Speidel Plastic Fermenter | Round HDPE Storage Tank | 12L | 3.2 gal

Speidel Plastic Fermenter | Round HDPE Storage Tank | 12L | 3.2 gal

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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, airlock and stopper.
  • Designed and manufactured in Germany by Speidel, the makers of our legendary commercial wine tanks

Suggested Applications:

  • 12L: Perfect for storing small lots and experimental batches or 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: 10in Diameter x 14in Height (w/out airlock in place). Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.


  • 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).
Item # FE705
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 4 LBS
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I have the 30L and 60L already. Love 'em
Jay H on Dec 1, 2022
for EM
Barry Weiss on Sep 30, 2022
I have the 30L and 60L already. Love 'em
Jay H on Dec 1, 2022
I have another and I find it great for lagers.
Joseph R. F on Nov 11, 2022
for EM
Barry Weiss on Sep 30, 2022
For half batches of beer and 2 gallon cider batches.
Walter E on Jul 8, 2022
Seems like a good small batch fermenter.
John Thomason on Jun 8, 2022
Used to ferment small batches of pepper mash. Wide lid helps during process. Small enough to fit into a mini fridge
SCOTT VINCENT P on Jun 1, 2022
Small batch brewing to minimize headspace
Brandon on Apr 6, 2022
Want to get into 2 gallon brews. Liked the feature and size.
Joseph R. F on Mar 23, 2022
It's the best for small batches!
Anthony T on Mar 4, 2022
Just need a smaller one, since I sometimes have extra left when I transfer to a keg.
Kenneth S on Feb 18, 2022
No need for carriers or spigots or stoppers
Cory P on Feb 16, 2022
For a 3-gallon batch of wine.
D S on Jan 22, 2022
For fun
john m on Nov 5, 2021
Wanted a small primary fermenter with a spigot
Christian W on May 13, 2021
ferment 2 small batches at same time
Betty Dehoney on May 5, 2021
size and versatility
Sammy K on Apr 20, 2021
I have a 35L one and absolutely love it. I’ve been making smaller batches of beer and I’m looking to downgrade my equipment.
Eddie M on Feb 3, 2021
Small batch fermentation.
Stephen L on Jan 28, 2021
Size I am looking for
Rich S on Jan 27, 2021
Right size, trusted name.
Glenn N on Jan 6, 2021
Good reviews for small batch brewing. Wide mouth and spigot.
Richard B on Jan 5, 2021
I use larger size need smaller for trials
Lizeth D on Aug 13, 2020
For 2.5 gal batches
Mark L on Aug 11, 2020
Small batch brewing
Allan G on Jul 7, 2020
needed a small fermenter
Valued C on Jun 28, 2020
Broke my glass fermenter
Justin J on May 29, 2020
I have a 6.5gal fermenter, but I prefer to brew smaller batches more frequently. This will be used concurrently with the 6.5
Benjamin S on May 22, 2020
Requested as gift from and for a home brewer
Cheryl W on May 22, 2020
This item had great reviews
George G on Apr 4, 2020
Recommended by a fried
Laura M on Apr 1, 2020
matching pair for split batches
Brandon W on Mar 13, 2020
Size I was looking for and positive reviews
Bill H on Jan 31, 2020
Want to brew smaller batches. This item was highly rated by the reviews.
Josh D on Dec 30, 2019
Picked as a gift
William R W on Dec 5, 2019
It is portable
Abraham A on Nov 11, 2019
To make small batch mead and other honey wine
Arthur R on Nov 5, 2019
I really like the one I have. So this will be a second small batch secondary
Nick Wright on Nov 2, 2019
I already have two 30 liter fermenters, and they are excellent!
Joe Keesling on Oct 24, 2019
I own the 7.9 gallon speidel and really like it but I've been moving towards smaller batches so this fits the bill perfectly
Brian W on Oct 24, 2019
Like the size and a spigot for ease in racking.
Sandra C on Oct 10, 2019
Wanted a sturdy, light, fermenter with a spigot. Good reputation.
Sandra C on Sep 18, 2019
Facilitates breaking down batches
Antonio A on Aug 28, 2019
I want to start small batch brewing and I really liked the size and sturdiness of the Speidel fermenter.
David P on Jun 20, 2019
Switching from glass carboys
Shane Reddemann on May 24, 2019
Perfect for secondary fermentor from the 5 gallon spidel
jared cranford on Apr 11, 2019
Good size and good price
Lee A on Apr 10, 2019
want a smaller fermenter, this looks sturdy
Merrilee B on Mar 5, 2019
Small batch brewer
Tim H on Jan 21, 2019
Wanted to brew smaller, experimental batches
Jeremy B on Nov 17, 2018
Easier to handle than a glass carboy and imparts some micro-oxygenation effect similar to barrels
Keith J on Oct 22, 2018
I have another and I find it great for lagers.
Joseph R. F on Nov 11, 2022
For half batches of beer and 2 gallon cider batches.
Walter E on Jul 8, 2022

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