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6.5 Gallon Bottling & Siphonless Fermentation Bucket

18.98

SKU# Y7019

Ported Bottling & Fermentation Bucket

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Dual-purpose, this bucket can be used for bottling or, better yet, fermentation with siphonless transfer! Less effort. Better, clearer beer. Don’t just cut out the hassle of cleaning, cut out siphoning altogether! Make transferring as easy as the turn of a valve. No extra equipment, no extra cleaning.

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6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket

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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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Markings are off
This 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, 2016
Makes bottling so much easier
So much easier to bottle with the spigot than with a siphon. Also, the spigot rotates so you can sit the bucket flat on the ground without issue.
November 16, 2013
Necessary!
After a couple of iffy results with my little 1 gallon brew kit, I upgraded to a 5 gallon output and knew I needed something like this to make things work. It's big, it's round, it's got a hole in the bottom; in short everything they promise with nothing they can't deliver. The drilled hole looked a little off, but all 5 gallons held with the spigot assembly and bottling was a cinch!Once I get a few batches under my belt, I'll put this to work with my fermentation bucket to do secondary fermentation! Start in this one, move to the other bucket, siphon back to this for bottling!
October 3, 2011
Works like a charm
I have used this bottling bucket for a number of batches o beer now, and it works great. Assembling the spigot is very easy, and i have never had an issue with leaking at all. Also very conveniently, the spigot rotates so that you can set it flat on the ground without bending the spigot. I use a the bottling wand with this (connected by a few inches of tubing), and it works perfectly. Bottling made easy! I love it!
March 20, 2012
Bucket works great - spigot leakes
LIke I said, bucket holds wort, spigot does not.
December 31, 2013
Functional, 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, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Volume markings inaccurate
Would 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, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Lid is not airtight
The 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, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Maintains heat very well! Very
Maintains heat very well! Very satisfied with my purchase.
April 4, 2016
6.5 gallon bottling bucket great
This is an excellent product, well made and exceptionally useful. I am very pleased with it.
November 30, 2015
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So, 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?
Matthew M on Oct 11, 2017
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?
A shopper on Feb 18, 2017
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?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2017
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 you
J E on Nov 18, 2015
BEST 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?
J L on Nov 14, 2015
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.
what's the temperature rating?
A shopper on Sep 17, 2017
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 ?
L D on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 17.5" without the lid, just shy of 18" with a lid on.

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