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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L / 15.9 gal.
FE720

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L / 15.9 gal.

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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 5 LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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add to four others i have
Vincenzo L on Oct 19, 2021
Home brew larger batches
Taylor T on Oct 8, 2021
add to four others i have
Vincenzo L on Oct 19, 2021
Durability and size
Kristina H on Oct 8, 2021
Home brew larger batches
Taylor T on Oct 8, 2021
Exactly what I was looking for and not glass
Stanley J H on Jul 10, 2021
the price
Brenda G on Jun 24, 2021
Size and cost.
Randy M on Jun 15, 2021
i own one already and love the product
Shane S on Jun 12, 2021
Making 10 gallon batches and wanted it in 1 bucket
Samuel M on May 21, 2021
You're the only company that has it....I didn't want to use yall
Scott Butler on May 19, 2021
Because Mayday Brewery uses them.
Tim M on May 10, 2021
have 2 work great
Harold H on Apr 12, 2021
Wanted a fermenter for larger batches
Alan S on Apr 6, 2021
price and durability
Diego G on Mar 31, 2021
Price and shipping
Joseph P on Mar 27, 2021
Need more
Down Time Wines, I on Mar 15, 2021
Looking to ferment our hot peppers for hot sauce
Alicia D on Mar 12, 2021
Price
Jesse L on Mar 1, 2021
easy to clean with a nice foot print
heat gun on Feb 26, 2021
I have one already and it is a good size and works great with my glycol chiller
Weston Morgan on Jan 19, 2021
Same size as still and all inclusive fermenting vessel.
Dustin E G on Jan 4, 2021
Growing business
Roc C on Dec 30, 2020
10 gallon home brew batches
Daniel C on Dec 1, 2020
10 gallon batches
Tom W on Nov 28, 2020
One of my brewing friends raved about it.
David A A on Nov 11, 2020
We have two of the smaller ones and are upsizing our cider operation. These are easy to handle, wash and move around.
Jeffrey K on Oct 30, 2020
replacing other similar sized contaners that are hard to clean
Bradley M on Oct 30, 2020
Because 8 gal pails are too small
Douglas W W on Oct 25, 2020
Have 3 and they're excellent.
Leon C B on Oct 20, 2020
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
Ability to do double ferments
RUDY A C on Oct 13, 2020
Need an extra 15 gal for single batch runs.
Jeffrey S. F on Oct 8, 2020
to make wine and it looked nice, but seems pretty inexpensive. i hope it works well.
Ryan R on Oct 7, 2020
Best price, right quantity
Diane W on Oct 2, 2020
Bought a few in the past and love them. One of the best fermenters at a good price
Alexander S on Oct 1, 2020
Price and quality
Mike B on Sep 30, 2020
I have two of them lot cheaper
James S on Sep 30, 2020
Excellent fermenter
Mark A M on Sep 19, 2020
I have two, currently, love them, and need more fermentation capacity.
Ray K on Sep 5, 2020
the best
jorge m on Aug 31, 2020
Perfect size for my home winery
Jeffrey M on Aug 27, 2020
Up sizing from my 30L Speidel.
Tim B on Aug 21, 2020
I have a pear tree that has not been utilized for years so I've decided to start making wine out if it. Since there is so many pears I wanted a large fermenting bucket (which was hard to find) to do a large batch in. If this years goes well and I have left over pears I will be buying another bucket for next year!
Joshua B on Aug 7, 2020
bigger batch of wine.
Marco V on Aug 6, 2020
needed 50 liter oak barrels but not available so will try these with cubes
ronald d t on Jul 1, 2020
I have 2 and it will make racking easier
Nate l on Jul 1, 2020
The quality and cleanabilty. I know I made that word up...but its cool.
Randy C. on Jun 20, 2020
Brand recognition from feedback of other winemakers/mazers.
Brent C on Jun 2, 2020
Reliability, size, and movable
Payton S on May 20, 2020
great review and value
Brandon M on May 20, 2020
Looking for larger primary fermenting vessels as I will be making more alcohol
Daniel L on May 16, 2020
Durability and size
Kristina H on Oct 8, 2021
Exactly what I was looking for and not glass
Stanley J H on Jul 10, 2021
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.
Rob S 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)
Do the lines/creases on the fermenter indicate volume at all?
Jacin E Suskin on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The lines will get you in the ballpark but are all greater than 5 gallon markers. The first one is a little higher than 5, second is 11+, and the very top before it starts to taper is 16 gallons. Marking the volume using a jug for 1 gallon increments is great or you can put it on a scale to get your valume markings.
Will this fit with the airlock in a kegerator?
Martin Anderson on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Can't answer the question. I don't know the dimensions of a kegerator (don't have one). I can tell you the whole thing barely fits inside a normal size refrigerator.
will this work on a 60L speidel fermenter?
sebastian Arroyo on Jul 15, 2019
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Brewbuilt CoolStix™ for Speidel 30L Fermenter
Brewbuilt CoolStix™ for Speidel 30L Fermenter
BEST ANSWER: Hi Sebastian - The Coolstix that is referenced, is designed to be compatible with 30L Speidels.
Why choose this over the FE730?
Jonathan Harmon on Aug 3, 2021
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (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 Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Storage - 60 l (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.
Can use this cooling for my Plastic speidel 60 L?
Edgar Contreras Navarro on May 27, 2020
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Blichmann Cooling Coil for 14 to 42 gal Fermenator
Blichmann Cooling Coil for 14 to 42 gal Fermenator
BEST ANSWER: It will work alright if you don't mind drilling into the plastic lid. The coil is 13.5 inches high in total. The fermenter is 24 inches tall, so the coil will sit nicely in the middle of the fermenter for cooling batches large than 5 gallons
Can you use a vacuum pump to move wine into these vessels?
William Andrews on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes that can be done through the top port in lid by removing airlock or through the turn valve in bottom.
what sized tubing fits the speidel spigot?
Trevor Langrehr on Jun 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 1/2" ID silicone tubing fits perfect.
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
197 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
great product.
I love this thing. very easy to use and clean. perfect size for the larger batches that I make at home. big step up from the typical plastic buckets for homebrewing and home distilling.
September 2, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Better than stainless steel.
Yes it is very easy to clean and rugged enough to handle while full.
July 11, 2021
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Fairly good tank with overly designed lid latching system.
The volume of the fermenter is exactly what’s needed for a 10 G batch but it has a few problems that the German designers either overlooked or weren’t familiar with.
Let me start by saying they over designed the lid, it has too many coves and ups and downs around the edges that makes engagement and the removal of the lid very cumbersome, tabs on the edges are too long. The black strap around the outside of the lid is the most aggravating latch they could have designed, you have to thread it between two sets of tabs and it gets caught under one of the handle and when you finally release it from the handle it comes off the track and you’re back at square one.
A simple flat lid with a 1/2” wide O-ring and 3 latches, 120degrees apart would have sufficed, but leave to the Germans to complicate it.
There’s no provision to get the strings of dryhop bags out from under the lid, I’m gonna have to figure that out later. My recipe calls for 17 oz of Citra on day 3 and that cheesy hop strainer won’t be able to handle it.
You need to drill a hole in the lid to get the temperature sensor thru, I drilled a hole in a 1/4” stopper and slices it vertically to accept the wire and it works fine.
There is no graduation on the side of the fermenter to tell you how much wort you have transferred.
Overall it does the job for the price and it’s sturdy enough but you need to brush up on your German vocabulary for choice words.
June 10, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works Great for Me
I needed a lower profile fermenter capable of fermenting 11 gallons wort to fit in my chest refrigerator. This unit fit the bill. I pump the wort into it on brew day, and pump the beer out when I'm kegging. It stays in place for the whole process, so I never have to lift it. It's light weight and large lid makes it a snap to clean.

There are two things I don't care for with this unit. The lid clamp doesn't stay in place when loose (there is a YouTube video on how to fix this), and the lid o-ring doesn't fit tightly in the lid so it will fall out if you're not careful. Due to it's design, you may not notice this until you spill sanitizer all over yourself like I did because this lid didn't seal properly.

All in all, this fermenter meets my needs, and I would recommend it to others.
May 10, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Well constructed and holds a partial vacuum.
I have not fermented a batch of wine in it yet, but I have proved to myself it will hold a vacuum. This is important as that is the way I move and store liquids when making wine.

I believe I will be able to transfer/filter/bulk age and bottle the wine directly from/between these tanks.
April 19, 2021
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Impressive
Love this fermenter! Perfect for large batches of anything!
March 3, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
plastic fermenter
I really like it and will probably buy another.
February 23, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Solved my problem!
Works great for making large batches!
January 5, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Gaskets don't seal well
I have 6 plus of these tanks. When you fill them, close them and rattle the tank the seals will later show drips down the outside of the tank. I have replacement seals, replacement bands... These leaks are not massive but they leak. -- if you leave wine in these for over 6 months and the wine is near the top of the tank the seal will saturate and allow fluid in and out as temperature changes -- which for Wine is REALLY bad! The seals are permeable by liquid when under compression and long term storage. These are not like the inflatable seals used on variable tanks I have, those will not absorb liquid, these do -- very slowly!

Second, A Key feature listed is you can move the tank with the handle-- even when full. Now: MoreWine has added a blurb that the tank cannot be moved by the handles when full. A 60L tank with wine should weigh about 123 LBS, less than the less the handle support which is over 130 -- but still the warning.

I still use the tanks but they are not long term vessels, they are not well thought out, even the new SS pickup tube could have been designed better....My guess is I have lost about 1/3 of my wine to these tanks flaws.
Do not store long term -- no more than a few months
Do not bring liquid to the very top - seals will saturate.
Double check you seal by rattling you tank and looking for drips the next day
Replace the seals early and often!!!! Like every use
December 29, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
60L Speidel
My Speidel collection is now complete..
Great for 10 G batches.
December 11, 2020
Purchased
11 months ago