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FastFerment 7.9 Gallon Conical Fermentor

FastFerment 7.9 Gallon Conical Fermentor

SKU: U41310

FastFerment is your all-in-one fermentation solution.

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FastFerment 7.9 Gallon Conical Fermenter   ($99.99)

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Eliminate 80% of sanitizing and cleaning with this all-in-one fermentor. Conduct all stages of fermentation in this single vessel. Remove the trub from the bottom of the fermentor instead of transferring all your liquid to secondary. No siphons, no secondary fermentor to sanitize, no extra bungs and airlocks.


FastFerment produces dramatically clearer, better results. Start each batch cleaner by letting debris settle out into the collection ball before pitching your yeast! Remove the debris, and pitch into ultra-clear beer. Plus, FastFerment minimizes the risk of oxidation and contamination, preventing off-flavors and infection. Keep your batch safe from external spoiling factors by keeping it in one place.

Features:

  • Easy Cleaning and Batch Stirring - 6" (15cm) removable screw top
  • Total Capacity 7.9 US Gallons/ 30 Litres - Made for 5 Gallon batches with blow offs
  • Easy Wall Mounting System - Mounts to standard 16" (40cm) wall studs
  • 33% Bigger Valve for Increased Flow Rate - 1" (2.5cm) Bottom valve compared vs. 3/4" (2cm)
  • Collection Ball for Yeast Harvesting - Save $100's & harvest your Yeast Strains!
  • Temperature Monitoring Capabilities - ThermoWell included - Thermometer Available.

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My daughter bought this for me as a gift. Only the third batch of beer I have made, but by far the easiest. It sure beats the siphoning and trying to keep the tube from sucking up sediment. I am probably going to by 1 or maybe 2 more so I can keep things moving. Now I will have to get into kegging... too many bottles.
May 19, 2016
Great invention
I have had issues with sanitation while racking between primary and secondary in the past. The collection ball method has simplified that process and do not worry as much about possible infections associated with transfers. Thanks Fast Ferment!!
February 25, 2016
Great Product!
As a novice Home Brewer, this has made my life so much simpler! I look forward to getting a few more!
March 19, 2016
Great product, Less hassle
Easy set up, well engineered product. I also purchased the strap and stand, both good investments. This has saved time and hassle for brew day and beyond. No more siphoning!
June 10, 2016
Best fermentor ever!
Perfect size, good workmanship, I got second one!
March 1, 2016
My first conical.
Like the title says it's my first conical. I've only used it to secondary and clarify a batch of mead. It worked great. Make sure to use the teflon tape and check that it's sealed. Easy to do while sanitizing (as you always do...). You get plenty tape, don't be shy. I'm going to spring for a few rubber gaskets as the one that comes with is suitable for your first use but won't last long. This plastic fermenter is more durable than other plastic fermenters I've used before. There's no crazy plastic smell either. It would be worth twice the money. I'm putting another one on my wishlist tonight..
March 21, 2016
Fermented first beer in the FastFerment and it was great!
I have been using carboys and buckets my entire homebrewing career and professional career for small scale batches. This is the first time that I branched out and I was pleasantly surprises by the ease of use. I bought the FastFerment with the stand and the spigot. I was happy I did because I didn't have a wall to mount the ferementer on and I like to take a lot samples to measure the progression of my beer. I measured the gravity every day for the first week and the spigot was extremely useful for this. The position of the spigot that they mention in the instructions was the perfect height above the yeast cake. When I was ready for the secondary fermentation, I opened the valve to the ball and transferred the yeast cake just like I would when I was working in a brewery with 60 bbl tanks. I discarded the first 100 mL of yeast and then saved the next 100 mL for reuse. The yeast did take a while to flow into the ball, but I lost very little beer during the transfer. Also, I would like to comment on the seals of each part. I wasn't sure how well of a seal I would get with all the accessories, so I was extra careful checking for leaks before adding my beer. However in the first try of assembling the fermenter, there were no leaks. It was beautiful. As soon as I purchase some upgrades for some of my other equipment, I will be buying another FastFerment!
June 25, 2016
Excellent Budget Conical
This is great product once you get get it dialed in. First be sure to check the threads at the top opening. There may be some remaining rough edges from the molding process that need to be trimmed with a razor blade to ensure a good seal. I took the advice of one of the reviewers and used a little bit of silicone to get a good seal on the thermowell. Be sure to use plenty of teflon tape on the bottom opening and the yeast collection ball. The remaining connections have gaskets and don't require any tape. Do a leak test with water prior to fermenting anything. I purchased a stand which works out really well. The best part about it is the ability to secondary without transferring as well as making it easy to collect and store yeast for repeated usage. I'm going to go with 4.5 stars.
July 5, 2016
FastFerment works for me after some tweaks
I like it. You do have to use teflon tape on everything and I had to clean up some of the threads after that it sealed up. One thing to note is to make sure you take apart everything to clean. I found some nasties in the threads in a couple of places.
March 22, 2016
FastFerment Fermentor
I have done 2 batches of beer in my FastFerment Fermentor now. It works great.
July 27, 2016
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I still bottle my beer because reasons. What are the logistics of adding the bottling sugar if you're going to bottle straight from the FastFerment? Does the sugar solution get poured directly into the top of the FastFerment, or will I have to use those sugar pills I've seen, one per bottle?
G C on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I keg all my beer now, but when I first started homebrewing I did bottle my beer. Normally I would put the priming sugar in the fermenter right before bottling (if the beer was clear) or I would use the sugar pills if the beer had a bunch of yeast or hops floating around it in. With sugar pills I would use one per 12 oz bottle or 2 per 22 oz bottle. With the FastFerment you are able to collect most of the yeast or hops out the beer from the catcher at the bottom before bottling, so I don't see a problem with putting the priming sugar in the top and mixing it in right before bottling. I hope this helps!
when the ball is replaced and the valve is turned on, liquid fills the ball again. Wouldn't the air that is displaced bubble up through your wort, potentially oxidizing it?
Corey R on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but it would a small amount. Your looking at 1 quart volume versus 8 gallons. Mind you, I have not done any scientific studies on this but I'd think it would be small. If your looking for a more exact answer I would contact a local microbrewer and ask their opinion. Also, I'd be more concerned about leaks in the lid or a faulty close valve with this conical fermentor. Good Luck
do you need the thermometer or the yeast collector to use this? Thinking of getting this for my husband.
J B on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's a Christmas gift for hubby, so don't know the answer to that.But I did purchase the thermometer in case
Brewing an Citral IPA, the amount of hops that settled out clogged the valve to the collection ball. I tried to shake it loose and even used a sanitized spoon but had to end up racking to a carboy. What do you suggest I do to avoid this in the future?
P A on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would suggest using a hop straining bag for dry-hop additions. Just dip the bag in sanitizer first and you can use unscented, unwaxed dental floss to tie around the bag for easy removal. Let us know if you have any other questions!
I see your answer about the air space when doing wine. But I am still confused. I understand the theory about the CO2 gas driving out the oxygen during fermentation but what happens when you stabilize, and start the clearing process. There is no CO2 available and the air space is still there.. Thank you very much for your time.
N E on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Jesse,

Thank you for your question. If your secondary (after stabilizing and clearing) stage will be longer than 1 month we recommend racking into a glass carboy to reduce the head space and therefore reduce the oxidation potential.

Cheers!
Has anyone used it for wine brewing? Wine juice comes in 5 or 6 gal buckets. What do you do with the 2 gal air space?
H O on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Fast Ferment would work fine for wine. Primary fermentation creates enough CO2 to drive off any oxygen in the space and the lid isn't opened when switching to secondary with the Fast Ferment. If you were going to do a long secondary (more than 1 month) I would recommend racking into a glass carboy at that point.
Can I purchase an extra lid in order to drill out for a grommet and blow off hose. I love this product but I've already experienced a clogged airlock due to aggressive fermentation
R M on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We do not have lids available on their own. You can use a three piece airlock and tubing to make a blow off without modification.
What are the dimensions of the product?
B O on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The FastFerment is 15" in diameter and 24" tall.
So there is nothing special about this deal on cyber Monday than it was the other day. Sad!
H U on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Big A,

We had a 20% off deal on Cyber Monday. While we offer various promotions throughout the holiday season, the Cyber Monday deal had a broader scope and a larger discount than many of our other promotions. Hope this helps.
Has anyone tried making wine with this? If so, what were your results, likes, dislikes...
J S on Feb 19, 2016

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