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
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Weight 4 LBS
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make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
This is a gift for my sons 40th Birthday
Geralynn N on Oct 6, 2020
make wine
Clifton C on Oct 15, 2020
Tired of blow offs in a 6.5 carboy for a 5 gallon recipe.
Ed I on Oct 9, 2020
This is a gift for my sons 40th Birthday
Geralynn N on Oct 6, 2020
Like my 20l and want to upgrade primary fermenter
Pat on Sep 30, 2020
It was the best value for the money. Pretty clear - I did a LOT of looking for the best value; this stood out.
Christian William K on Sep 23, 2020
I have one and I wanted an additional one
David E Crawford J on Sep 22, 2020
It is a good intermediate size between our glass fermenters and our 60L Speidel ferfenters.
Mark L. D on Sep 18, 2020
Price and larger capacity than the Big Mouth at 6.5 gal. Some of the more expensive wine kits call for this size. I realized that too late--wine volcano! This should take care of that.
Jeffrey Warner on Sep 16, 2020
great price
JOHN WILLIAM P on Aug 31, 2020
I have one, it works great
Jeffrey Scott A on Aug 26, 2020
Looks rigid and not glass breakable
John L on Aug 21, 2020
Great quality
John T on Aug 20, 2020
Because it looks sturdy and has other features I'm looking for
Edward Bell on Aug 13, 2020
Need another and happy with the first purchace
Dennis F on Aug 12, 2020
It's a great product! Easy to clean and I love the lid.
Dylan M on Aug 11, 2020
recommendation by another
Jim L B on Aug 4, 2020
Due to several positive reviews
Steve E on Jul 31, 2020
Gonna try a kombucha continuous brew
Valued C on Jul 28, 2020
I own one and they are fantastic. Getting another to have 2 beers fermenting
Nicholas N on Jul 22, 2020
Recommendation from fellow home brewer.
Nathaniel H on Jul 22, 2020
Youtube Recommendations - and tired of my 6 gal fermenters exploding with beer on fermentation.
Nicholas G on Jul 20, 2020
Good quality for cost, easy to use
Lee B on Jul 16, 2020
This is basically the best high end plastic fermenter before moving to conicals, kegs, or stainless steel fermenters.
Dario I S on Jul 13, 2020
better than a bucket
Brandon W on Jun 24, 2020
Replacing my glass carboys.
Tim D on Jun 23, 2020
Father's Day gift that my husband requested
Liz S on Jun 16, 2020
Looking for a fermentation vessel that's easy to dry hop in
Jesse H on Jun 12, 2020
Superb quality. Easy to use!
Guillermo P on Jun 3, 2020
I've heard great reviews and needed a new fermenter.
Wendy N on May 22, 2020
Not glass that can break
Daniel S on May 20, 2020
great reviews
Daryl L. B on May 16, 2020
I liked some of the features and wanted to give it a try. My original carboy is a dozen years old and is starting to deteriorate.
Walter D on May 15, 2020
Perfect size for 5 gal batches of beer with plenty of headspace.
Vitaliy T on May 15, 2020
Feedback from other users is very good.
Geoffrey G on May 7, 2020
I’ve broken multiple glass fermenters and thought I would give his a try based on reviews.
william h on Apr 24, 2020
Useful fermenter with very good reviews
Jim P on Apr 23, 2020
To make mead. Easier bottling.
Susanne F on Apr 12, 2020
easy cleaning
Matthew George on Apr 4, 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
Tired of blow offs in a 6.5 carboy for a 5 gallon recipe.
Ed I on Oct 9, 2020
Like my 20l and want to upgrade primary fermenter
Pat on Sep 30, 2020
What is the maximum liquid capacity when filled to the top?
Brett Demers on Jan 18, 2020
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
What's the height with the airlock in place?
THOMAS MADDEN on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If the fermenter is 18.5" tall, and the spiedel airlock is advertised as 5 3/8" tall, there is no way the total height with the airlock in place is 21.25". It would have to be at least 23.75" tall with the airlock - which does not even include the height of the stopper. Does anyone have an accurate measurement of the total height with the Spiedel airlock installed?
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
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: I wouid always cover glass,plastic fermenters with a dark bath towel ect.
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.
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.
If I suspect infestation due to scratch(es) on the inside of the fermenter (2 batches in a row with good fermentation that have similar off-flavor profiles, and wasted time/beer), is there any way to salvage this? Currently plan on checking by fermenting in a bucket to isolate the fermenter as the causative variable.
Jason Smith on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The way to save this fermenter would be to add boiling water directly into the fermenter and let that soak. The plastic will withstand the hot temperature and warm up to pasteurize it. Using another fermenter and eliminating this variable is a great idea to double check in the meantime.
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

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My favorite fermenter!
What i like about this is 1. its size, can handle about any size batch. 2. easy to clean with white sponge and fragrance free detergent. 3. the handles, they are very handy to move it anywhere. 4. reasonably priced.
September 27, 2020
1 year ago
Greatest fermentor... I have 4... and Two 20L ... easy to clean, easy to move, easy to bottle from. Finding that I don’t use my other ones anymore...
September 21, 2020
3 months ago
Very pleased
This vessel works well. Easy to move with handles. Air lock can handle high or low flow.
September 18, 2020
1 month ago
Love this fermenter
I've successfully used 6-gallon glass carboys in the past but the lighter weight Speidel design is a welcomed change. I love the large vacuum break and having more head space prevents the foaming issues I was experiencing.
September 17, 2020
1 month ago
Overall I’m happy with the fermenter. Only issue is the making sure the spigot seals completely. I had to lube it and tighten a lot to get it to stop dripping. I know they have an a optional chrome one that I may eventually purchase.
September 10, 2020
2 months ago
Very Pleased so far
20 years of home brewing and this may just be the last fermenter I ever buy. It has all the features I want in a fermenter. Sturdy, handles, quality o-ring and gasketed surfaces and a great airlock design. if there is one complaint I would prefer a barbed hose connection, the smooth spigot makes me a little nervous, that and if it was transparent it would be perfect!
August 28, 2020
2 months ago
I purchased the Seidel 30 L fermentor to do lagering because my existing conicals are too large for my kegerator. So far, everything is as I had hoped it be. It is durable, the handles are great and no leaks anywhere. If the beer runs clear when I rack to the keg, it will be everything I had hoped for in a fermentor.
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August 27, 2020
2 months ago
I like (almost) everything about it.
So here's my deal; I have a number of other fermenters. Despite all of them being perfectly serviceable and functional, I find myself reaching for this one the vast majority of the time. I have a couple of FastFerment 7.9 gallon units that get the job done and make yeast harvesting easy, but compared to the Speidel they're a pain to clean and handle. The Fermonster is about as easy to clean, but is nowhere near as stout as the Speidel. It seals perfectly (my 3 gallon FastFerment does not), the air lock is substantial and works flawlessly. My only knock (and it's minor) is that after a year or more of use the plastic spigot developed a small leak. No worries, I replaced it with a stainless spigot. In summary, this fermenter is stout, has plenty of useful accessories available, is easy to move around thanks to the built in handles, is a breeze to clean and sanitize, and just plain gets the job done without fuss or mess.
July 22, 2020
1 year ago
It was extremely easy to clean.
July 21, 2020
3 months ago
So far this fermenter is far superior to my prior primary fermentation in buckets. Seals tightly and easy to clean. I appreciate the headroom and extra large airlock. My only complaint is the lack of volume markings; I had to measure them myself and mark with a permanent pen.
July 16, 2020
3 months ago