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6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket


SKU# U7018

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6.5 gallon food-grade plastic bucket printed with volume graduations. Lid has grommet to accept an airlock.

Keep a few extra buckets with undrilled lids to store cleaning and sanitizing solution between brew sessions.

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6.5 gallon food-grade plastic bucket printed with volume graduations. Lid has grommet to accept an airlock. 12" diameter, 17.5" tall.

Keep a few extra buckets with undrilled lids to store cleaning and sanitizing solution between brew sessions.

Lid seal does not have a gasket. 

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4.3 / 5.0
70 Reviews
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Lid hard to remove
Had a hard time getting lid off am going to try gamma lid
March 28, 2018
1 month ago
This is a perfect bucket
The lid goes on so tightly that there is no way that any contamination could POSSIBLY occur, and at 6.5 gallons there is plenty of working room for your beers.
January 30, 2018
3 months ago
It's a bucket.
The bucket is great, but the lids fit very poorly. Lots of airspace for CO2 to escape during fermentation. Not what I would normally use as my fermentation vessel, but I needed several for a wedding I'm brewing for, and these were the cheapest option.
January 14, 2018
4 months ago
Super tight seal
It worked very well for my purposes, but be wary of the first use because the seal is ridiculously tight. It was quite difficult for me to pry off when it came time to bottle.
December 31, 2017
5 months ago
Bucket is fine. Lid is terrible.
This is the first time I have had a problem with a NB product. Lid went on so hard it carved plastic out of itself. Now it wont seal as it should. First time using it and I have to have a 15lb weight on top to make the lid even remotely seal. Not impressed. :(
December 28, 2017
5 months ago
Nice Bucket..
works great for fermentations of most sizes. Appears to be strong and durable.
December 27, 2017
5 months ago
Useless for Fermenting
Nice bucket, but a junk lid. It's loose and I don't trust it.
December 15, 2017
6 months ago
Too scratched to use
Buckets with my starter kit had scratches. Contacted customer service. They said scratches can harbor bacteria. Gave me a gift card, so I order another fermenting bucket. Chalked the bottling bucket up as a loss. New bucket arrives. Scratches! Not small micro scratches, either. The new one also has a rough spot where it looks like it may have been sanded. Sure it's a supplier issue, but also not mine either. From now on I'll get my fermenting buckets elsewhere.
December 3, 2017
5 months ago
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review. We are checking our stock and Customer Service will be working to help again. We are sorry for the scratches and hope to get you fermenting as quickly as possible.
December 4, 2017
Todd JStaff
Lid not airtight
The bucket is fine, but (as others have noted) the lid that came with it does not make an air-tight seal. Going to try swapping for a different lid and hope my batch isn't ruined. :(
November 26, 2017
1 year ago
Love the bucket. The volume markings in the side are very helpful and the rubber gasket on top is high quality.
October 11, 2017
7 months ago
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why is there a Plato measurement on the bucket?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2017
Where is 6.5 gallons? The markings only go to 5.
A shopper on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The 6.5 gallons is the total volume of the bucket.The markings go up to 5, but if you look at the spacing between the markings, you'll see the distance between 5 and the top of the bucket is about one and a half spacings. Therefore the 6.5 looks accurate to me.
You want some head space, so this bucket is suitable for brewing 5 gallons - which is what I use it for.
Sorry if this is a silly question, just started brewing at home....does it matter if you use this bucket for Primary or Secondary fermenting? I am looking to add another bucket to my kit, I have a fermenting bucket and a bottling bucket. Can you use the bottling bucket for your secondary fermenting or is using a separate bucket better?
M A on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I prefer to use a plastic bucket as the primary fermenter and a glass carboy for the secondary. The carboy has a smaller air space to fill up with CO2. At this point in the process, there is less fermentation going on so the huge air space between the lid and the surface of the beer in the plastic bucket may not fill sufficiently to keep oxygen-consuming bacteria from growing.
Is the bucket and lid BPA free?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2017
6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket
6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket
Undrilled Lid for 6.5 Gal
Undrilled Lid for 6.5 Gal
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, the bucket and lid are BPA free. Cheers!
Does lid require gasket? I started fermentation without one.
Joshua T on Mar 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These bucket lids do not have an edge gasket, like the 7.9 gallon buckets do. The drilled lid will have a grommet to hold the airlock securely, but they don't have a gasket to seal it around the top edge of the bucket.
My bucket has always leaked from seals around top ledges around bucket. Is this ok or can I get replaced? Its not from lid, but where seals meet around
A shopper on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used my bucket twice and never had a leak. If it leaks air it’s no good.
What are the measurements of the bucket, mainly height?
Jason B on Jan 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The bucket is 17.5" tall. Cheers!
Is it able to do total seal up and beer carbonation? What is the maximum available pressure?
A shopper on Jan 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You cannot carbonate your beer in these buckets. Cheers!

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