Overview

Conical Fermenters make use of the most durable materials, are manufactured into the ideal shapes, and include the best features and accessories. These fermenters on the market mimic that large scale fermentation vessels used by the brewing industry. In short, thousands of years has led to the design, which ultimately increases efficiency and decreases waste. Peep holes, stainless steed stands, trub valves, port valves, pressurizable, built in cooling and heating systems are some of the features you will find.

There are plastic conical fermenters which are described in another section. This page is intended for the professional grade products and is split by manufacturer.

Blichmann Engineering - The Fermenator

Blichmann Engineering's conical fermenter is The Fermenator. All sizes include a 100% stainless steel weld-free interior. It includes 3 piece ball valves for the bottom dump as well as the port. Its rotating racking arm allows for samples to be taken at varying levels. It is sealable and pressurizable for adding cO2 directly to the container.

It has been designed to fit within an upright freezer for cooling. This is in contrast to some of the competition. From their website: "We get regular requests for jacketed or solid-state cooling devised for our line of conicals. While our competitor offers these, they are very expensive and have limited performance. While we would stand to make more money on the sale of these products, we don't feel that it is the best or most economical solution.".

Below are the available sizes. The same set of features are standard regardless of size.

ProductSizePrice
Fermenator7 gallon$569
Fermenator14.5 gallon$599
Fermenator27 gallon$799
Fermenator42 gallon$1,239

MoreBeer! - Conical Fermenters

MoreBeer! produces a range in sizes of conical fermenters. They are proud of the interior welding which is intended to reduce any pockets or nooks where bacteria could end up and live out its days. They have a pro series line that is equipped with some of the same features as professional brewing equipment. The MoreBeer! fermenters are equipped with stainless steel lids, and inline handles. Their models also support the use of an external or wrap cooling and heating device, so that temperature can be maintained. See the table below for more information.

ProductSizePrice
MoreBeer! Conical Fermenter7.1 gallon$519 - $795
MoreBeer! Conical Fermenter12.2 gallon$549 - $800
MoreBeer! Conical Fermenter24 gallon$975

  • FastFerment Conical Fermenter 7.9 Gallon  HomeBrew Kit  BPA Free Food grade Primary Carboy Fermenter: Beer Brewing, Wine Fermentation or a Hard Cider brewing kit. Wall mount included

    Product Features

    • GOLD MEDAL WINNER: FastFerment is a Gold Medal Winner at the Largest Homebrew Competition - HomebrewCon 2016 in Baltimore, MD - Other Ales Category
    • CONSISTENT HIGH QUALITY: The conical fermenter design eliminates sediment and exposure to oxygen while allowing for yeast harvesting. The end result is a consistent high quality batch of beer, wine, or hard cider
    • EASY AND EFFICIENT: FastFerment is a one-stage system which eliminates racking and transferring between buckets and carboys. Save 80% of the time and effort needed to make a batch of beer, wine or cider compared to traditional methods
    • PROVEN & TRUSTED: The FastFerment Conical fermentation system has delighted over 60,000 customers! Amateur beer and wine makers have won multiple medals at the worlds largest home brewing and wine fermenting competitions using FastFerment conical fermenters
    • FASTFERMENT FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Upgrade your entire home brewing kit with the entire line of FastFerment fermentation accessories. From our Fermentation jacket to our FastRack bottle drying rack, we have everything you need to home brew beer, wine, cider or kombucha

    Description

    • Fast Ferment makes it easy to brew and clean with a 6" removable screw top lid. At 7.9 US Gallons/30 Liters, the Fast Ferment is made for 5 or 6.5 US Gallon batches with blow offs. The Fast Ferment comes with an easy wall mounting system that mounts to standard 16" wall studs. It also has a flat-bottomed collection ball for yeast harvesting - you can save $100's & harvest your yeast strains! In addition, there are temperature monitoring capabilities with a brass thermowell included. Accessories including a small stand, carrying strap, thermometer and extra collection balls are available.
  • Strange Brew Fastferment 7.9 gal Plastic Conical Fermenter With Floor Stand And Wall Mount

    Product Features

    • EASY MOUNTING PACKAGE: Our best selling conical fermenter product paired with all the fermentation accessories you need to mount your home brew kit anywhere! The Mounting Edition package includes the FastFerment 7.9 Gallon conical fermenter, fermenter stand and the wall mount.
    • CONSISTENT HIGH QUALITY: The conical fermenter design eliminates sediment and exposure to oxygen while allowing for yeast harvesting. The end result is a consistent high quality batch of beer, wine, or hard cider
    • EASY AND EFFICIENT: FastFerment is a one-stage system which eliminates racking and transferring between buckets and carboys. Save 80% of the time and effort needed to make a batch of beer, wine or cider compared to traditional methods
    • PROVEN & TRUSTED: The FastFerment Conical fermentation system has delighted over 60,000 customers! Amateur beer and wine makers have won multiple medals at the worlds largest home brewing and wine fermenting competitions using FastFerment conical fermenters
    • FASTFERMENT FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Upgrade your entire home brewing kit with the entire line of FastFerment fermentation accessories. From our Fermentation jacket to our FastRack bottle drying rack, we have everything you need to home brew beer, wine, cider or kombucha

    Description

    • Fast Ferment makes it easy to brew and clean with a 6" removable screw top lid. At 7.9 US Gallons/30 Liters, the Fast Ferment is made for 5 or 6.5 US Gallon batches with blow offs. The Fast Ferment comes with an easy wall mounting system that mounts to standard 16" wall studs as well as a stand if that works better for you. It also has a flat-bottomed collection ball for yeast harvesting - you can save $100's & harvest your yeast strains! Additional home brew fermenting accessories are available.
  • The Catalyst Fermentation System, Craft a Brew, 6.5 gal Conical Fermenter for Beer Home Brewing and Wine Making

    Product Features

    • 6.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter that separates sediment, eliminates transfers and allows you to bottle straight from your fermenter
    • The Catalyst's tank is made from Tritan, a food-safe, BPA-free polymer. This revolutionary material retains the same clarity and smoothness of glass, but is resistant to shattering
    • 3" Trub Trap Butterfly Valve - the largest in the industry- is designed to work with any large-mouthed mason jar, which makes catching and storing viable yeasts or separating sediment super simple
    • Includes: 6.5 Gallon Tank with Lid, Stand (Base, 2 Legs, 2 Support Beams, 8 Screws), 3" Proprietary Butterfly Valve, Bottling Attachment, Transfer Tubing, Tubing Clamp, Rubber Stopper
    • 16 Oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar, Allen Wrench, Total Height (does not include airlock): 26.25" Maximum Width: 17"

    Description

    • If you could eliminate one chronic home brewing time-suck, what would it be? How about the Transfer Trap...You know, where you endlessly shift your homebrewed beer from fermenter, to secondary to bottling bucket, to bottles, risking contamination and messy spills at every step. The great news is, you can. There's a better, simpler way: The Catalyst - an ingeniously designed fermentation system from Craft-A-Brew. The Catalyst's tank is made from Titrant, a food-safe, BPA-free polymer. This revolutionary material retains the same clarity and smoothness of glass, but is resistant to shattering. It is more durable and outlasts the other types plastic typically used in home brewing. You can even put it and the removable silicone gasket in your dishwasher for easy cleanup. Properly cared for, the tank will last for years to come. The Catalyst is engineered to optimize ever cubic inch of space, resulting in an incredibly sturdy stand with I-beam and honeycomb construction, squat 6.5 Gallon tank and 3" Trub Traps Butterfly Valve - the largest in the industry. The result is an efficient, practically indestructible system that fits easily under a table or on a countertop. No specialized equipment required. The Trub Traps on The Catalyst is designed to work with any large-mouthed mason jar, which makes catching and storing viable yeasts or separating sediment super simple. The Catalyst Fermentation System Includes: 6.5 Gallon Tank with Lid Stand (Base, 2 Legs, 2 Support Beams, 8 Screws) 3" Proprietary Butterfly Valve Bottling Attachment Transfer Tubing Clamp Rubber Stopper 16 Oz. Wide Mouth Mason Jar Allen Wrench Dimensions: The Stand: Height: 14.75" Width: 17" Depth: 13.75" Unit Size: Total Height (does not include airlock): 26.25" Maximum Width: 17".

Advantages of Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters

  • Design - Conical fermenters are made for fermenting beer, wine, or other alcholoic beverages, by allowing sediment and trub to collect at the bottom. This is easily removed or salvaged with the use of valves on the bottom of the devices.
  • Materials - The stainless steel conical fermenters are made with materials that are scratch and corrosion resistant, meaning it will last a lifetime.
  • Features - These products are manufactured with the brewer in mind, and provide all of the features needed to ease the process.

Disadvantages of Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters

  • Cost - You pay for what you get, but stainless steel conical fermenters may be one of the most expensive pieces of hardware i nyour brewing collection
  • Size - There is a minimum size for each of the fermenters listed. These may not be ideal when dealing with smaller batches or meads, as it is overkill. The size of the containers will take up space in home brewery wherever that may be.