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 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.


  • 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 # FE720
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Weight 5 LBS
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I have one it’s great, I need another!
Improvement on plastic buckets, and easily handles 10+ gallons.
Stephen G on Sep 16, 2022
I have one it’s great, I need another!
best value for wine must primary fermentation - wide top
Josh B on Oct 3, 2022
Improvement on plastic buckets, and easily handles 10+ gallons.
Stephen G on Sep 16, 2022
Nice quality
Stoyan S on Sep 14, 2022
all in one container
frank a on Sep 13, 2022
Will assist me in fixing existing batches
Dennis F on Aug 25, 2022
working well for what we can do now.
David M on Aug 25, 2022
upgrading to 10 gallons a batch
Kane K on Aug 22, 2022
I need a larger fermenter and this one looks amazing.
Chris M on Aug 15, 2022
already using 12 of them
David M on Jul 22, 2022
Appears to be a good quality unit of the size I need.
Bryan C on Jun 23, 2022
whine fermenting
Atanas Georgiev on May 3, 2022
I previously ordered this and like it
Dr. Tyrone A on Mar 10, 2022
I have a smaller size that has served me well. Upgrading my brewery to 10gal batch size.
Drew Mayer on Feb 22, 2022
I make fermented hot sauce, and this will let me make about 300 bottles at a time.
Jesse L on Feb 3, 2022
I already own one, and would like a second. I enjoy the size for 10 gallon batches.
Brad S on Jan 4, 2022
going to 10 gallon brewing
Eric S on Dec 20, 2021
Need additional fermentation containers
Down Time Wines, I on Dec 17, 2021
I have 4 already, as my vines mature I need additional fermentation capacity. Love them!
Ray K on Dec 2, 2021
have some and love them
Jeff K on Nov 20, 2021
Capacity for the price
Chris B on Oct 27, 2021
add to four others i have
Vincenzo LaValle 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
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
best value for wine must primary fermentation - wide top
Josh B on Oct 3, 2022
Nice quality
Stoyan S on Sep 14, 2022
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 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.
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: Ok Fellas (and ladies). If you are having trouble getting the gasket to remain in place in the lid, I have the solution and will share my "Aha!" moment. (Don't kick yourselves when you read this!) It is gravity that is pulling the gasket out of position when you try to put the lid on the Speidel fermenter. Use gravity to your advantage! Sanitize your fermenter and lid, then place the lid on a sturdy table or countertop. Align the sanitized gasket in the groove. Leave the lid on the table and flip your sanitized fermenter over and place the fermenter onto the lid! Gravity holds the gasket in place and when you press, you will hear that satisfying snap of a properly installed and sealed lid EVERY TIME. Bonus: You don’t have to worry about the black retention band on the lid slipping out of the retention band tabs. Cheers!!
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 FE720?
Jonathan Harmon on Aug 3, 2021
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (15.9 gal)
Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 60L (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.
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: Enter an I have done this myself and it works great! I did add the fermzilla duotight thermowell to the lid as well and this works great with my glycol chiller!answer to this question.
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.

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