DetailsIdeal 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.
- 304 stainless steel construction
- 8.4 gallon capacity
- Includes IsoFlow bulkhead with dip tube
- Graduated volumetric marks
- Integrated silicone lid seal with heavy duty clasps
- Uses a Small Universal Bung or 6.5 Stopper
- 23” tall by 12” diameter (with lid, but no stopper/airlock attached).
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- Details & Instructions
4.6 / 5.024 ReviewsPerfect size for a 5 gal batch of brewI am pleased with the size and ease of cleaning stainless vs a bucket. I had the same issue as others mentioned; installing the value is a bit of a problem to prevent leaks around the collar.August 21, 2019Purchased
2 months agoBest Stainless Steel FermentorEasy to put together (even comes with teflon tape)..Easy to clean..good for primary and also secondary fermentation with dry hopping.August 12, 2019Purchased
2 months agoWonderful addition to my wine making funEasy to clean and looks great in my dining room where I make my wine.June 29, 2019Purchased
4 months agosovereign fermentor works greatLove this fermentor! It has made my brewing process so much easier.June 13, 2019Purchased
4 months agoVery Nice FermenterVery nice fermenter and looks good. Only thing I wish it was conical. Other then that very niceJune 7, 2019Purchased
4 months agoVery happy that I switched to this for primary fermentation. Easy to clean and transfer from.April 17, 2019Purchased
1 year agoMarch 28, 2019Purchased
6 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
10 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
9 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
9 months ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 19 questions Browse 19 questions and 46 answersIs there a false bottom strainer that will fit this fermenter?BEST ANSWER: No Strainer that’s know of I put a piece of stainless steel screen on the bottom and put three layers of glass marbles on top of it to hold it in place worked wellWhat are the dimensions including the valve and air lock? I am trying to determine if it will fit my keezer.BEST ANSWER: From handle to handle, measures 16". With the ball lock and barbed fitting attached, the depth is 17" without tubing attached. The height will depend on the stopper and airlock used. With the universal stopper and a 3 piece airlock, mine measures about 26 3/4". Hope this helps.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 useful is the racking arm with the flat bottom?BEST ANSWER: I use mine for wine and thought the dip tube was a bit short, leaving a lot of wine in the fermenter. I extended the tube about 5'8" with a little piece of siphon hose and that helps a lot.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.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!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.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 surehow 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
RickC 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.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.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: 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!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.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.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.