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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
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Why did you choose this?
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One of my brewing friends raved about it.
David A A on Nov 11, 2020
replacing other similar sized contaners that are hard to clean
Bradley M on Oct 30, 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 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.
Timothy M 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
wine
Michael B on May 12, 2020
Have 1 and they work great
william k on May 9, 2020
I like my other one and like the size of them, ease of use and cleaning
Weston M on May 3, 2020
This fermenter seems like a step up in volume and economical as well.
Jerry C on Apr 25, 2020
Much less expensive than conical w/ only minor disadvantage is being less ease w/yeast harvesting. Other consideration is that its still plastic so make sure fermented beer is moved within 2 weeks of end of fermentation (plenty of time for me). Picked these smaller units since they are easier to lift out of chest freezer which I use for temperature control. Ultimately will be able to ferment 20 gallon batches with temp control at a fraction of the cost of a conical w/glycol chiller.
Frank A C on Apr 21, 2020
I have bought 2 of these here recently and love them.
Howard M on Apr 8, 2020
I need a half barrel fermenter for a sour I am making , and I can not afford a spike system at the moment.
Peirce T on Apr 4, 2020
good price for fermenting a 10 gallon batch of home-brew beer
Benjamin J on Mar 31, 2020
fits my needs and has good reviews
Phillip H on Mar 26, 2020
To make one big batch of my blackberry wine instead of 2 so it will all be the same temperature and weight during measuring gravity
Ronnie M on Mar 20, 2020
recommended from a friend
David F on Mar 16, 2020
Size dimension is perfect.
Jonathan A on Mar 12, 2020
Cause i tend to batch at 15 gallons, honestly would have liked it to be larger.
Adam C on Mar 7, 2020
It was big enough for my large batches
Thomas T on Feb 17, 2020
Seems easy to clean, lightweight, and the price was right.
Nate l on Feb 6, 2020
Liked the first one so much I'm getting another so I can ferment two beers at once!
Tim Bray on Jan 27, 2020
Wide Mouth Opening
Lisa N on Jan 25, 2020
Right size
william k on Jan 25, 2020
have the smaller 30L and love the features
jeffrey w on Jan 24, 2020
to replace ones that are harder to clean and harder to see if they are clean
Bradley M on Jan 21, 2020
right size
greg r on Jan 14, 2020
For 10 gallon homebrew batches.
Carl P on Jan 14, 2020
Large batch of wine
Kristina H on Jan 10, 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
Because 8 gal pails are too small
Douglas W W on Oct 25, 2020
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.
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

4.7 / 5.0
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Nice seal
Great so far. Have a pumpkin ale fermenting for the second week. Seals really good. Didn't have any issues with the lid clamp. I think that so called issue is overblown. It's really not a big deal.
October 4, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Great! Easy to clean!
September 26, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
I love it. A ferment that you reach in and clean.
The price is right too.
September 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Love how easy to use they are to use and clean.
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Added Sep 11, 2020
September 11, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Great Fermenter
I am using this fermenter for 11 gallon batches and it works great. I love Speidel fermenters. I replace the plastic nozzle with the stainless nozzle. Note that the stainless nozzle hold down screw is not stainless and will rust over time.
August 29, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great purchase Speidel
Great fermenter perfect for wine making. Thick plastic walls great.
August 17, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Only Wish
I only wish that I would have purchased one sooner.
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July 25, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Very good to work with...
I was just getting of handling two fermenters. This Speidel just does the job and I like that it is easy to clean and compatible with other airlocks if you choose to go that route.
July 24, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
60l Fermenter
Perfect size fermenter for hobby fermentation.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
This works great better fermenter than I thought it would have been
May 16, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago