Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 12L / 3.2 gal.

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 12L / 3.2 gal.

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The future is here today, and the future is HDPE Fermentation & Storage Tanks from Speidel.

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.

Item # FE705
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
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Weight 4 LBS
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I use larger size need smaller for trials
LIZETH D on Aug 13, 2020
Small batch brewing
Allan G on Jul 7, 2020
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
size and quality
Norman B on Oct 3, 2018
need some smaller fermenting tanks.
Dan S on Sep 12, 2018
I have already 20L and 30L and love it
Isak A on Sep 1, 2018
For storing wine , should fit in fridge ok . easy to carry and serve.
Alan D on Jul 24, 2018
I like the Speidel that I have, but need a smaller vessel. I can make this work
Russell L on Jun 6, 2018
for bottling up mock blends
Brad W on May 9, 2018
Perfect size and very sturdy!!!
Levi F on May 4, 2018
I've been using the 7 gallon for a couple of years and wanted to experiment with small batches
mike c on Mar 27, 2018
Advice of friends who are brewers
Charles H on Mar 20, 2018
I own 3 - love them
William S on Feb 9, 2018
It's difficult to find this size.
Bruce M on Jan 30, 2018
For 2.5 gal batches
Mark L on Aug 11, 2020
needed a small fermenter
Valued C on Jun 28, 2020
Would it work with the 3.5gal version of fermenter?
Marien Gerbens on Oct 21, 2019
Speidel Plastic Storage Tank - 12L (3.2 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage Tank - 12L (3.2 gal)
Stainless Dip Tube for Speidel Plastic Fermenters
Stainless Dip Tube for Speidel Plastic Fermenters
Would this be large enough for primary fermentation of 3 gallon batches? I'm concerned there may not be adequate headspace. Thanks
Theodore Nowicki on Jan 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I use one of these for making 2.5+ gallon gluten-free batches for a neighbor. 3 gallons would likely bubble over during fermentation, particularly with a high OG recipe. You might get by with a blow off set up with some recipes, but the extra cost for that would more than pay for the 20L model.
Has anyone tried a speidel plastic fermentor to make Kombucha?
Charles D. Coskery on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These fermenters work great for Kombucha. They are very easy to slip a scoby into and bottle from. The HDPE plastic is great at preventing too much oxygen seeping in, very easy to clean, and you can add boiling water to the empty fermenter to pasteurize it if you want to use a different colony or start another project.
What is the tubing size for the spigot on the Speidel fermentor?
Jeffrey Hewit on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jeffrey, 3/8'' tubing will provide a snug fit on the spigot. You can use 1/2'' but you'll want to use a hose clamp to secure the line.
I'm interested in the blow off tube assembly shown in the picture of the comment from Dennis K. (July 5th). What are those white plastic elbow connectors attached to the grommet on the Speidel that he's using for his blow off tube assembly?
Maurice Hajjar on Aug 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Maurice - They look to be push-in fittings for RO water filtration systems. Similar to a larger SharkBite fitting. Search John Guest fittings.

4.5 / 5.0
22 Reviews
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Great for small batches.
Great size for fermenting 2.5 gallon batches from my Anvil Foundry 6.5. Easy to clean and very sturdy. No issues with the gaskets and would highly recommend. I have two ssbrewtech buckets but prefer this one over them and will use brewbuckets for sours now and the Spiedels for everything ee
May 2, 2020
5 months ago
One brew in - seems fine
I'm only using this for small test batches and the first one with the Speidel went fine. Easy to clean and easy to move around. So far no complaints - solid product.
February 24, 2020
7 months ago
One Didnt Fully Seal...
I bought 3 of these. On one of them the lid on top did not seal properly due to the plastic seam being a bit rough. I found this out after fermentation began so hopefully the finished product isnt an oxidized mess. This would be 5* if the one sealed properly, because the other 2 are the best fermenters ive ever owned.
September 30, 2019
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Don't hesitate to contact our customer service team regarding the fermenter giving you troubles. You can reach us by phone at 1(800) 600-0033 or email us at support@moreflavor.com. Cheers!
October 1, 2019
Graciela H
Sturdy fermenter with one drawback
I really like this fermenter. I love how sturdy it is. I also really like the handle. The only drawback is that since it’s so thick and sturdy it’s hard to get the temperature of the liquid inside. I’m still looking at options which may include having to drill into it.
August 5, 2019
1 year ago
These are my favorite fermenters. The 12 liter is perfect for 3 gallon all grain brew in the bag. Also great for splitting 5 gallon batches and experimenting. I have a 3 gallon fast ferment and prefer the speidel
July 13, 2019
Jeff B
Great piece of equipment. Hands down better than the old school five gallon bucket. Love the German engineering.
May 11, 2019
1 year ago
Buy it here and you'll get the airlock and pre-drilled lid included
I already own the 7.9 gallon model and love it so getting this was a no brainer for splitting batches down in size. I used this to add puree to an IPA and it worked wonderful. Hard to go wrong with the Speidel in my opinion.

You might be able to find these cheaper elsewhere but most other venders only sell them as storage containers and not as fermenters. Moorebeer included the airlock and pre-drilled lid whereas others only have a sealed lid so you'll end up needing to purchase accessories from the cheaper guys and it will cost similar so buying it all together in a package is a better way to go if you don't want to guess on accessories.
April 19, 2019
1 year ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
April 22, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Spied el 3.2 gallon fermenter
Great little fermenter, easy to clean, easy to handle, easy-to-use. I would recommend them for anyone who wants that make smaller batches here and there.
February 1, 2019
1 year ago
Great vessel - have 2
Love this size. Just wish the lid came equipped with a siphon port. Customizing them myself didn't go smoothly. But I prefer the smaller size for smaller batches.
September 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
Fermenter, yes!
I previously purchased a 30L Speidel Fermenter and love it! Recently, I realized I had the perfect spot in the my beer refrigerator/freezer for a half batch fermenter and ordered a 12L Speidel. As its name indicates, the 12L is designed for storage and travel, but with a 1/2" hole drilled in its top, an air lock grommet may be easily installed. Because of little headroom above 2.5+ gallons in the Speidel and because I didn't have room for a typical air lock, I decided to use a blow off setup instead. Works great! I recommend the Speidel plastic fermenters ... very well made, lots of accessories available, easy on the wallet and fun to use!
2.5 gallons in a Speidel 12L with a blow off setup
2.5 gallons in a Speidel 12L with a blow off setup
July 5, 2018
over 2 years ago