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
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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I love this fermentor. Review by Mark
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Sometimes it seems like 50% of homebrewing is cleaning. I've been trying to reduce the most labor intensive aspect of my brew day. Because of my schedule, I typically brew in large batches. Cleaning 5 or 6 carboys after fermentation is a major PITA. I recently purchased a Big Mouth Bubbler to see if this would make cleaning carboys easier. I've got to say, I am truly impressed. It is so much easier washing out the Bubbler after I've kegged my beer. Spin the top off and stick your hand down in there and wash every square inch. I am definitely going to buy several more of these and replace my fleet of Better Bottles. (Posted on 11/23/14)
glass too thin Review by Tyler
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i have owned two of these and used them for several brews there are great for adding fruit and very easy to clean.

despite the positives i don't own any of these anymore as they break way to easily. the first one broken when i added liquid that was around 90 degrees and the other one broke when i bumped another carboy.

great idea just please make the glass thicker. (Posted on 11/22/14)
Lasted one use Review by Peter
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I would stick to either the plastic BBM or a regular Carboy. The glass model is very thin, and with 100 degree water it cracked. I need hotter than normal water to melt off all the nasty krausen and about 5 mins in there was a huge crack that developed on the side and through the base. The idea behind these BBM's is a great idea I just wish they were more sturdy and strong. (Posted on 11/15/14)
Update Review Downgrade Review by Jake
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I've used this carboy for 4 brews now. I was actually pretty happy with the fact that it was easy to clean, but now I'm more worried about safety as I have a crack in mine already, and I handle it quite gently.

One major awkward thing is that it's hard to air dry. I have a normal drying ring for a traditional car, but have to use a rack for this thing and it's not very stable (I've tried other things like . Sure, you can dry by towel, but that's not entirely sanitary.

This weekend I noticed a crack running diagonally across the side. Luckily it was before I transferred from the boil kettle. I've been using my other 6.5" traditional glass carboy for years and haven't had any issue (though certainly hear the horror stories of using glass).

Be VERY careful with this one. I'm probably going to switch to plastic now that they have them. (Posted on 10/27/14)
Great Carboy, but here a few tricks you should know. Review by Jacob
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This carboy is wonderful. Easy to use, clean and pour into, I could go on about the pros of this carboy, but the main reason I'm reviewing this is the fermometer you can get with this. Buy it. The trick is to cut between the lager range and the ale range, remove the big mouth bubbler sticker and place the 2 pieces of the fermometer where the bubbler sticker was.

As far as using a traditional airlock with it, I've had no problems getting the rubber stopper in the lid's twist off hole. It takes a little extra effort to twist the stopper in, but it is completely do-able. I use the 6.5 gallon carboy for primary, so blow off hoses aren't a necessity for me. If you need a blow off hose that fits go to a home improvement store and buy a vinyl hose that fits, rather than the blow off hose northern brewer sells for it. I hope this helps. (Posted on 10/1/14)
great idea - and you can use a thermowell Review by David
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I bought a 6.5 gal glass one, then ordered another one immediately after I used it the first time. Get the harness for sure - worth the $20. If you want to use a thermowell, carefully drill a hole (I think it was 11/16") in the center of the snap-on cap for the built-in airlock, then put a drilled #2 stopper in it with your thermowell. If you don't want to use your thermowell, put a solid #2 stopper in it. I cut the lager temp end off of the fermometer strip so it would fit in the smooth glass square area (pull the Bubbler sticker off). I wouldn't mind having a little more thickness to these things - might just be that I am used to the 6.5gal standard carboys, which are hefty. I will handle carefully... (Posted on 9/16/14)
Well worth it Review by TC
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Great innovation -- cleaning and pitching is a completely different experience. Like others, I'd prefer a more sturdy cap with a thermowell-ready stopper and more smooth surface space for a "fermometer" strip. Its dimensions render it somewhat unwieldy, so get the straps.
(Posted on 9/5/14)
Love It!!! Review by Mark
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What Can I say,but love it. It is so easy to use. (Posted on 8/7/14)
Awesome! Review by Michael
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Why didn't they think of this years ago is all I'm asking. This turns the tedious task of cleaning carboys into a 5 minute job (which may even be on the high side). I've since replaced all my carboys with these badboys. (Posted on 7/29/14)
Excellent carboys Review by Tristen
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This big mouth Bubbler is very nice and so easy to work with. Cleaning is easy and stores way better than the higher carboys. Only thing that I have to say that is even questionable is the thickness of the glass. Don't get me wrong, it's heavy, it just seems so lite and when I sit it on its side while cleaning it, I am a little more cautious with it. The only improvements I can see would be a better sealing system (just me, the seal is fine) and it would be great for it to have a measurement on it somewhere. I have 6 of these now and will be buying more. (Posted on 7/28/14)

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