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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Hoping to improve my brewing process.
Evan S on May 9, 2019
already own a 60L need smaller for 5 gallon batches
Daniel Weaver on Apr 26, 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
Screw down lid . Sold
Eric on Feb 5, 2019
Capacity, construction, ease of cleaning, great reviews.
02Klausrider on Feb 4, 2019
Size and capability
RICHARD H on Jan 30, 2019
Already have another like it. Easy to clean
Michael C on Jan 30, 2019
I have the bigger one and love it.
Jeffrey L C on Jan 27, 2019
bought one years ago and it's the best
harlan B on Jan 24, 2019
Reviews were great!
Paul Kogler on Jan 19, 2019
Shawn h on Jan 19, 2019
Quality Product
John C on Jan 15, 2019
Great reviews, I'm an avid homebrewer and want something with a larger mouth.
Daniel R W on Jan 14, 2019
Upgrading from 6.5 gal. glass carboy, to make it easier to handle safely
Richard Schmittdiel on Jan 10, 2019
Like the thought of plastic instead of glass
Henry S on Jan 8, 2019
Seemsto have real good reviews
Robert S on Jan 4, 2019
Sound like it really does the job well.
Ron Oldoren on Dec 22, 2018
Looking for easier ways to deal with fermentation
Jonathan E on Dec 20, 2018
Gift for winemaking Father-in-law
michael d. on Dec 19, 2018
Its what my son wanted for Christmas
Cynthia M on Dec 19, 2018
The size mostly and the large opening so I can easily dry hop.
Steven L on May 3, 2019
Great Reviews and apparent quality
Kent Pelletier on Apr 21, 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".
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 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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Best fermenter I own.
May 19, 2019
4 weeks ago
Great Product
This product has lots of nice features. Strong handles, removable and sealable ports and strong construction. Only down side is you cannot see the contents. I like seeing how clear things are getting before moving the contents. In the big picture it is a small sacrifice for a quality fermenter.
May 3, 2019
1 month ago
Worked great for my first fermentation. However, you will need to mark the 5gal prior to filling, assuming you are brewing a 5 gal batch.
April 15, 2019
2 months ago
moving up from glass carboy
Easier to work with, flexible options, large mouth, easier to carry than glass carboys. Downside - can't see in detail what is going on inside. You do see outlines, colors, sense of levels. Fermenting first batch - we'll see after i move it to secondary and clean the plastic fermenter.
April 12, 2019
1 month ago
Love my fermenters
I have the 30 and 60L and I bought the larger one first as I want to brew 10 gallon batches. Just bought the 30L and fermenting saison as I write this review. Love the fact they are easy to clean. No auto siphon just add tubing and bottle or keg away. Trub settles nicely to the bottom. I wash some yeasts and these fermenters are the bomb for doing that. The plastic valves come apart for complete cleaning. So easy. Done with carboys.
March 29, 2019
2 months ago
Would definitely recommend
Best fermenter for the money hands down. I own three of these and they never let me down. If I had to give one thing I didn’t like it would be hard to do. The only thing I can think of is you have to use a hose clamp as spigot doesn’t fit any standard size hoses
March 29, 2019
Great fermenter
It is in use now and awesome
March 28, 2019
2 months ago
Good for vigorous fermentation, but spigot clogs
Just kegged from this today, and the spigot clogged immediately (it was a heavy hopped double IPA -- lesson learned after fighting with my siphon for 2 hours and adding way too much oxygen that way, to tip the fermenter so I don't get all the gunk there). The spigot was also an odd size -- too big for my normal bottling tubing, but too small for the 1/2 ID tubing for my kettle -- though again, it clogged. Somewhat hard to clean, even the outside.

However, the handles are amazing, and it gives really good space for a big beer to ferment. My 6 gallon batch left a ton of room. I like the heavy duty airlock as well.

I'm happy with the purchase, but likely won't buy another.
March 23, 2019
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Hey so sorry about your experience. We try very hard to create the best experience for our customers and provide quality products. Please give us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or email us at info@moreflavor.com so that we can assist you. We are here to help. Cheers!
March 25, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Fast shipping. Very pleased with the fermenter, which also converts to a storage if needed.
March 22, 2019
2 months ago
No More Carboys For Me
I just finished my first batch using this fermenter and I am completely satisfied with the purchase as it is very well made. If you do buy this, my only recommendation would be to fill it up one gallon at a time and mark the outside with a Sharpie prior to use. I used my old fermentation bucket to accomplish this.
I can't knock this item one bit - great price and well made.
March 18, 2019
2 months ago
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback. That's a great idea to mark gallon increments on the outside. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
March 19, 2019
Tyler W Staff