7.9 Gallon Fermenting Bucket

SKU: 7022

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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Customer Reviews

Heavy duty, great low cost fermenter Review by JBGuinness
I bought it for wine but plan on using for larger beer batches as well. This bucket is tough. The lid snaps securely with an o-ring seal. Even the airlock grommet is tougher than any I have seen. Not sure how it lasts yet but mine did not come with any cracks like some previous reviewers noted. (Posted on 11/28/13)
Great for Beer and Wine Review by Chad
I've had mine for probably 15 years. I've had to replace the lid a couple of years back and am due for a new one now. (be careful when putting the airlock on.) Because of the added head space I've only had to attach a blow off tube once in that time period. When people ask me what to get I always direct them to this bucket. (Posted on 10/27/13)
Works for what it's designed for Review by Don
Everything works as it should. The handle attachment scares me though. I'm old and use a pulley setup to lift it out of my chest freezer. Having that thing 6' high filled with $160 of kit wine gives me the willies. (Posted on 9/9/13)
Great for the big beers! Review by Brandon
Bought this a while back because I wanted to try a wine kit from my LHBS. Never got around to it but I did just brew an Imperial Stout (10%) and this bucket worked perfect. No worries on blowoff like with my carboys. I still like my glass carboy but for all my beers 7% and greater, this will be my go to primary fermenter. Every brewer should have one of these! (Posted on 9/2/13)
Great for wine Review by Matthew
Great size for wine, enough headspace that I didn't need to worry about blow off. No problem getting lid off. Only downside is lid sold separately. (Posted on 8/24/13)
A bucket & a lid... just wonderful Review by Joel
:) 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 (Posted on 8/19/13)
look for cracks Review by darthmorgoth
so this bucket was my first fermenter and it served me well, initially as a primary, then now as a mixing bucket and star san storage............while i was looking at buying new buckets, i read the reviews here about cracks in the perimeter around the base and have verified that there are two cracks that seem to be more than a couple of inches each.

ive never had a problem with sanitation and i have had this bucket for maybe 2.5 or three years; but i am hesitant to buy another bucket of the same make unless i am at the store in person and can pick it up and look at the base against the light from the inside......which is how i discovered the cracks. (Posted on 8/28/11)
Good but doesn't last very long Review by Magnum
These buckets are great because they are much better size for brewers than the smaller 6 gallon buckets. The problem is that they do not last very long. These things crack along the bottom perimeter quite quickly when moving around the buckets full of liquid.

I wish they didn't crack like this or I would use them exclusively because I have never had blow off with them. (Posted on 7/15/11)
Awesome primary! Review by Jclaine
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. (Posted on 5/27/11)
Good Product Review by Ed
This is all I use as a beer fermenter. It works great, no complaints whatsoever. As I expand I will buy more of these. (Posted on 4/5/11)
Great starter Review by Aaron
This bucket works great for my brewing needs. Having the handle is a great perk and makes it easy to lift. Sanitizing and cleaning is easy as long as you don't scratch the plastic. The only draw back is the lid (sold separately) is a bit of a pain to get on and off and can tear on the edges if you are not careful opening it. Other than that this bucket works great and is cheaper than most other fermenters. (Posted on 12/11/10)

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