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Little Big Mouth Bubbler®


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The perfect small batch primary fermentor. The Little Big Mouth Bubbler® fermentor holds 1.4 gallons - offering nearly half a gallon of extra headspace.

Cut down on cleaning with the Little Big Mouth Bubbler® and simply wipe it clean after primary through the wide opening.

To top it all off, the Little Big Mouth Bubbler® makes a great, inexpensive 4L yeast starter vessel!

Kit Includes:
  • Little Big Mouth Bubbler® Glass Fermentor 
  • Single-Port Lid 
  • Rubber Stopper
  • Does not include an airlock


Availability: In stock

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Little Big Mouth Bubbler®

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The perfect small batch primary fermentor. The Little Big Mouth Bubbler® fermentor holds 1.4 gallons - offering nearly half a gallon of extra headspace. Cut down on cleaning with the Little Big Mouth Bubbler® and simply wipe it clean after primary through the wide opening. To top it all off, the Little Big Mouth Bubbler® makes a great, inexpensive 4L yeast starter vessel!

Kit Includes:
  • Little Big Mouth Bubbler® Glass Fermentor 
  • Single-Port Lid 
  • Rubber Stopper
  • Does not include an airlock
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4.5 / 5.0
87 Reviews
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Perfect for small batch or post fermentation flavoring
I couldn't be happier with this product. I've used it for experimental mead batches or for flavoring the mead after initial fermentation. The lid itself goes on easy and tight, preventing spills. There is a second opening in the middle (which also screws shut) that is the perfect size for a rubber stopper (included!). I cannot recommend this product enough, it has been immeasurably useful in my home brewing.
May 3, 2018
1 month ago
Great for small batch wine
Easy to use, easy to clean and works like a charm. MAde 2 batches, Pinot Noir and Pinot grigio. Both came out great !
Only draw back and reason not 5 stars is the seal can be a challenge at times, but does not interfere with fermentation.
April 25, 2018
1 month ago
Just what I needed
I needed these (bought 4 of them) to split a 5 gallon batch into 4-5 separate gallons. Then dry-hopped each differently. It's great to have the wide opening for eacy dry-hopping. It seems to seal well if you leave the gasket-like thing that comes with it. I'll know when I open the bottled beer if there were any problems. But nothing apparent so far. The air-lock space was not a problem for inserting an airlock. I was worried it may slip back out over time because the top is plastic, but that did not happen. I only wish there were a 1 Gallon marker on it. Other than that, this is a good buy. ( i marked a 1 Gal line with a marker. easy, and done. )
March 31, 2018
2 months ago
The seal is kind of a paper like material (tear easily) so I bought a silicone mat that I cut in shape instead. This seal should really have been provided in silicone. It is removable which is nice.
Other nits is the hole for the rubber stopper, it is not deburred well and so you will cut the rubber stopper after few uses (might leave plastic or rubber pieces in your must, so use a filter). The size is great. The glass is thick and strong.
March 30, 2018
2 months ago
Fun to experiment with small batch sizes, I have been using mine for mead. Working great so far I have made about 7 batches.
March 29, 2018
4 months ago
Lil big mouth
They are a bit heavy. I think plastic would be more convenient.
March 19, 2018
3 months ago
Top Notch
A top notch way to brew one gallon batches. It’s way better to be able to reach inside to clean and sanitize. I recommend it highly to all the one gallon brewers.
March 12, 2018
3 months ago
Great small batch fermenter.
Love the wide mouth. Makes cleaning a breeze. Downside is that the lid tends to be tricky to tighten down securely. And once it is, it can be difficult to open after fermentation is complete.
March 12, 2018
3 months ago
Quickest Clean up for small batch
Like its big brothers the wide mouth makes it easy to clean. This is my small batch Primary fermenter.
March 6, 2018
11 months ago
Over all its good but its not easy to get a good liquid tight seal with the lid
The glass is nice and seems to be plenty thick as long as ur careful and don't bang it around or pour boiling water in it when its cold it should last a long time. The plastic lid screws down nicely but the cheap paper-ish foam gasket seal is a joke. It wont make a good seal no matter how tight you crank it down. It would be nice to see it come with a nice silicone seal that is thick enough to make a liquid tight seal so when you shake the crap out of it to oxygenate it doesn't puke out all down the sides and all over you.
February 27, 2018
3 months ago
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I've been fermenting this beer for about 6 days in the Little Big Mouth Bubbler and I'm still not noticing a foam head. Any idea what's up?
A shopper on Dec 6, 2016
Little Big Mouth Bubbler®
Little Big Mouth Bubbler®
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BEST ANSWER: I had a similar issue that I tracked down to not making a complete seal due to a small seed on the top of the glass ridge. Sanitize a paper towel and wipe the gasket on the underside of the lid and the top glass rim. That did the trick for me.
does the little big mouth come with the #5.5 drilled stopper?
Thomas T on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If I remember correctly, it does, just doesn't include an air lock. Read the detailed info on their web page. Blow off tube is almost unnecessary since the extra headspace in the 1.4 gal. bubbler is enough to allow foaming up during fermentation and that is after pouring the entire contents of a 1 gal. kit into it ! Later on you can transfer to a carboy to try to eliminate some of trub. Be sure & get the lid screwed on tightly & not cross thread it (easy to do)
What is the round plastic piece that came in the small batch bubbler? It appears to be some kind of cap, with an outer rim that is notched, and an inner piece that looks like it would snap onto something. I don't see any instructions with this unit.
M E on Jul 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's the airlock supplied with the bubbler. You put that on and then fill that bowl(the lid) with sanitized water and that is your airlock...I opt for the older air lock or just blow off tube personally.
does this product include an airlock? The description says it does not include an airlock but some of the questions/reviews mention it coming with one.
Brennan M on Dec 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It comes with an airlock of sorts but not the usual brewers airlock. The hole in the lid has a cap that snugs over it (but allows airflow). All of that is at the bottom of a depression in the lid that can be filled with water. It's a lot like some of the sour kraut/ kim chee jars I've seen. It would certainly work for brewing as well but a proper airlock would be much more convenient.
Says it comes with a single port lid and rubber stopper. What size stopper does the single port lid require?
David M on Sep 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: David, I don't know the number designation for the size of the stopper. I just know it will fit the lid of the big mouth jug. I suggest you call the 800 tel number for Northern Brewers and ask for the specific size designation for the stopper. The few times I have had to call customer service, have had very good success with the reps.
Good luck.
Where are the markings for 1 gallon?
A shopper on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are wherever you put them. You should fill a gallon jug with water, empty it into the bubbler, and mark the level with a strip of masking tape or painter's tape. What I did was place a strip of tape on two sides, opposite of each other. I made my marks very slightly above the exact one gallon level. The bubbler is much better than using a plastic bucket for primary fermentation. Hope this helps.
Does the three piece airlock that comes with the small batch starter kit fit the little big mouth
Thomas T on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Any airlock will fit, but the three piece airlock fits best because there is no uneven seam along the airlock's stem like on other airlocks. This uneven seam tends to cause air leaks.
Can I wash the little big mouth bubbler in a home dishwasher?
S T on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Can you? Yes. Should you? No, it is best to wash these items by hand with a fragrance free, brewing specific cleaner. I could see a dish washer breaking one if there were other items in there.
how big is opening?(dimensions)
A shopper on Apr 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The inside dimension of mine is just over 5.5". I think 6" is the "nominal" diameter (center of one side to center of the other side), and 6.5" is the outside dimension.
Is the included rubber stopper drilled?
S E on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the stoppers are drilled. It is nice to have the option to use a traditional airlock in the drilled stopper or the airlock style cap.
Is there a harness available for this?
M I on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, We do not offer a harness for this fermenter.
Can this be used with an airlock?
D A on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Little big Mouth Bubbler includes a rubber stopper and a standard 3-piece air lock works well.
can I sterilize by putting in oven without lid?
James K on Apr 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would avoid doing that. Heat treating the glass sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Chlorine bleach and water solution will sterilize anything and as long as you rinse thoroughly after, it won't affect the quality of your beer. (Speaking from experience). I would definitely go with a solution sanitization method instead of heat.
We just purchased this kit to make 5 gallon batches. Now, we are trying to determine what additional equipment will be needed to make a 1 gallon batch instead. So far we have the 2 gallon kettle, Little Big Mouth Bubbler and airlock (fermentation), and 2 gallon bucket (bottling) which I have referenced below. Is there any siphoning/tubing, etc. we will need for this smaller set up that we cannot use from the 5 gallon Brew Share Enjoy Starter Kit? Thanks!
Amanda K on Feb 15, 2017
Little Big Mouth Bubbler®
Little Big Mouth Bubbler®
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2 Gallon Stainless Kettle
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BEST ANSWER: I went from 5 gallon to 1 gallon brewing some time ago. Since then I have moved to 3 gallon brewing. My point is I'm working off of memory. From memory I think the only additional equipment I needed was the fermenting bucket. I also bought a 1 gallon carboy that needed a new rubber stopper but the airlocks from the 5 gallon still worked fine. I used the same hoses/tubing. As far as I can remember all I needed additionally was the 1) bucket. 2)carboy 3) rubber stopper for the carboy
what size hose do I need? I have all the other items such as rubber stopper, airlock, and even Fermcap S.
John R on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you intend to create a blow-off assembly, you can use a piece of 3/8" tubing and connect it to the center stem of the 3-piece airlock, and then drop the other hose end into a cup or jug of water. Another way is to use the large 1" ID tubing, and it will fit over the "lip" atop the grey Big Mouth Bubbler lid. - Mike W, Northern Brewer
These have been out of stock since last year. Can Northern Brewer make any commitment on availability?
David C on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Dave,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! The Little Big Mouth Bubblers are currently only available with our small batch starter kits. I am told they will be for sale individually in the near future, but we have not received word from our purchasing department as to when that date will be. I am sorry for any frustration and inconvenience that this has caused! Let me know if you have any further questions!
will this be back in stock soon?
Rufus S on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hopefully! Supplies are limited and we are unable to buy them individually right now. Limited production due to some issues that hopefully can be resolved!
What's the dimensions on these?
P A on Oct 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is 10" tall with a 8" exterior bottom diameter
What material is the lid made of? Is there a gasket?
Travis H on Sep 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The lid is made of plastic and there is a gasket made of nylon.
Would this handle subzero temperature down to -86C? The Ethanol will handle it but I'm concerned about the lid and the seal.
A shopper on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Great Question...Though this vessel is strong and durable I am not sure of its sub zero capabilities. Most things in the low temperatures you are explaining will become extra brittle and possibly predisposed to breaking. The lid is plastic which you are correct will most likely become brittle. The seal is a soft thin foam which should be OK even at low temperatures.
I do not see a 2 gallon bucket available in the "beer" section but assume this would be exactly the same (except for the bucket logo). I'm looking for a bottling bucket for adding my priming sugar mixture and beer from 1 gallon batch fermenter (Little Big Mouth Bubbler). I do not see any small 2 gallon-ish buckets with spigot for easier transfer to bottles. Is this 2 gallon bucket the best option?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2017
Little Big Mouth Bubbler®
Little Big Mouth Bubbler®
Master Vintner™ 2 Gallon Bucket Fermentor
Master Vintner™ 2 Gallon Bucket Fermentor
BEST ANSWER: That is the only 2-gallon pail, a person could modify it with a spigot to make themselves a small bottling bucket. Another option would be to siphon direct from the fermenter, and use the Fizz Drops that you put directly into the beer bottles before filling, so that the priming sugar does not need to be stirred in.
When will these be available again? It looks like no one in the US has them in stock. I did find a place in Canada that had them but they don't ship to the states.
M I on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the inquiry! These have become a little more limited so right now, we can only get them in premade equipment kits, and not on their own. I'll pass along the request so hopefully they can become available again. I don't have an ETA for you, sorry. I hope this helps in anyway! Cheers!
I need this to come back in stock the 2 gal buckets just don't deal good enough for me does anyone know when it will come in stock
D V on Dec 2, 2015

We just received a shipment so they should be available online in the next day or two.
When is this item going to be back in stock!
S E on Nov 25, 2015

We're expecting it early next week!


When will these be back in stock?
C S on Nov 24, 2015

Should be in stock early next week.


Is the bottom flat enough to work on a stir plate (maelstrom stir plate for example)
Preston F on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Nice and flat it works great for 4 liter starters!
What is the difference using the wide mouth bubbler vs using the fermentation jug for beer brewing? Mif both can be used, which one to use first and why?
G Q on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If Your jug is big enough the only difference is the bubbler is easier to clean and work with your wort/beer (stirring and adding ingredients as needed)
Im my case my jugs are 1 gallon, the little big mouth is 1.5 gallons, I need the extra head space for fermentation, 1 gallon jug is too small for initial fermentation of a 1 gallon batch.
I was using 2 gallon fermentation buckets but the seals on those are terrible, little big mouth seals up just fine every time
I think you should update your listing here to clearly indicate the total capacity of 5L or say the 1 gal of headspace is for yeast starters. This is confusing.
D A on Sep 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the feedback! I'll be sure to make a note of that so we can update the page. In the future

for issues like this I recommend contacting Customer Service

either via email at brewmaster@northernbrewer.com or via phone at 1-800-681-2739.
Is it compatible with Big Mouth Bubbler Plastic - Dual Port Lid / Big Mouth Bubbler Plastic - Lid Ring?
S A on Sep 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The dual port lid for the plastic Big Mouth Bubblers is not compatible with the Little Big Mouth Bubbler
What size tubing would I need to put a blowoff tube on it?
P B on Sep 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would want 1" ID vinyl tubing.

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