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.

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 rectangular, 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
Item # FE730
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Availability California - Out Of Stock
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Weight 11 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Perfect size, great value
JerseyBob on Nov 27, 2021
I have the round 60L and like the more compact dimensions
Edward F on Oct 18, 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 J 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
Daniel S on May 8, 2019
A friend of mine bought one and loves it so I thought I would give it a try
Tony P on May 4, 2019
I feel the square shape will fit better in my refrigerator fermenting chamber.
Don Kline J on Apr 17, 2019
Like way the look
CAROL L S on Mar 9, 2019
It is the right size for us to transport and store our concentrate in.
Edward M M on Feb 15, 2019
I had a big grape crop this year and I want to combine 3 carboys of wine into one storage tank for aging
Charles L on Jan 22, 2019
I want to compare results with the Kegmenter fermentation keg.
Gary A J on Dec 6, 2018
building small winery - works great
Jonathan O on Dec 4, 2018
Already own one and speidel fermenters are sturdy and easy to use.
Kendall S on Nov 17, 2018
Already have one and love it!
Drew L on Nov 17, 2018
repeat purchase, they work very well!
Valued C on Oct 10, 2018
Already have 2; good size, easy to use
Stephen B on Sep 20, 2018
Own some and like them.
Charles K. H on Sep 19, 2018
Have bigger batches this year
Ronald T on Sep 5, 2018
Much easier than carboys
Price and reviews
chris t on Oct 13, 2021
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 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.
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.
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

4.6 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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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 month 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
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Much better than glass. Easy to clean one unit vs 3
February 11, 2021
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent high quality plastic!
January 11, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Super solid and sturdy.
I dont like the airlock, i prefer the S shaped one.
You can get a fitting for it separately.

-1 star since on this model the ring screws on top of the lid seems to be a bit larder diameter so the fit with the lid is not snug.
November 6, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Fermenter
This is my 3rd Speidel fermenter and i absolutely love them. I had the round 60L and then purchased the new style 30L. I loved the large screw off lid so much I bought the new 60L to replace my old one with the huge clamp on lid. They are all fantastic though. Very heavy duty and very easy to clean.
March 11, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Lightweight and Non-Breakable
Excellent storage and fermentation container. Perfect for MLF before moving to oak barrels for aging or just add oak cubes/staves to this container during aging. Easy to work with and clean. Lightweight with large opening for fast cleaning and sterilization.
November 15, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
The spout does not seal off completely so a small drip develops every couple of days.
October 4, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Just right size with big improvements
I have barrel, flextanks and spiedels. This is the best overall design; twist on cap and shape lends itself for cleaning and storing wine.
December 15, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
perfect gift for my husband
easy to order, arrived quickly and my husband was amazed at the quality.
December 3, 2018
over 3 years ago