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Old 11-07-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Speidel Plastic Tanks

Anybody try these fermentors?



http://morebeer.com/search/104258/be..._Plastic_Tanks

They look easy to clean, have a spigot and are easy to move. A litte pricey, but could be worth it.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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I've seen a few people using them. they look great and the 60l that I wanted is out of stock...bummed. I hear they are pretty sturdy.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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Just ordered two 30L(7.9G) for primary and one 20L(5.3G) for secondary.
The guy said I got the last 20L and there were 18 30L left.

Pretty excited - these should have all the benefits of buckets and carboys.
  • No more blow off tube
  • No more racking cane
  • No more carboy soaking/shaking/brushing/cleaning/soaking/brushing/giving up and soaking for 2months with Oxy
  • No more ripping peck muscles squeezing carboy so it wont fall lifting out of fermentation chamber
  • No more airlock bubbling, foaming over and running out of SS and sucking air back in while I'm gone. (its got a huge 2pc airlock)
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:02 PM   #4
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i ordered a 30L.
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Is the spigot high enough were it will not get plugged up with yeast and trub?
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Thats a good point. Looks like its an inch or two off the bottom. I guess I'll find out.
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I can't stand plastic, it's a real PITA to clean
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Is the spigot high enough were it will not get plugged up with yeast and trub?
Even if it is i think it can be fixed.
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my 30 liter speidel fermenter arrived yesterday and i'm pretty excited about these tanks, when the 60 liter tank is back in stock i'll probably get that size too.



this seal thing goes in first then a threaded ring goes over top


i didn't take a picture of the hole on top but it's about 1 1/2 inches. you can seal off the bottom drain with a cap and siphon from the top or use the included spigot.


a bit wider than an ale pale and with the airlock on it's a bit taller. during the winter months my garage stays pretty cool so i plan on fermenting on my work bench. during the summer i might have to use a blow off tube instead of the airlock to fit it into my mini fridge.




the biggest airlock i've ever seen.


i was worried about the height of the drain on the bottom but it looks to be a non issue. i measured about 1 1/4 inches from the bottom up to the level of the drain so there should be plenty of room for the trub to settle down in without making it into the bottles. if it is an issue the inside of the spigot can take a stopper and some sort of dip tube but i doubt i'll have to do this.


when i brew again next week i'll put this tank to the test to see if it performs well as a fermenter/bottling bucket.
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eastoak, what size is that one in the pictures?
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