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7 Gallon SteelTank Kettle/Fermenter - Chapman Brewing Equipment
7 Gallon SteelTank Kettle/Fermenter - Chapman Brewing Equipment:
The SteelTank is the most affordable all stainless steel fermenter available on the market. It also doubles as a kettle!
Plastic buckets will scratch, glass carboys will break, and most stainless steel fermenters are too expensive. The SteelTank is the remedy. It gives you all the benefits of stainless steel at one third the price the average steel fermenter. Comes with everything you need. So it's ready for fermentation right away.
- The most affordable stainless steel fermenter
- Pressed gallon markings
- Easy to clean
- Capacity is 7 US Gallons, perfect for 3-4 gallon boils with plenty of head space or 5 gallon fermentations
- Some assembly required
- Comes with everything you need to start fermenting right away!
- 12" inner diameter, 16" height
- 14" diameter at widest point and 20" height (including ball valve and airlock)
- Comes with a set of replacement o-rings
Product ReviewsWrite Review
Posted by Unknown on 5th Mar 2018
Just like the other reviews don’t waste your money on this product cause you’ll have to rig something up for it not to leak. O-rings provide are way too small for the hole cut out leaving you to fix it for yourself. Nothing like spending 230$ and getting inadequate parts and a leaky fermenter. You can tell this product and their configuration has never been quality tested by staff cause it doesn’t seem to work for anyone that buys it. Save your money and stay away, better off buying online and configuring your own ball valve setup.
[Beer Grains] I'm sorry to hear there was an issue with this product. You're absolutely right, the o-rings that come with the Chapman Kettles are definitely inadequate to say the least. We have been giving customers a set of far superior o-rings with their purchase to solve this issue, my apologies if you didn't receive them. The new o-rings prevent leaking and create a more firm union between the valve and kettle body so the metal doesn't flex when the valve handle is turned. Please contact us and we'll be glad to give (or ship) them to you at no cost. Issues are easily resolved simply by contacting us :) Thanks, Jason
Thinnest Steel Possible
Posted by Wade on 14th Jun 2017
This fermenter's steel is only 20 thousandths of an inch thick, so somewhere around 25 gauge. Somewhat thin but they're trying to build to a price here. For comparison a crown cap is about 10 thousandths thick. The supplied ball valve is excellent but be prepared for a trip to the hardware store as the o rings are in my opinion somewhat undersized. Lid latches, gasket, and airlock grommet are all sufficient to the task. I might worry about the spot welded handles if trying to lift a full fermenter (so I lift by the rim). All in all a good fermenter for the price.
Leaky as heck
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Nov 2016
While the stainless steel is a nice asset to have, it really falls down on the port area. No matter what was done, the darn thing would not stop leaking. It isn't worth the trouble, just spend less money on other carboys.
[Beer Grains] I'm sorry to hear about the leaks in the port area. We haven't heard of this issue before, there could be a faulty o-ring or configuration issue. Please send us your contact information and be happy to investigate further and replace any faulty parts. Thanks!
well made fermentor
Posted by Wolf Shedler on 4th Oct 2016
The fermentor is contructed well.A little thin in the body so when you open the tap you can see that there is a bit of stress on the stainless body of the vessel. The lid is well made as are the handles and the snap down latches.
ps we made an insulating jacked for this unit to keep things warm