DetailsSay goodbye to buckets and other inferior fermentors that are almost impossible to properly clean and sanitize. Introducing the Sovereign™ Stainless Steel Fermentor. Boasting total volume of 8.4 gallons, this fermentor has enough space to contain even the most vigorous fermentations. Ideal for wine, beer, or even kombucha, it’s seamless, smooth interior ensures there is nowhere for bugs to hide. The included universal stopper, airlock, and EZ Clean™ bulkhead with internal pick up tube allows for easy transfer and includes the ability to rotate the dip tube to avoid sediment, all with no hard-to-sanitize internal threads. The built in silicone seal and 4 heavy duty clamps guarantee secure lid and a perfectly airtight seal for the most discerning vintners and brewers. The heavy duty construction ensures the Sovereign™ Stainless Steel Fermentor will last a lifetime.
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4.5 / 5.019 ReviewsVery happy that I switched to this for primary fermentation. Easy to clean and transfer from.April 17, 2019Purchased
1 year agoMarch 28, 2019Purchased
2 months agoYes I would recommend this product.The first one had a leaked at the valve, after talking with them they sent out a new valve assembly and it worked Iv made 2 batches of beer and bought another one this fermentor is well worth it!!!March 6, 2019Purchased
5 months agoBest so far ever for first stage FermentingI like this because it is big enough to hold six gallons of liquid and a twenty five pound strainer bag of fruit. I can make over six gallons after squeezing the bag and racking to my big mouth bubbler for the second stage fermentation.March 5, 2019Purchased
4 months agoGood fermenter for the priceThis is a good fermenter for the price. I would have liked for the steel to be a thicker guage but it cleans up easily and seals well. The valve is difficult to install because it is threaded in the same direction as the mount so it is hard to get a seal. Also I recommend sanding the hole in the top where the airlock goes, because it will cut your rubber stopper.January 12, 2019Purchased
4 months agoWell worth the money!Perfect size for small batches and much easier transfer with the nozzle. Well built and not too difficult to clean.December 31, 2018Purchased
4 months agoI like my sovereign SS fermentor a lot. It has made my fermentation a whole lot easier. I wish I had it sooner.October 24, 2018Purchased
7 months agoGreat addition to my home brewery. I use it for a secondary fermenter and ageing. Works great. Will probably order another one.September 27, 2018Purchased
8 months agoNeed an option without the valveReally like this fermentor, but I can't close the door on my chamber with the valve installed, and I don't really need the valve. Please provide an option without the penetration and valve hardware. It would also be a little cheaper, without the additional hardware.April 22, 2018Purchased
1 year agoexcellentOutstanding product, a little difficulty attaching valve and keeping the adjusting nut tight but once completed it does not have to be removed again,No more scratched bucketsApril 19, 2018Purchased
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Browse 17 questions Browse 17 questions and 38 answersI'm trying to compare this item with the somewhat smaller but similar ported Chapman brew bucket. Internally, is the bottom flat or conical? Is the lid gasket replaceable? Any other important differences you could mention, assuming you are familiar with the Chapman?BEST ANSWER: Hi Ken,
Thanks for your questions! I am unfamiliar with the Chapman, but I will do my best to answer what I can. The Sovereign has a flat bottom, it is not conical. The gasket is attached on the lid, and we do not currently carry replacements. Hope this helps!Is the valve located above the sediment level for making wine?BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a dip tube that can be rotated to about any level you want.Looks good but need more views. Top and inside. Concerned about transferring to secondary without sediment. Also is ball valve able to be fitted with alternate hose connections Quick disconnects, threaded hose connection, etc?BEST ANSWER: We will have more photo once the product is released. It is a standard ball valve with 1/2" NPT, and weldless bulkhead.I'm trying to compare this item with the somewhat smaller but similar ported Chapman brew bucket. Internally, is the bottom flat or conical? Is the lid gasket replaceable? Any other important differences you could mention, assuming you are familiar with the Chapman?BEST ANSWER: Hello!
I am not familiar with the Chapman, but I will answer your questions the best I can. The bottom of the sovereign is flat, and the gasket is part of the lid for which we do not currently have replacement parts for sale.Are there any heating/cooling options available to regulate the fermentation temps?BEST ANSWER: No, you could remove the valve and install a thermowell and use a brew belt.Is there a smaller version -- I brew 2.5 gallon batches, also, if it can take heat, it would be great for an aussie chiller?BEST ANSWER: Hello!
Thanks for the question! We do not offer a smaller version of the Sovereign at this time. We have not tested the Sovereign with heat, and doing so would void the warranty on the fermenter.When will this be available?BEST ANSWER: We are hoping to make them available by the end of the November.Can you add fire directly to the bottom? A major benefit to steel is being able to sterilize with boiling water.BEST ANSWER: This is designed to be used as fermenter only, not a boil kettle. We do not recommend direct firing in this.Can this be used for Wine 🍷 as well?BEST ANSWER: Yes, I purchased this and have been using it mainly for wine making. It has a large enough capacity to handle a standard wine kit with plenty of overhead. Cleaning it is much easier than a carboy or bucket.Does it come with a stopper and airlock?BEST ANSWER: No it doesn’t. Depending on your what you’re brewing sometimes a stopper and airlock is insufficient because of the aggressive fermentation. I have always used a stopper and a line into a stainless canister that I hang off the side. I really like this fermenter. Does a great job for 5 gallon batches and cleaning is quite easy. Hope this helps you out.How heavy is this compared to glass 6 gal when both are empty?BEST ANSWER: The weight of the Sovereign is 10.75 lbs empty. Cheers!how does the fermenter work with kombucha brewing ? is it reliable?BEST ANSWER: Hello,
I have not used it for kombucha but I do use it for fermenting wine.
Because it’s stainless steel cleaning is simple. It works great for Fermentation and I cannot see that it give problems for any type of Fermentation.
In answer to your last concern; yes it is reliable. This is similar to the large tanks used in commercial brewing.
I hope you enjoy it
RickHow useful is the racking arm with the flat bottom?BEST ANSWER: I find the rotating arm worked well at getting most of the wort out.Does it have a conical bottom?BEST ANSWER: No, the bottom is flatI use a Brewjacket immersion heater/cooler. Could I redrill the lid to accommodate the rod for the Brewjacket?BEST ANSWER: Not really sureC an you hook up a screen inside to filter the sediment out?BEST ANSWER: Hello!
You can if you would like. You can use an Adapter for Isoflow bulkhead (SKU K085) and a boil screen (SKU ZY22) to attach the screen to the inside of the ball valve. This is not typical on fermented beer though.Can I set this fermenter over a flame so I can use it for distilling?BEST ANSWER: That is not it's intended purpose, and has not been tested for use with direct heat.