Big Mouth Bubbler® - 5 Gallon Plastic Fermenter with Harness
Superior to a 5 gallon carboy, the 5 gallon Big Mouth Bubbler® Plastic is a virtually indestructible fermenter, equipped with 3" thick anti-flex ribs, a punted bottom and decreased base diameter for extreme strength and durability. Its smaller footprint preserves precious brew cave space and allows for convenient storage inside a standard brewing bucket.
Now Includes the Big Mouth Bubbler® Universal Carrying Harness for lifting, transporting and ensuring your Big Mouth Bubbler lid stays firmly in place during even the most intense fermentations.
The punted bottom promotes crystal-clear beer by efficiently settling out yeast from finished fermentations. Graduation marks make volume measurement instant and effortless. And, of course, its revolutionary wide mouth eliminates the nightmare of cleaning and sanitizing by giving you direct hands-on access to attack crusted krausen, while simultaneously offering unlimited flexibility in dry-hopping and flavor additions.
- Big Mouth Bubbler® - 5 Gallon Plastic Fermenter
- New Big Mouth Bubbler® Universal Lid
- Universal Harness for Big Mouth Bubblers®
Required but not included:
The Big Mouth Bubbler® Plastic prevents off-flavors by enabling you to keep the lid on during testing and transfer, avoiding exposure to oxygen with standard-sized ports that can accommodate most fermentation-monitoring equipment. Best of all, it will not shatter if dropped or knocked.
The new Big Mouth Bubbler® Universal Lid fits all Big Mouth Bubbler® Fermenters. The Big Mouth Bubbler® Universal Lid is just like a traditional carboy bung, only bigger! Just as easy to sanitize and set in place too. Removable ribbed silicone ring ensures a positive seal to keep out pests, while the non-threaded design allows the lid to move preventing an out-of-control fermentation from dangerously pressurizing your fermenter.
Important Note: Do not fill any Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler® fermenters with very hot liquid - temp should not exceed 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 Celcius)
BIG MOUTH BUBBLER® Product Specifications:
|Capacity:||5 gallon||6.5 gallon|
|Height (w/lid, closed):||22"||23"|
|Lid Plate Material:||HDPE||HDPE|
|Lid Ring Material:||Nylon||Nylon|
Note: We recommend a soft cloth for cleaning the inside. Standard carboy brushes will scratch plastic fermenters leaving places for grime to hide. A warm cleaning solution will suffice. Do not use hot water on plastic fermenters of any sort. The Big Mouth Bubbler® is compatible with a standard carboy dryer when the dryer is used inverted.*Pro Tip: Save your box and use it as a cover for your fermenter!
5 gallon fermenters are best for the secondary conditioning stage of beer fermentation. The smaller size eliminates extra airspace in the fermenter reducing the chances of oxidation which can stale the beer prematurely. Also available as a 6.5-gallon primary fermentor.
I normally brew beer, but I needed a clear plastic fermenter for seltzer to monitor it's clarity. My wife and older kids are preferring the unflavored Seltzer and adding flavorings to taste. My beer fermenters are also large mouth, so this seemed like a great low cost addition. Very happy with it. The first batch of seltzer is should be done this week, and it is great to see the clarity before I keg it. I also like the cargo mess cradle with handles and the smaller air lock. The top looks like it sealed very nicely.
Sams super quality build as the 6 gal. I’m glad I got the harness, it makes carrying the carboy so much easier. I should have got the one with the spigot.
This Carboy is fantastic as a secondary Bioreactor! I would not use it as a primary Bioreactor, but it takes up a little less space in storage, and the lid is compatible with the 6.5 gallon, the only thing I would do different is order the one with the spigot on it!!!
Bought it to replace secondary fermentation carboys originally purchased many years ago. Two big pluses: Dry hopping IPAs is very easy and the harness makes carrying a full carboy up and down stairs much easier and safer. I gave away my old carboys and now only have Big Mouth Bubblers. Very happy with this product.
Overall - product works really well. Plastic makes it a bit lighter and you don't have to worry about it cracking or breaking like a glass carboy. Also have not noticed any off flavors from it being plastic vs. glass. The wide mouth makes it super easy to take samples, add additives like dry hops, and to clean. Only issue I have with it is the lid does not screw on - the lid is more like a large ridged "stopper" that you push into the opening. So the Co2 given off from fermentation causes the lid to push out. I have to tape down the lid with athletic/duct tape to keep it in place. I have heard earlier versions had a lid that screwed in place - I don't know why they changed that.