FermZilla 27 Liter Conical Fermenter

  • Item #L08
  • Price: $129.99
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In stock, will ship on Monday, October 25

With the FermZilla you have the many of the benefits of a much more expensive stainless conical fermenter but with the additional benefit of being able to see the fermentation process in action and also ferment at pressures up to 30 PSI. See the videos and the instructions below for more details. Stainless handle included.

Included In The Box:
1 x Fermzilla Tank with Butterfly Dump Valve Parts (Pre-Assembled & Attached)
1 x Reinforced  Stainless Steel Stand 
1 x Top Lid with Red PRV  (35psi) now upgraded with a thicker O ring for a better seal
1 x Top Lid Screw Cap 1 x 1000mL Collection Container & Lid* [2 x Male Cap Threads]
1 x KegLand Adjustable Easy Opening Tool
1 x Premium 3 Piece Airlock
1 x Approximate Graduations Sticker
1 x Strip Stick On Thermometer  
1 x Grommet Bottle Cap (Airlock Port)
1 x Bag Spare Seals 
1 x Keg Lube (item D52, for preserving O rings)

 Available options include:
  Spunding Valve Kit
 Zippered Insulated Jacket
 Extra Collection Jar

IMPORTANT NOTICE: When using this vessel under pressure. You must perform a water pressure check to ensure your connections are leak proof. To do this. Fill your FermZilla up with water, then apply a minimum of 15psi pressure to the vessel.  Occasionally these units may come with some small indentations/dimples/dents from shipping, this is just a reality of shipping large blow-moulded thin-walled vessels. But dont panic, these fermenters are designed to endure minor deformations such as this.  All small dents will push out and settle with use and positive pressure and are only an issue and warrant replacement in the rare event they start to show white stress patterns.

Maximum temperature is 130 degrees F., if you pour boiling or near boiling wort into this unit, you will ruin it, and heat damage is not covered by warranty.

Click HERE to download the instructions in pdf format.

Click HERE to download the dimensions in pdf format.


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Average rating 8.16666666666666 out of 10 ( based on 12 reviews )

Disassembly Painful

Review by Tom on 9/15/2021

Pro: I purchased the conical fermzilla and made a great beer. Con: The fermzilla is so painful to take apart that I can't successfully do it. Making it useless for future brews. William's Brewing responds: Sorry to hear of this. Have you watched the assembly video below? https://youtu.be/VH3-sqnGcLY Also, note that the threads are reverse on the bottom dump valve, and you need to press the dump valve towards the cone firmly to compress the conical rubber washer so the reverse threads will catch. Any more problems with this, please contact customer service at 800-759-6025 or email to service@williamsbrewing.com and we will assist.

Best Conical On A Budget

Review by Jeff Schulze on 2/14/2021

I wanted to improve my ferment game at minimal overhead. I got this with the pressurized kit and had a great result with my first brew. An nice improvement cut be telling me, with arrows, which way each part turns (counter-clockwise vs clockwise). I like how you can see what’s going on, and if concerned with UV light, I simply cover with a towel.

More than expected

Review by rauleli on 1/10/2021

Even though I've been more than 7 years watching videos about home brewing, it was until last year I begun crafting my own home beer. I used HDPE buckets for fermenting in my past 15 brews batches. But using now the fermzilla, was a big change in my fermenting/resting process. Lot of things to do that couldn't do before with common buckets. I also ordered the pressure kit, hope to use it soon and try pressure fermenting and pressurised transfers. I miss read the description and ordered also an extra collector jar and an extra handle. Lot of things to try now with this new way for fermenting and looking forward to get another one to replace my fermenting buckets. Recommended even for beginners like me.

Worth the money!

Review by Bryan on 12/13/2020

The Fermzilla Conical Fermenter is great because it is very easy to use, clean, and it is well-made. However, what makes it excellent is the addition of the spunding valve and fermenting under pressure. Living in Florida, temperature regulation without a dedicated refrigeration unit is very difficult and my brews suffered from off tastes. Williams had a sale on the FermZilla conical unit and when I read about the spunding valve and brewing under pressure I decided to give it a try. The fermenter and the valve have worked magic for me! I can safely and easily brew under pressure (although it took some practice to fully master the valve) and I can transfer from the fermenter to the keg with pressure as well. No more off tastes because my ales are happy under pressure at the usual 76 degrees in my house and no contamination because I am transferring from fermenter to keg with CO2. Truly excellent and useful tools in my brewing toolbox!

A good affordable conical fermenter

Review by Wayne on 4/10/2020

Overall I am happy with the operation of the Fermzilla. Fittings can be hard to remove, but that may just be me overtightening. My first attempt seems to be an overall success. I like being able to collect the trub and yeast. The pressure kit worked well for transferring to a keg, although that was not my original plan. The Fermzilla just fits in my fridge, but it would not hold pressure to carbonate. I am wondering if the plastic keg fittings need o-rings? I don't think it was the lid, since I used keg lube and it was tight enough I couldn't remove it without some effort. I need to fix the air leak because I plan to start fermenting under pressure when spunding valves become available again. Also, when it was under pressure one of the soda caps on the collection bowl leaked. I gave it a tweak, during which beer gushed out due to flex, but it seemed to seal after that.

Jul 17, 2021 by Chris

Q: What is the total hieght of 7.9gal fermenter in the stand to the top of the airlock?

A: 32.75"


Dec 27, 2020 by Richard Schaefer

Q: Does the Fermzilla L08 come with a collection jar or is it an added option?

A: The collection jar comes standard with the Fermzilla.


Dec 07, 2019 by terry vincent

Q: A question from the less experienced, why pressurize the fermenter?

A: Many reasons, ferments under pressure can produce a smoother flavor and reduce esters. When done fermenting, the beer is carbonated. Probably best to use a search engine and see a more thorough explanation.


Nov 21, 2019 by Jeff

Q: One of the videos indicates the handles are a part sold separately. Is this the case?

A: Yes, we will have the handles in by November 25th. The part number is C69


Sep 30, 2019 by Galen

Q: Could you guys make something like this out of glass instead of plastic?

A: We do not think it is possible, unless it did not hold pressure.


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