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Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™


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Unleash an explosion of flavors with the Depth Charge™ Stainless Steel Infuser (Patent Pending) for Big Mouth Bubbler®. Easy to clean and sanitize, the stainless steel mesh delivers a blast of dry hops, fruit, oak chips, or spices directly into your beer or wine while minimizing the mess. Easily control flavorings to maximize their punch, without the risk of over-extraction.

Drop the Depth Charge™ into your next batch.

Note: Big Mouth Bubbler® fermenter is not included.

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Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™

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  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
  • Hops, Fruit, Spices, and Oak can easily be added
  • Control and Extract with Minimal Mess and Without Over-Extraction.
  • Universal Lid Design fits Both Plastic and Glass Versions of the Big Mouth Bubbler®
  • Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™


Product Details
The Depth Charge is a great addition to the Big Mouth Bubbler® arsenal. And it's designed for both plastic and glass.

The unique design allows the mesh basket to be removed at any time, perfect for creating a custom flavor schedule and the removal of nearly all trub material before racking. Never worry about floating specks in your bottles or clogged keg dip tubes ever again. A custom punch-down tool enables regular agitation of the flavorings and helps squeeze every tasty drop from the infuser, without disturbing the rest of the batch. Less wasted beer and wine. More flavor and experimentation. Any infusion you can think of.

Drop the Depth Charge™ into your next batch.

  • Lid Port: 3.46"
  • Screen Dimensions: 3.875" OD, 14.5" H
  • 300 Micron mesh
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • Max capacity 2oz of whole leaf hops
Patent Pending

*Please note: The Depth Charge is compatible with Big Mouth Bubbler® Plastic, EVO2 Glass Big Mouth Bubbler®, and the first generation 6.5 Gallon Glass Big Mouth Bubbler®. It is not compatible with the first generation 5 Gallon Glass Big Mouth Bubbler®.
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4.8 / 5.0
55 Reviews
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Depth charge is the "bomb"
Highly recommend this product. My first use was with the Tangerine Ravine. Dumped the peels in and 2 weeks later tapped the side of the waste basket and the peels came out. Next Test is with Swig of sunbeams. 2 oz. of hops going in for the last week. I will let you know the results!
May 17, 2018
1 month ago
Simply, an awesome product.
Well design. Easy to use allowing me to add more hops on second fermentation stage.
May 10, 2018
1 month ago
Absolutely a must have for dry hopping or other additions. I just did a mango/habanero addition to an IPA extract kit and cant wait for the results.
May 9, 2018
1 month ago
Great for secondary additions.
It worked great for putting coffee grinds in my secondary and being able to pull them out after 4 days. However the silicone plug and gasket kept popping up.
May 6, 2018
1 month ago
good but...
I don't own a Big Mouth Bubbler.
But I like the depth charge concept. It gives me ready access to my dry hop and other flavoring additions.
I modified a bucket lid so I could utilize this in my standard bucket fermenters. Works very well.
May 1, 2018
1 month ago
much better than using a hop bag, and makes adding hops in your boil much cleaner and easy to clean up after use
April 23, 2018
2 months ago
Great accessory for your big mouth! We
Best thing I’ve ever used for dry hopping and late additions. Works great. The only thing I don’t like is the discoloration of the large silicone grommet. But this is merely aesthetic and personal preference. This thing is worth every penny!
April 17, 2018
2 months ago
I would heartedly recommend this product. Easy to use. Love it.
March 31, 2018
2 months ago
I love it one of the best things I've ever had to use well worth it
March 6, 2018
3 months ago
Dry hop must
Perfect for dry hoping with a ton of hops. No sediment. Spray out afterwards.
March 1, 2018
3 months ago
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Does this fit in the 5 gallon siphonless Big Mouth Bubbler?
Gregory H on Dec 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Make sure you have the second generation 5 gal Big Mouth Bubbler. Also, measure the height from inside lid to bottom. Dimensions of Depth Charge are:

Lid Port: 3.46"
Screen Dimensions: 3.875" OD, 14.5" H
Could you give the dimensions of the screen? Height X Diameter & Microns of mesh.
A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: From the description:
Lid Port: 3.46"
Screen Dimensions: 3.875" OD, 14.5" H
300 Micron mesh
316 Stainless Steel
How will this do with pellet hops?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A negligible amount of hop material may get through. Pellet hops are easier to stir or agitate with the plunger.
Is there a 1 gallon version?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is not a one gallon version available at this time.
Will this fit the Glass Big Mouth Bubbler?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Item description says it fits both plastic and glass big mouth bubblers..
How does this fair with pellet hops?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It works well. I just completed an IPA with a 2oz dryhop bill, using the Depth Charge. Follow the instructions on pushing the hops down after a few hours. After the 1 week called for the pellets has, as expected, broken down, with a hop "mush" in the bottom of the Depth Charge. I found that the beer was much clearer than using muslin bags. Very happy with purchase.
Will this thing fit the Catalyst fermenter?
A shopper on Dec 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Depth Charge is not designed for the Catalyst, however the filter portion fits snug between the bottom of the lid, and the cone of the fermenter. You will not be able to access the filter with the lid on.
Can you guys make a video for this?
Tim L on Jan 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the request!
Would the 5 gallon Big Mouth Bubbler be to small for the depth charge? I'm afraid there won't be enough head space left and may over flow with the depth charge filled with 4 ounces of pellet hops.
A shopper on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should work. The depth charge has practically no affect on the volume and the hops will eventually sink. Make sure to keep the volume at the 5 gallon mark. I had hops in the air lock when I went past the mark. I just punched the hops down or gently swirled the carboy instead of worrying!
? Will this work with the FastFerment.
Garry M on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not, I typically only let the goods stew for about 1 week (depending on the strength. I.E I use this to infuse the sweet orange peel into a belgian or wheat)
It looks like this is shown with the plastic bubbler. Will the Depth Charge work with the 5 and 6.5 glass big mouth bubbles?
A shopper on Dec 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience, yes it will. The overall tube length is still several inches from the bottom of the 6.5, it'd probably be tight but it should work.
Has anyone tried to use this with a fruit infusion? For example, how many pounds of raspberries could this infuser hold?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: i havent, but i could do some math to calculate the volume.. the other question that is important is how much of the depth charge would be submerged in the liquid, which depends on the size of your fermentor, 5 or 6gal.. filling it to the top would be a waste if its not all submerged. i estimate usable volume to be about 120 cu in. (11 in height and 3.75in diam) according to some website it says that 120 cu in of wild northern plains raspberries would be 2.4 lbs.. take that for what its worth.. thats what you get for asking an engineer.. ;P
Can the depth charge also be used during boiling when adding hops to prevent break in the wort?
John P on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have never tried that before. You would need something to suspend the basket in the boil kettle. It should not be hard to devise a bracket for that purpose.
Can this go in a dishwasher for cleaning?
Michael L on Apr 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's pretty tall if you stand it up, but apart from that it's steel, so it shouldn't be an issue in the dishwasher. Honestly it cleans up pretty easily by hand. I have a bunch of strawberries in mine right now, and am going to just scrub it down by hand when I pull it out in a few days.
I use the dual port lid for the airlock and temperature probe. Since the depth charge has a single port, what would be a work around? Anyway to modify to keep the dual port lid?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I drilled a small hole in the depth charge stopper off to the side of center to accommodate a temperature probe.
have you fixed the sealing problems with the lids yet?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No we have not. Was opening the manufacturer would find a solution to THEIR problem.
How many ounces of hops (fresh) does this hold ?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Oz, I'm not sure. The hops I've grown vary greatly in size, but if you can find the dimensions (circumference and height) then I'm sure you could find the volume of material this can hold. It is a few inches wide, so to speak, and fairly long. It is bigger in real life than the pictures make it look!
How far from the bottom of the bubbler does this come? I was wondering if I could dry Hop 2.5 gallon batches.
A shopper on Feb 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Depth Charge goes down to the 2 gallon mark. For 2.5 gallons in a Big Mouth Bubbler I would recommended a weighted hop bag. For larger batches,!the Depth Charge is a great option!
Would you have problems with oxidation since the lid is removed and you are plunging hops(and air) down into the beer?
A shopper on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you add the dry hops toward the end of fermentation, there is still plenty of CO2 to take care of oxidation. Its perfect for adding dry hops.
Can the Depth Charge be used for wet or dry wine skins for fermenting wine?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Should work great for that!
How many ounces of pellets would fit in the depth charge and still be submerged in a 5 gallon big mouth Bubbler?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have added up to 4 oz pellets, and I would not use any more than that. I tried 2 oz of whole hops and that was really pushing it. I have found that some of hops stay above the beer until the pellets start or break up or whole hops saturate. I suggest starting with a recipe that would use 2 oz, then you can experiment from there.
Is this made of high temp glass?
A shopper on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The big mouths that I have are plastic. Will be changing over to glassin the future. Not impressed with the quality of the plastic ones. Inconsistent. NB has been great though. Replaced 2 that were defective immediately. The depth charge is great! Made of stainless mesh and solid. Have used it for dry hopping and infusion of maker’s mark soaked oak chips in my Bourdon Barrel Porter! Great addition to your coffers!
Would the depth charge be appropriate to use with GenuWine crushed grape skins that come with En Primeur wine kits?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Depth Charge would work perfect for those wine skins!
Do you add the stainless steel infuser before or after fermentation?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would only add the infuser to the vessel needed for the recipe. For instance dry hopping typically occurs near the end of the process. If you're using a secondary, add the infuser to the secondary when racking from the primary to the secondary. But if you're not using a secondary and completing everything in Primary, I'd recommend adding the infuser to the primary at the beginning of fermentation that way you can drop in the hops at the appropriate time.
Can a stopper thermowell fit and be used with the depth charge?
A shopper on Jan 27, 2017
Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™
Stopper Thermowell
Stopper Thermowell
BEST ANSWER: The lid has a white silicone seal at the top with a hole that is 3/8" wide, so it can accept a standard airlock. The thermowell, once removed from the stopper, would fit there just fine, but this could only be done during a secondary after fermentation is long done or pressure could built.
Is the air lock still used with this set up ?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the airlock can be used with this lid.
How about peanut butter powder?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have not tested this, but feel peanut butter powder may be too fine for the 300 micron mesh, or it could completely clog the mesh.
I have a 5 gallon plastic and 6.5 gallon plastic Big Mouth Bubblers with the the screw on lid/rings. Will the 'Depth Charge' work with these?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the universal lid style will work with those.

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