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The Siphonless Bucket isn’t just easier to use. It’s better for your beer. Fight oxidation and contamination by keeping your fermentor closed for transfers. Never open the lid to insert an auto-siphon, just turn a valve and you’re set. Best of all, you’ll have clearer beer. Gently rack liquid from the spout into secondary without disturbing the trub.
Make your brew day easier and your beer better with the siphonless 6.5 Gallon bottling & fermentation bucket.
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- 4.4 / 5.032 ReviewsWorks well and easI would recomend this product although the closing and opening is hard to do with bear hands it closes hermetically and with enough care can be opened again, the whole and plastic bands that go around the spigot works fine just do t tighten it too muchMarch 19, 2018Purchased
2 months agoThe BestThe best way to do transfers. Always leave the sludge behind.October 13, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoDoes the jobYep, it's a fine plastic bucket. Does what it is supposed to do.September 21, 2017Purchased
8 months agoFunctional, hole too low.Fine bucket, but spigot hole was too low for included spigot. The bucket could not be set down without putting pressure on the spigot. Also, pretty pricey for a bucket...
Measure lines are helpful and the lid with grommet worked fine.July 17, 2017Purchased
10 months agoBrewing bucketBought another bucket could not find my hole saw kit so ordered it drilled for me. Right location etc but again very ragged cut with lots of chips still attacked. Cleaned with wood rasp inside and out as as is would not seal.July 13, 2017Purchased
9 months agoWorks Great, but lid is not air tight.I have brewed 2-3 batches of beer in this bucket so far, and they have all turned out fine. No leaks from the spigot. The lid does not make an airtight seal, so as a result, the airlock does not bubble.April 25, 2017Purchased
1 year agoVolume markings inaccurateWould be a great fermentation bucket if the volume markings were actually accurate. 5 gallons is more like 4.5 gallons at best. Calibrate and re-mark volumes before using this.February 22, 2017Purchased
1 year agoLid is not airtightThe lid is not airtight, what is the point of having the air lock in the lid, it never shows any activity because it leaks out the lip of the lid instead. I was hoping for this to be air tight. I have tried ever which way to get a better seal, no dice.February 21, 2017Purchased
1 year agoMarkings are offThis bucket is fine for fermentation but do not trust the markings on the side. The 5 gallon mark is more like 4 .25 gallons. I found this out the hard way after only getting 4 1/4 gallons of beer in my last effort .September 24, 2016EasyVery easy to transfer your wort and to pitch the yeast. Much lighter than the glass fermenters. We will see how the plastic holds up over time compared to the glass carboysJuly 23, 2016
- Browse 8 questions Browse 8 questions and 15 answersSo, do I need some sort of stopper for the hole, or can I ferment with a spigot in? Does the spigot provide an airtight seal?BEST ANSWER: The spigot ia a good air seal. Buying a red grommet from NB is what I use with the air lock. Have been using these buckets with spiot for 5+ years. Gravity is way better than a siphon!☺Would this be ok for initial fermentation for wine?BEST ANSWER: Best to ask vintners. What to bare in mind is the pH of your must (unfermented juice). Red wines tend to be more astringent and can stain the plastic which will carry over to a white wine. Low pH will etch/eat into the plastic and can be hard to sanitize since the etching will provide a place for unwanted wild yeast and bacteria to hide. "Glass" is much prefered. When it comes especially to ferments, cheap short cuts means "bad products " so opt for a glass carboy. Cleaners such as PBW are worth their weight in gold and star San to sanitize area great combination.What's the best way to take samples for SG? Is it safe to take through the spigot, or can you get contamination that way?BEST ANSWER: Through the spigot would be best if it's clean as you cannot contaminate the interior of the bucket since it is an outflow only spigot with the bucket in the proper orientation. You can fill a glass with water and Star San and tilt the bucket a bit- carefully- to get the spigot into the glass for cleaning following Star San instructions for use. After that you should be fine. That is something you can do before transferring the contents for kegging or bottling as well.What is the diameter of the lid/top. I am looking to use a Gamma Seal lid with the bucket for a tighter seal and need to know the dimensions. Thank youBEST ANSWER: The diameter of the top is 12" to the outside of the lip. The lip is approx 1/4".Secondary fermentation with carbonation would require another vessel, prior to bottling. Questionable whether or not the spigot hole is high enough to avoid drawing in sediment? Also is this vessel food grade?BEST ANSWER: The amount of sediment varies from batch to batch
but the spigot hole is high enough to avoid drawing in sediment for most brews. This vessel is food grade.Is it able to do total seal up and beer carbonation? What is the maximum available pressure?BEST ANSWER: You cannot carbonate beer in the fermenter. Cheers!what's the temperature rating?BEST ANSWER: I'm not 100% sure. I've used these buckets to hold wort that was cooked to about 90 degrees without any noticeable issues.What is the height of the bucket ?BEST ANSWER: 17.5" without the lid, just shy of 18" with a lid on.
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