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Fermenator all-stainless steel conical fermenters eliminate the need to transfer beer or wine from a primary to a secondary. You can dump trub and yeast sediment without transferring the beer, easily sample the wort, harvest yeast, and, unlike simple conicals, the rotating racking arm lets you siphon out completely sediment free beer.

The Fermenator features a completely smooth, weld-free interior that eliminates the possibility of welding cracks or pits harboring bacteria. The leg mounting bolts are welded to the outside of the cone, with an exclusive welding process that leaves no trace on the smooth interior. In addition, the Fermenator features weld-free removable stainless steel fittings and valves, sealed by an easily replaceable O ring (several spares included). Unlike welded-on fittings, all parts can be removed and soaked in iodophor sanitizer between batches for a very thorough cleaning.

All Fermenators features a sturdy stainless lid with a seal that withstands up to 7 psi for C02 pumping of the beer, very handy when you want to get your beer out of a chest freezer. One person can lift the 7 gallon Fermenator (for 5 gallons of wort), while two people are required to lift this 14.5 gallon size (for 10 to 12 gallons). The lid is solid stainless steel, with a secure silicone sealing gasket , and adjustable lid tension for positive sealing. The lid features an airlock hole that fits a #7 stopper (airlock and stopper included). An exclusive access hatch is also included in the lid, letting you add dry hops, finings, or fruit without removing the entire cover. Optional leg extensions allow you to elevate the Fermenator for easy keg filling. The standard legs feature plastic pads to avoid scratching counter tops and refrigerators.

 The exclusive low profile Fermentor design avoids unnecessary protrusions, and is made to fit in standard refrigerators easily. See the dimensions at right to see how much refrigerator space you will need. Get a spare refrigerator and a William’s Controller to make a temperature-controlled fermenter at an economical price. We believe the Fermenator offers the best value in a no-compromise, high quality conical fermenter. Everything needed is included, and all components are of food grade stainless steel. Nylon hose barbs are included to adapt both valves to 3/8” or 5/16” diameter tubing.

Exclusive swing out handles make the Fermentator line the most compact of all stainless conicals. This 14.5 gallon model will fit into a refrigerator that is 24" wide, 19" deep, and 37" tall. 

* DROP SHIPPING: Fermenators ship by ground shipping to the 50 states only.  Allow 3 weeks for delivery, as these are shipped direct from the manufacturer. No air shipment. A signature is required upon delivery, please provide a shipping address where a signature can be obtained.

Common Question: Can I brew 5 gallon batches in this 14.5 gallon conical?  I want to brew mostly 10 gallon batches, but still brew an occasional 5 gallon batch.

Answer:  Yes, you can brew 5 gallon batches in this larger fermenter and have them come out well. If you do this, it is a good idea to purge the airspace with C02 from your kegging system. To do this, sanitizer the fermenter and then spray in C02 from your kegging system with the low pressure dispensing hose, or from our D37 Cartridge Injector. To check if you have enough C02 in the fermenter, light a match and lower it into the fermenter. If it goes out, there is plenty of C02.

A rotating interior racking arm is standard equipment. This works like a rotating siphon tube inside your fermenter, and allows you to rotate it downwards just enough to rack sediment free beer into your priming tank or keg. It is best to screw a 3/8" nylon or stainless hose barb onto this valve so you can attach tubing (nylon hose barbs in 3/8" and 5/16" sizes are included).

 If your conical fermenter did not have this feature, you would have to transfer from the bottom of the cone, where yeast sediment inevitably builds up (no matter how steep the walls of the conical are).


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by Jeremy
on 6/1/2012
from Lansing, MI
14.5 Gallon Blickmann Fermenator
Like alot of homebrewers brewing is a hobby and most equipment is self designed and for a large part homemade, sometimes that can be very good. Of all the processes in brewing fermentation is the most important. This Fermenator makes the process much easier. A lot of careful thought by the engineers from Blickmann has resulted in a piece of equipment that is very easy to use, clean and maintain. Taking gravity readings, reusing yeast, dumping trub are only a few of the laborious tasks that have become quite routine and very sanitary. A little expensive but worth every cent.   
by Drunken Monk
on 1/20/2012
from Redwood City
Great Product
Great product which makes fermentation so much easier. This was the first big (>$200) purchase I made and have no regrets. Cleaning, sanitizing, dropping trub, taking gravity readings, sampling, lagering, yeast harvesting, and racking/kegging are all so much easier. Downside? Hmm?  It costs a few bucks, but is worth it in my opinion. I worry a little about keeping the threaded joints around the two valves clean, but have never had an issue in the 4 years and many, many brews I've fermented in it. The alternative is seamless welds and cloverleaf fittings, but that's a big jump up in price and somewhat forces you to change all your other hoses and fittings to cloverleaf as well (not worth it in my opinion for a homebrewer).  I've since ramped up my homebrewing and just bought a second Fermenator.  They look great standing side by side bubbling away!
by salvador m.
on 5/9/2010
14.5 gallon fermenator
Pros: This is an exelent way to ferment your homebrew.
Easy to clean.easy to carry and can fit in any large fridge, 

Cons: I din't find any problems with it at all
by Adriel I.
on 2/7/2010
You will never want to use carboys again.
Pros: If you are like me and brew 10-12 gallon batches, using carboys is a lot of work, cleaning them is tricky through that tiny opening at the top.  The fermenators are very easy to clean and use. and you have 1 vessel instead of 4. 

Cons: Not practical to move once filled, so you need the brew pot to be close to wherever you will be fermenting.
by aiza_7083
on 12/8/2009
corn fermenter?
Pros: it is a good design 

Cons: can i ferment a corn mash here to have a beer for ethanol production?
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Marcus Vincent
9/11/2017 6:04:34 PM
Will this hold pressure for co2 transfers?
Yes, up to 7 PSI
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