7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket

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7.9 gallon food grade bucket with volume graduations. Lid sold separately.


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Large 7.9 gallon food grade buckets are printed with a beer/wine design and volume graduations. Ideal for primary fermentation of all wine kits, including those with grape packs. 13.5" diameter, 15" tall. Lid sold separately.

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works just like all the reviews described,
Holds the perfect account for a 6 gallon batch, lid comes off without a fight and it's easy to clean.
November 18, 2015
Awesome primary!
These provide an enormous amount of space for very active fermentations. Only twice in about 50 batches have I had to use a blow off tube. When I was using 6.5 gal glass carboys I needed to rig one up whenever I had a 7% or higher ABV. One word of caution. I stupidly did not let one of these dry all the way, and stacked another bucket inside after a long night of brewing. A week later when I was re-arranging my beer gear I noticed some mold. A real hard facepalm and an over night soaking in bleach took care of it, but if that would have been left any longer I would hate to see what would have happened.
May 27, 2011
Good Product
This is all I use as a beer fermenter. It works great, no complaints whatsoever. As I expand I will buy more of these.
April 5, 2011
Great Bucket
The 7.9 gallon bucket is great for 5 gallon batches, especially when dealing with aggressive fermentation. I use a blow-off tube initially, followed by an airlock and lose very little beer due to carryover. Note: The bucket reads 6.5 IMP. GAL on the bottom. Just convert Imperial Gal to US Gal.
December 15, 2015
Made my first batch and
Made my first batch and the big bucket sure made it easy
October 4, 2015
Fermenting buckets
Used them for many many years and looking to get many more. Top quality buckets
November 21, 2015
Best damn fermenting bucket ever
Okay, so this is the only 7.9 gallon fermenting bucket I have ever purchased. What can you say, it's a bucket and it worked well. I did hold it up to a light and I did not see any weak area's that others have mentioned. There are some handy Brix, SG and temperature charts printed on the bucket. The lid did fit and seal well.
November 22, 2015
7.9 gallon Bucket
Bought it for wine and was delighted to find there is a "ridge" around the inside to mark the 6 gallon point for my wine kit and I didn't have to measure out six one gallon jugs into the bucket.
October 9, 2015
Functional as Advertised, best price.
Minimum size recommended by WineMaker mag and Tim Vandergift. Needed full volume as the cab I made in it very foamy. Fermenter has clear, accurate volumetric scale, SG correction table. Lid (purchased separately) fit perfectly. High grade plastic cleaned up very nicely so I can follow my red with a chardonnay, no problems. Shopped around and bucket/lid combination was priced best at Northern Brewer.
October 16, 2015
A bucket & a lid... just wonderful
:) I can say, they are easy to clean, easy to use, the seal is very good. the lid doesn't sit too tightly to be able to remove by hand either. I have 6 of the older "non gasket" primary fermenters, and now 3 of these newer ones. I love them all. Co2 is what it's all about. They do a great job at that! :) JLH
August 19, 2013
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I currently own a bucket that looks just like the one pictured with the same graphic and it has the same measurements as what's stated on your website (13.5" x 15"). But, my bucket says it's 6.5 gallon on the bottom. Can you please verify the info on your website is correct or is the item for sale really the 6.5 gallon bucket? Thanks
U F on Dec 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The 7.9 bucket on the website has a ridge on the inside 2-7/8" down from the rim that is the 6 gal mark for fermenting wine. The bucket on the website is also stamped 6.5 gal on the bottom but these are Imperial Gallons which have greater volume than U.S. Gallons (also why pints in the U.K. get you drunk faster than pints in the U.S.). If your bucket is 6.5 Imperial gallons, then it should suffice for even the foamiest cabernet (oak chips and oak powder, say). If it is 6.5 U.S. gallons, it should work fine for beer and white wine. A red wine might blow off and spill 1.4 gallons of deep red foam.
Do the regular lid for the 6.5 gallon buckets fit this bucket?
S H on Oct 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I do not know since I believe I purchased a lid specifically for the 7.9 gal bucket. The lid we have for a 6.5 gal bottling bucket is too small to fit the 7.9 gal fermenter. The lid I purchased fit the 7.9 gal bucket perfectly. It is well made and reasonably priced (around $5 if I recall).
What is the diameter of the opening of the bucket?
Is that consistent throughout or is the bottom a smaller diameter?
J R on Jun 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outside diameter at the top is 13-5/8", the outside diameter at the bottom is 11-13/16", the height is 15-1/4". There is a slight taper from top to bottom.
I probably should have been more specific.
What is the INSIDE diameter of the bucket?
J R on Jun 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At the bottom, the diameter is 11.75" and it slopes up to 13.25" in diameter at the top.
is this made of high density polyethylene (HDPE)? in other words, is this safe to put boiling water in it?
J A on Sep 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes that bucket is made of HDPE

which has a temperature limit of 230F

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