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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L / 5.3 gal.
FE710

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 20L / 5.3 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: 12 in. Diameter x 16.5 in. Height (w/out airlock in place). Mouth is 4.75 in. wide. Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

Item # FE710
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 4 LBS
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Recommended on a brew forum
David C on Nov 23, 2019
recommended online as improvement over glass
Arrow + Anvil C on Nov 13, 2019
Recommended on a brew forum
David C on Nov 23, 2019
When filled to the top it holds 5 imperial gallons. Just right for cask conditioning.
Andy on Nov 22, 2019
recommended online as improvement over glass
Arrow + Anvil C on Nov 13, 2019
I want to replace my fermentation buckets with this upgrade.
John K on Oct 19, 2019
Need this capacity, purchased 7 other Speidel fermenters from you
Will C on Oct 15, 2019
Wanted a sturdy, light, fermenter with a spigot. Good reputation.
Sandra C on Sep 18, 2019
Saw some great You Tube videos explaining the process.
Bill G on Sep 9, 2019
have seen good reviews about quality of this item
Nicholas C T on Aug 28, 2019
Have the next largest size for primary, will use this as secondary.
john l on Aug 28, 2019
For use as secondary
Bruce C on Aug 28, 2019
Like the features
Steve V on Aug 28, 2019
Wanted something for smaller batches and for secondary fermenter.
Mark M on Jul 19, 2019
Secondary fermenting
Christopher A on Jul 7, 2019
great reviews
John R on May 30, 2019
Switching from glass carboys
Shane Reddemann on May 24, 2019
I am hoping itwill be easyer to handle than a carboy for my secondary
William C on May 15, 2019
Love the 30 L version and will use this for secondary fermentation
David W on May 8, 2019
Tired of dealing with a narrow-necked, heavy glass carboy
Tracy B on May 6, 2019
I want to explore passive mico-ox with my red wines
Mark N on May 4, 2019
These fermenters are so easy to clean, lift, and store. We are slowly replacing our glass carboys with these.
Amy S on Apr 17, 2019
This will be my third Speidel fermenter. So much easier to use and clearn than a carboy.
Thomas D on Apr 10, 2019
recommended by friend
babsi a r on Apr 9, 2019
good reviews
Robert G on Mar 30, 2019
I have the 7 gal. Wanted the 5 gal. For my second racking of 5 gal. fermentation so I have no headspace.
Jason T on Mar 21, 2019
Secondary fermenting cask ale with no head space.
Andy on Mar 13, 2019
They are easy to handle and clean. Will fit in my chest freezer with a 7 gal FerMonster
Varnel W on Mar 11, 2019
I already own 1 and love it. Why not get two more?
Bradley A on Mar 11, 2019
Getting back to into brewing, and want to simplify my process.
Dell Grunenberg on Mar 2, 2019
Use as a secondary and for storage
Dennis Killebrew F on Feb 13, 2019
Looks like easier to handle than glass
Dennis B on Feb 5, 2019
I was looking for an upgrade for my small batch brewing and this received a far amount of good reviews as well as a fair price.
Christopher F on Feb 5, 2019
Recommended by friend.
Jenneta C on Feb 1, 2019
Secondary
Jayme R on Jan 27, 2019
Like it's not glass
Tim H on Jan 21, 2019
3 gal Batches
Tim H on Jan 18, 2019
They have good reviews on YouTube
mead
Brett T G on Dec 13, 2018
better than a carboy
Daniel D on Dec 12, 2018
tired of heavy glass carboy
Robert L on Dec 12, 2018
Secondary fermentation for my 5 gallon batches and primary for my 3 gallon batches
Aaron H on Nov 30, 2018
gift request
Cheryl B on Nov 28, 2018
Best plastic fermenter I've found.
Ted on Nov 19, 2018
Reviews
Wally Martin on Oct 15, 2018
Slowly replacing my Big Mouth Bubblers
Jimmy S on Oct 10, 2018
Trying a small home made batch of California wine grapes.
Dan S on Sep 19, 2018
Have a Braumeister and the Spiedel products are impressive in my opinion
Jaan N on Sep 5, 2018
Air tight seal, perfect size, fast shipping
Merry L on Aug 30, 2018
Mead fermenter
Philip S on Aug 29, 2018
I have 2 of the 12 L and really like them
Bob De L on Aug 28, 2018
need a new secondary fermenter
Frank L on Aug 18, 2018
When filled to the top it holds 5 imperial gallons. Just right for cask conditioning.
Andy on Nov 22, 2019
I want to replace my fermentation buckets with this upgrade.
John K on Oct 19, 2019
Do the components ship wrapped so they don't damage the fermenter?
Wesley A Scott on Mar 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Wesley - Our fulfillment team will do everything necessary to make sure that items do not arrive damaged.
Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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jvc
very nice well made perfect for small batches
will be buying more
November 15, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Excellent seals and durable quality - should last a lifetime
What would you expect from German engineering? The items I like about the Speidel fermenter are: (1) All the seals are very good, easy to clean and long lasting. (2) Very durable construction all around - I've used this fermenter for over a year and there is no sign of wear - I expect many more years of use. (3) Airlock and handles are very well made and makes using it easy. (4) the spigot doesn't touch the ground so there's no worry of breaking it like you would on a bottling bucket with a spigot. With all that said just one word of advice - If you do 5 gallon batches do not get this 20L size -its too small and you'll need to create a blow-off system if you do. I was a brewing noob so I thought this was the right size for 5 gallon batches and didn't leave room for the headspace. So get the 30L size instead. But my blow off system works great and I still love this fermenter
November 5, 2019
Speidel 20 L Fermenter
Very satisfied with system: easy to handle, easy to clean. Much lighter to handle. Only drawback is the opaque wall, making the monitoring for clarity difficult. Also the large bubbler is overkill,
but probably lessens chance of a blowoff-I usually use this as a
primary for 3 to 4 gallon batches.
September 20, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Perfect
Easy to clean, easy transfers and easy to carry.
September 14, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Great!!
This thing is amazing. Strong material, easy to fill, siphon and take samples from. I have used this for two brews so far and it's holding up well. No staining or scratches after cleaning. Would definitely buy another if I had the room for it.
September 12, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Great Product
Just finished using for the first time as my secondary fermenter. So much better than anything I have worked with before. Easy to handle and easy to clean. The only problem I had was the spigot does not fit standard 3/8 tubing. I found that 3/8 silicon tubing fits fine, just a bit spendy. Very happy with my purchase.
May 30, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Speidel Fermenter
I bought the 20 L fermenter to use as a secondary. I have used a 30 L version for quite a while and I like the sturdiness. Good handles which can move a 5 gallon batch. Smooth inside with a large opening on top makes it easy to clean out and sanitize. These are the best plastic fermenters I have used. Others were flimsy and hard to move when filled, which in my situation made things considerably less fun!
May 23, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
This is makes for a handy secondary fermenter for beer. I would like it better if it had volume indicators.
April 24, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Love my Speidel
Love this thing! I got it to experiment with brewing mead and wanted to start out with a smaller size. Parts (lid, airlock, etc.) assemble easily, and the opening is large enough to give it a good cleaning and add ingredients (honey/water in my case).
I carried it partially filled down the stairs and the handles make carrying it so much easier. Sturdy material and good price!
April 23, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Speidel is hands-down the best fermenter on the planet. If you’re not going stainless steel conicals, go with Speidel.
April 7, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago