Big Mouth Bubbler™ - 6.5 Gallon Glass Fermentor

SKU: U42065
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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? Superior to a carboy, 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. Say goodbye to your glass carboys!

BIG MOUTH BUBBLER™
Product Specifications:
5 gallon 6.5 gallon
SKU: 42050 42065
Price: $37.99 $43.99
Weight: 13 16
Height (w/lid, closed): 16" 17 5/8"
Diameter: 11 7/8" 12 3/8"
Mouth: 5.5" 5.5"
Lid material: PP PP
Lid Seal Material: PE Foam PE Foam

Big Mouth Bubbler™ - 6.5 Gallon Fermentor

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Pros and Cons Review by Scott
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Pros:The mouth opening of the carboy is obviously great for cleaning, dry hopping, adding fruits/etc. That’s obviously the biggest reason you buy this, and pretty much supercedes any other feature. There’s no debating the value of the wide mouth opening. The harness for the carboy fits snug and tight and really alleviates any concerns for carrying these things around

Cons: The lid is plastic and really not made of great material. As mentioned in another review, I’d love to see a stainless lid or something not made of flimsy plastic. I’d love to see something similar to a seal and quality of a Mason jar. The hole for the stopper is just too small. Fermentation has advanced to the point a lot of us using thermowells and other gadgets. The inability to use these products with my Bubbler hinders my enthusiasm for the product. The shape of the glass doesn’t really allow for use of a Fermometer on the outside.

In summary, the concept of the Bubbler is a winner but the practicality of using it as a vessel for primary fermentation with a thermowell isn’t great.

Here’s to hoping that someone brings a product to market fairly quickly to replace the flimsy lid.
(Posted on 7/23/14)
Great Fermenter, just needs a little tweak for a thermowell Review by John
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Great fermenter. By carving out the top of the airlock lid, I was able to fit in my 6.5 stopper with an airlock hole and thermowell.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7wIeocXO7IRR3N5LVJuV0lyUEE/edit?usp=sharing

The pool style airlock is still active, so I could just have the thermowell on top if you like. My only recommendation is that they start selling replacement air lock lids so I could feel a little better hollowing it out. (Posted on 6/8/14)
Really impressed with this product Review by Hekkubus
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What's not to love about this fermenter? I love the accessibility for cleaning, but it's also easy for pouring in the wort and pitching the yeast. The top is an air lock in and of itself, but decreasing the temperature for cold crashing, even gradually, dries it up. Use the stopper and a regular air lock, and you're golden. Seriously, if you're looking to get a new fermenter, try this one. Also, make sure to get the harness for moving it. (Posted on 5/15/14)
Perfect for 5 gallon batches; easy handling, fast and easy cleaning. excellent design. Review by Patricio
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Excellent design that allows you inoculate the yeast without the need of a funnel to do this. You can see what is happening inside during the entire process. For cleaning just get your whole arm inside and rub with the included cloth and all stains of krausen will disappear. All this get your fermentor just ready for PBW and rinse. Very handy if you do good cleaning practices. (Posted on 5/12/14)
As advertised !!! Review by Allan
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5 stars, not much else to add. Would be nice if it had a volume indicator marks and the lid equip could use a design tweak to be more secure, but great overall. (Posted on 5/7/14)
Great for Dry Hopping Review by Zelpa
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Wide mouth is ideal for placing 5 gallon paint straining bag in carboy so hops can float freely while large cap can still close over bag stretched over opening.
Missed the benefit of the airlock sanitizer well in the lid. Great idea that I just took advantage using.
Blow-off tube fits in provide bung but have not needed with given head space.
I should have bought replacement seals when first purchased, but have not yet needed.
(Posted on 4/21/14)
Just a good idea :) Review by Braindead
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I love the big mouth carboy, makes it easier to add dry hops, fruits for sour beers, cleaning is a snap. My only complaint isn't even about the product but rather the marketing I suppose. For us folks who brew sour ales and Brett ales, these carboys are perfect, except you do not sell replacement lids, lid gaskets are listed which I have a ton of, but I feel you should offer replacement lids so us sour freaks can use our carboys for clean and sour ales.

If I were to order two carboys and switch one lid to sour, I would still be short a lid for fermentation. Maybe it's just me but that's my review. Thanks for the awesome product!
(Posted on 4/20/14)
The Best! Review by Mike
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This is the best fermenter I Have ever purchased. I just transferred the Plinyien Legacy to my second Bubbler and the first was clean and dry in minutes without the use of chemicals, scrubbers or soaking. For my plate chiller set up the chill tube fits perfectly in the small opening with no exposure to the air and the clear lid/ Airlock allows this to fit perfectly in my fermentation chamber. I have given away all my six gallon carboys and turned all of my buckets into yard work buckets. This IS the only fermenter you will ever need. well worth every penny. (Posted on 4/12/14)
Amazing! Review by John
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I just upgraded to this and it rocks! (Posted on 4/12/14)
So Easy To Clean Review by Heath
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I have been using the 5 gal size for the secondary and the 6.5 for the primary. Have ran about 40 gallons of beer through them with no major issues. A few things I wouldn't mind upgraded though are:

A better connection for the blow off hose, so far haven't had any issue with foaming up at the lid it seems to have an adequate seal but would be nice to secure it without having to wrap some tape around it.

The foam seals are working fine once you get the lid nice and snug. Anyone know an easy way to get them out to clean them though. Takes a bit of finesse to get them out without causing damage.

Doesn't fit the stick on thermostats very well.

I just got two more in the mail today and they came with a hollow stopper that sits more securely over the hole for the airlock. Much better than the small ones that went seemed like they were going to pop out of the hole when wet. (Posted on 4/11/14)

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