Ss BrewTech Chronical Fermenter Brewmaster Edition - 1/2 bbl

Ss BrewTech Chronical Fermenter Brewmaster Edition - 1/2 bbl

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Since launching the Chronical line in 2013-14 (7 gal, 14 gal, and 1/2 bbl) many of you have written in to us asking when are we going to roll up our sleeves and do a premium line of Chronical fermentors with butterflies, a bigger lid port, sampling valve, etc.  Well we heard you loud and clear.  And as always, we take user and Community feedback to heart and turn it into product!

This fermenter has several features you should compare to competitive offerings including a domed lid with a 3" TC port on the top, a standard fitted FTSs chiller coil that installs inside the fermenter body (not the lid), custom tailored neoprene jacket included, an included sampling valve, internal electrically etched gallon markings, rotating racking arm (included), custom designed butterfly valves, and like all of our fermenters this Chronical will come with a beautiful polished finish that would look at home in a museum or art gallery let alone your brewery! These are gorgeous pieces of craftsmanship!  

And with the 3" TC lid port you will now be able add some great upgrade options such as a CIP assembly and a stainless blow-off cane.  We'll also offer a 3" TC to 1.5" TC reducer so you can leverage existing 1.5" TC fittings.  The sky is the limit with these fermentors and you aren't going to find a more compelling set of standard features not to mention a nice host of optional upgrade features you can bolt on later!

Note: This tank does not come with an FTSs package. These are not sold individually and must be purchased alongside the tank as FE817A or FE817B.


  • 17 Gal Capacity (+ 1.3 gal in lid)
  • 304 SS construction
  • Custom Squeeze Trigger SS Butterfly Valves
  • 3" TC Lid Port for Dry Hopping and CIP
  • Includes 3" TC Clamp, Gasket and Cap
  • 3" Lid Cap has 17 mm hole for Airlock / Blowoff
  • Sampling Port included
  • 304 SS Weldless Chiller Coil mounted to body
  • Tailored Neoprene Insulation Jacket included.
  • 1.5" TC Dumping and Racking Ports
  • Rotating TC Racking Arm included
  • Includes Weldless Thermowell & LCD Thermometer
  • Sanitary Welds & Beautiful Polished Finish!
  • Brewer's Grade Silicone Gaskets
  • Electrically etched internal volume markers (Gal & L)
  • Threaded inserts on leg bottoms allow for Caster Upgrades (not included)
  • Upgrade your system further with a SS Blow off cane or CIP ball (not included)
  • 38" Height x 18" Wide
Item # FE817
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Availability Out Of Stock
Weight 53 LBS
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Wanting to brew 3 full 5 gallon kegs at a time
Adam E Q on Oct 5, 2022
Size and quality
Chris H on Jun 30, 2022
Wanting to brew 3 full 5 gallon kegs at a time
Adam E Q on Oct 5, 2022
good value
Steve S on Jul 21, 2022
Size and quality
Chris H on Jun 30, 2022
Have a few already. Wanted them to match.
Gene T on Apr 23, 2022
Starting Brewery
Rafael O on Apr 26, 2021
To match the rest of our setup
joseph D on Mar 5, 2021
Pressure rating and cooling ability
Valued C on Oct 11, 2020
good value
Steve S on Jul 21, 2022
Have a few already. Wanted them to match.
Gene T on Apr 23, 2022

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Rated 5 out of 5
Buy it, you won't regret it.
I should have bought one of these a long time ago. This is a nice piece of equipment! Solid construction, tri-clamps standard, great finish, this thing has it all. Make sure you clean it with TSP as recommended and then use an acid sanitize after initial cleaning to make the most of the finish. It took a bit of work to get it all fine tuned, but once I took the time to do it right once, it was good to go.
May 6, 2019
over 4 years ago
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Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate the honesty and value great feedback like this as it helps us improve our products. Cheers!
May 7, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
I love this for home use!
I was scared and thought this unit would be large or heavy...i was wrong. Very small and compact and like some 7 gallon to 14 gallon sizes. I wished i would have purchased years ago! Do not get leg extensions as i made that mistake as not worth it and flimsy. Do get castors as i cannot imagine this unit without it. I roll to my sink and wash it there and roll back to corner... wonderful small and functional with great headspace for my 10 to 15 gallon brews!. I ALSO GOT FTS KIT AND HAD A PROBLEM WITH CHEAP 12VOLT WIRE BUT LET MORE BEER KNOW AND THEY TAKING CARE OF IT....I LIKE THIS PACKAGE SO MUCH I AM GOING TO GET ANOTHER Unit SHORTLY... cheers!
April 25, 2017