Speidel 12 litre fermenter

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Speidel 12 litre fermenter

Unread postby Wiganbear » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:34 am

Hi,

I have a 12 litre fermenter which I rarely use as I prefer standard buckets. To my untrained eyes it seems to be built like a pressure barrel and am thinking of using it for this purpose. Anybody used one as a pressure barrel for despensing?

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Re: Speidel 12 litre fermenter

Unread postby Onthebrew » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 pm

I haven't. I only used my pressure barrel once but ironically am now thinking of using it as a secondary fermenter when dry hopping.

i am also thinking about split batches- id be interesting in your thoughts how good is it for fermenting- Does it take the same fittings as the standard spiedel fermenters?

as a pressure barrel I am guessing there may be an issues with how much pressure it could hold.
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Re: Speidel 12 litre fermenter

Unread postby mashy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:38 pm

If you fit a valve and a safety, I can't see why not.

Hmm Actually quite a nice size.
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Re: Speidel 12 litre fermenter

Unread postby McMullan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:56 am

I'm not sure these are designed for pressure, TBH. Although they appear pretty robust, they do have seams that might be weak spots. I use a couple Speidel 12L FVs as secondaries for split batches. There isn't sufficient head space for a primary fermentation when splitting a batch from a 20L BM.
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