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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L / 15.9 gal.
FE720
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Description

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: 15.75in Diameter x 24in Height (w/out airlock in place). The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F. Approx. 17in Diameter including handles.

**Please Note - The handles on the Speidel Plastic Fermenters are capable of handling a weight load of 66lbs each, or 132lbs when using both. Therefore, they can be used to move this unit when full.

Item # FE720
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 5LBS
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Upping production to 10 gallon batches. Allows single vessel for Primary
Sean H on Feb 22, 2018
Good option in plastic fermenters.
Upping production to 10 gallon batches. Allows single vessel for Primary
Sean H on Feb 22, 2018
I brew 10 gallon batches and want to move from two fermenters to one fermenter. Good reviews and low price on this one.
Ruben P on Feb 22, 2018
Good option in plastic fermenters.
Moving up to 10 gallon batches and want to be able to pitch into a single container. Affordable and I love plastic fermenters after shattering a glass carboy that slipped when I was cleaning it. Plastic is so much lighter and easier on the back.
Joe M on Feb 21, 2018
Lagers
Roger Y on Feb 20, 2018
Needed it
Valued C on Feb 20, 2018
Already have one, Need a second one.
WILLIAM SCHNEIDER on Feb 17, 2018
previous speidel experience
James C on Feb 17, 2018
SS conical is too expensive
Matthew Z on Feb 14, 2018
Cheap, works, fits in my fridge.
Joshua N on Feb 10, 2018
I chose this based on the size and customer reviews.
Dan C on Feb 7, 2018
Because CHEAP
Jesus F on Feb 6, 2018
For 10 gallon beer
Chad G on Feb 6, 2018
Size and price
Richard L on Jan 29, 2018
Awesome Fermenter!
Joshua B on Jan 29, 2018
I was looking for a 14 gallon sized fermenter I could afford
Daniel K on Jan 29, 2018
best price on an item i've been searching for
peter e on Jan 29, 2018
I tried to order this last week when it was on sale, but could not get it to go through...I have one this size and like it.
Julie R on Jan 19, 2018
by far best homebrew fermenter
Timothy P on Jan 13, 2018
Already have 2
Ty W on Jan 10, 2018
Cheap and works great, needed more fermenters
Bert R on Jan 10, 2018
Recommended by friend. Didn't have a fermenter for 10 gallon batches.
Samuel M on Jan 10, 2018
I brew 10 gallon batches and want to move from two fermenters to one fermenter. Good reviews and low price on this one.
Ruben P on Feb 22, 2018
Moving up to 10 gallon batches and want to be able to pitch into a single container. Affordable and I love plastic fermenters after shattering a glass carboy that slipped when I was cleaning it. Plastic is so much lighter and easier on the back.
Joe M on Feb 21, 2018
Do the lines/creases on the fermenter indicate volume at all?
Jacin E Suskin on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. I took a marker and drew lines on the fermenter while manually filling it with a measuring bucket. The three major lines happen to fall at 5.5 gallons, 11.5 gallons and 16 gallons by my measurements.
Anyone else have problems getting the lid closed? The gasket that came with the 60L tank is too large, and doesn't allow the lid to seal.
WILLIAM SCHNEIDER on Jan 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The thing I discovered about the gasket is it is designed to fit inside the lid, not on the tank. Inside the lid there is a recess on the outer edge that holds the gasket. To help hold the gasket in place while working with the lid, I coat the gasket with CIP-Film. When you install the lid on the tank, push down on the lid firmly around the perimeter and you should feel it slip into place and hear a slight "pop". When I clean and sanitize this fermenter, it is placed upside down without leaking. I have not had any problems achieving a seal. Hope this helps.
CIP Film Keg Lube (4 oz)
CIP Film Keg Lube (4 oz)
Reviews

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awesome
Completely love this fermenter........
February 18, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Nice buckets!
I purchased the 60L version and LOVE the fact that all parts are included. These tanks are BEASTS! ID did the mod on the lid to hold the strap in place with zip ties which was very simple. All in all this has been a very good [urchase for 10 gallon batches. I will be buying more.
February 12, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
This thing is great works so well I need more. It cleans so easy with just a light swipe of a cleaning cloth.
Speidel 60L plastic fermenter
January 31, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Fantastic Fermenter
This thing totally rocks. Easy to set up, easy to clean. You have to be careful when putting on the lid in order to line the seal up properly, but that's not a design flaw, just a "you have to watch what you're doing" thing. I highly recommend for any hombrewer moving into 10 gallon batches to get the 60L version. Lots of headspace for the occasional overactive fermentation. With a blow off hose, you could do a 15 gallon batch in this I think. I added graduations on the outside with a permanent marker after I took the attached photo.
Translucent nature makes it easy to see krausen level.
Translucent nature makes it easy to see krausen level.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Just what my wort needed!!
I strongly recommend using this fermenter if you are not ready to invest in stainless conical. There is plenty of head room for frothy fermentation with a 10 gallon batch. No blow off tube necessary and the entire assembly can be broken down for easy cleaning. The included spigot is excellent for transfer beer to keg or bottling bucket without the sometimes troublesome racking cane. It's also very handy to take samples during fermentation to measure SG and temperature. I slightly modified a dorm room fridge and the 60L fits perfectly for an inexpensive fermenting chamber.

The only fault I've found and easily overcome is the lack of any volume markings. I have recorded volume based on inches of liquid to resolve. Some have complained of the securing strap for the large lid, but it's really not difficult and is only applied once after filling with wort.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Love it
The 60L Speidel Plastic Fermenter is amazing. I like to brew 10 gallon batches and have tried using multiple carboys and even converted a 15.5 gallon keg. The Speidel fermenter blows the others away. So much easier to clean than the glass carboys and so much easier to handle than the keg.

One modification I did make was adding zip ties around the strap to prevent it from falling off while handling the lid- you can find videos on youtube. Highly recommended.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Great fermenter, but tough to seal.
I love everything about this fermenter except the top seal. The design is "funky" but should work fine. But the gasket almost seems too big for the lid. You need to fit the gasket in the lid upside down and carefully place the fermenter on the gasket and lid. Then test the seal with some sanitizer. It took me a few times before I got it to seal. But once I did, the fermenter works great. I love everything else about it.
January 30, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Decent product
Great for large batches, the only complaint I have is it leaks sometimes around the upper Edge.
January 29, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Great secondary fermenter or storage tank.
I like this 15 gallon fermenter. It won't let air through, won't break like a glass carboy with a similar footprint, holds more volume, and is easily cleaned. Replacement parts are easy to obtain. Headspace is a non-issue. I use a blanket of CO2 over the wine surface while the peach wine sat for 5 months. I own multiple Speidel tanks in different sizes.
January 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
So Far, so good
Bought two and they are full of Cab. I was worried about air tightness, but that hasn't been a problem so far. Won't give it a five until we see how the wine is at bottling.
January 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago