Speidel 60L Fermentor

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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby Batz » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:44 am

http://www.winequip.com.au/tanks-oilacider.html

Plenty of olive growing places sell them, there should be a lot in WA with all the olives up Dongara way these days. Just make sure you get them with the pressed bottoms and not folded bottoms, the folded one could be a source of infection.

Yes they are more than plastic, it pays to shop around for them. I want two more but that won't happen for sometime.
Quite a bit of discussion on AHB here,

http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/80460 ... %20%20drum

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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby Cervantes » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:25 am

Thanks Batz,

I briefly looked at stainless steel Jerry Cans, but realised that I wouldn't be able to see inside to check that they were clean.

The plastic ones are translucent, so I can see if there is any crud still stuck to the side.
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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby Nesto » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:55 am

Cervantes wrote:Thanks Batz,

I briefly looked at stainless steel Jerry Cans, but realised that I wouldn't be able to see inside to check that they were clean.

The plastic ones are translucent, so I can see if there is any crud still stuck to the side.

All you need is something like this...
Ullman Devices (ULLHTK2LT) Rectangular Inspection Mirror with Three Rotating Lights https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TTI9JO/re ... xub1156FSN

Also helpful for checking cleanliness of corny kegs too!
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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby niels » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:40 pm

Nesto wrote:All you need is something like this...
Ullman Devices (ULLHTK2LT) Rectangular Inspection Mirror with Three Rotating Lights https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TTI9JO/re ... xub1156FSN

Also helpful for checking cleanliness of corny kegs too!

That's brilliant!

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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby BrauTim » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:47 am

niels wrote:I received two 60l fermentors last week. Is it me or are the lids really a pain in the cock to open? Is there some trick which I'm not aware of?

- Niels


At first it's a pain but there is a technique to it, there is one lug on the lid that is longer than the others, I line the lid up so I can pull upwards using the longer lug with one hand whilst holding a barrel handle with the other hand, it can be done slowly and gently using this technique.

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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby mpleatman » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:20 pm

Search for Minox fusti and you will find the stainless steel containers that can be used to ferment beer. I have a 20-liter one. They are indeed nice to look at; the only disadvantage is that you can't see inside. The prices are surprisingly reasonable. Retail price for the 50 liter model is $200. And the 100 liter model only costs $225.
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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby mashy » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:04 am

niels wrote:I received two 60l fermentors last week. Is it me or are the lids really a pain in the cock to open? Is there some trick which I'm not aware of?

- Niels


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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby mashy » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:17 am

+1 olive oil cans. I have loosely thought about these.
Spiedels HDPE is imo unnecessarily expensive.

Does plastic really leave an aftertaste?
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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby perdido » Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:20 pm

Batz wrote:I am moving away from plastic fermenters altogether, I strongly believe they can leave a carry over taste from the last brew. I have two 30lt stainless olive oil drums that I have used for the last few brews and I am very pleased with the result. They also come in 50lt, 100lt and other sizes.

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These drums do look like a nice alternative.

Do you use any kind of airlock? Loosely tighten lid?

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Re: Speidel 60L Fermentor

Unread postby mashy » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:42 pm

No need for airlock IMO. But you could easily drill and grommet (if you must)
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