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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L / 5.3 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 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: 12in Diameter x 16.5in Height (w/out airlock in place). Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

Item # FE710
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 4LBS
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It ferments
Jeremy D M on Feb 8, 2018
Friends in Germany use this brand for their wine and it gets great reviews
Valued C on Jan 30, 2018
It ferments
Jeremy D M on Feb 8, 2018
great quality and it hold perfect amount for 2 cases of bomber bottles
audrey c on Feb 5, 2018
Friends in Germany use this brand for their wine and it gets great reviews
Valued C on Jan 30, 2018
Plastic is safer than glass. And this one has handles.
Drew S on Jan 26, 2018
I purchased the next size up and it worked great.
Dark Harbor P on Jan 24, 2018
Ever have a glass carboy break in your hands?
Gregg Carney on Jan 22, 2018
size and quality
Robert George Sebring on Jan 15, 2018
great quality and it hold perfect amount for 2 cases of bomber bottles
audrey c on Feb 5, 2018
Plastic is safer than glass. And this one has handles.
Drew S on Jan 26, 2018

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I would highly recommend these fermenters over glass carboys. Easy to clean and light weight.
February 6, 2018
1 month ago
Best Fermenter Ever
I have a total of 7 of these fermenters now. I have two 15 gallon that I use for hard cider. I have three 7.9 gallon ones I use for beer and three 5.3 gallon ones I use for wine. The three I use for wine have no staining or odor after months of aging. Easy to fill and clean. I have totally gotten away from glass carboys now.
January 28, 2018
1 month ago
Love it, but love hurts!!
Love my 20L, but it tries to cut me when cleaning sometimes!!
April 3, 2016
So far, this is my favorite fermenter. Very easy to clean and high quality materials.
May 30, 2015
Time & Space Saver
I have limited space and time for brewing, bottling, and cleaning and am constantly looking for ways to consolidate all off my brewing kit into as few pieces with ease of cleaning and use. The 20L fermenter fits my needs nicely and is easy to move, clean, and store. I recently used my plastic carboy and it easily took double the time to clean versus the Speidel. Niceties and/or improvements would include a smaller airlock and the spigot to be closer to the carboy body (simply for limited space and reckless kids) as well as increase volume to 6 gallons (the krausen always hits the top). I plan on buying two more and then selling off my carboys and associated accoutrements.
May 29, 2015
Great product
Great product. Easy to clean for the most part. It has some very rough textured plastic on the rim (inside the fermenter). I am concerned with things growing there that I do not want. I do think it is a bit over-priced, but it is easy to handle and move around the house.
May 27, 2015
Better than glass carboy
I really love this thing, it's easy to clean, light, and the handles are honestly well balanced when full you van pick it up without disturbing it pretty easily.

As others have said this is definitely a step up from glass carboys it needs some finishing touches, & Speidel could do better. Personally I use mine as a secondary when I'm doing a lot of dry hops or spices due to the large lid, but the airlock is annoying and way too large for my needs. Buy a rubber stopper that fits a normal airlock.

The spigot isn't bad, but it's not great either. you can take it completely apart which is nice, but I'll admit where it's not leaking yet I think it's starting to get worn. A SS one is on the list.

So, that being said I highly reccomend these. I just hope their R&D keeps working on them, these could be the standard. I have one 20L and plan on getting another to play with.
May 5, 2015
The Best Fermenter on the Market
I have zero complaints about the Speidel line of fermenters. Easy to clean, non-staining, won't break and cut you!
May 5, 2015
Speidel Tanks Rock
This is the second Speidel I have bought. This size is perfect as a fermenter for small batches or as a secondary or bottling bucket for 5 gallon batches. Lightweight, easy to clean, don't leak... What's not to like?
May 19, 2014
Awesome tanks
So easy to clean and use. These are the best!
May 13, 2014