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Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal.

Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal.

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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: 13.5in Diameter x 18.5in Height (w/out airlock in place). Note - The maximum temperature that these plastic fermenters can handle is 140F.

Item # FE715
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 4 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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for 5 gallon batches of mead
David K on Mar 21, 2020
Great reviews and durable
Chris v on Mar 12, 2020
for 5 gallon batches of mead
David K on Mar 21, 2020
Raymond Moreno J on Mar 16, 2020
Great reviews and durable
Chris v on Mar 12, 2020
Better than big mouth bubbler
Adam F on Mar 5, 2020
Reviews and history
Kevin P on Mar 3, 2020
r/mead told me to
Eric John S on Mar 2, 2020
Because it sits lower and has handles.
Kenneth S on Mar 1, 2020
ease of cleaning
lizbeth c on Feb 28, 2020
Good starter fermenter
Ian Edward S on Feb 27, 2020
To ferment beer in.
Richard C on Feb 26, 2020
Upgrading from glass to wide mouth plastic, ported for dry hopping, sampling, safer, easier to clean
Kevin U on Feb 17, 2020
I am over fermenting beer in glass carboys
Ryan S on Feb 17, 2020
very good reviews
chuck c on Feb 17, 2020
Right size and price
James R on Feb 8, 2020
To brew larger batches without needing to go to two fermenters. I bottle so I'm not restricted to 5 gallon kegs.
Lawrence B on Feb 4, 2020
I have two 12L ones. I love them
Steve on Feb 3, 2020
Positive reviews; seems like the perfect combination of convenience and effectiveness.
Richard Boyle I on Jan 23, 2020
Wine and cider
Kevin S on Jan 21, 2020
Michael O on Jan 20, 2020
i have one, and it's so good i wanted two
Jeremy Flowers on Jan 14, 2020
Price, features, reviews
Thomas G on Jan 11, 2020
good reviews and need a new fermenter
Dean Richards on Jan 10, 2020
I have one already and it's the best fermenter that I have found for the price.
Tim H on Dec 30, 2019
Wanted another fermenter. Many people recommended this one
Sayge A on Dec 23, 2019
I need another fermenter to brew more beers. ;)
Jaime L on Dec 23, 2019
Christmas gift
Elizabeth W on Dec 21, 2019
Brother-in-law's Christmas present
Michael U on Dec 21, 2019
I need extra head space for high gravity brews.
Kenneth S on Dec 16, 2019
Husband wanted it
Laura C on Dec 16, 2019
Because I am German and know this brand well
Andreas W on Dec 14, 2019
It was requested by my son.
Donna R. G on Dec 11, 2019
Great starter platform with upgrades available.
Thomas M on Dec 10, 2019
We have two already. The wide mouth and spigot make it easy to use.
Vicki G on Dec 7, 2019
My husband wanted it.
Charles Stahl on Dec 6, 2019
My friend has one and he loves it!
Greg S on Dec 6, 2019
it is a great fermenter. 7.9 gallons gives flexibility of a larger batch size, a ~5 gallon with plenty of headroom or a much smaller batch. It all works.
Mark S on Dec 2, 2019
Good design for secondary fermentation compare to others in the market.
Arvin C on Nov 28, 2019
Good reviews.
Chris T on Nov 27, 2019
want a 2nd
L P K on Nov 26, 2019
Great for collecting juice off the press, reasonable carrying weight
Corey G on Nov 22, 2019
looks like a nice product and it has been recommended by a few brewing buddys
Lewis Hunter on Nov 22, 2019
This will be my second Speidel fermenter. First has worked flawlessly for the last two years.
Walter E on Nov 20, 2019
edward b on Nov 19, 2019
Weight and reviews
Ren J on Nov 18, 2019
Good Reviews
Brian G on Nov 13, 2019
Good reviews
Roderick C on Nov 12, 2019
Great Reviews
Jason P on Nov 12, 2019
Larger size, easier to clean
Tallman on Nov 11, 2019
saw and ad and this looked like it would save me some work
Andrew R on Nov 9, 2019
I already have one which I like a lot - top notch fermenter,
Daniel M C on Nov 8, 2019
Raymond Moreno J on Mar 16, 2020
Better than big mouth bubbler
Adam F on Mar 5, 2020
Does this unit include a threaded cap that will screw into the opening where the bung and airlock are inserted? I want to make sure I can completely seal fermenter if necessary in order to cold crash.
Douglas F on Feb 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this fermenter will include one locking cap to seal the hole in the lid and/or spigot area.
Does this effectively filter out light? I'm wondering if this could be stored in a basement where there is a fair amount of ambient light. If not, is there a suggested light-proof cover for it?
Christopher Caselas on Jul 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. It will reduce some light but not enough. When I need to protect my fermenter from light I use the box it came in. Open the box at both ends. Tape one end of the boxes tops open together so the box will stand taller to leave enough height for the air lock to operate freely after the box is placed over the fermenter. the top end can be left open or closed depending on the angle of the light source. The loose flaps on the upper end of the box can always be pulled back whenever you want to have a peek at the air lock. Won't cost you anything but some tape. Cheers.
What's the height with the airlock in place?
THOMAS MADDEN on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Thomas - The height with the airlock would be 21.25".
Is the 13.5 inch diameter measured from the bottom of the fermenter or the widest part in the center?
Michelangelo Alcantar on Sep 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Michelangelo - 13.5" is a rough widest diameter. However when taking the bulkhead and valve into consideration, ~14.5" is a better number to go by.
Can (or should) you use PBW to clean this? Also- is there a manual available for this? I have searched the Speidel Website but cannot locate one.
Nathaniel Reynolds on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Nathaniel - Yes PBW can be used to clean this fermenter but we would recommend to never use an abrasive scrub pad like the back of a sponge, brillow, etc. as it would scratch the surface and allow nooks/crannies to develop and harbor bacteria. As for containing the manual - it doesn't seem to, but you could search YouTube for "Speidel Plastic Fermenter - 30L / 7.9 gal" to get an idea of how to use one.
Should I choose the 5.3 or the 7.9 for secondary fermentation of a 6 gallon bucket of juice. What would provide the proper headspace?
Louis Volpintesta Jr on Apr 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Fermentation is very low in secondary so headspace wouldn’t be much of a concern. That said, I would still go with the 7.9 in case you ever want to do primary in it. I have 5 of these and I live them.
Will this fit in the Cool Brewing Fermentation cooler Bag (with airlock)?
Stephen Tipton on Feb 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. I did cut the ends off a small box and put it around the airlock so the cover of the cooler bag would not hold down the airlock. Would probably have worked fine without but what the heck!......
What is the width (diameter) with the spigot in place? I would like to store this in a 14" diameter stock pot. Could someone please place it on a counter with the spigot against the wall and measure?
DGGOLD on May 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Daniel - The width with the spigot in place is 14.5".
What size (diameter) transfer hose do you use to rack?
scott hoppel on Jan 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Scott. I purchased the upgraded port and you should too. The one that comes with these is pretty crummy. I use the 3/8 tubing. Just be sure to purchase the Butterfly Hose Clamp - 1/2 in. to clamp it on snugly, and be sure that the end that goes onto the spigot is dry so it wont slip any. I didn't at first and spilled some beer a few times while I was racking. Probably would have been a wise idea had I not drank so much too. Good luck!
What is the maximum liquid capacity when filled to the top?
Brett Demers on Jan 18, 2020

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Great Fermenter
I've had a 30L Speidel since around 1993 which I purchased while stationed in Germany in the USAF. This is #2. Has been in use since...just cleaned it from a batch of IPA. The handles, being light weight, and large opening in top which enables you to reach in and do a good PHYSICAL cleaning with a soft sponge are ideal. I haven't used the spigot cap, so can't comment on that, but looks well made. Oh, another benefit is the headspace for a 5 gal primary. Never had a blowoff, whereas even a 6.5g glass fermenter sometimes needs one.
March 24, 2020
2 weeks ago
speidel fermenter
First usage, much superior to the usual siphoning and sooo much easier to clean than a typical carboy. Don't know why I waited to try one.
March 19, 2020
4 weeks ago
Great fermenter with pressurization capabilities.
This fermenter is a breeze to use. Easy to fill, easy to carry, and especially important, it’s easy to clean! May get another one for storing wine in and serving it from during house parties...would be a conversation piece of sorts.
March 10, 2020
1 month ago
Great primary fermenter.
I use the Speidel for the primary fermentation, then transfer to a glass carboy for secondary fermentation. I like that the Seidel is easy to clean and has a spout for easy racking to the secondary.. I brew 5 gallon batches, so if I had it to do over, I would have ordered the next size smaller.
March 9, 2020
2 months ago
This is our second one. Excellent product and so much easier to work with than a glass carboy.
March 8, 2020
1 month ago
So much better than glass
March 1, 2020
1 month ago
Loved this fermenter was able to do a high gravity beer with out blowing off the lid. Clean up is so easy with the wide opening.
February 29, 2020
2 months ago
Great fermenter!
Easy to clean! I love being able to stick my whole hand in to clean it! Great size, no overflow from over active fermentations!
February 26, 2020
1 month ago
Very well made 'oversized' fermenter
I purchased the 30L Speidel fermenter so I can brew slightly larger batches (8 gallons instead of 5.5) without having to invest in new equipment to go up to 10 gallon batches. This fermenter is exactly what I was looking for. Eight gallons of wort plus kreuzen and no blow-off needed (see picture)! Best of all the quality of manufacture is excellent! Inside is polished smooth. It is solidly built. Nothing bends or warps even when full.
30L Speidel with 8 gallons of wort.
30L Speidel with 8 gallons of wort.
February 25, 2020
1 month ago
Best fermenters i have ever had.
i love the easy of cleaning and build quality i did upgrade to the SS valves on all of mine worth the extra money.
best fermenters bar none!!
best fermenters bar none!!
February 24, 2020
over 2 years ago