THE EASIEST VESSEL TO GET CLEAN & KEEP CLEAN.
When you put your brew in a fermentation vessel, your ONE expectation is that it will stay clean and that your yeast will be able to eat happily without anything funky going on. A strictly non-funky fermentation party. That's it. But how can you expect the cleanest and safest fermentation environment when you can’t even scrub the bottle with your own two hands? This vessel was designed especially for sanitizing and fermentation.
DESIGNED BY BREWERS, FOR HOMEBREWING.
Brewing can be a messy business—but no more! Stick your arm in to clean the entire inside with a swipe of the cleaning cloth. No need to use an inefﬁcient test tube brush to reach corners and curves. Enjoy total conﬁdence that every hint of bacteria is gone, protecting you investment in brewtime. The wide-mouth makes it easy to add or remove ingredients. The screw top guarantees the top stays on through fermentation.
Please note: The Big Mouth Harness has been designed to specifically compliment this product. For this reason we do not recommend using the Brewhauler.
|BIG MOUTH BUBBLER™|
|5 gallon||6.5 gallon|
|Height (w/lid, closed):||16"||17 5/8"|
|Diameter:||11 7/8"||12 3/8"|
|Lid Seal Material:||PE Foam||PE Foam|
- Advantages besides the obvious... Review by Steve
The pictures don't make it clear, but another reviewer referenced it, the cap has a smaller inner screw cap in the center, the top of which is flush with the main cap. Very useful when inverting the bubbler to soak in sanitizer. And of course on a 5" diameter foot print it's far more stable in that position than a regular carboy.
However, had that inner cap been of a slightly larger diameter I'd be able to get my auto siphon in there but no big deal.
It will drain on a regular carboy dryer if you also invert the dryer.
It's not as tall as a regular carboy so fits better in my temp controlled fridge and in storage.
Haven't cleaned it yet. But that's the last of my worries. That's why I bought it! (Posted on 1/24/14)
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- Great new product Review by Tony
- Just plain Awesome Review by Thomas
- Well...4.5 Stars Review by Paul
- The best thing since sliced bread. Review by Brad
- Best invention since sliced bread Review by Max
- 5 gal big mouth Review by Peter
- Will certainly be easy to clean Review by JimExcelcs
A couple of tweaks would make this awesome:
The lid doesn't screw on easily. You have to concentrate to get it to start screwing (not uncommon at my age--ahem).
It comes with a proprietary lid that has a small outlet designed to accommodate a proprietary "bubbler." The bubbler is a small cap you place over the opening in the lid. The lid has a reservoir you can pour sterilized water in to keep the bubbler a one-way deal. I use vodka as my non-permeable "bubbler solution" and had to use quite a few ounces to fill the lid reservoir up enough to seal the bubbler.
Yeah, I could use sterilized water but that is not cool.
If you lose that little plastic cap, you're out of luck because standard airlock corks won't fit this (though I suppose one could use a simple shot glass . . . Hmmmm). It would be awesome if the opening in the lid was the same size as standard glass carboys so you could use the bubblers and blow-off hoses you already have laying around.
Also, a blow-off tube wont fit the lid. I expect a vigorous ferment with this latest batch and and expecting the krausen to blow through the lid. There is no way to "tube" it into a bucket so I have to leave this thing in my bathroom tub until it settles down.
All that said, I'm sure the inconveniences will wash away when I am able to clean this thing much easier than a standard glass carboy.
So, 3 stars until they fix the lid. (Posted on 11/30/13)