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Grommeted Lid For 6.5 Gallon Bucket


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Lid for 6.5 gallon buckets with grommeted hole for airlocks.


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Food-grade plastic lid for 6.5 gallon buckets (#7018 and #7019). Grommeted hole for airlocks.

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3.6 / 5.0
13 Reviews
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Lid yes, grommet no!
A lot of people complain about the grommet, and give the lid a bad rating because of it. It's not the lid, it's the grommet. The grommet is such a bad idea for this application, I'm surprised to see it still around. I say throw the grommet away and use a small stopper with airlock. That's what I've been doing for years with no problems.
February 10, 2011
Great lids for fermenting
Great lids. I currently use several in conjunction with 6.5 gal buckets and have been thoroughly satisfied. Tight seal and easy to clean.
August 12, 2013
Good seal
I ordered 5 of these lids because they fit on the 5-gallon buckets I can get at hardware stores, and I was making a lot of 4-gallon mead batches. Mine were translucent white, rather than the opaque white that came with my 6.5 gallon fermenting bucket. I was concerned that they would let in enough light to cause skunking in beer, so I used one on a batch of beer. I detected no skunking in the batch, and while I was preparing to transfer it, the sealed bucket fell three feet off of the table to the floor and landed on its side. The bucket stayed sealed, and I only lost an ounce of beer through the airlock.
September 19, 2012
grommet seems fine
I'm not sure what others are seeing.... I think that the grommet is very snug. To suggest that the grommet could fall in upon inserting an airlock is ridiculous. I think this is great lid for the money.
May 20, 2011
Love it
The lids are tight as all hell. I'm not sure what other people are looking for, but when I button a bucket up for fermenting, I don't open it until the airlock stops going crazy, so tighter the lid, the better. As for the airlock, you'll probably want to work the airlock through with the lid off and apply pressure to the grommet from the underside. It can get distorted, but only because it will make a very, very tight fit. I've made some high-gravity brews with vigorous fermentation, but have yet to push the airlock out of the lid.
July 30, 2011
Great lid
January 3, 2016
Does not fit the 14 3/8 in larger diameter fermentation buckets.
There are two common 6.5 gallon fermentation buckets sold out there. Tall ones that are the same diameter as your standard 5 gallon bucket (like the one BSG sells) and the shorter, fatter ones common in a lot of home brew kits (like the Ale Pail). This lid does not fit the latter. I'm having a hard time finding a replacement for my larger fermentation bucket--even a solid one I can grommet myself. I'll use this one for one of my 5 gallon buckets. The grommet is nicer and more sturdy than the one pictured.
October 7, 2015
Could be better but it does what a lid is suppose to do.
It's fully function: it's a cheap plastic lid but it stays on an keeps stuff out. Care does need to be taken when inserting and removing an airlock in the grommet. The grommet has a tendancy to dislodge. The shallow lip height makes the lip more prone to sliping off when syphoning (I leave the lid on half cocked so maybe it's just a personal problem). I'd by an extra grommet, but I would first look for the old sytle (deeper) lid before I'd buy this one again.
January 20, 2011
Not air tight
The lid seems to work fine, but it is not air tight, so the airlock fails to bubble. I have made 2-3 batches of beer in the bucket with this lid, and everything came out ok.
April 25, 2017
2 months ago
So So................
Love the bucket but airlock didn't seem to have a good fit with the grommet. All the water in the airlock (Star San) was on the left or exit side of the airlock so switched to appx. 3/8 OD blowoff tube 4 feet long into a appx. 1/2 gallon of Star San solution and had mad bubbles in a few seconds! Tube fit well into grommet so I feel like I have a good sealed fermentor! By the way, brewing the USS Minnow kit (not full grain) and tasted it before putting into bucket and it was fantastic! Gonna rack to secondary in a week then bottle in a couple more weeks. So, watch those S airlocks. Not saying they don't work, but this time the tube worked for me. Brew Baby Brew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 21, 2012
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Is this bucket supposed to provide a tight seal? I've always used the 7.9 gallon bucket and lid, but went in-store to get another bucket yesterday. I got the bucket and lid I purchased in store home, and the lid doesn't snap on at all. There's no rubber O ring inside the lid, and it doesn't snap down at all.
R B on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 6.5 US gallon buckets rely on an overlapping edge to provide three points of contact to give a sufficient seal. If the lid and bucket have the same diameter, it will snap on, just takes a little force to get the overlapping edge to go over and onto the bucket, snapping in place. The 7.9 gallon buckets are much wider and those lids do have a seal on the lid itself. Note: this ends up confusing as the 6.5 US gal bucket says 6 imp gals and the 7.9 US gal bucket says 6.5 imp on the bottom.
So I don't need a bung for it?? The airlock goes right into the lid??
B A on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The lid has a grommet into which you can place an airlock. There is no need for a bung.
does this lid fit a standard 5 gallon bucket?
Sloppy Joe on Oct 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We can guarantee that it fits our 6.5 gallon buckets

which have a diameter of 12". Hopefully that's enough information to go by.


Gabe from NB
I have this lid but the grommet is loose. Is there an alternative?
Blake A on Mar 12, 2017

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