- Great fermentation jug, well thought out design! Review by John
Even at 6.5 this vessel is lower in height than even a 5 gallon Carboy,@ 2 3/4" shorter, it provides additional room for fermentation spaces with height restrictions.
With a strip thermometer that attaches to the outside of a vessel, a more accurate reading of you're fermenting wort can be obtained because this vessel is wider and shorter than others, allowing less stratification of liquids,therefore obtaining a more concentrated reading.
The threaded lid and gasket allow a tight seal, when used properly.
The large lid allows ease of taking hydrometer samples.
Very easy cleaning, increasing efficiency of sanitation.
The small diameter interior screw off cap that supports the included bung for an air lock, is the smallest bung available. I would prefer a gallon jug (#6) size bung hole design instead because I fit a blowoff hose over the interior tube section of three piece locks. However I believe they designed this smaller hole to accommodate a blow off hose directly.
Another plastic cap is provided, that I believe they intended to use with a #6 bung if you drill the top part of the cap out as an adapter ? Maybe they will change the lid design in the future, but no problem, they provide versatility. A great vessel overall!
(Posted on 1/4/14)
- Not sure about blowoff Review by Jake
Might be nice to have an additional screw top with barbs on it instead of just the screws for the blow-off (or just don't seat your blowoff tube too deep in the vessel).
However, it was really easy to clean when I got it and super easy to pitch my yeast with such a large opening (I usually have to use a funnel).
(Posted on 1/3/14)
- Awesome! Review by benjamin
These are great, so easy to clean. Glass is superior to plastic in so many ways. For carrying these around the house I like to put them in the plastic milk crates. Saves some money instead of using a brew hauler. The lid can be a little tricky to open when it has a tight seal. I just try to put it only as tight as it needs to be.
The only bad part about these is there is not a large enough area to put a fermometer. My workaround if to cut the strip between 48 and 50, then put the pieces on in separate areas. (Posted on 12/26/13)
- nice but need improvement Review by ken
- Big Mouth, no hassle Review by Carlos