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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. Made in Germany from nothing but undyed and food-safe plastic, these tanks are produced with particularly thick walls which preserves the aroma and the alcohol for a markedly long time. The stable carrying handles have been tried and tested for decades and are extremely durable.

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.

FAQ:

  • Can filled containers be carried by the handles?
    • Depending on the weight—barrels up to 30L are no problem—60L is the limit and should not be carried when completely full. The handles have a weight capacity of 30kg (66 lbs).
  • Is there an upper limit on the alcohol content of the stored liquid?
    • In principle, there is not. However, it should be noted that the higher the alcohol content, the faster the seals and, to a lesser extent, the tank itself will wear out.
  • Up to what temperature can the containers be used?
    • For short periods of time the containers can withstand temperatures of up to 80°C (176°F). This temperature should not be exceeded. For longer periods of time the containers can be used at temperatures up to 60°C (140°F).
Item # FE715
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 4 LBS
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After reviewing looks like best option for wide mouth plastic fermenter
Patrick L on Nov 18, 2022
Perfect for 150 lb batches of must
James S K on Oct 25, 2022
After reviewing looks like best option for wide mouth plastic fermenter
Patrick L on Nov 18, 2022
fantastic for 6 gallon kits. standard 6 gallon wine buckets cannot handle the rise of fermentation process, therefore you lose roughly 5 bottles of wine per kit
Randy b on Nov 4, 2022
Perfect for 150 lb batches of must
James S K on Oct 25, 2022
perfect for 5 gallon batches
Forrest E A on Oct 11, 2022
love the larger 60L, but making 5 gal batches these days
Jefferson W on Sep 8, 2022
Lightweight, built in handles
Steve H on Aug 10, 2022
Solid design. Tough. German designed.
Jeff K on Aug 3, 2022
Easier to use fermenter with less equipment.
Dave Clarke on Jul 22, 2022
Recommended
Billy B on Jul 18, 2022
Making first batch of red wine and need a bit extra head space for the cap given the volume of must
Mahriah A on Jul 15, 2022
GERMAN Made
Sybille R on Jul 14, 2022
Wanted a second fermentor
Dennis F on Jun 28, 2022
Had good reviews
Jeramy M on Jun 27, 2022
need a good fermenter
William B on Jun 14, 2022
I was making wine and decided to increase batch size from 3 gal to 5 gal
Linda K on Jun 1, 2022
Heavy duty affordable fermenter.
David W C on May 17, 2022
Sounds like they will be good primary fermenters, and somewhat easy to clean.
Kevin F on May 10, 2022
whine fermenting
Atanas Georgiev on May 3, 2022
Right size for my plans
Howard P on Apr 28, 2022
On a lark I started making wine during lockdown, GD covid! Now everyone enjoys my wine, and it makes a great gift. Which means I need a primary wine fermenter to keep beer/wine/cider flavors from crossing over. And the missus loves the homemade stuff as well.
Michael F on Apr 6, 2022
I brew 5 gal. Batches
Mike M on Apr 4, 2022
I already have one and want the ability to brew multiple batches at the same time.
Bill K on Mar 29, 2022
I have as few, and I want one more...
Kenneth S on Mar 15, 2022
to double my batches
Daniel E on Feb 18, 2022
Size
Scott a h on Nov 9, 2021
I like the size, its easy to clean and to move when necessary.
Peter S on Nov 2, 2021
the best!
Matt S on Nov 2, 2021
Recommend by friend
Gregory G on Oct 21, 2021
because its great stuff , the right size and I need it!
Iain M M on Oct 8, 2021
Always wanted one
Philip S on Sep 22, 2021
Big beers
Erich F on Sep 7, 2021
Tired of Buckets. Want to make larger fruit wine batch.
Christopher K on Sep 2, 2021
The 20L was too small
3515 Trillium Cove L on Aug 17, 2021
reputation from other brewers
Steve W on Jul 29, 2021
Size I need, looks well designed and built, well reviewed.
Wyatt W on Jul 10, 2021
Design
Les L on Jun 30, 2021
Own 2 of these, I like them. Quality product.
Joel Locklear on Jun 22, 2021
Gift
Courtney A on Jun 22, 2021
lighter, safer and easier to pick sample for gravity check
Seiji S on Jun 15, 2021
recommended by user
Larry S on Jun 10, 2021
Sturdy, well made, I am using 2 right now....
Joel Locklear on Jun 8, 2021
The best fermenter for the cash
Jeff W on May 28, 2021
These are the best
Scott R on Apr 14, 2021
Easier closed transfers
Nick F on Apr 6, 2021
Requested birthday gift
Jean G on Apr 3, 2021
I am new to to fermenting and this product seemed straightforward
Nicholas C on Mar 12, 2021
Great reviews, perfect size.
Eric on Feb 23, 2021
I need a large fermenter for white wine fermentation and this has the necessary headspace.
Holger on Jan 7, 2021
Need to upgrade 5 year old bucket. Decided to get a nice one
Joseph C on Jan 6, 2021
Looks sturdy
Richard m on Jan 5, 2021
fantastic for 6 gallon kits. standard 6 gallon wine buckets cannot handle the rise of fermentation process, therefore you lose roughly 5 bottles of wine per kit
Randy b on Nov 4, 2022
perfect for 5 gallon batches
Forrest E A on Oct 11, 2022
What is the maximum liquid capacity when filled to the top?
Brett Demers on Jan 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I used a pitcher and put in a half gallon at a time to mark graduations on the side. It is almost 9 gallons to the rim.
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: I clean mine with PBW and have never had a problem.
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. I have the 20L and 30L vessels. Both came with a threaded cap with gasket.
What's the height with the airlock in place?
THOMAS MADDEN on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: With the airlock my 30 liter Speidel is 26” tall. Just measured it.
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: I wouid always cover glass,plastic fermenters with a dark bath towel ect.
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.
If I suspect infestation due to scratch(es) on the inside of the fermenter (2 batches in a row with good fermentation that have similar off-flavor profiles, and wasted time/beer), is there any way to salvage this? Currently plan on checking by fermenting in a bucket to isolate the fermenter as the causative variable.
Jason Smith on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The way to save this fermenter would be to add boiling water directly into the fermenter and let that soak. The plastic will withstand the hot temperature and warm up to pasteurize it. Using another fermenter and eliminating this variable is a great idea to double check in the meantime.
How high is the spigot from the bottom of the 30L tank inside? I ferment cider, which leaves considerable sediment in primary.
i hope to drain the cider off the lees & solids (with spigot and hose), rather than rack it, when finished with primary.
Lon Lipman on Sep 13, 2022
BEST ANSWER: You will be fine. The spigot is about 2 inches from bottom. If your still not sure you can slightly tilt the fermenter back with a wedge which will help keep the lees and solids on bottom and not in your cider.
Will this plastic fermenter collapse under vacuum? To degas, I stir and then apply approx. 25 Hg vacuum.
Jeffrey C Diem on Feb 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I’ve not put mine under negative pressure. However, I have put it under positive pressure up to 5psi. The fermenter is fairly thick plastic but it will start to distort around 5 psi. Hope this helps.
Why choose this over the Speidel Fermenter?
Jonathan Harmon on Jul 15, 2022
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L (7.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L (7.9 gal)
FermZilla All Rounder Pressure Brewing Kit - 15.9 gal. / 60 L
FermZilla All Rounder Pressure Brewing Kit - 15.9 gal. / 60 L
BEST ANSWER: the fermzilla will handle 35 lb of pressure. You can spund at the end of fermentation, you can easily do sealed pressure transfers. Even carbonate and serve right out of the fermzilla with no transfer (or cleaning kegs) necessary. The pressurized and sealed design also prevents oxygen ingress when cold crashing.
What comes with this fermentor. Parts list?
Todd Baker on Jun 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Everything u see in the pic air lock lid spigot and gaskets
Will this fit in the Cool Brewing Fermentation cooler Bag (with airlock)?
Stephen Tipton on Feb 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. I did cut the ends off a small box and put it around the airlock so the cover of the cooler bag would not hold down the airlock. Would probably have worked fine without but what the heck!......
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
Reviews

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Same great quality as my larger 120L fermenters! I've used Speidel fermenters for several years now and have always appreciated how well designed and made they are. I'm getting back into beer making and needed something smaller so this seemed like a natural choice. Extremely lightweight when empty and darn near indestructible. They're also a cinch to clean thanks to the large opening. I did upgrade to the stainless spigot and it's money well spent. If you're on glass carboys and want to make a minimal investment to up your game, this is an easy choice to make.
November 15, 2022
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Bought for Wine
This is great for wine fermentation on the home scale, you can move and lift with no problem.
October 14, 2022
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great quality
Only thing that is difficult is to siphon the beer out with out trub since it is not clear plastic, but that is so minor.

Quality is so good. Built in handles, airlock is massive!
August 9, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice fermenter
Havent used it yet but it looks like a nice fermenter and should do everything I need
Still working on my still build ...but soon I will put it to the test...just the right size for me and it was on sale with 10% off..so what's not to love
August 7, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great. Definitely worth every penny.
July 14, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It has worked out great so far. Easy to clean, easy to transfer.
July 11, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Top opening should be larger but it works
June 28, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
German Ingenuity
Great fermentor! Just learn a little German so you don't accidentally mess up the spigot being "Auf" or "Zu" as I did. (Yes, the English Off / On is also printed but who reads that?)
June 24, 2022
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
wonderful
Well made, durable, easy to move around and sanitize. Perfect size for a 5 gal brew. Bought two, no regrets.
June 14, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great products and staff
Great fermenter, a big upgrade from a bucket.
Had a small problem with my order, the staff jumped all over it and resolved the issue. Customer service rocks.
June 7, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago