Mini Brew Tank Works

13.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter

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 The MiniBrew™ - 13.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter

The Minibrew™ 13.5 Gallon Conical Fermenter is the perfect fermenter for brewing commercial or microbrewery quality beer, with none of the hassle of commercial brewing. Double standard five gallon recipes and select an open top style or a traditional closed top. 

Utilizing a science-backed 60º cone and cylinder, the Minibrew Conical Fermenters create the perfect environment for convection currents and yeast to thrive achieving maximizing utilization of all the ingredients which produces a better-tasting end product.

Not only is it better, it will be ready to serve quicker! The cone and cylinder also nearly cut your fermentation time in half.

Single vessel fermentation means no secondary transfers, no siphons and fewer transfers with less agitation means even less hassle and a lower risk of infection. The fermenter does all the work.

Designed specifically for homebrewing application, each design aspect was carefully chosen to offer the greatest utility, durability and ease of use. All the advantages of fermentation tanks in commercial brewing.  At a fraction of the cost, we deliver the best value in class since 1997.

The Benefits

  • Single vessel - One tank from start to finish
  • Easy Trub removal Drain trub and cold break before pitching
  • Yeast Harvesting - Easy repitching
  • Easy Racking - Internal screen filter ensures clear runoff
  • Large 4" top port - Easy access for cleaning, krausen removal & hop additions
  • Aluminum stand - Lightweight with movable tank wedges for lowering tank 
  • Durable food grade polyethylene construction - Easier to handle and safer than glass
  • Graduated by gallon - Easy to read liquid level through UV protected translucent tank walls
  • Smooth interior wall, removable racking port and fittings - Easy to clean and sanitize
  • CO2 Transfer Pressure - Easily transfers into a purged keg without lifting or moving the fermenter with the included ball lock transfer fittings (on closed top models only)
  • Threaded Thermometer - Easy to read temperatures throughout the entire fermentation
  • Temperature control capability - with the MiniBrew SS Coiled Lid

The Specifications

  • Tank - 13.5 gallon capacity, 37 inches tall & 15 1/8 inches wide
  • Tank Lid Gasket - Food Grade Buna-N
  • Stand Legs - 30 inches tall
  • Stand Rings - 16 inch diameter
  • Cork, Airlock & Ball Lock Posts - 1 1/8 inch drilled hole
  • Racking Port Valve - 1/2 inch stainless steel 304 full port ball valve
  • Racking Port Valve Fittings -  1/2 inch EZ-Seal, hex nipple or NPT to TC adapter and all threaded barb fittings
  • Bottom Dump Valve -  3/4 inch stainless steel 304 full port ball valve
  • Bottom Dump Valve Fittings - 3/4 inch  EZ Seal, hex nipple or NPT to TC adapter with street elbow or TC elbow and fittings optional add-ons
  • Ball Lock Transfer Kit - Two 1/2" EZ Seals, 1/2" NPT Ball Lock Post, 1/2" NPT Cap Plug, 1/2" NPT Coupler

Fermenters Proudly Handmade & Molded in Southern California since 1997

In the Box

  • Tank - With Lid, Threaded Lid Buna-N Gasket
  • Stand - All Aluminum, Height Adjustable Leg Wedges
  • Fittings - Cork, Airlock & 24 Inches of Silicone Tubing
  • Filter - 6" Threaded Racking Port Filter
  • Thermometer - 1/2" Threaded Stainless Steel Brewing Thermometer
  • Racking Port - Model Purchased Depending; All Fittings Needed in Standard or Tri-Clamp including Barb Fitting for transfers, gaskets and/or clamps 
  • Dump Port Hardware - Model Purchased Depending; All Fittings Needed in Standard or Tri-Clamp including gaskets and/or clamps
  • Ball Lock Post & Transfer Hardware - Closed Top models
  • All Fittings & Hardware Needed for Fermentation
3 reviews
  • T
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Product related

    good product

  • DC
    David C.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Home brew upgrade

    I have just received and assembled my new 13.5 gallon Minibrew fermenter but have not had the opportunity to try it out yet. I have to reformulate my recipe's from 5-6 gallon to 10 gallon and will be doing so later this week with a "new brew" scheduled for next weekend.

    The unit arrived quite quickly with UPS, at these times you are never sure with cross border shipments to Canada and although UPS were efficient, the fact they left the parcel lying on my driveway with out announcing it's arrival, did not impress me. It could have easily been stolen without me even being aware of it's arrival.

    The fermenter itself is all that was advertised and I will now plan on accessorising it with a ball lock fitting to pump the finished been into kegs. The unit is sturdy and well designed and I have no doubt will fill my need of a more efficient 10 gallon brew precisely. It should save both time and effort once I finish the upgrade of the HLT and Brew kettle to all Electric shortly.

    Having had a close look at the fermenter I wonder if a wheeled option might one day be available? I will probably look at securing it to platform with castors to enable me to move it full in my basement brew station but will check the stability before going that route.

    Overall, seems like I make a wise choice for this unit.

  • JM
    Jeff M.
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 years ago
    Glad I did this!

    I’m loving my fermenter. So happy to be away from carboys, simple yeast collection...all the stuff that’s advertised.

    I use a thermowell in the provided port for my temp controller. Also, I’m able to drain directly into my bottling bucket or keg.

    When I was brewing 10+ gallon batches and fermenting in two carboys, I was never able to get the two carboys to come out identical to each other, particularly when priming for bottling. Now I add the priming sugar into the fermenter after draining the yeast+trub. Problem solved!!!

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