Speidel Plastic Fermenter | Round HDPE Storage Tank | 120L | 31.7 gal

Speidel Plastic Fermenter | Round HDPE Storage Tank | 120L | 31.7 gal

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Speidel Plastic Fermenter | Round HDPE Storage Tank | 120L | 31.7 gal
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  • Heavy-duty HDPE plastic fermentation and stoarge tank
  • Made from food-safe materials with extra thick walls to preserve the aroma of your beverage
  • Rotating plastic spigot eliminates the need to use an auto-siphon or racking arm to transfer liquid
  • Wide top port opening for easy cleaning
  • Airlock & stopper included
  • Made in Germany by Speidel

The future is here today, and the future is HDPE Fermentation & Storage Tanks from Speidel. Made in Germany from nothing but undyed and food-safe plastic, these tanks are produced with particularly thick walls which preserves the aroma and the alcohol for a markedly long time. The stable carrying handles have been tried and tested for decades and are extremely durable.

Are you tired of carboys? Hate siphoning to transfer? Wish you could ferment larger batches in a single container? Sick of lifting 50lbs by a small metal handle? Done with worrying about shattered glass, injury and lost product? Well then have we got the solution for you!

These heavy duty plastic tanks offer a fantastic fermentation & storage solution at a great price.

Key Features:

  • Heavy duty HDPE construction is durable and resists oxygen transfer. None of the risks of working with glass.
  • Small footprint makes them easy to store - take better advantage of the space you have to dedicate to wine & beer making.
  • Built-in handles make these tanks easy to move, even when full.
  • Large lid opening makes them easy to clean by hand - say goodbye to your carboy brush!
  • All ports seal with gaskets and the vessel can be fully sealed for long-term storage.
  • Includes a spigot and oversized 2-piece Speidel airlock.
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany by Speidel, the makers of our legendary commercial wine tanks

Suggested Applications:

  • 12L: Perfect for storing small lots, making experimental batches and taking some of your beer or wine along with you to your next party.
  • 20L: Ideal for secondary fermentation and storage of 5 gallon batches.
  • 30L: The vessel for fermenting wine kits and 5 gallon batches of beer with plenty of headspace and no need for a blowoff tube.
  • 60L: Perfect for fermenting larger batches of wine or 10 gallon batches of beer in a single container! Only 4" larger in diameter than a 6.5 gallon carboy!
  • 120L: Ferment & Store large batches of anything - your creativity is the only limit!

Approximate Dimensions: 20in Diameter x 33in Height (w/out airlock in place). The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

**Please Note - The handles on the Speidel Plastic Fermenters are capable of handling a weight load of 66lbs each, or 132lbs when using both. They should not be used to move this unit when full.


  • Can filled containers be carried by the handles?
    • Depending on the weight—barrels up to 30L are no problem—60L is the limit and should not be carried when completely full. The handles have a weight capacity of 30kg (66 lbs).
  • Is there an upper limit on the alcohol content of the stored liquid?
    • In principle, there is not. However, it should be noted that the higher the alcohol content, the faster the seals and, to a lesser extent, the tank itself will wear out.
  • Up to what temperature can the containers be used?
    • For short periods of time the containers can withstand temperatures of up to 80°C (176°F). This temperature should not be exceeded. For longer periods of time the containers can be used at temperatures up to 60°C (140°F).
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4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Bought 2 in 2014, still going strong
I love these things and have been using them for 8 years. I'm actually shopping today for a smaller one to do some mead. I did upgrade to the stainless spigots somewhere along the way but that wasn't out of necessity. As for the pros, this is thick HDPE plastic. I've broken one too many glass carboys to go back down that road. The HDPE stands up to abuse but it's light enough to lift with one hand when empty. The large opening makes it easier to clean but unless you're an NBA star, you're going to have some trouble reaching the bottom. I've never had any issues with the plastic retaining smells; that was a concern going in. I've left one loaded for 9 months without any leaks or appreciable evaporation. I've run one up to 20% abv without any ill effects. The only con I can imagine is that it's unmovable when fully loaded. I don't trust the handles with 250 pounds in it. I'm still running the original seals. I was concerned with the top when I got it -- those tabs seem a little flimsy. They've never been a problem and should they ever become a problem, the top is replaceable. I talked a friend into buying a pair and we're still friends, so there's that. If you're looking, you're obviously planning to upsize. This is a good budget choice to get there.
November 1, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Well built. Worth the money.
April 5, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
I like this fermenter but don’t like plastic strap on the hood and riber ring come out very easy,the same story with plastic straps around the hood come out all the time.
September 1, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this brand
I love this fermenter. I plan on getting at least one more this size, if not more.
July 20, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Gasket could be better
I like everything except the gasket for the lid. It falls off most of the time as soon as you turn the lid over to put it on the fermenter.

Great price. Easy to clean.
June 17, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works well, put on castors to move around,have two
February 2, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice and big
Have not used it yet but look forward to it
January 29, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great!
We have brewed 3 or 4 batches (20g.) and they are just as clean and tasty as our old 27g. SS fermenter. Foam never reaches the lid so clean up is easier. Lid is huge and comes on and off easily for cleaning and dry hopping and pitching. Light and easy to handle but very sturdy
December 26, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My Third 120-Liter Speidel!
A great line of fermenters with interchangeable pieces and parts. We currently have 8 Speidel fermenters/tanks in various sizes to make both beer and wine. The larger units (120 liter, 100-liter (rectangular), and 60 liter) are excellent for storing wine during Malolactic fermentation and before transferring over to a barrel. They also get called into service when it's time to blend and bottle our wine. Yeah, stainless steel is s**y and high-end, Speidel is economical and practical. One more 120-liter model and we'll be set!
November 6, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love the product and the quick customer service. Definitely buying again.
September 24, 2020
over 3 years ago