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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The lid is a better design than the Big Mouth Bubblers.
Gus Fort on Mar 19, 2019
To made mead.
David G on Mar 14, 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 G 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
lots of head space for making hazy IPA
Thomas H on Dec 19, 2018
Need to replace a glass car boy.
Larry M on Dec 18, 2018
Requested gift
Kathy A on Dec 17, 2018
Liked the first one I ordered
Patrick S on Dec 15, 2018
boyfriend wanted for christmas
noelle h on Dec 13, 2018
It was on a Christmas list
Darryl B on Dec 13, 2018
The reviews. Wanted something better than pails. Not a fan of glass.
Steven C J on Dec 10, 2018
Good price
william h on Dec 7, 2018
I have the 3 gal. Really like it.
Janice S on Dec 6, 2018
building small winery - works great
Jonathan O on Dec 4, 2018
Looks like a good set up for fermenting
Marc L on Nov 28, 2018
husband christmas list
Debra M on Nov 28, 2018
I love this fermenter, i already have two, the handles are great, the big opening for cleaning, the size, I don’t have to worry about foam over.
Jim K on Nov 26, 2018
My husband has been wanting this one for awhile
Zsa Zsa W on Nov 24, 2018
Handles and spigot
Karen G on Nov 24, 2018
Its affordable and well made. Have one already
James K on Mar 14, 2019
I already own 1 and love it.
Bradley A on Mar 11, 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".
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.

4.7 / 5.0
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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
3 weeks 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
Very Well Built & Well Worth The Money
I used Better Bottles for years and while they did the job for quite some time they began to crack after I switched over to using PBW to clean them. Not ready to spend the money on a conical or steel fermenter and not really necessary. I bought 4 of these and and they get heavy use and have performed well. I guess the only knock is that when you have used clear glass/plastic, going to a white plastic where you cannot see fermentation activity takes a little getting used. It is nice having the additional headspace and I have not had any messes with blow off when I split a 10-12 gal batch between 2 fermentes. Easy to clean and sanitize too. I plan on getting at least 2 more sometime soon.
March 18, 2019
Response from MoreFlavor
Thank you so much for your feedback regarding the fermenter. 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
I want more
Not only can i ferment i also use it to haul water from any source. It is a beautifull thing
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March 17, 2019
3 weeks ago
I love this fermentor, used it many many times and never has let me down. Make a blow off tube for those big beers!
March 17, 2019
1 year ago
Possibly the only fermentor you’ll ever need
nothing bad to say . It’s the best of the plastic fermentors, only thing better could be stainless steel
Love it after only 1 brew . Looking forward to more
Love it after only 1 brew . Looking forward to more
February 26, 2019
1 month ago
The quality of this product is excellent. Rated four stars because no volume indicators and no instructions on how to use the airlock.
February 24, 2019
1 month ago
Easy to use and clean
Works very well, only concern is the amount of airspace above the 6 gallon level. But no apparent problems yet.
February 24, 2019
1 month ago
5 gal batch Fermenter
Works great with air lock or blow off tube. Easy to clean.
February 20, 2019
1 month ago
A nice upgrade from glass carboys
Bought this because I was tired of the effort and risk moving filled glass carboys around. Wanted something that would be easier to clean as well. Have one batch almost done fermenting now. Looking forward to racking the beer. I think that I will be able to use the 2-hole plastic carboy hood to rack the beer with CO2 pressure, as I previously did with my glass carboy.
February 8, 2019
2 months ago
Great product! Tight seals, large headspace. Easy to clean
February 4, 2019
2 months ago