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 4LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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wanted a fermentor for 5gallon kits that was easy to clean .
William R on Jul 20, 2019
Robert B on Jul 12, 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
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
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
To ferment 6 gallon batches, with some head space.
Timothy C on Mar 23, 2019
I wanna practice making my own home brews
DUSTIN S on Mar 22, 2019
Need another fermenter
Steve W on Mar 22, 2019
Need a second fermenter
Salvatore F on Mar 22, 2019
High quality, many good features such as the spigot and dedicated airlock
Sean B on Mar 21, 2019
Easy to clean
Eric M on Mar 21, 2019
The lid is a better design than the Big Mouth Bubblers.
Gus Fort on Mar 19, 2019
Its affordable and well made. Have one already
James K on Mar 14, 2019
To made mead.
David G on Mar 14, 2019
I already own 1 and love it.
Bradley A on Mar 11, 2019
Smaller than my 60 liter
Ray L on Mar 8, 2019
Looking for an alternative to glass carboys but not ready to spend money on SS fermentation vessels.
Lamar C on Mar 7, 2019
i have one and wanted another
James P E on Mar 5, 2019
Best equipment on the market for the price
Steven R on Mar 2, 2019
Looking for better primary option than standard bucket.
Dell Grunenberg on Mar 2, 2019
Easy to clean and looks to be a good product
Keith u on Mar 1, 2019
Wide opening, headspace for fruit or no blow off tube required, has handles to easily lift when full.
Chester D on Mar 1, 2019
This winter is long and the temperature is perfect for brewing beer in my basement.
Ken S on Feb 26, 2019
Had good reviews, affordable, upgrade from plastic buckets and glass carboys
Jesse h on Feb 22, 2019
Excellent primary fermenter. Wide neck makes dry hopping and cleaning a breeze! Already have two and they are the best. Swap the solid cap gasket for the spigot cap gasket and you'll get a much better seal.
Steve S on Feb 22, 2019
Best reviews and looks durable, appears well worth the price.
Rick O on Feb 22, 2019
Own one love now i need one more
paul u on Feb 22, 2019
Making Beer. Recommended
Alan M on Feb 12, 2019
Looks like easier to handle than glass
Dennis B on Feb 5, 2019
Smaller solera for a Flanders red.
Brian S on Jul 15, 2019
affordable and good quality
Ben K on Jul 10, 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.
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.

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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
1 month ago
Versatile and Practical
Easy to clean. No issues whatsoever getting it to seal. Plenty of room for fruit or hops.
July 30, 2019
1 month ago
Tougher than all the rest.
July 13, 2019
1 month 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
2 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
2 months ago
June 12, 2019
2 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
2 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
3 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
Tyler W Staff
Very Happy!
I am very happy with this fermenter. Such a simple thing, but the handles absolutely make this!
May 29, 2019
3 months ago
Very satisfied.
Very well made product. No issues at all, very simple to use and a very reasonable price. Think I’ll order a couple more.
May 22, 2019
3 months ago