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.
- 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 standard stoppers
- 23” tall by 12” diameter (with lid, but no stopper/airlock attached).
- Details & Instructions
4.4 / 5.011 ReviewsGreat fermenterThis is a high quality fermenter and especially because it is stainless steel. It was a little bit of a pain to assemblle the valve but other than that taking extra time it beats the plastic and glass models.January 25, 2018Purchased
7 months agobrew awaygood product, stainless steel is a little thin, and dip tube needs to be longer, otherwise good for the price.January 30, 2018Purchased
7 months agoWould recommend this product for sure. Seems airtight, no leaks (with first batch)Seems sturdy, nice product. Would be a 5 if it wasn’t such a pain in the arse to set up.Added Feb 14, 2018February 14, 2018Purchased
6 months agoNIce, but has issuesI picked one up a few weeks ago, When I got it home, it would not sit flat on the table. It would wobble back and forth. I took it back to the store, we opened about 8 more, they all wobbled. I ended up getting the one they had open. It was the only one that didn't wobble.
The hole for the bung is also very rough, I had to sand it down so it wouldn't cut into the bung. It's also very tough to tighten down the valve without spinning the entire assembly. I may just remove the valve assembly and put in a thermowell.March 14, 2018As of now I have only used this once and like it so much better then the plastic fermenters I have been using. I may get a 2nd one for my secondary fermenting process.April 15, 2018Purchased
4 months 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
4 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
5 months agoGreat addition to my brewing makes it easier and more funMarch 27, 2018Purchased
5 months agosovereign fermentorWonderful product wish I would have had it long agoMarch 28, 2018Purchased
5 months agoOverall it's a nice easy to clean fermentor.I'm using it for the first time with only one small issue. I thought I had the ball valve tight on the bulkhead, used the teflon tape but still has a small leak. A hex head instead of round head on the bulkhead would give this a five star rating.March 29, 2018Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 15 questions Browse 15 questions and 18 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.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.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.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.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.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 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 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.