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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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3.7 / 5.0
19 Reviews
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Lid yes, grommet no!
A lot of people complain about the grommet, and give the lid a bad rating because of it. It's not the lid, it's the grommet. The grommet is such a bad idea for this application, I'm surprised to see it still around. I say throw the grommet away and use a small stopper with airlock. That's what I've been doing for years with no problems.
February 10, 2011
Great lids for fermenting
Great lids. I currently use several in conjunction with 6.5 gal buckets and have been thoroughly satisfied. Tight seal and easy to clean.
August 12, 2013
Good seal
I ordered 5 of these lids because they fit on the 5-gallon buckets I can get at hardware stores, and I was making a lot of 4-gallon mead batches. Mine were translucent white, rather than the opaque white that came with my 6.5 gallon fermenting bucket. I was concerned that they would let in enough light to cause skunking in beer, so I used one on a batch of beer. I detected no skunking in the batch, and while I was preparing to transfer it, the sealed bucket fell three feet off of the table to the floor and landed on its side. The bucket stayed sealed, and I only lost an ounce of beer through the airlock.
September 19, 2012
grommet seems fine
I'm not sure what others are seeing.... I think that the grommet is very snug. To suggest that the grommet could fall in upon inserting an airlock is ridiculous. I think this is great lid for the money.
May 20, 2011
Love it
The lids are tight as all hell. I'm not sure what other people are looking for, but when I button a bucket up for fermenting, I don't open it until the airlock stops going crazy, so tighter the lid, the better. As for the airlock, you'll probably want to work the airlock through with the lid off and apply pressure to the grommet from the underside. It can get distorted, but only because it will make a very, very tight fit. I've made some high-gravity brews with vigorous fermentation, but have yet to push the airlock out of the lid.
July 30, 2011
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
Great lid with tool.
Buy lid removal tool or you'll mess up the lid. Tool is cheap and works well.
July 13, 2017
3 months ago
Great lid
January 3, 2016
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
2 months ago
Seals well
Turned my bottling bucket into an additional fermenter with this lid.
October 1, 2017
5 months ago
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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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