
Clark V on Feb 3, 2021
Watched a video about it and the amount of features and what all you can do with one vessel made really sparked my interest
Zach C on Jan 27, 2021
Friend of mine swears by this!
Elmer C on Jan 15, 2021
best i could find
Terry W on Jan 15, 2021
Quality and Price
Mitchell C on Jan 13, 2021
A friend recommended it
Aaron D on Jan 8, 2021
Upgrading from bucket fermentation.
Tony H on Dec 28, 2020
I want to start making hard apple cider and this looks like a good small scale starter package
Dan on Dec 25, 2020
Price and pressure rating
Jesse s on Dec 23, 2020
Christmas gift
Damon B on Dec 22, 2020
For the hubs beer
Brandon M on Dec 18, 2020
An upgrade gift
James M A on Dec 16, 2020
Looks like a very versatile fermenter and good price
Alexander B on Dec 15, 2020
Upgrade my fermenter
Mark S on Dec 13, 2020
price/reviews
cj on Dec 10, 2020
Christmas gift for my Hasnend
Paulina h on Dec 5, 2020
It's what I need
Greg O on Dec 1, 2020
Upgrade from Gen 1
Randall C on Nov 30, 2020
Gift for our son.
Cathy on Nov 29, 2020
I have one and need a second.
Eric D on Nov 21, 2020
Stepping up my game.
Noah Burgos on Nov 14, 2020
to be able to harvest yeast.
Kathy J. H on Nov 12, 2020
Try a different style of fermenter
Mike m on Nov 10, 2020
Really nice product. This is my second one.
Matt Wisner on Oct 30, 2020
Because it is clear
Timothy Edwards on Oct 29, 2020
Did not read the instructions on the first one and caused harm!
Hunter J on Oct 28, 2020
Elegant, functional design.
len h on Oct 27, 2020
Improvements over first generation. And value.
Thomas P on Oct 20, 2020
See thru an size
Ken on Oct 20, 2020
Perfect value
Diana A on Oct 20, 2020
Upgrading from buckets.
Devin Ruple on Oct 8, 2020
Oxygenless transfer to keg. Dry hopping .
Zack O on Oct 5, 2020
I have been looking at reviews and videos on these fermentors and decided to buy and try. I also wanted a way to wash the yeast for re-use
kevin h on Oct 4, 2020
Great reviews
THOMAS M on Sep 30, 2020
trying a new process
Max S on Jul 24, 2021
saw it on a youtube
Bennet M on May 21, 2021
so how would you take a hydro reading when under pressure?
Rick Runyan on May 9, 2019
Can you rack directly to bottles from this unit?
Tom DePoto on Aug 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It comes with a floating dip tube which will help keep trub outta your bottles. A good cold crash with compact the trub cake too.
Can this be taken off the stand and put in a fridge? Will the bottom support its weight? If not, is there a good way to keep the temp low?
Charles Richardson-Gongora on Apr 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately you cannot take this unit off of the stand when it is full. It is entirely top heavy and cannot balance reliably on the collection ball or the valve. There are a few ways to keep it cool from inserts, huge fridges, jackets with icepacks, and a lot of other imaginative ways. Please explore our options on the website and see which option seems best for you.
will you do a funnel attachment for bottling that goes instead of the container?
Alex Hellbach on Oct 31, 2019
How do you transfer beer from the new style Fermzilla to a Cornielus keg?
Thank you.
Jeffrey L Palmer on Oct 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Pressure transfer with two psi differential work good with minimal forming. Example: 12 psi on the fermenter and 10 psi on the corny keg controlled by a spunding valve
Can you purge the Collection Container?
Ryan White on Jun 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ryan - Is purging referenced in regards to dry hopping? If so, take a look at this thread on the subject: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/easiest-way-to-purge-hops-with-co2-using-a-fermentasaurus.648512/
Can you install a test port like you can on the fast fermenter?
Rick Runyan on May 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Rick - The plastic on the Fermzilla is too thin to install a test port.
Can I use one step no rinse sanitizer and PBW for cleaning? Thanks
Tom Keller on Nov 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I just use oxyclean with warm water and final rinse with star-san in all my equipment. This has worked for me over the years. Cheap and efficient.
What is the width and height?
scott hoppel on Aug 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Scott, here go some product specs:
Height in Stand - 28.3"
Height w/ Airlock - 32.7"
Tank Diameter - 13.9"
Diameter in Stand - 15.7"
I am a new home brewer and did my first brew yesterday. Should I leave gate valve open or closed during fermentation?
Frank W Colbert on Jan 3, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I leave it open to transfer wort. Chill to temp. Close the valve, dump the trub, close the valve. Clean and sanitize the collection container. Then re-attach the container and add the yeast. Then I let it completely ferment and you are ready to collect yeast if needed.
What do you need to buy in order to purge the collection can of oxygen for dry hopping?
Rob Sletten on Jan 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Rob - You can use either our item #'s KG500 or FE133.
I'm thinking of using this for small batches (2-3 gal.). Will the excess headspace in this fermenter be okay for the beer?
Ben Geib on Sep 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It’s will be fine for 2-3 gallons, the previous generation(fermentasaurus) was a 9.25 gallons sized fermenter and was commonly used for 5 gallons batches. Granting you have a strong fermentation everything’s should be good.
Good luck!
Can you install a port on the lid that will fit the BrewBuilt CoolStix?
Gabriel Burgos on Apr 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The coolstix looks like it would need a 1” bulkhead fitting. Morebeer sells a Temp Twister Cooling Coil complete with bulkhead fittings that would easily fit and made for the Fermzilla. It is relatively inexpensive. You can still install the pressure kit and thermowell for temperature sensing.
How do you use the FermWrap with the Fermzilla and the Insulating Jacket? I thought the Fermzilla couldn't use a heater because it's plastic.
Rob Sletten on Jan 30, 2020
FermZilla Conical Fermenter - 7.1 gal. / 27 L
FermZilla Conical Fermenter - 7.1 gal. / 27 L
The FermWrap™ Heater
The FermWrap™ Heater
Insulating Jacket for FermZilla 27L Conical or 60L All Rounder
Insulating Jacket for FermZilla 27L Conical or 60L All Rounder
BEST ANSWER: I would not use the FermWrap. It is too wide to fit the FermZilla and it is rated at 40 watt. Kegland suggests under 30 watt is safe. I used 4" wide reptile heat wrap for my FermZilla. That is 22 watts and I have had no problems.
could mason jar be used as a container?
Alex Hellbach on Oct 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The trub/yeast collection cup at the bottom of the fermenter is much larger in diameter than even a wide mouth mason jar. It has a different thread, and sports two additional ports on opposite sides. (See photo)
what are the dimensions without the stand?
Moises Celaya on Aug 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: This unit is 28” top to bottom. (No fermentation lock installed.) Diameter of 13”.
I would like to purchase (separately) two of the stainless ballocks like the ones that come with the pressure kit. Are these available and if so what is the cost? Thank you.
Jeffrey L Palmer on Oct 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jeffrey, the ball lock fittings are currently not sold separately.
Do you sell collection containers separate? I just broke mine because it's difficult to unscrew from bottom.
NATHAN POHLIT on Oct 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Nathan, yes we do it's item number FE120.
Collection Container for FermZilla
Collection Container for FermZilla
Can I use this one for wine fermentation?
Adil Poyraz on Oct 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not.
What size are the threads on the lid where the quick disconnects thread on?
jeff royster on Sep 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jeff - they are 28 mm PCO 1881 threads, the same thread type found on most plastic soda bottles.
Hello, I have a FermZilla on the way. Thanks! Is there anyway I could get a "Jacket" ? I'd like to temperature control the brew. They are available in AU but they cannot ship. Any idea when they will be available?
Thanks
DAF
David Fontaine on Sep 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi David, the Fermzilla Jacket is currently in development in our system. We're planning on getting out first order toward the end of October - early November. We'll release the item on our website when we have more information.
Any plans for replacement parts? I buggered my lid and I am unable to pressurize.
John Morris on Aug 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi John, yes we do have plans for replacement parts. They are currently in development with no current eta. Please don't hesitate to check in with our customer service team for updates.
Can I use my Fermentasaurus pressure kit with femzilla?same size lid?
Chris Robertson on Aug 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chris, no as the lid of the Fermzilla is wider than the Fermtentasaurus. The lids on the Fermzilla's come fixed with the body connect threads and are covered by plastic caps. The Fermzilla Pressure Kit includes the body connects to install on the existing Fermzilla lid, the stainless float, and silicone dip tube.
Can I put boiling wort into this? At one point I thought I heard you can do this? Trying to save time on chilling.
Scott Childs on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Scott - the FermZilla's tank is made from PET and temperature rated to 122°F. However, a PEN replacement tank, which will withstand temperatures up to 212­°F, is in development and will be available soon.
What Temp Control options are available for this? And when will they be available?
Oscar Garcia on Jul 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Oscar - We do not carry temp control products specifically designed for the Fermzilla, however, we do carry the Fermentasaurus Jacket and FermWrap fermentation heater.
Does anyone know if there will be a thermowell option and CIP (clean in place) option as well?
Jack Carlos Slovenski on May 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Actually, KegLand recently released a video on how to install a thermowell in the Fermzilla. I can post the link here, but just Google "Fermzilla thermowell" videos, or search on YouTube
What is a suitable PRV for the Pressure Stress test?
David Dooley on Jan 8, 2021
Are ball lock fittings included with the top?
Brian on Jul 11, 2019
Will there be a jacket for this like the original fermentasaurus? Or will that jacket work with this?
Andrew Wayland on Feb 2, 2019
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Really helps in the fermentation of our wines.
August 5, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome quality
Quality parts and packed great with super fast shipping from MB. Grain to glass cut in half, win win.
July 1, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Only used it once so far but worked great. Looking forward to my next batch
June 21, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
fermzilla
definitely a huge improvement in my mini brewery
April 2, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
So far so good!
Have used the fermzilla twice now & am reasonably happy with it. Dry hopping was a bit of a challenge. I’m pressure fermenting & getting the collection container off without making a big mess has been interesting. Pressure transfers to keg are super easy. The ability to see what’s going on at all times is a big plus. For the money it does what it’s supposed to do. Definitely get a pressure transfer kit & spunding valve kit & be careful not to let off pressure too quickly or you’ll have a mess.
March 10, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
5 stars for doing everything that it is supposed to do. 1 star for the fact it is almost impossible to disassemble to clean.
March 7, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Fermenter, with Caveats.
Moving on from my dependable Fermonster carboys, I purchased the FermZilla hoping I could reduce or eliminate transfers and oxygen exposure and be able to remove trub and hop residue and add dry hops through the collection jar and butterfly valve. I purchased the pressure kit, though I didn't think I would be using gas right away. I intended to continue bottling for the time being, figuring I could somehow use gravity to move finished beer into bottles.

I was wrong. After trying various means to use gravity for bottling, none of which worked well, I gave in and purchased the equipment I would need for pressure transfers. With that, I set up a beer out line running to my bottle filler, applied a few PSI of pressure, and tried bottling that way, with limited success (lots of foaming issues, even though the beer was not yet carbonated). With my current batch, I gave up on bottling altogether after filling two 22 oz bottles with mostly foam. I'm now trying to force carbonate and serve directly from the FermZilla, but so far I am getting only foam when I try to dispense. I am now in the process of ordering the equipment I need to keg my beer.

So, after my initial investment in the FermZilla and pressure kit, I spent about the same amount again purchasing the CO2 tank, regulator, and other pieces I would need to use gas pressure. And now I am about to drop around the same dollar amount again to purchase the kegging equipment.

The bottom line: If you are not ready to begin using CO2 and pressure, this is really not the fermenter for you. If you want to continue bottling using gravity, stick with something like the Fermonster. FermZilla will not work that way, not well anyway.
For that matter, if you intend to continue bottling at all, this is not the fermenter for you. Gravity won't really work without significant risk of oxidation. And pushing the beer to your bottle filler with even a minimal amount of gas pressure invites foaming issues in every bottle, even is you cold crash first.
If you are ready to use gas pressure to protect your brews from oxygen exposure, perhaps even to ferment under pressure, FermZilla works well for these things. If you are ready to abandon bottling and move to kegging your beer, FermZilla is an excellent choice, enabling you to do completely closed transfers to kegs. You just need to be ready to go all-in on using CO2 and on kegging your beer. If you're not ready to go all-in, ultimately tripling your overall expenditure, stick with simpler and much cheaper alternatives such as the Fermonster.
February 28, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
I should have saved up for a stainless
Decent for the price point but as a new brewer, with guidance from experienced brewers, I was a bit disappointed.
A bit difficult to assemble and nearly impossible to disassemble for cleaning.
I tried to dump the yeast and trub near the end of my fermentation just before leaving town for a couple days. Upon my return I found a puddle of beer on the floor. Apparently the force i had to use to open the gate created a small break in the seal. Not all was wasted but still a pain.
Another design flaw is that you can't set the fermzilla down without the stand. My wife became annoyed having to follow me around with the stand as I moved it from garage to basement and back to garage for kegging.
February 11, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this fermenter! First time harvesting yeast; couldn’t be easier.
January 28, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great fermenter
So far very impressed, the instructions could be better
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January 26, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago