German Made Speidel Fermenters – Great Homebrew Fermenters! + Hands on Review
Speidel Fermenters via MoreBeer! About: “If you’re looking for a plastic carboy that’s a step ahead of the traditional varieties, you’ll love MoreBeer’s selection of Speidel plastic fermenters. These heavy duty Speidel tanks from one of the most trusted names in home brewing supplies are equipped with a number of different features that simpler carboys just don’t have. Their oversized top openings make cleaning a breeze, while the integrated handles make for easy transportation, even when full.
All Speidel fermenters are made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic that is much thicker than traditional plastic used on most brewing carboys. They also come in sizes that can accommodate up to 30 gallons of liquid, enabling MoreBeer! shoppers to choose the perfect size plastic fermentation tank for any brew batch. They’re not just made for beer, either; Speidel’s high-density construction is resistant to oxygen ingress, which makes them suitable for aging wines for up to 12 months as well.”
Speidels are great fermenters packed with features. Heavy Duty HDPE Construction – durable and resistant to oxygen transfer, Safe – no glass breakage risk, built in handles, large lid opening means easy cleaning, all ports seal with gaskets, includes spigot (no more siphoning) and 2 Piece Speidel airlock. Designed and manufactured in Germany. Available in sizes from 3.2 gallons all the way up to 132 gallons.
I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels. These are great Fermenters! Check out my Hands On Review of the 5.3 and 7.9 gallon sizes. See the whole line including replacement parts.
Note that shipping is free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.
Speidel Fermenters at MoreBeer
Ordered the 7.9 gallon last night, got a fedex shipping notification this morning.
Still waiting on my early November order! Be prepared to wait for shipment!!! Clowns….
still no 15.9 gallon containers! damnit!
Gotta pipe in on these. I have the 20L and 60L tanks. The quality is high. They come with a bung and airlock made for these larger tanks. They also have spigots and big lids to make cleaning a snap.
The spigot on the 20 is about 1 1/2 inches above the bottom of the tank. On the 60 it is closer to 3″. This allows for transfers with the spigot without pulling in too much of the yeast cake.
I just line up the spigot and pour directly into my keg. No hoses, siphons, funnels, etc. Easy.
The handles are great. You can lift the huge 60L one alone, but it’s really heavy, even with only 11 gallons… there’s lots of room for more, so you could easily make a 12 gallon batch in there too without needing a blowout tube.
Headroom is great on these. With the 20L, it has room for the 5.5 gallon batches I make, and I have no issues with blow-outs, even with big IPAs. NOTE: I do use defoamer, which I think helps a lot. On the 60L, there’s tons of room above an 11 gallon batch. My current batch of amber ale had only about 2 inches of foam and another 6″ of headspace.
There are other cheaper options, and you can find nice HDPE tanks on ebay that are similar, but they won’t have it all together, purpose built like these.