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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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i have one, and it's so good i wanted two
Jeremy F on Jan 14, 2020
good reviews and need a new fermenter
Dean Richards on Jan 10, 2020
i have one, and it's so good i wanted two
Jeremy F on Jan 14, 2020
Price, features, reviews
Thomas G on Jan 11, 2020
good reviews and need a new fermenter
Dean Richards on Jan 10, 2020
I have one already and it's the best fermenter that I have found for the price.
Tim H on Dec 30, 2019
Wanted another fermenter. Many people recommended this one
Sayge A on Dec 23, 2019
I need another fermenter to brew more beers. ;)
Jaime L on Dec 23, 2019
Christmas gift
Elizabeth W on Dec 21, 2019
Brother-in-law's Christmas present
Michael U on Dec 21, 2019
I need extra head space for high gravity brews.
Kenneth S on Dec 16, 2019
Husband wanted it
Laura C on Dec 16, 2019
Because I am German and know this brand well
Andreas W on Dec 14, 2019
It was requested by my son.
Donna R. G on Dec 11, 2019
Great starter platform with upgrades available.
Thomas M on Dec 10, 2019
We have two already. The wide mouth and spigot make it easy to use.
Vicki G on Dec 7, 2019
My husband wanted it.
Charles Stahl on Dec 6, 2019
My friend has one and he loves it!
Greg S on Dec 6, 2019
it is a great fermenter. 7.9 gallons gives flexibility of a larger batch size, a ~5 gallon with plenty of headroom or a much smaller batch. It all works.
Mark S on Dec 2, 2019
Good design for secondary fermentation compare to others in the market.
Arvin C on Nov 28, 2019
Good reviews.
Chris T on Nov 27, 2019
want a 2nd
L P K on Nov 26, 2019
Great for collecting juice off the press, reasonable carrying weight
Corey G on Nov 22, 2019
looks like a nice product and it has been recommended by a few brewing buddys
Lewis Hunter on Nov 22, 2019
This will be my second Speidel fermenter. First has worked flawlessly for the last two years.
Walter E on Nov 20, 2019
edward b on Nov 19, 2019
Weight and reviews
Ren J on Nov 18, 2019
Good Reviews
Brian G on Nov 13, 2019
Good reviews
Roderick C on Nov 12, 2019
Great Reviews
Jason P on Nov 12, 2019
Larger size, easier to clean
Tallman on Nov 11, 2019
saw and ad and this looked like it would save me some work
Andrew R on Nov 9, 2019
I already have one which I like a lot - top notch fermenter,
Daniel M C on Nov 8, 2019
I want to use for green tomato for
CORNELIA R on Nov 6, 2019
My son wanted this for Xmas
Beverly H on Oct 22, 2019
to use as primary and secondary fermenting
Gregory P on Oct 21, 2019
durability and portability
Ryan R T on Oct 21, 2019
Positive reviews
Chip M on Oct 16, 2019
Looking forward to using this product to ferment my Meads and Cysers.
Kenneth B on Oct 16, 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
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
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
Price, features, reviews
Thomas G on Jan 11, 2020
I have one already and it's the best fermenter that I have found for the price.
Tim H on Dec 30, 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.
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.
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.
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!
What is the maximum liquid capacity when filled to the top?
Brett Demers on Jan 18, 2020

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Better than a bucket, as good as SS
Light, easy to use, easy to clean. Works great!
January 10, 2020
1 month ago
It's great especially for high gravity beers when you don't want to loose your precious liquid through the airlock and have to cleanup a big mess. Nice for the price!
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1 month ago
Great product.
Excellent product. Really wish it had a bung that would accommodate my thermal well as well as the airlock.
December 11, 2019
2 months ago
Solid product! Lots of great accessories available for all the Speidel products.
December 9, 2019
2 months ago
Perfect 5 Gal Fermenter
Everything about this product is as advertised and consistant with other reviews. Plenty of head space for a 5 gal batch, so no blow off hose is needed. The spigot leaked a tiny bit on my first batch, but is fine now. With the spigot, I was able to rack off a porter with no need for a siphon. The fermentation lock work well, and the carying handles are great addition. Also much lighter than the glass equivalent. Not being able to watch the fermentation is not as big a deal as I thought.
Second batch in this fermenter. Brewing a NEIPA.
Second batch in this fermenter. Brewing a NEIPA.
December 6, 2019
2 months ago
Mongo like easy clean
Wow love this fermenter, Easy cleaning job. Also added bonus, letting my brew out through spigot at bottom was nice and easy , I didn't have to deploy my siphon !
November 13, 2019
2 months ago
Very Good.
This is my second Speidel Plastic Fermenter, I purchased the second as the first one is so good and easy to use. The price from More Beer is also the lowest I could find, their delivery time was as promised and I received with no damage. A perfect experience dealing with them both times.

My first one leaked at the tap, but this was just plastic flashing from the molding process around the threads and I cleaned up with a sharp utility knife, there have been no problems since. The second one had no flash around the threads.

I buy my Brewing supplies from our local brew store but they do not carry the Speidel brand, another customer at the brew store told me about Speidel fermenters and convinced me that they were worth buying and I am very happy that I did.
November 7, 2019
3 months ago
The best....
Best fermenter I’ve tried...
October 24, 2019
3 months ago
Very nice great works like a dream
October 22, 2019
3 months ago
Speidel fermenter
I've only used it once so far. The question is: "Why didn't I buy one before"? Plenty of room for a 5-6 gallon ferment. Easy to clean. Light weight. Only thing is, I don't like the big bubbler-cork that comes with it. What I did was put a regular size bubbler in it. Used a small cork to fit into the Large supplied cork. Air tight! Worked great. Recommended it.
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