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Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™


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Unleash an explosion of flavors with the Depth Charge™ Stainless Steel Infuser (Patent Pending) for Big Mouth Bubbler®. Easy to clean and sanitize, the stainless steel mesh delivers a blast of dry hops, fruit, oak chips, or spices directly into your beer or wine while minimizing the mess. Easily control flavorings to maximize their punch, without the risk of over-extraction.

Drop the Depth Charge™ into your next batch.


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Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™

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  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
  • Hops, Fruit, Spices, and Oak can easily be added
  • Control and Extract with Minimal Mess and Without Over-Extraction.
  • Universal Lid Design fits Both Plastic and Glass Versions of the Big Mouth Bubbler®
  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™


Product Details
The Depth Charge is a great addition to the Big Mouth Bubbler® arsenal. And it's designed for both plastic and glass.

The unique design allows the mesh basket to be removed at any time, perfect for creating a custom flavor schedule and the removal of nearly all trub material before racking. Never worry about floating specks in your bottles or clogged keg dip tubes ever again. A custom punch-down tool enables regular agitation of the flavorings and helps squeeze every tasty drop from the infuser, without disturbing the rest of the batch. Less wasted beer and wine. More flavor and experimentation. Any infusion you can think of.

Drop the Depth Charge™ into your next batch.

  • Lid Port: 3.46"
  • Screen Dimensions: 3.875" OD, 14.5" H
  • 300 Micron mesh
  • 316 Stainless Steel
Patent Pending

*Please note: The Depth Charge is compatible with Big Mouth Bubbler® Plastic, EVO2 Glass Big Mouth Bubbler®, and the first generation 6.5 Gallon Glass Big Mouth Bubbler®. It is not compatible with the first generation 5 Gallon Glass Big Mouth Bubbler®.
Additional Information
Support Documents: Click Here for Depth Charge Instructions
4.7 / 5.0
26 Reviews
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Works Better than Advertised
I have used this for a month so far for dry hopping and found it worked well as advertised. It keeps the hop mess out of the beer and hop infusion in the beer is excellent too. This alone improved the beer clarity and taste plus keeps the mess out of the kegs.

But I have also used this for wort filtering during transfer from the brew kettle to the fermenter. Just set the lid and screen in place on the fermenter and pour the wort down center of the lid opening. This results in very clear wort and transfers every last drop. I have noticed the Original Gravity is higher too. Also when you're done, you can dump the drained trub in the garden (or trash can) rather than running it down the drain.
February 12, 2017
5 months ago
Best dry hop tool available
I have tried many things and find this easiest for dry hoping and fruit infusion
January 27, 2017
6 months ago
Cat's Meow
Great for dry hopping, additions or as a trub screen when siphoning from your kettle to the fermenter. Couldn't be happier.
February 25, 2017
5 months ago
Cherry additions in hard cider.
I used the depth charge with tart cherries in the primary for hard cider and everything went Awesome! I can't wait to dose an IPA with hops using this.
February 26, 2017
5 months ago
Worked as expected
In the past I tossed my hop pellets in a nylon bag which worked, but I never felt like it was ideal. I'm always worried about sanitizing those bags and if there's any crud left in the seams that's going to ruin my beer. Picked up a depth charge, sanitized in a water pitcher and installed on my big mouth fermenter when it came time to dry hop. I didn't move to a secondary, I simple left it in primary and replaced the lid with the depth charge. easy to add hop pellets and the included ram rod helps to get them down into the beer. This unit was also very easy to clean once finished, I highly recommend for adding items to your fermenter
March 22, 2017
4 months ago
The Depth Charge is "Da Bomb"
Yes, pun intended. Where has this piece of equipment been all my brewing life. I recently used mine to infuse an American wheat with fresh pineapple. Great taste difference over canned juice especially with being able to agitate the pineapple every 2 days within the depth charge for the 2 weeks I had it in secondary and without contaminating the batch. Great addition to the Big Mouth Bubbler
February 26, 2017
5 months ago
Idiot proof
A no-brainer. This well-designed implement was easy to use and yielded excellent results for dry-hopping. Stop reading this review and order it today!
February 28, 2017
6 months ago
Keeps beer clear of floating hops when transferring to the keg
I now can dry hop without having to pick hop flakes out of my teeth while drinking my kegged homebrew. Although, I never really minded it!
February 7, 2017
5 months ago
Quality is Lacking
Found mesh screen to be rather loose around bottom ring. I wouldn't buy current model again due to poor construction.
February 6, 2017
5 months ago
Great for what I was making, worked really well for my wine for my wedding.
February 6, 2017
5 months ago
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Does this fit in the 5 gallon siphonless Big Mouth Bubbler?
Gregory H on Dec 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Make sure you have the second generation 5 gal Big Mouth Bubbler. Also, measure the height from inside lid to bottom. Dimensions of Depth Charge are:

Lid Port: 3.46"
Screen Dimensions: 3.875" OD, 14.5" H
Could you give the dimensions of the screen? Height X Diameter & Microns of mesh.
A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From the description:
Lid Port: 3.46"
Screen Dimensions: 3.875" OD, 14.5" H
300 Micron mesh
316 Stainless Steel
How will this do with pellet hops?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A negligible amount of hop material may get through. Pellet hops are easier to stir or agitate with the plunger.
Is there a 1 gallon version?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is not a one gallon version available at this time.
Will this fit the Glass Big Mouth Bubbler?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Item description says it fits both plastic and glass big mouth bubblers..
How does this fair with pellet hops?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used this twice so far with pellet hops and had no issues. The hops stayed in the screen, delivered flavor and washed out without a whole lot of work. I think its a good investment for flavor additions.
Will this thing fit the Catalyst fermenter?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Depth Charge is not designed for the Catalyst, however the filter portion fits snug between the bottom of the lid, and the cone of the fermenter. You will not be able to access the filter with the lid on.
Can you guys make a video for this?
Tim L on Jan 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the request!
It looks like this is shown with the plastic bubbler. Will the Depth Charge work with the 5 and 6.5 glass big mouth bubbles?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience, yes it will. The overall tube length is still several inches from the bottom of the 6.5, it'd probably be tight but it should work.
? Will this work with the FastFerment.
Garry M on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Actually, that's why I bought it. Yes it fits. I have two FastFerments and one's opening needed to be trimmed of extra plastic, but it works fine.
Can this go in a dishwasher for cleaning?
Michael L on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's pretty tall if you stand it up, but apart from that it's steel, so it shouldn't be an issue in the dishwasher. Honestly it cleans up pretty easily by hand. I have a bunch of strawberries in mine right now, and am going to just scrub it down by hand when I pull it out in a few days.
I use the dual port lid for the airlock and temperature probe. Since the depth charge has a single port, what would be a work around? Anyway to modify to keep the dual port lid?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Without some self modification, the way this system works is the large white silicone insert acts as the seal and only has a hole for the stainless rod. Its a single sealing system, and for the purpose of hygiene, I wouldn't try to alter it. You can actually hear the hiss of the CO2 escaping (I thought it was a gas leak), and you could switch to an on the carboy temp sticker? Just my two cents.
Has anyone tried to use this with a fruit infusion? For example, how many pounds of raspberries could this infuser hold?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My infuser is used also for infusing fruit in my secondary ferment of KOMBUCHA as well as making beer.
Do you add the stainless steel infuser before or after fermentation?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would only add the infuser to the vessel needed for the recipe. For instance dry hopping typically occurs near the end of the process. If you're using a secondary, add the infuser to the secondary when racking from the primary to the secondary. But if you're not using a secondary and completing everything in Primary, I'd recommend adding the infuser to the primary at the beginning of fermentation that way you can drop in the hops at the appropriate time.
How many ounces of hops (fresh) does this hold ?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: More than you'll probably ever want to use. It measures 3.875 inches in diameter and is 14.5 inches in length. It is also VERY useful in straining trub when siphoning from the kettle to the fermenter.
Can a stopper thermowell fit and be used with the depth charge?
A shopper on Jan 27, 2017
Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
Stopper Thermowell
Stopper Thermowell
BEST ANSWER: The lid has a white silicone seal at the top with a hole that is 3/8" wide, so it can accept a standard airlock. The thermowell, once removed from the stopper, would fit there just fine, but this could only be done during a secondary after fermentation is long done or pressure could built.
Is the air lock still used with this set up ?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the airlock can be used with this lid.
How about peanut butter powder?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have not tested this, but feel peanut butter powder may be too fine for the 300 micron mesh, or it could completely clog the mesh.
I have a 5 gallon plastic and 6.5 gallon plastic Big Mouth Bubblers with the the screw on lid/rings. Will the 'Depth Charge' work with these?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the universal lid style will work with those.

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