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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal.
FE715

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal.

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Description

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
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 4LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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I love my old Speidel and now I need a 4th fermenter.
Ryan A on Oct 8, 2019
An addition to the one I purchased from you last year and will probably order another next year.
Andrew D on Oct 8, 2019
I love my old Speidel and now I need a 4th fermenter.
Ryan A on Oct 8, 2019
I think it’s a great deal
Scott H on Oct 8, 2019
An addition to the one I purchased from you last year and will probably order another next year.
Andrew D on Oct 8, 2019
Ease of lifting.
TImothy B on Oct 7, 2019
convenience
Jim R on Oct 7, 2019
Love them
William C on Oct 5, 2019
good reviews
RON G on Oct 3, 2019
fruit mead, easy clean
Scott Y on Oct 2, 2019
i had bought this in the past
Daniel M on Oct 1, 2019
What I had was too small.
Jacques R on Sep 28, 2019
Upgrade from bucket fermenter
Dennis D on Sep 25, 2019
reviews
Patrick H on Sep 20, 2019
excellent, easy to use, functional fermenter for 5 gallon batches. I'll take this over any carboy.
amibilech w on Sep 17, 2019
Easy to clean, dry hop, complete closed transfers, check gravity
Shane W on Sep 16, 2019
I like the idea of the wide mouth, spigot, and heavy duty plastic
Scotty T on Sep 10, 2019
I'm tired of cleaning carboys.
Bill G on Sep 9, 2019
Want a second one
David t on Sep 5, 2019
I have one .they are good fermenter
Riste N on Sep 5, 2019
this is my second one and it works great, really want to move away from glass
kenneth w on Aug 28, 2019
RV Brewing, space constraints
Christopher H D on Aug 28, 2019
Size
James T on Aug 28, 2019
I picked this because the size was perfect for me and the ratings were good. The reviews described it as a quality product.
Mark W H on Aug 28, 2019
Big opening, HDPE, handles and cost
Anthony S on Aug 28, 2019
Durable
Stan K on Aug 28, 2019
wanted a fermentor for 5gallon kits that was easy to clean .
William R on Jul 20, 2019
Smaller solera for a Flanders red.
Brian S on Jul 15, 2019
QUALITY
Robert B on Jul 12, 2019
affordable and good quality
Ben K on Jul 10, 2019
Wife wont' allow glass carboy in the house, and this is so much nicer than a bucket, and way safer than a glass carboy.
Eric S. S on Jul 9, 2019
Have one already. I plan on replacing all my buckets. Great fermenter.
Joshua S on Jul 9, 2019
Wanted new fermenters can highly recommend
Christopher A on Jul 7, 2019
Seems like a promising system, has important accessories built in.
Brian B on Jun 21, 2019
Size and handles
Matthew S on Jun 7, 2019
Excellent reviews and Speidel quality
Barry B on Jun 7, 2019
wide mouth, spigot at bottom
Jordan H on Jun 6, 2019
For top cropping yeasts
Craig Peacock on Jun 1, 2019
Need more
Jon B on May 30, 2019
Good reviews
Anthony Gendill on May 30, 2019
EASE OF USE.
RON K on May 30, 2019
Works great
Jeff O on May 29, 2019
Have a 60l for 10 gallon batches, love it. Want something to ferment 5 gallon batches in.
David H on May 22, 2019
Hoping to improve my brewing process.
Evan S on May 9, 2019
The size mostly and the large opening so I can easily dry hop.
Steven L on May 3, 2019
already own a 60L need smaller for 5 gallon batches
Daniel Weaver on Apr 26, 2019
Great Reviews and apparent quality
Kent Pelletier on Apr 21, 2019
Want a new heavy duty plastic fermenter with a wide mouth
Justin C on Apr 20, 2019
Recommended by a friend with more experience brewing than me.
Clifton Lawson on Apr 18, 2019
Right size for me and i'm tired of using buckets.
Steve on Apr 10, 2019
Like better than glass carboy
David M on Apr 2, 2019
6.5 gallon size isn't big enough for high ABV or Large dry hops
Stephen Hilla on Mar 23, 2019
I think it’s a great deal
Scott H on Oct 8, 2019
Ease of lifting.
TImothy B on Oct 7, 2019
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, this fermenter will include one locking cap to seal the hole in the lid and/or spigot area.
What's the height with the airlock in place?
THOMAS MADDEN on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Thomas - The height with the airlock would be 21.25".
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: No. It will reduce some light but not enough. When I need to protect my fermenter from light I use the box it came in. Open the box at both ends. Tape one end of the boxes tops open together so the box will stand taller to leave enough height for the air lock to operate freely after the box is placed over the fermenter. the top end can be left open or closed depending on the angle of the light source. The loose flaps on the upper end of the box can always be pulled back whenever you want to have a peek at the air lock. Won't cost you anything but some tape. Cheers.
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: Hi Scott. I purchased the upgraded port and you should too. The one that comes with these is pretty crummy. I use the 3/8 tubing. Just be sure to purchase the Butterfly Hose Clamp - 1/2 in. to clamp it on snugly, and be sure that the end that goes onto the spigot is dry so it wont slip any. I didn't at first and spilled some beer a few times while I was racking. Probably would have been a wise idea had I not drank so much too. Good luck!
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: Hi Nathaniel - Yes PBW can be used to clean this fermenter but we would recommend to never use an abrasive scrub pad like the back of a sponge, brillow, etc. as it would scratch the surface and allow nooks/crannies to develop and harbor bacteria. As for containing the manual - it doesn't seem to, but you could search YouTube for "Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal" to get an idea of how to use one.
Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Great product for 5 gal batches now I would like to do 3 gal test batches would the 3.2 gal speidel have enough head space and are the lids and components compatable between the fermenters?
September 21, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
I Love These Fermenters!!!!!!!
These are great! I will get some great use out of them!
September 13, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Effective Fermenter
Happy with this fermenter. It's easy to clean, sturdy, yet lightweight. I fermented my first batch with no issues. The only thing I wish was different would be able to actually see the fermentation take place. I upgraded to the metal spigot.
August 6, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Versatile and Practical
Easy to clean. No issues whatsoever getting it to seal. Plenty of room for fruit or hops.
July 30, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Tougher than all the rest.
July 13, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
A quality fermentation vessel
If I were designing a premium quality and affordable fermentation vessel, I doubt I could have done as well as Speidel did. The smooth inner surface is easy to clean, the thick walls and ergonomic handles permit moving without a back flow of the air lock solution into the beer, and unlike glass it can take the occasional bump.
June 26, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
love this fermentor
I like cleaning it with its large mouth. The lid is easy to get off. The spigot size is unusual. I had to buy a new 7/16 in ID silicon hose. I never tried vinyl as its not easy to find in that size.
June 13, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
FERMIETER
WORK GREAT EASY TO CLEAN
June 12, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Love it!
Have a Witbier fermenting away. I got the thermowell with it and am using a fermwrap with a Johnson controller. My only word of caution is make sure the spigot gasket is completely dry and correctly seated before tightening or it will leak.
June 3, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Works great, the way I have it set up.
I bought two of these after going thru several clear plastic carboys (either wide mouthed or regular). The clear plastic ones tend to develop cracks in the bottom from pebbles that I may happen to place on during filling. I bought these because they are more robust and should not develop cracks. I prefer not to have spigots on my fermenters, so I used the included screw blank to seal off the spigot port. It works great this way. I have a good feeling that these should last for awhile.
I have not tried the spigot so no comment on any leaks with them.
June 3, 2019
Purchased
4 months 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!
June 4, 2019
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