Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L / 15.9 gal.

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L / 15.9 gal.

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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 and rectangular shape 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.
  • 22"L x 16"W x 22" H, 8.82 lbs


  • 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 # FE730
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Weight 11 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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I just like the shape and size.
Andrzej B on Nov 10, 2022
Own 2 already, great size & value for our small winery.
Craig J. C on Oct 14, 2022
I just like the shape and size.
Andrzej B on Nov 10, 2022
recommended by a friend
Micheal J on Oct 27, 2022
Own 2 already, great size & value for our small winery.
Craig J. C on Oct 14, 2022
Thought I'd try it.
Gregory Metz S on Oct 4, 2022
Solera project
Sean C on Oct 3, 2022
New staff
Gheorghe C on Sep 28, 2022
Matt L on Aug 30, 2022
Jack L Hardesty, J on Aug 16, 2022
I have 8 ans need 2 more. They are fantastic storage, They maintain flavors very well.
ronald d t on Jul 11, 2022
Sounded nice and easy to use.
4G - Sam G on Jun 6, 2022
Fits at least 10 gallon batch of wort
James C T on Apr 23, 2022
Great container
Jed B on Jan 8, 2022
Carlos Jimenez R on Dec 22, 2021
I have been using the 120 liter for many years for red wines, I wanted the 60 liter for white wine .
John on Dec 16, 2021
Perfect size, great value
JerseyBob on Nov 27, 2021
Much easier than carboys
I have the round 60L and like the more compact dimensions
Edward F on Oct 18, 2021
Price and reviews
chris t on Oct 13, 2021
because its great stuff , the right size and I need it!
Iain M M on Oct 8, 2021
have several and they are great for storage
ronald d t on Sep 17, 2021
Wine Storage
Rocco T on Sep 3, 2021
i have used it in the past and it works well for transporting wine juice
Robert D on Aug 31, 2021
I like the easy of use, easy to clean and store
michael r on Aug 20, 2021
Happy with previous purchase.
Laban K R on Aug 4, 2021
microoxygenation of bulk stored wine with oak adjuncts
Charles Rairdan on Jul 24, 2021
Great fermenter and holder of wine
James Wootton I on Jun 12, 2021
Because I wanted it
Kevin R on Jun 1, 2021
Stepping Up my Game.
Joel Locklear on May 22, 2021
Easy to move with 2 guys.
Mark S on Mar 30, 2021
Brewing bigger batches.
Michael B on Jan 25, 2021
Upgrading my mead quantity per batch
luke k on Jan 21, 2021
Wine storage
Matt Starr on Jan 12, 2021
Have fermenters need long term storage
Matt Starr on Dec 30, 2020
It is for my son who has a micro brewery
Dianne P on Dec 9, 2020
Size, attachments and reviews.
William R Heydt Jr on Dec 5, 2020
It works great.
E.J. Z on Sep 30, 2020
Quality is very good, well built for investment
Lee B on Jul 16, 2020
So now we have two.
Brian K on Jun 24, 2020
I have used several Speidel fermenters, and when I decided to ferment 10 gallon batches I opted for this style which had a similar lid to my 30 liter units, rather than the large top 60 liter unit.
Joe Keesling on May 7, 2020
I know this brand I like it
Manuel M on Feb 10, 2020
Love the price, size and features
Scott B on Feb 8, 2020
its the best
Mark W on Jan 14, 2020
i hope this is what i need for wine
golda g on Nov 26, 2019
Appears easy to clean and convenient appearing shape
Eric A on Oct 29, 2019
Easy to work with.
Mark L. D on Sep 20, 2019
We purchased the same unit last year and liked it. The reviews regarding the gasket on the other similar product also convinced us to reorder this one
Laura L on Sep 13, 2019
It's good
NATHAN A on Sep 5, 2019
It is large enough for my needs
Jose M on Aug 28, 2019
We like it
David E on Aug 28, 2019
We need the exact item
Jose A Z on Aug 28, 2019
recommended by a friend
Micheal J on Oct 27, 2022
Thought I'd try it.
Gregory Metz S on Oct 4, 2022
Why choose this over the FE730?
Jonathan Harmon on Aug 3, 2021
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
BEST ANSWER: I have used both, but prefer the FE730 over the FE720, because I don't use them for fermentation, only for short term storage (i.e. Time to remove wine from an oak barrel but not ready to bottle). I have friends that use the FE720 for red wine fermentation and for post fermentation maceration and that works better for them due to the wide open top. Bottom line is the FE720 with the wide open top is better for fermentation and the FE730 with the smaller screw on top is better for storage.
What is the differnce between this and the 60 liter fermenter?
Louis Volpintesta Jr on May 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a storage container, you can do your ml fermentation in it but I would not do your initial fermentation in it because you can not do a good punch down. Hope this helps
Why choose this over the FE720?
Jonathan Harmon on Aug 3, 2021
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
BEST ANSWER: There are several reasons to choose this one. For one, the lid is way, WAY easier to install/remove. It's easier to clean the lid as well. It's a little more narrow so fits better on a shelf if you have several lined up. Some people prefer these for aging after primary fermentation.
How well does this work as a primary fermenter?
Jonathan Harmon on Aug 3, 2021
BEST ANSWER: GREAT!! I have (2) 60l's for primaries and (4) 30l"s for secondaries. Done with glass!! Easy to clean! Easy to pitch and harvest yeast!
During the winter we brew twice a week, 11 gallon batches. We brew to fill and keep 30.kegs full till we put put our boats in the water in mid April. So we brew from the end of October to the first of April. So we brew right around 250 gallon. All in Speidel!! Love them and use them hard!!
if I want to store wine but cant fill it all the way, what should I do?
Mark A Coenen on Sep 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: While CO2 can work for blanketing some head space, Nitrogen or Argon is more ideal gas. CO2 can dissolve into the wine which would cause it to carbonate which is why we recommend Nitrogen or Argon. As mentioned, glass marbles will also do the trick of displacing the volume to reduce the head space.
Can someone please confirm the exterior dimensions as 22"L x 16"W x 22" H for this 60 L rectangular version? It seems this works out to be much larger than 60 L. I've got limited space and need to know the exact measurements before purchasing.
Derick Weis on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Dimensions as pictured in question:
22”L includes spigot
27”H includes airlock installed
15” W handle to handle
Great fermenter - extra space, easy to clean, strong and well-made
hi, the 60 liters of the fermenter is to the top of the fermenter or (literally all the way to the top of the lid) or is there an additional space?
Geovanna Racines on Jun 18, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I'm sure the stated capacity (60 liters in this case) is not to the top of the lid. I think it's to the bottom of the "lip" (the part at the top of the tank that the lid screws down on). So there will be a very small amount of headspace even wen the tank contains the 60 liters. I think.
What is the diameter of the top opening on this fermenter?
Sergio A Quevedo on May 8, 2022
BEST ANSWER: 7 1/4” inside rim to inside rim
How do you best clean it from wine residue?
Moniko Monov on Nov 7, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Clean up is easy. First put about a quart of hot water in tank and swirl around to remove heavy residue and empty. Put another quart of hot water and add a tablespoon of un scented Oxy- clean available every where. Use a sponge and easily remove all residue. Rinse out with cold water. I store tank closed with about a cup of potassium metabisulfite solution in it.
It will stay sterile till next use. Just empty out solution and refill when needed.. Thank you

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Rated 5 out of 5
Its works as it should, no complaints here.
August 2, 2022
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice 60 L Fermenter
What you would expect from German engineering. Handles work when the fermenter is full. Large lid gives you room to check gravities and make additions, and aid cleaning.
March 31, 2022
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great new addition to my wine room.
March 4, 2022
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Well built, fair price, recommended product to my fellow hobbyists.
Makes use of every bit of space. I run my fermenters in a very small room and this container makes optimal use of the space for 60 liters. Handles are sturdy, product is well built with thick walls. Spigot does not leak. Easy clean all areas inside and out. Well designed lid with removable gasket that is also easily cleaned. Very happy with the product
February 3, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
15.9 Gallon
Nice container. Sturdy construction. Small footprint for this size container. Will buy again
January 21, 2022
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic product. The large top opening makes adding net bags for flavoring is far superior than anything I have used previously.
January 6, 2022
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A Great Fermenter
It is a better fermenter than my round on of the same volume and it takes less space
November 8, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sturdy large fermentation and storage
Love this big boy for my 12 gallon batches of wine. Quality plastic makes it very easy to clean and sanitize. It is very airtight.
June 21, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Much better than glass. Easy to clean one unit vs 3
February 11, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent high quality plastic!
January 11, 2021
1 year ago