Spei­del 7.9 gal Plas­tic Fer­menter

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An in­te­grated sys­tem for bud­get fer­men­ta­tion

Test lab notes

The long-time wine equip­ment man­u­fac­turer from Ger­many has taken the sim­plic­ity of your glass car­boy and made it more brewer-friendly, with com­fort­able han­dles, a sam­pling port, a large lid open­ing, a cus­tom air­lock that can han­dle higher grav­ity fer­ments, and heavy-duty plas­tic, all at a very ap­proach­able price tag. In our brew tests with it, we were able to suc­cess­fully trans­fer near-boil­ing wort, fer­ment, and clean with­out too much trou­ble (not as easy as stain­less). It does, of course, lack some of the more ad­vanced func­tions that oth­ers have, in­clud­ing a tem­per­a­ture port and trub/yeast drain for no-trans­fer fer­ment­ing and yeast har­vest­ing. If plas­tic is the ma­te­rial of choice, we also pre­fer a clear plas­tic so that we can see our brew fer­ment­ing.

The down­sides of plas­tic are, of course, well doc­u­mented (oxy­gen per­me­ation, clean­li­ness, dura­bil­ity), but if you’re in the mar­ket for a sim­ple fer­men­tor, we would rec­om­mend the Spei­del.

Price: $59.99 Man­u­fac­turer: Spei­del Avail­able from: spei­dels-braumeis­ter.de

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