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Old 04-21-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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I've been trying out a Speidel plastic fermenter for the last few months and I'm really surprised at the results. I posted a full review on our website at: Speidel Plastic Fementer | Powell Avenue Brew Does anyone else use Speidels? Other plastic fermenters? Any best practices for sanitation and maintenance?


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Old 04-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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I have the same fermenter plus a smaller 30 liter fermenter from the same brand, I also have some a regular bucket which I use as bottling bucket now. About the cleaning and sanitazion I use ChemiproOxi for cleaning (like Oxyclean) and for sanitizing I have use a lot of differente stuff. They look that they can last for long they well built and I love my fermenters. Same as with ony other plastic fermenter try not to scratch the insides when scrubbing and you should be fine. I use a soft sponge to get rid of any residue and works fine.

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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What could possibly be surprising about a plastic drum with a spigot in it?

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
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What could possibly be surprising about a plastic drum with a spigot in it?
I don't think anyone mentioned this fermenter like "surprising" For my it was a very good purchase because of the price the material quality the fact that is very easy to clean and the spigot its much better that everything else I ve seen around for that price
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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What could possibly be surprising about a plastic drum with a spigot in it?
It's not surprising in concept but I was just surprised at the cost/ease of use/size elements of it. It's been perfect for my 10 gallon batches.
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I have the same fermenter plus a smaller 30 liter fermenter from the same brand, I also have some a regular bucket which I use as bottling bucket now. About the cleaning and sanitazion I use ChemiproOxi for cleaning (like Oxyclean) and for sanitizing I have use a lot of differente stuff. They look that they can last for long they well built and I love my fermenters. Same as with ony other plastic fermenter try not to scratch the insides when scrubbing and you should be fine. I use a soft sponge to get rid of any residue and works fine.
I'm really happy about how well built it is. I also use a soft sponge as well to get it clean and everything comes right off. What do you use in the airlock? We've taken to using cheap vodka so that it stays sanitary.
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I'm really happy about how well built it is. I also use a soft sponge as well to get it clean and everything comes right off. What do you use in the airlock? We've taken to using cheap vodka so that it stays sanitary.
I use vodka too (I get it for free).
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I just got 2 of the 30 litre size.
So far I am quite happy.
The big opening makes it really easy to scrub and the spigot is in the perfect position to only pull beer and leave behind the trub.
I just used hot water and a sponge to clean it and then a quick mild bleach solution to sterilize and it's good to go!

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I just put miy Speidel to use today and the stopper for the airlock kept wanting to slide out after I would push it in. I ended up pushing the airlock clean through the opening. I wasn't quite sure what to do so I left it, should I be worried?

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I am really interested in upgrading to the 60L. What is the exact size> I see on more beer's site they state approximate dimensions at 15.75" diam. Does this include the handles? I have 15.50" in my fermentation fridge and am wondering if this will fit. Thanks for help.

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