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Our Siphonless Fermenter completely eliminates the need for messy siphoning with its unique invert tube valve, which keeps silty sediment out of the valve during fermentation, and acts like a siphon hose ideally placed just above the yeast sediment when draining. Made entirely of food grade plastics (no BPA), our Siphonless is a rugged and easy to clean fermenter. All parts are easily disassembled for easy cleaning. The 6 gallon (total volume) fermenter holds 5 gallons of beer, with room for foaming. Gallon markers on the side of the Siphonless make it easy to measure half batches, or water to fill a brewing pot. The lid features a removeable silicone food grade O ring for an airtight seal (pictured at right). The valve fits the 4’ of 3/8” tubing included for oxidation-free transfer of the raw beer into our Priming Tank.
Includes invert tube valve, lid, removeable silicone O ring, airlock, 4’ of tubing, and illustrated instructions. 21” high (including airlock height), 13” deep. Withstands temperatures of up to 170° F.
Now by popular demand, a lid sealing O ring is included with our Siphonless!
I'm fairly new to home brewing and a friend who helped me get started recommended this fermenter. This is one of the best purchases, of brewing equipment, I have made.
Some of the reviews had trouble with the lid gasket but I've not had any problems. Even though some experts claim you don't need the gasket, I like that it seals and I think this and the valve are the best features of this item. The siphonless feature of the valve makes racking very fast and easy. Get a length of 3/8 food grade silicon tubing for the racking. It works really well with the valve and it is much easier to use than the vinyl tubing that comes with the fermenter.
This joins another siphonless I have been using for over a decade. Very helpful to not have to siphon wine or beer. Seal seems to be effective.
I have used other bucket fermenters without the valve, and love the fact you don't need to siphon it. My only concern comes from sanitation of the valve before transferring the beer. I just used a cup full of sanitizing solution and put the end of the valve in it before transfer. I saw complaints about the "red lid gasket" and it was tough to install on the lid but sealed well. All in all I like the ferment er, big enough for those high gravity beers so I didn't need to worry about blow off.
The siphonless fermenter makes transfers a breeze! One came with my starter kit, and I later ordered a second to increase my brewing capability.