Speidel Fermentegg

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Speidel Fermentegg

Unread postby niels » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:48 pm

When looking for photos of the Kellermeister to add to my post I came across the Speidel Fermentegg. I have seen a post about tests with it on Facebook a few months ago, but it is now available for sale. At less than 400 EUR you have a 250L fermentor without the outlets.

I hope Speidel is considering creating a smaller version as 250L is way too much for the 20L/50L BM owners. Also, the footprint is quite big: 76 cm x 120 cm (WxH).

My main concern would be cleaning. The lid seems a bit small and normally your arms aren't 120 cm long to reach the bottom.
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I copy-pasted the text on the Speidel website about it:
Original Fermentation
The organic fermentation in the egg-form is based on the golden ratio without corners and edges. Wine, beer and cider could move fluently during the fermentation and storage. This gentle process guarantees on keeping the completely development of the product. The idea of fermentation or aging in the egg is just to come back to the ancient methods but with the new materials. Already in the ancient times beer has been placed for resting into the egg-formed amphoraes. Recently there were several successful tests for storage wine in the egg-formed fermentation vessels made of concrete. Shortly after Speidel has developed the fermentation egg made of food-safe polyethylene.

Scope of delivery
Included in the scope of delivery are lid and socket (without tap and rollsocket).

Fermentation Egg
The fermentation egg is appropriate for the fermentation of wine, beer and cider. Fans and devotees of the fermentation egg confirm that the fermentation process runs spontaneous, therefore wine and beer taste more filigree and complex. Check it out and convince yourselves! Our food-safe polyethylenes have high permeability of oxygen. This ensures the evenly influence of oxygen and perfect conditions for the fermentation and maturation. It is very easy to clean the egg because of its smooth surface inside.
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RE: Speidel Fermentegg

Unread postby dinnerstick » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:05 pm

how would you control temperature?? you have probably also seen the plastic conicals they make in sizes appropriate for 20 and 50L BMs, and they would fit into a fridge, but i'm not thrilled about the quality of the valves. whereas the 'egg' looks sturdy.
i suppose you would clean it with one of those CIP sprayer balls and a recirculating pump?
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RE: Speidel Fermentegg

Unread postby dinnerstick » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:07 pm

and i now see you started a thread saying the same thing about the conicals....! (=kellermeister. the only german i speak is brau and meister, and i only understand meister when it follows brau!)
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RE: Speidel Fermentegg

Unread postby cpa4ny » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:15 am

dinnerstick wrote:...the only german i speak is brau and meister....


Haha, makes two of us!

Not a Speidel product and I may be slightly off-topic here; however, have you guys had a chance to check out these conicals:

http://www.ssbrewtech.com/

These look really badass and the price is really attractive (compared to Blichmanns or MoreBeer conicals, for instance).

The irony here is that their 7-gallon conical is named "Chronical" - probably because they are "chronically" sold out!
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RE: Speidel Fermentegg

Unread postby niels » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:16 pm

cpa4ny wrote:Not a Speidel product and I may be slightly off-topic here; however, have you guys had a chance to check out these conicals:

http://www.ssbrewtech.com/

These look really badass and the price is really attractive (compared to Blichmanns or MoreBeer conicals, for instance).

The irony here is that their 7-gallon conical is named "Chronical" - probably because they are "chronically" sold out!

I saw an ad for these in BYO magazine. But importing one of these beauties will be pretty costly. Shipping + taxes (at least 21%) increases the price dramatically.

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