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Stainless Steel Pressure Kit for FermZilla
FE135

Stainless Steel Pressure Kit for FermZilla

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Description

With the FermZilla Pressure Kit you can ferment under pressure, carbonate, and serve without ever needing to move your beer out of the fermenter. The kit inlcudes two stainless female threaded ball lock fittings with barbs, which thread onto the existing openings atop the FermZilla's lid. For the beverage out, you'll have a silicone dip tube with stainless steel float, allowing you to always draw from the clearest beer at the top of the tank. Pick up the Pressure Kit and turn your FermZilla into a true unitank!

The silicone dip tube is 31" long. It will work perfectly as is for the 55L FermZilla. For the 27L model we recommend cutting the dip tube shorter to remove unwanted slack.

With the optional Floating Dip Tube Filter, you can prevent hop material and other solids from ever entering the dip tube. Especially handy when you're pulling samples mid-fermentation!

Fermenting Under Pressure:
The pressure kit allows for fermenting under pressure, which will reduce esters and fusel alcohol production. This means you can ferment at warmer temperatures than you normally would, even making lagers at room temperature. Most commerical beer is fermented under pressure simply due to the size of commercial tanks and the pressure that is created by the column of beer. It is one of the distinct differences between homebrewing and brewing on a commercial scale. The FermZilla's lid already comes with a built-in pressure relief valve that will blow at 35 psi; the pressure kit simply allows you to add CO2 through the ball lock fitting. We strongly recommend that you also purchase an adjustable pressure relief valve, or spunding valve, which allows you to set a lower pressure. It's always a good idea to have two relief valves on the FermZilla anytime the unit is under pressure.
 
Carbonating, Transferring, and Serving:
When you are fermenting under pressure the beer is already carbonated when you are done fermenting. You can control the level of carbonation by using a spunding valve. This means you can eliminate kegging and serve directly from the fermenter. We love this idea but there will probably still be times that you want to keg. Attach a beer line from the FermZilla's bev out to your keg and enjoy the easiest kegging experience ever.  You can also choose to send carbonated beer through a beer filter on the way to your keg.  When applying pressure with a CO2 tank also make sure that you have a functional relief valve on your CO2 regulator.  
 
Eliminate Oxidation:
Since the beer always has a CO2 blanket through fermentation and during any transfers out, oxidation is eliminated. When you cold crash you won't be sucking air back in through an airlock.
 
Key Features:
  • Ferment beer under pressure to reduce ester and fusel alcohol production
  • Always draw clear beer with the floating dip tube
  • Keg beer that has already been carbonated
  • Use CO2 to push beer into a keg or through a filter into a keg
  • Eliminate kegging altogether by carbonating and serving directly from the FermZilla

 

Please note: pressure kit does not include the lid pictured in the example photo. The ball locks and floating dip tube are installed on the FermZilla's existing lid.

Item # FE135
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Availability Out Of Stock
Weight 0.52 LBS
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Better than a racking cane
Louis LeBlanc on Nov 2, 2020
heckin' ya, draw clear off the top!
Anthony on Oct 28, 2020
Better than a racking cane
Louis LeBlanc on Nov 2, 2020
Best quality
LUIS P on Oct 29, 2020
heckin' ya, draw clear off the top!
Anthony on Oct 28, 2020
Pressure ferment
Sayge A on Oct 27, 2020
Good value
Thomas P on Oct 20, 2020
pressure ferment
Lv2Wrench on Oct 6, 2020
Pressure keg transfer
Zack O on Oct 5, 2020
Low o transfers
Valued C on Oct 3, 2020
Very good reviews
THOMAS M on Sep 30, 2020
I want to ferment under pressure
JARED on Sep 23, 2020
Steel is > plastic and I want to ferment under pressure
Tyler P on Sep 18, 2020
For pressurized fermentation and transfers.
MIKE MORGAN on Sep 18, 2020
its Stainless steel, will last for years
Shawn on Sep 9, 2020
Ease of transfer
Jeff H on Sep 3, 2020
I want the pressure kit and I prefer stainless to plastic
Kevin P on Sep 2, 2020
pressurizing and clean transfers
Andrew W on Aug 28, 2020
just bought the Fermzilla, feel I need it
Colin M on Aug 25, 2020
Fermenting under pressure, pressurized transfers
Darrell G on Aug 23, 2020
Same
Fredric B on Aug 20, 2020
Recommended by company
Dan R D on Aug 17, 2020
Need to empty 13 gal torpedo keg in fermentation freezer.
Robert M. on Aug 13, 2020
Pressurized transfer
Mike E on Aug 13, 2020
Brewing under pressure this is a must have. This is my second one. Just made a new spunding valve for this unit.
Morrie DeMoulin on Aug 12, 2020
Pressurized fermentation and transfer with Fermzilla
Pickering, R on Aug 6, 2020
I wanted SS post for sturdiness and durability
Rodolfo C on Aug 6, 2020
Pressure fermenting
Thomas McGloine on Jul 27, 2020
pressure ferment and tap
norman h on Jul 23, 2020
Pressure fermentation
Reggie H on Jul 21, 2020
Because I ordered the fermzill
Shawn L on Jul 20, 2020
Have to have the pressure kit to go with the FermZilla.
Ryan F on Jul 16, 2020
Brewing lagers under pressure
Jason P on Jul 15, 2020
Allows pressure fermentation with FermZilla products
Jason Benda-Joubert on Jul 13, 2020
Closed transfers
Bill B on Jul 11, 2020
take adv of pressure ferment capabilties
Christopher E W on May 27, 2020
We do all movements using pressure and love it! From filtering to filling kegs l
Tim Mills on May 20, 2020
Pressure fermenting
Anil V on May 19, 2020
Pressure fermenting.
Timothy M B on May 13, 2020
I want to pressurize my fermzilla
Chris H. on May 8, 2020
Convenience
Ruben V on May 6, 2020
I have one and wanted another for my second FermZilla :)
Michael B on May 4, 2020
Required for pressure fermentation doesn’t come with fermenter
Michael Neff on May 2, 2020
Who doesn't like pressurized fermentation? Isn't that why you bought the fermenter?!
Bradford M on May 1, 2020
To do closed transfer of beer and to serve/bottle from fermentor
Wendell D on Feb 3, 2020
Seems stronger & longer lasting.
Andrew Obeso on Jan 22, 2020
Fermentation under pressure + oxygen-free xfers from ferm to kegs/bottles/cans
Ryan B on Jan 9, 2020
Pressurized fermentation
mushroommike on Dec 12, 2019
want to pressure ferment in FermZilla
David P on Dec 12, 2019
Best quality
LUIS P on Oct 29, 2020
Pressure ferment
Sayge A on Oct 27, 2020
Are the ball lock fitting gas (gray) or beverage (black) size?
Daniel Collins on May 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Both the gas in and serving outlets are gray gas sizes. We also have a gray ball lock for the spunding valve when we use it. We use a beer gun to fill bottles from the serving side, hooking it up to the gray ball lock and it works fine.
Hello - would these fit on a standard 5 gallon corny keg to replace the existing fittings?
Kyle Moberg on Sep 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No they threaded (female) so for example you could screw on a 2liter bottle of soda
Are the ball lock attachments included in this kit the same thread as the KG500/Carb Caps?
Brandon Edwards on Jan 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Brandon - The ball lock body connects will be included.
Reviews

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Beware of leaks
First batch using second fermzilla pressure kit. Most of my plastic ball lock QD do not fit and one post leaked from the top of the post.
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Added Oct 6, 2020
October 6, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Pound 'em straight from the 'zilla.
OK it works and I do recommend this thing to transform your Fermzilla to it's evolutionary peak as a Unitank. BUT as with all engineering feats, it requires a bit of final checkout.

DO the youtube pressure testing first. Fool that I am, I did not. Tra-la-la it will probably work... No. My Fermzilla ended up leaking wort from the trub-jar caps. Worked fine on unpressured fermentations before, but now we're pressurized baby. And you need high pressure at ferm temps to cool to a fully-carbonated state (PV=nRT). Tightened the caps up by hand and it stopped. Then I had to get the new & improved 2.4mm Fermzilla O-ring to stop the cap leak at the top. They've all shipped with this post-Nov2019 but I got my 'zilla earlier. Worked like a charm with this pressure kit.
The floating dip tube, as you will have read, requires a couple stainless washers added to keep the tube in the drink. No big deal but learned the hard way with a dip tube in a keg.
Get some ball-lock hardware to work around both of these pressure set caps being gas diameter (see my picnic tap on a gas BL).
Homebrewing is a hobby which takes thought, and this pressure set is a worthy hobby goal. Overall, now that I've dialed it in and ironed out the wrinkles, it's awesome!
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Added Sep 29, 2020
September 30, 2020
Worth buying if using a closed loop system
August 19, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Highly Recommended
Adds a lot of function to the FermZilla would recommend.
May 29, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago
had to buy additional parts
Ball locks would not fit the plastic faucet kit that I bought at the same time. Had to purchase addition ball locks to make this work for me.
May 10, 2020
Purchased
7 months ago