Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L / 5.3 gal.

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: 12 in. Diameter x 16.5 in. Height (w/out airlock in place). Mouth is 4.75 in. wide. Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

Item # FE710
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
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Weight 4 LBS
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Own Several and these are the best plastic for the money.
Joel Locklear on Jan 22, 2022
Use for 5gal batches of cider
Chris v on Jan 3, 2022
Own Several and these are the best plastic for the money.
Joel Locklear on Jan 22, 2022
Fermentation sec for beer
Roy C M on Jan 22, 2022
Use for 5gal batches of cider
Chris v on Jan 3, 2022
I own several and they rock. Easy to clean and airtight... Drink more wine
Joel Locklear on Dec 7, 2021
make in home
sca-13150 Baudilio G on Dec 1, 2021
Love this size
Joel Locklear on Nov 24, 2021
Good for small batches and easy to move when full.
Peter S on Nov 2, 2021
Great reviews
John M on Oct 22, 2021
light weight
Michael J H on Sep 29, 2021
Compact, Sturdy, Airtight, Easy to clean. What else is there.
Joel Locklear on Sep 6, 2021
Bradford B on Sep 6, 2021
I have one already and love it. I'm a small person, this allows me to brew 5 gallon batches on my own due to being able to easily lift and move the fermenter.
Jamie Lynn W on Aug 7, 2021
breathes like a wooden barrell
Edward Hyde on Jul 16, 2021
Cause it had a spigot
Robert V on Jul 6, 2021
I have 3 of these in different sizes. They are best fermentors for the money
Joseph on Jul 2, 2021
My family brewed as a family, now Mom and I are empty nesters. Still want to brew...smaller batches.
Doug C on Jun 29, 2021
Need for smaller batches, I have several 60 and 30 liter models and love them....
Joel Locklear on Jun 22, 2021
Doing small-batch meads, but wanted to make more than a gallon
Philip A on Jun 19, 2021
Secondary for mead
Ethan C on May 27, 2021
I want to use the fermenter for cask conditioning
Robert B on May 17, 2021
perfect choice of secondary fermenter for my 5 gallon batches
Doug Haviland on May 12, 2021
Secondary fermentation
Craig Peacock on May 8, 2021
size and versatility
Sammy K on Apr 20, 2021
Recommendation from a commercial brewer
jacob t on Apr 6, 2021
Recommendation by a friend. I have high hopes
Daniel M on Jan 8, 2021
My friend who owns a brewery said this was the best thing for home brewing.
Justin S on Jan 6, 2021
Vincent D on Dec 9, 2020
easy to use and clean
Angel S on Dec 5, 2020
Light weight , very strong easy to clean , and don't break like the glass I use to use.
ashlee m c on Oct 22, 2020
Friend recommended this brand as the best plastic fermenter
Kevin M on Sep 4, 2020
Replacement for PET carboys. Wanted large opening and also wanted something sturdier than PET
Adam Barrilleaux on Aug 25, 2020
required for brewing school
Thomas J B on Aug 25, 2020
JOHN W B on Aug 19, 2020
recommended by friend
robert w on Aug 14, 2020
Bought it for a friend... love mine
NANCY PERRY on Aug 12, 2020
Due to several positive reviews
Steve E on Jul 31, 2020
Gonna try a kombucha continuous brew
Valued C on Jul 28, 2020
Initial overflow and topping storage
Nate l on Jul 1, 2020
New to brewing
Robert S on Jun 10, 2020
Need a good secondary fermenter. Have a 30L already and am very happy with it.
Erich S on Jun 8, 2020
I have 2 of the 30-liter Speidel fermenters and love them for primary. This will be for the occasional secondary or for doing cask conditioned ales with gravity dispense.
David Carpenter on Jun 5, 2020
Needed another fermenter
Kevin P on May 27, 2020
Great reviews
Aaron Pittman on May 23, 2020
For use as a primary or secondary fermenter
Daniel F on May 20, 2020
Strong reviews and recommendations
Guillermo P on May 18, 2020
Switching over from glass carboys
Daniel L on May 16, 2020
Fits my mini fridge
Kenny P on May 14, 2020
Michael B on May 12, 2020
Secondary fermentation
T on May 12, 2020
The 30L was out, so I will use it as a secondary for now.
Ethan W on Apr 28, 2020
Fermentation sec for beer
Roy C M on Jan 22, 2022
I own several and they rock. Easy to clean and airtight... Drink more wine
Joel Locklear on Dec 7, 2021
Do the components ship wrapped so they don't damage the fermenter?
Wesley A Scott on Mar 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Wesley - Our fulfillment team will do everything necessary to make sure that items do not arrive damaged.

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Rated 4 out of 5
Nice unit
Very nice plastic fermentation jug
October 23, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Where have you been all of my life.
For years I have used inferior products and done OK. Glass is heavy and hard to clean, this is not. Stainless is expensive, this is not. I even considered making my own with tanks from the tank depot, but I could not get the quality and accessories required for a fair price. Speidel got it right. I own six 5.3 Gallon, three 7.9 Gallon and 2 of the Rectangle 60 L.... I need more. I dig the compactness of the 5.3 Gallon. It fits on a shelf normally used for wine bottles. More wine is a good thing. Buy this.
September 3, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome fermentor
I have 4 of these in different sizes. Best fermentors for the money
July 15, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love these fermenters. Easy to use and easy to clean. What more could you want...
One finished batch of blonde.. One stout in early stages...
One finished batch of blonde.. One stout in early stages...
April 13, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Well made, using it for sour beers.
February 18, 2021
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worth it.
This thing is well made, durable and easy to clean and use.
January 20, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
More Wine!!!
6 gallon pal of wine racked/filled into one 5.3 g (20L) spiedel for stage 2 fermenting w/sox of oak chips. Perfect tank size minus the stage 1 bottom pal sediment. No bottom drain leakage & the airlocks work great!....Rack/filling a 2nd tank. Easy use w/wide top cap for filling & cleaning- Its a breeze.... More Wine!!!!
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January 8, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Buy it
Best plastic fermenter on the market
January 8, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great tank very easy to clean and moving it around with the handles is heaven sent , replaceable part;s are very easy to get ,but you will not need them ;and the price;s are plus ,not brakeable like my glass fermenter;s and you will be very happy with them !
November 12, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best non-stainless fermenter
October 20, 2020
1 year ago