Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal.

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 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: 13.5in Diameter x 18.5in Height (w/out airlock in place). Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

Item # FE715
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 4 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Heavy duty affordable fermenter.
David W C on May 17, 2022
whine fermenting
Atanas Georgiev on May 3, 2022
Heavy duty affordable fermenter.
David W C on May 17, 2022
Sounds like they will be good primary fermenters, and somewhat easy to clean.
Kevin F on May 10, 2022
whine fermenting
Atanas Georgiev on May 3, 2022
Right size for my plans
Howard P on Apr 28, 2022
On a lark I started making wine during lockdown, GD covid! Now everyone enjoys my wine, and it makes a great gift. Which means I need a primary wine fermenter to keep beer/wine/cider flavors from crossing over. And the missus loves the homemade stuff as well.
Michael F on Apr 6, 2022
I brew 5 gal. Batches
Mike M on Apr 4, 2022
I already have one and want the ability to brew multiple batches at the same time.
Bill K on Mar 29, 2022
I have as few, and I want one more...
Kenneth S on Mar 15, 2022
to double my batches
Daniel E on Feb 18, 2022
Scott a h on Nov 9, 2021
I like the size, its easy to clean and to move when necessary.
Peter S on Nov 2, 2021
the best!
Matt S on Nov 2, 2021
Recommend by friend
Gregory G on Oct 21, 2021
because its great stuff , the right size and I need it!
Iain M M on Oct 8, 2021
Always wanted one
Philip S on Sep 22, 2021
Big beers
Erich F on Sep 7, 2021
Tired of Buckets. Want to make larger fruit wine batch.
Christopher K on Sep 2, 2021
The 20L was too small
3515 Trillium Cove L on Aug 17, 2021
reputation from other brewers
Steve W on Jul 29, 2021
Size I need, looks well designed and built, well reviewed.
Wyatt W on Jul 10, 2021
Les L on Jun 30, 2021
Own 2 of these, I like them. Quality product.
Joel Locklear on Jun 22, 2021
Courtney A on Jun 22, 2021
lighter, safer and easier to pick sample for gravity check
Seiji S on Jun 15, 2021
recommended by user
Larry S on Jun 10, 2021
Sturdy, well made, I am using 2 right now....
Joel Locklear on Jun 8, 2021
The best fermenter for the cash
Jeff W on May 28, 2021
These are the best
Scott R on Apr 14, 2021
Easier closed transfers
Nick F on Apr 6, 2021
Requested birthday gift
Jean G on Apr 3, 2021
I am new to to fermenting and this product seemed straightforward
Nicholas C on Mar 12, 2021
Great reviews, perfect size.
Eric on Feb 23, 2021
I need a large fermenter for white wine fermentation and this has the necessary headspace.
Holger on Jan 7, 2021
Need to upgrade 5 year old bucket. Decided to get a nice one
Joseph C on Jan 6, 2021
Looks sturdy
Richard m on Jan 5, 2021
I already have three of them, and now i'll have four.
Kenneth S on Jan 5, 2021
Large opening for whole grapes. Perfect size for winemaking primary fermentation.
Gerome C on Dec 31, 2020
size & airlock
ray V on Nov 30, 2020
Was recommend by a colleague in a brewing group
Royce C on Nov 29, 2020
storage ease
Steve on Oct 27, 2020
I have the 60 L and it works well.
Mark L on Oct 27, 2020
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
Tired of blow offs in a 6.5 carboy for a 5 gallon recipe.
Ed I on Oct 9, 2020
This is a gift for my sons 40th Birthday
Geralynn N on Oct 6, 2020
Like my 20l and want to upgrade primary fermenter
Pat on Sep 30, 2020
It was the best value for the money. Pretty clear - I did a LOT of looking for the best value; this stood out.
Christian William K on Sep 23, 2020
I have one and I wanted an additional one
David E Crawford J on Sep 22, 2020
It is a good intermediate size between our glass fermenters and our 60L Speidel ferfenters.
Mark L. D on Sep 18, 2020
Price and larger capacity than the Big Mouth at 6.5 gal. Some of the more expensive wine kits call for this size. I realized that too late--wine volcano! This should take care of that.
Jeffrey Warner on Sep 16, 2020
great price
JOHN WILLIAM P on Aug 31, 2020
Sounds like they will be good primary fermenters, and somewhat easy to clean.
Kevin F on May 10, 2022
Right size for my plans
Howard P on Apr 28, 2022
What is the maximum liquid capacity when filled to the top?
Brett Demers on Jan 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I used a pitcher and put in a half gallon at a time to mark graduations on the side. It is almost 9 gallons to the rim.
Can (or should) you use PBW to clean this? Also- is there a manual available for this? I have searched the Speidel Website but cannot locate one.
Nathaniel Reynolds on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I clean mine with PBW and have never had a problem.
Does this unit include a threaded cap that will screw into the opening where the bung and airlock are inserted? I want to make sure I can completely seal fermenter if necessary in order to cold crash.
Douglas F on Feb 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I have the 20L and 30L vessels. Both came with a threaded cap with gasket.
What's the height with the airlock in place?
THOMAS MADDEN on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: With the airlock my 30 liter Speidel is 26” tall. Just measured it.
Does this effectively filter out light? I'm wondering if this could be stored in a basement where there is a fair amount of ambient light. If not, is there a suggested light-proof cover for it?
Christopher Caselas on Jul 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I wouid always cover glass,plastic fermenters with a dark bath towel ect.
Should I choose the 5.3 or the 7.9 for secondary fermentation of a 6 gallon bucket of juice. What would provide the proper headspace?
Louis Volpintesta Jr on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Fermentation is very low in secondary so headspace wouldn’t be much of a concern. That said, I would still go with the 7.9 in case you ever want to do primary in it. I have 5 of these and I live them.
Is the 13.5 inch diameter measured from the bottom of the fermenter or the widest part in the center?
Michelangelo Alcantar on Sep 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Michelangelo - 13.5" is a rough widest diameter. However when taking the bulkhead and valve into consideration, ~14.5" is a better number to go by.
If I suspect infestation due to scratch(es) on the inside of the fermenter (2 batches in a row with good fermentation that have similar off-flavor profiles, and wasted time/beer), is there any way to salvage this? Currently plan on checking by fermenting in a bucket to isolate the fermenter as the causative variable.
Jason Smith on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The way to save this fermenter would be to add boiling water directly into the fermenter and let that soak. The plastic will withstand the hot temperature and warm up to pasteurize it. Using another fermenter and eliminating this variable is a great idea to double check in the meantime.
Will this plastic fermenter collapse under vacuum? To degas, I stir and then apply approx. 25 Hg vacuum.
Jeffrey C Diem on Feb 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I’ve not put mine under negative pressure. However, I have put it under positive pressure up to 5psi. The fermenter is fairly thick plastic but it will start to distort around 5 psi. Hope this helps.
What comes with this fermentor. Parts list?
Todd Baker on Jun 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Everything u see in the pic air lock lid spigot and gaskets
Will this fit in the Cool Brewing Fermentation cooler Bag (with airlock)?
Stephen Tipton on Feb 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. I did cut the ends off a small box and put it around the airlock so the cover of the cooler bag would not hold down the airlock. Would probably have worked fine without but what the heck!......
What is the width (diameter) with the spigot in place? I would like to store this in a 14" diameter stock pot. Could someone please place it on a counter with the spigot against the wall and measure?
DGGOLD on May 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Daniel - The width with the spigot in place is 14.5".
What size (diameter) transfer hose do you use to rack?
scott hoppel on Jan 11, 2019

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291 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great product - Best fermenter
This fermenter works fantastic. I also use it when I bottle the spigot helps with the bottling and allows you to use it on a table so you don’t have to kneel and be close to the floor. This is my go to fermenter. I also have a fast fermenter and this one is 10 times better in my opinion.
May 12, 2022
3 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
What an Improvement!
Having fermented beer in glass carboys for so many years, switching to this fermenter is such a relief! It has enough head space to prevent disasters like when my blackberry stout blew its CO2 lock and I had to repaint my ceiling! It has handles to make transporting a 5 gallon brew so much easier and safer. It has a built in sturdy spigot and that's placed just at the right level to avoid accidentally moving trub at the bottom of the fermenter into your secondary. It has a wide opening at the top for very easy cleaning with your own hand. And all the parts are durable and easily assembled after cleaning for a airtight seal. Basically a wonderful invention!
April 25, 2022
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Primary Fermentor
This is a great primary. The large headspace gives peace of mind for even the most aggressive fermentations.. The only reason I rated this a a 4 instead of a 5 was because I can't find the tubing size to connect to the spigot. The only answer I got was to heat up 3/8" id tubing and try to stretch it onto the spigot. Otherwise this thing is great. I have 2 30l for primaries and 2 20 litres for secondaries now.
April 20, 2022
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for 6 gallon wine kits.
Perfect size for making 6 gallon wine kits with room to spare. On my first batch everything is going just as the directions stated. Highly recommend!
January 27, 2022
3 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great fermenter!
No problems. Great fermenter vessel. I do 5 gallon batches and it leaves me plenty of head room and eliminates the need for a blowoff tube. Highly recommended.
January 20, 2022
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect size for 6 gal Kits
The handles make it easy to move, the size is just right for 6 gal kits, and I like the its a sealed fermenter.
December 15, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it, will be ordering more and larger sizes.
November 22, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Primary fermintation
Tired of the buckets with lids that crack break or dont seal. Made two batches last friday so far so good. Make another comment once complete. Also buy them hear Amazon want bout $90 for the same item.
November 18, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Definitely worth it but...
These are great and long lasting. This is my second Speidel fermenter and my original one from multiple years ago is still going strong.

A bit disappointed the price point on these seems to have gone up in recent years and MoreBeer now includes what appears to be a generic airlock stopper(white) rather than the orange Speidel one my first speidel Fermenter came with.

Extra headspace can be great for standard size batches and haven't had a problem with infections which can effect other plastic fermenters after multiple uses.

Just wonder if these offer maximum value as of 2021 with cheaper plastic options available now and some stainless options not that far out of reach.
September 24, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Less weight more beer.
Much lighter than the glass carboy. I will use it on my next batch.
August 18, 2021
9 months ago