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Grommeted Lid For 6.5 Gallon Bucket


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Lid for 6.5 gallon buckets with grommeted hole for airlocks.


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Food-grade plastic lid for 6.5 gallon buckets (#7018 and #7019). Grommeted hole for airlocks.

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3.6 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Bucket Lid
Lid doesn't give a decent seal. I cant use it for anything, when it's installed, I get very little action out of the air lock. I bought a replacement off Amazon.
November 15, 2017
Good Lid
It does what it does. Grommet installed. Just stick it on and seal it wish a vent
October 13, 2017
over 2 years ago
Seals well
Turned my bottling bucket into an additional fermenter with this lid.
October 1, 2017
9 months ago
Great Lid
This lid is great! I used it for my last batch and it was perfect. The fit was really tight and the grommet it's extremely heavy duty. I would recommend this lid to anyone using a 6.5 gal bucket fermenter.
September 2, 2017
6 months ago
Great lid with tool.
Buy lid removal tool or you'll mess up the lid. Tool is cheap and works well.
July 13, 2017
7 months ago
6.5 Gallon Bucket Lid
I could not get this bucket lid to snap on to the 6.5 gallon brew bucket. It wouldn't seal well enough to get the air lock to bubble.
May 2, 2017
10 months ago
Absolutely horrible
Not only does the lid not seal, it doesn't even fit snugly. At least my Brewer's Best fermenter lids gave the impression of sealing, these don't even do that. I'd get a better seal laying a pizza pan over the top of the bucket. These are absolutely the worst lids I've ever bought. Duck tape to the rescue. The grommet pictured isn't even the same type as what came with these lids but at least they do accommodate the undersized bubbler airlocks.
April 30, 2017
10 months ago
Not air tight
The lid seems to work fine, but it is not air tight, so the airlock fails to bubble. I have made 2-3 batches of beer in the bucket with this lid, and everything came out ok.
April 25, 2017
1 year ago
Lids do not seal
The lids are tight, but used the new buckets for the first time on Tuesday. I do 10 gallon batches and ferment into 2 bucket fermenters for primary. Looked at the fermentation locks on Thursday and no bubbling. Thought I had a bad (ie Dead) batch of yeast. Cracked the lid and the beer was fermenting like crazy. Tells me the lids are not airtight. Not happy with this product.
June 17, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
HI Geoff,

Thanks for the review. I'm sorry you are not happy with the lids. As they do not have gaskets they are very often not airtight, However, that poses no threat to your beer during primary fermentation. I often just set lids on top of my buckets and don't bother to snap them down. Some styles of beer are even open fermented with no lid at all! Please let us know if you have any other questions.
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Great lid
January 3, 2016
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Can you use this with a plastic fermenting bucket with a lid that has a grommeted hole? E.g. https://www.northernbrewer.com/grommeted-lid-for-6-5-gal
A shopper on Jan 8, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: When using the grommeted lid for primary or secondary fermentation one will also need a half full airlock to release pressure during the process
I have this lid but the grommet is loose. Is there an alternative?
Blake A on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lids are cheap and do wear out. Buy another one. An alternative would be to visit your LHBS and see if they have replacement grommets either for sale or on old equipment. You may be able to find something that works at a hardware store.
Is this bucket supposed to provide a tight seal? I've always used the 7.9 gallon bucket and lid, but went in-store to get another bucket yesterday. I got the bucket and lid I purchased in store home, and the lid doesn't snap on at all. There's no rubber O ring inside the lid, and it doesn't snap down at all.
R B on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The 6.5 US gallon buckets rely on an overlapping edge to provide three points of contact to give a sufficient seal. If the lid and bucket have the same diameter, it will snap on, just takes a little force to get the overlapping edge to go over and onto the bucket, snapping in place. The 7.9 gallon buckets are much wider and those lids do have a seal on the lid itself. Note: this ends up confusing as the 6.5 US gal bucket says 6 imp gals and the 7.9 US gal bucket says 6.5 imp on the bottom.
So I don't need a bung for it?? The airlock goes right into the lid??
B A on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The lid has a grommet into which you can place an airlock. There is no need for a bung.
does this lid fit a standard 5 gallon bucket?
Sloppy Joe on Oct 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We can guarantee that it fits our 6.5 gallon buckets

which have a diameter of 12". Hopefully that's enough information to go by.


Gabe from NB
What size blowoff tube do I need to purchase for this lid?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use a 3' length of 3/8" tubing. It will fit into the hole, then sink the other end in a bucket of sanitizer.

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