FastFerment - 3 gal Conical Fermenter

FastFerment - 3 gal Conical Fermenter

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The Fast Ferment is an affordable conical fermenter that allows a brewer or winemaker to collect sediment in the included collection ball for easy removal. Easy to use and more affordable than stainless steel conicals. 

During fermentation the bottom valve is left open so that sediment will fall into the collection ball. After fermentation is over the valve is shut and the collection ball can be removed without introducing oxygen into the fermenter. Typically with most small conical fermenters if you let trub dump out the bottom air has to come into to replace that volume.  After dumping sediment or trub the collection ball can be reattached and the valve opened again to allow clean yeast to settle into the ball. That yeast can then be used to ferment your next batch of beer. 

If you are a brewer who likes to do a primary and secondary fermenter having a conical that allows you to avoid that transfer is going to save time and reduce oxidation. Made from HDPE plastic care should be taken when cleaning. Only use a chemical cleaner like PBW and do not use an abrasive cleaning pad that could scratch the interior. 

Each Fast Ferment Includes:

  • 3 Gallon / 11.3 L Capacity Conical Fast Fermenter
  • Six inch removable threaded top for easy cleaning
  • 5 mm metal stand
  • 3/4 in bottom valve
  • 3/8 in PVC tubing and hose clamp
  • Mason jar adaptor and 4 oz mason jar
  • Airlock


Dimensions metal stand
Overall Height from floor to top of airlock: 26 inches / 66 cm
Overall Height from floor to top of lid: 23 inches / 58.4 cm
Width: 11 inches / 28 cm

Item # FE925
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Weight 5 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Looked easy to use
Eric F on Mar 2, 2021
Buckets are getting old. We have the 7.5 gallon fast fermenters, but sometimes you want to make a small batch.
Jeff on Dec 10, 2020
Looked easy to use
Eric F on Mar 2, 2021
Perfect for making small batches of beer
Tony D on Jan 7, 2021
Buckets are getting old. We have the 7.5 gallon fast fermenters, but sometimes you want to make a small batch.
Jeff on Dec 10, 2020
To help with clarifying wine.
Matthew Griffin on Dec 2, 2020
brewing small batches - reviews were good
Richard D on Aug 16, 2020
Like the reviews as I'm a beginner
Charles. G on Jul 24, 2020
for the yeast samples
Mark S on Jul 15, 2020
Doing smaller batches and want the benefits of a conical but on a budget.
Matt C on May 5, 2020
Brew small batches
Kevin B on Apr 25, 2020
Small batch capability
Wine making
Joseph S on Feb 19, 2020
Smaller size and convenience of the conical shape
Philip J on Feb 15, 2020
It's so cute...
David S on Jan 22, 2020
Make smaller batches
Dani E on Jan 14, 2020
Met my needs.
John P on Dec 31, 2019
I have a bigger one, wanted the smaller size to do smaller batches.
Jim Bruce on Jul 25, 2019
I have 1, like it, I want, need another.
Mike C on Jun 24, 2019
going to do 2 and a half gallon batches
William Z on Jun 19, 2019
Going to small batches. Less fuss fermenting and cleaning. Easy yeast collection.
David S on Jun 17, 2019
I have the 7 Gal, love it, want the 3 gal for smaller batches
Mike C on Jun 1, 2019
Ability to ferment small volumes in a conical fermentor
Cockroach on Feb 6, 2019
Making home brewing easier
Brian B on Jan 23, 2019
I wan to be able to reproduce the one type of yeast I use.
Derek K on Jan 7, 2019
I will be using this to make large yeast starters. The mason jar attachment is going to be very convenient.
Christine C on Jan 4, 2019
alvaro t on Sep 18, 2018
I have used it before and it works great
Douglas R on Aug 22, 2018
Have a 7 gal Fast Ferment, need a smaller one for smaller batches (less head space).
Bob De L on Aug 6, 2018
Donald L on Jun 26, 2018
Eliminate transferring
Antonio Martinez on May 30, 2018
Heard good things about it and the size is perfect.. And Thank you for shipping thru the post office!!!
Kathleen St C on May 28, 2018
It is the correct size for me
Stephen M on Apr 17, 2018
So I can do double fermentation without transferring beer.
Jason B on Feb 9, 2018
Perfect size for 1/2 batches
JAMES V. on Jan 15, 2018
Barry M on Jan 15, 2018
I make 3 gl batches and I like the design
Valued C on Jan 10, 2018
Perfect for making small batches of beer
Tony D on Jan 7, 2021
To help with clarifying wine.
Matthew Griffin on Dec 2, 2020
Can I use a Thermowell on this?
Seyed Mirhosseini on Apr 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The larger Fast Ferments do come with a thermowell. For the smaller conicals you will have to drill a hole to use a thermowell either through the wall of the fermenter or through the lid.

4.2 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Rated 1 out of 5
Either defective or poorly designed.
As others have said, it leaks right out of the box. Even the instructions provided tell you to do a "leak test", because the manufacturers know it is prone to leaks. Even with the provided teflon tape, even with some real elbow grease, this thing will leak like wild, rendering the collection jar useless. I will be requesting a refund or replacement. Get the catalyst system if you're attached to the idea of a collection chamber, or if space is an issue, just find another solution. This isn't it.
June 18, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Mixed Emotions.
Although it seems well-made and durable, it's kind of finicky to use. The collection jar is too small and can be tricky to get to seal. If you empty it during the ferment then you release air back through your must.

The top can be tricky to get to seal as well. You really need one person to hold the fermenter and one to twist the lid.

One thing I really hate is that I can't see through the thick plastic to check on how my ferment is going.

I wish I would have bought a Fermzilla all-rounder instead.
May 18, 2021
12 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Mostly satisfied
I had read a lot of reviews, so I new what to expect. Out of the box, it does leak, so be sure you follow the instructions and use the included teflon tape.
Because I have a bit of arthritis in my hands, the top lid is difficult to get on and off. Plus, the lid doesn't seal tight, so it also needs teflon tape. It makes for a tight seal, but if you lack strength in your hands, you may have more trouble getting it on and off.
And lastly, it's easy to overtighten the collection jar (glass), and then it's a bear to get off. I tried everything and had to take a hammer to the glass to get it off. Luckily, I have plenty of canning jars, but (if you don't) make sure that you don't over tighten!
January 1, 2021
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
3 gallon fast fermenter.
Perfect size for small batch brewing. No leaks and I like the use of the mason jar adapter for sediment/yeast harvesting. Excellent product.
December 31, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 3 out of 5
FastFerment 3gal
Overall not bad. Having everything finished in one fermenting vessel is great. But lid needs more work. Very hard to have it hermetically sealed. Had to use fair amount of teflon tape and do away with a lid gasket, which is a hole plastic tube.
September 16, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
3 gal fast fermenter
so far working great. looking at buying extras
September 15, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
good for yeast harvesting
I got this to use specifically for yeast harvesting. Make a simple low gravity wort from grain or extract, lightly hop, and get a small canning jar full of yeast for the library. Can either save the canning jar, or pour off into autoclaves.

Have only done this once but it worked well. And I end up with 2 gallons of low gravity beer to drink. Got tired of making a 2 liter starter and just pouring out the liquid.

It isn't as fast as making a starter on a stir plate, but is good for some of my yeast banking needs.
August 5, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Well worth the money
I absolutely love using it works perfectly for my wine making. There is a couple downfalls though and it might be just mine but you have to crank the lid down pretty tight to get it to seal then it's a pain to get it off. The other is the hose for filling your bottles is way to short. I would definitely recommend this product
March 11, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great fermenter for small quantities & meads
As expensive as the honey component for mead can be, I prefer a smaller vessel to ferment in. This is the right size for me.

Contrary to all the reports, this unit did not leak from the first day. I applied the 8 wraps of teflon tape as per instructions, filled it to the top to apply the greatest pressure & watched for 4 days. Not a drop leaked!

Going to be using this very frequently!
February 10, 2019
over 2 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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!
February 11, 2019
Tyler W Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Clean, convenient, easy.
It's a clean, convenient, and easy way to ferment your favorite tasty adult beverage.
January 29, 2019
over 2 years ago