6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket

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6.5 gallon food-grade plastic bucket printed with volume graduations. Lid has grommet to accept an airlock.

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6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket

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6.5 gallon food-grade plastic bucket printed with volume graduations. Lid has grommet to accept an airlock. 12" diameter, 17.5" tall.

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Customer Reviews

Good buckets; air them out Review by Jason
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"A bucket is a bucket," some say. But, the price and quality of these make them the ones to get. I double-checked the accuracy of the gallon level markings on each of the four I have (3 fermentors and one bottling bucket) and they are all very accurate - or at the very least - consistently marked. I tested by filling a one-gallon juice jug with sanitizing solution and filling each bucket to the first gallon marking. They all matched. One recommendation I would add is that when using these when newly-recieved, give them time - like a day or two - to air out and get rid of the plastic smell that they have when freshly molded, perhaps even apply some bleach solution to help. I have not heard of this affecting brew flavor, nor have I experienced a plastic taste from using these, but why risk it?

Brew on! (Posted on 3/16/14)
Best bucket for the buck Review by Larry
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Bought one to have as a spare but moved this one up to #1 primary fermenter....The inside is flawless, no nicks,bumps or anything leftover from the plastic molding process. Smooth as silk like a fermenter should be...of course a bucket is a bucket but this one has the competition beat. (Posted on 1/21/14)
Good bucket Review by Gary
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It works fine, the only issue is removing the cover, it seals so tight that you need a tool to remove it. Otherwise it ferments well, easily portable, and cleans nicely. (Posted on 1/18/14)
great addition to any setup Review by Caitlin
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I can't recommend this bucket enough. It's strong and durable, and cheap enough that throwing one in the cart can't hurt. (Posted on 1/9/14)
Works as designed Review by Justin
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Grabbed an extra one when I purchased the Essential Starter Kit. As described the lid is a bit tough to get on/off but I think that's the point. Works as advertised. May grab a few more since I honestly don't see what this can't do and a heavy glass carboy can other than being able to see fermentation. Cheers. (Posted on 1/1/14)
Good Fermentor Review by Jeremy
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I bought this to use as a secondary. I have one as a primary and works fine. One thing to note if used as a primary...is that after a few uses the lid won't have a great seal, but that doesn't have any affect on the finished product. So if you don't see much action from the airlock then crack the lid and look for the krausen ring. (Posted on 12/29/13)
Works Great! Review by Kris
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It's a bucket. It works as intended. The one thing I will say is the rubber plug for the airlock in the lid is very good quality. The lid locks on tight, so tight that it is hard to open at times. I would suggest the lid tool they sell to help. Great product! (Posted on 12/27/13)
Excellent simple capacity upgrade Review by Larry
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Expanded the basic brewing kit with a few more buckets, now I'm up to 25 gallon system when full. Very easy to clean with PBW, and keep full of amazing NB extract kits. (Posted on 12/19/13)
Great Primary Fermenter Review by Jose
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Solidly built, this bucket is a great for primary fermentation. Tight lid, heavy duty grommet, and all measurements are listed on the sides. It does the job! (Posted on 11/25/13)
Great. Review by Michael
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Needed extra fermenting buckets and these work great. (Posted on 11/25/13)
Love it Review by Chad
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I lobe that on fermenter there is a line chart for the amount if gallons is in it. The lid has a tight fit, awesome!!! (Posted on 11/21/13)
Great Fermenting Vessel Review by Jared
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These buckets are great for fermenting, solid, sturdy, and inexpensive. Unlike carboys, these are easy to carry, won't shatter, and can be stacked inside one another when they aren't in use. (Posted on 11/11/13)
Perfect Review by Jimmy
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The lid stays on tight and the grommet has a lip on the top side so it can't slip in, that to me is perfect. (Posted on 11/10/13)
An extra bucket always comes in handy Review by Curtis
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I recently did a ton of brewing and having an extra fermenting vessel was awesome. Even if you don't use it for fermenting having a spare bucket is never a bad idea. This one is very well made and the lid seals nice and tight. (Posted on 10/13/13)
Ok Review by Blaine
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I would have given it 5 stars but the lid design could use some improvement but it's ok. (Posted on 10/12/13)
Extra space is great Review by Deb
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Love this fermenting bucket! The fact that it's 6 1/2 gallons gives you extra headspace so you don't have to worry about your must bursting over the rim during primary ferment! And yet it takes the same amount of floor space since it goes vertical. it's really handy and the snap on lid is very tight but not impossible to get off like some...don't need a man around to open it! (Posted on 10/10/13)
Great bucket Review by Gary
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I really liked the gallon markings on the side. The lid does shut tight and is difficult to open but that is better than not staying shut. (Posted on 10/2/13)
Inexpensive way to hold beer Review by William
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Cheaper and lighter than a glass carboy. A bit of PBW soaking in it overnight and it's good as new. (Posted on 10/1/13)
Works well Review by Chris
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It's a bucket, not much else to say. Works well, cleans easily. I only bought this to store my sanitized equipment in. Also I originally thought I could use it as a primary for the six gallon wine kits but its not big enough. The instructions say to use at least an eight gallon primary. (Posted on 9/30/13)
Perfect Review by Devin
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No problem. Perfect bucket. Would recommend to anybody. (Posted on 9/14/13)
It is better Review by Jerry
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Better than my old one , has the gallon levels marked on the side, it has a handle, and the lid has a seal that wasnt in my old one, And I put in 6 gallons with no problems. (Posted on 9/13/13)
Solid bucket, great alternative to glass Review by Michael
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Well-constructed bucket, easy to transfer wort into without spilling. No risk of shattering if bumped or dropped (I can be a bit clumsy). The lid fits tightly. I recommend getting the bucket opening tool sold on this site also - easy way to pry the lid off. (Posted on 8/19/13)
Fantastic Fermentation Review by JKunstman
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Rather than drop the extra cash on carboys, I picked up a number of buckets and haven't looked back. Great quality and value. (Posted on 8/12/13)
Great Value! Review by Scott
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These buckets are cheap and well-made, very strong. The one piece of advice I would offer is that the lids are very tight-fitting, good for keeping your fermenting wort sanitary but a surprise at the effort required the first time using. I really like the scale printed in dark black blocks on the side, you can see the graduations from the inside which makes the bucket very useful for measuring out water for the boil, mash-out and sparge. (Posted on 7/28/13)
It's a bucket and it works Review by Neal
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Not much to say. It's white and can safely hold 6.5 gallons. The lids fit very tight. At first I wondered if NB sent the wrong size lid. After using it a couple times the lid seems to go on easier. The graduated marks for volume are a nice touch.



(Posted on 7/12/13)
Best fermenting vessel Review by Randy
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When I upgraded to 5 gallon batches I decided to go with buckets. I use buckets to ferment in because they are light easy to handle and easy to clean. NB fermenting buckets are great they have a ton of useful info on the sides and the rough volume markings on the side come in handy too. I would recommend these to anyone interested in brewing. (Posted on 7/3/13)
Great for lagering Review by Erica
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I received one of these buckets with my brewing kit and recently used in to brew a batch of Irish Red Ale. It was easy to take a sample for a specific gravity reading due to the wide open top as well as measuring the wort temperature prior to pitching the yeast.
I especially like that it is much shorter than a carboy and with a three piece air lock I can get the bucket into my spare refrigerator for lagering the Octoberfest I'm going to brew and still leave the top shelf in the fridge for use with other things. (Posted on 3/18/13)
Rock Solid Review by Chris
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These buckets are great - easy to clean, durable, and versatile. As a new brewer it would be helpful for me to be able to physically see what's going on inside the fermenter. These buckets won't let you do that. Also getting the lid on and off can be a bit of a pain. But this is also what keeps the bucket sealed tight. I may move to carboys, but I'm still glad I have these buckets. Good purchase. (Posted on 1/18/13)
Good overall Bucket Review by bruce
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Good overall construction. Like the liquid volume marks on bucket. Expected a gasket in the lid. Didn't notice initial fermentation due to air lock not bubbling. cal ed Northern, said to put a little full strength sanitizing solution in lid grove. it worked. not sure of sealing and another step. (Posted on 12/7/12)
Solid and well-sealed Review by Alex
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I knocked a full bucket off of a table while preparing to transfer, and it fell three feet onto the floor, landing on its side. The lid stayed on, and I only lost an ounce of beer through the airlock. These buckets and lids rock. (Posted on 9/19/12)
Great Ferm vessel Review by Jifigz
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I orginally started fermenting in glass carboys and nothing else, but I recently added a bucket to my lineup and I couldn't be happier. If you are just beginning to brew then carboys/better bottles are pretty cool so you can see the activity of the fermentation happening, but if you don't care about that then these are the way to go. They are easier to carry (since they have a handle,) easier to clean, and much safer than handling glass. I haven't noticed any taste difference between using plastic and glass. They are also easier to transfer your wort into since you don't need a funnel. The measurement gradations on the side are also quite useful. I usually primary in the bucket and then transfer to a glass carboy for longer aging. (Posted on 7/12/12)
Another great Northern Brewer product!!! Review by Chris
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This is a great piece of brewing equipment. I would definitely buy it again! The measurements on the side are a great addition and they are impossible to break! (Posted on 6/7/12)
WORKS GREAT Review by cash4020
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Started with Carboys and didn't want to buy more so I opted for this... Works great. (Posted on 5/31/12)
Love them Review by sol
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I started out as a strictly carboy fermenter. But after learning to skip secondary and getting past being able to see your beer ferment, these are the ticket. You cant break them and they are so much easier to clean than a carboy. Also more head space for less chance of a blow off. (Posted on 1/10/12)
Very useful information all around the bucket. Review by Shane Dog
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These fermenters work just as well as my Ale Pails. I like the way these buckets are marked for liquid volume as compaired to them. You cant beat all the little handy info thats listed around the fermenter either! Northern Brewer FTW!! (Posted on 8/29/11)

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