Did my first batch in my new 30l Speidel fermenter. I really love it. The headspace for a 5 gallon batch is luxurious. The spigot sure beats siphoning and it is a breeze to clean. Left about half a pint above the trub. The handles seal the deal. I think I'll buy another. I bought the blowoff tube/thermowell from NorCal Brewing. It sure beats my glass and plastic carboys.