New Version: Wider Mouth (115mm) and Low Height (Less Than 19L Keg)
Includes a dry hop port allowing the hygienic and easy adding of dry hops during fermentation!
Includes a stainless steel thermowell for taking the temperature of your brew where it matters, at the centre of the liquid!
Thermowell also acts as a guide for the dip tube, keeping it centred in the vessel.
Still has the original features
Thermowell down the centre of the vessel, the temperature that matters!
Dry hop port for adding hops during brewing.
Concial shape for collecting trub with minimal contact with the wort
Steel frame with carry handles
Pressure capable up to 35psi
Use with a spunding valve to use CO2 produced during ferment to carbonate your beverage.
Floating dip tube so you get the clearest part of your brew, the top.
View our Carbonation guide for tips on force carbonating, pressure brewing and storing.
We have stocked the Fermentasaurus, we have stocked the Fermzillas.
Honestly both of them have their flaws and most of those come from the dump valve at the base.
Don't get me wrong, we love the idea of being able to dump out the trub and save the yeast and the dry hopping through the collection jar etc.
But at the end of the day in our personal opinion (and after dealing with a lot of customer issues with them) we believe that it is actually much easier just to get a second pressure vessel without a dump valve and transfer the brew across leaving the trub behind to do what you want with. You can go straight to keg or to another vessel to dry hop and age in.
Want to dry hop in the same vessel at the end of fermentation without using the hop port? Grab a hop bag and 2 magnets, put one in the bag with the hops and use the other on the outside of the Snub Nose to hold it up out of the way near the top of the fermenter till you're ready to dunk them in. Easy, effective, no chance of oxygen or bacteria contaminating and definitely no chance of blocked valves, stuck threads, etc.
Considering these are half the price of the full-featured Saurus or Zilla it isn't crazy to get 2 and you can also use one of the 20L Fermenter Jrs or an ordinary keg for it too.
We love that these fit inside a kegerator fridge for temperature control, we love they have the floating dip tube and ball lock posts you have to pay extra for on the Zilla and Saurus and we love that they fit 25L brews in a compact space.
Great unit. It's been fun watching the brewing process. Connections easy to transfer brew and float ball a wonderful idea. Light and portable. Just don't pour boiling water in. Easily re-inflated with a bit of Co2