Made from 304 grade stainless steel and has an integrated (concealed) 36 Watt heating element which runs on any 110 volt outlet. No need to worry about accessories such as heating belts and external temperature controllers. This stainless steel fermenter will keep your yeast at optimal temperature during colder months. The welding is smooth and the outer body has a sleek brushed stainless finish making it easy to clean and maintain. The heating element is a ring around the bottom of the fermenter, and is not in the bottom, which means your yeast cake will not get heated and contribute off flavors. Holds 35 liters or 8.5 gallons, although the interior liter marks end at 30, and the gallon markers on the inside end at 8 gallons.
The efficient 36 watt element will heat 5 gallons about 2-3° per hour. For example, if you put 5 gallons of wort with a temperature of 64° F in at 9am, with an ambient room temperature of 65° F, by 4pm the wort should be about 80° F assuming you set the fermentation temperature for 84° F. or higher. It will heat to a maximum of 35 degrees above room ambient temperature, so if your room is 65° F, and you will be able to heat to a maximum of 100° F, which takes about 24 hours to reach from a starting temperature of 65°. If your ambient temperature is a lot colder performance will be less, so your mileage will vary. You can ferment Kveik yeasts with this fermenter. The minimum temperature the thermostat can be set is 32° F, although the unit does not cool, it only heats.
The base inside this unit is a dome so it is easy to clean while the rotating rack arm enables you to drain out all the fermented beer or wine. The valve and racking come out easily for cleaning between batches. The outlet on the valve is barbed to accept 3/8" interior diameter tubing, and 3' of tubing are included.
Although not designed for the Bucket Buddy, the Fermzilla 27 Liter Jacket fits this unit fairly well if you need more insulation for colder situations.
NOTE:The lid is also a dome so this vessel can take a very small amount of pressure (2 PSI) but not enough for pressure transfers or pressurised fermentations.
To change the display from Centigrade to Fahrenheit, press both the plus and minus buttons on the control pad for 10 seconds.
Exterior dimensions: 32" tall including airlock, 15" wide including handles
Interior dimensions: 22" tall, 11.75" wide
Feb 27, 2023 by Bob Demers
Q: O-rings on racking arm are damaged easily. Are replacements available?
A: We are looking into getting some replacement O-rings, but we do not have any at this time. The O-rings are quite small and fragile, so we highly recommend using some of our keg lube (item D52) when installing the racking arm to prevent damage.
May 08, 2022 by Ben
Q: What's the base exterior diameter? What's the height to the Dome without the air lock?
A: It measures 28"
Feb 13, 2022 by Ryan
Q: What is the lowest temperature the unit goes to?
A: The thermostat can be set as low as 32° F.
Jan 26, 2022 by William B
Q: Would this be the appropriate size for 5 gallon batches?
A: Yes, perfect for 5 gallon batches.
Jan 24, 2022 by Jeff K
Q: Any chance that there will be a pre-drilled lid available for use with the Temp Twister Cooling Coil? I don't see replacement lids for sale, so I am hesitant to drill holes myself because I wouldn't always want the coil for every brew.
A: There is nothing like that available at this time, but knowing Kegland they will probably come up with something soon.
Brewers Best Friend!
This thing is awesome! Easy to clean and allows me to use my favorite beer yeast Kveik during winter months , highly recommend