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2 Gallon Plastic Fermenter w/ drilled lid

$7.99

Product Number: 40642

Availability: In stock

The perfect size for making one gallon batches of wine. Also great for small batches of beer, mead, cider, or for 1-1.5 gallon yeast starters.

These buckets do not usually seal air tight. Use only for primary fermentation.



**Used to be the 1.5 gallon plastic fermenter.

Height 9"
Diameter 10"

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41 People have reviewed this product

Overall Rating: 3.6

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Glad I came here for more info Review by Val-the-Brew-Gal

(Posted on 5/9/14)

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I am new to brewing and I was freaking out a bit about this bucket because it was not giving me an airtight seal (it came in the kit I purchased so I didn't know that the description noted it wouldn't). I could hear the yeast working but wasn't seeing any bubbles in the airlock and was worried that lack of a seal would ruin my must. So it's good to learn through the other reviews that having an airtight seal isn't mandatory for primary fermentation. I did try the rubber mallet fix though, which didn't work for me. However, I had several reams of paper sitting in the room and stacked them on top of the bucket and I am now seeing bubbles in the airlock. It may not be mandatory that it is sealed but it makes me feel better!

Small batch experiments Review by Bolars

(Posted on 3/31/14)

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Its ideally suited for 1+ gallon batches. There is head space and it's easy to clean.
I put a couple of filled bottles on it to hold it down so the air goes out the air lock.

Good for small beers Review by Huber

(Posted on 2/11/14)

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If you live in an apartment and have little space and make small batches this is an ideal size. Easy to clean, fits in small spaces, and it good for the primary. Afterwards I rack to a glass jug to age out.

Just add weight Review by Hopfen und Maltz

(Posted on 2/1/14)

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I will confirm what many are saying already. It is not airtight, but, I added a bunch of thick books on the top and it seemed to help. The airlock started bubbling away shortly after. It was perfect for my small batches experiments.

Good for 1 gallon batches Review by Dobson

(Posted on 1/16/14)

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I've used it for Mead, Wine, and one time for beer. Its dirt cheap and I have air locks so it was a no brainer. Plus I can conduct small batch experiments and not tie up my main fermentors.

Mead makers will like it Review by Will

(Posted on 11/27/13)

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Its the right size for a Mead with 3 lbs of honey (1 - 1.25 gallon). You have to degass it daily and it's not susceptible to oxygenation early on. Once it reaches the half way point keep the lid on, and rack to a 1 gallon jug when fermentation id complete.

Great Primary Fermenter Review by GaiaWolf

(Posted on 11/9/13)

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We have used this primary fermentation vessel for a couple of batches and other than some faint staining of the plastic it has work very well.

Not airtight, but works OK for small batches compared to glass jugs Review by Chino

(Posted on 11/9/13)

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This bucket is cheaper than trying to buy a bucket and lid at the local big box hardware store, and it comes with a pre-drilled hole for a stopper and a grommet to boot. My lid had the tear-off strip as per some other reviews, but none of the lids in the store had the rubber gasket anymore. The lid is leaky, and you won't see any airlock activity because of it, but it doesn't matter as long as you keep the lid on until you are ready to rack because CO2 is heavier than air. Works better than one-gallon glass jugs because the jugs have no head space, and you will lose a ton of beer out the blowoff tube.

Perfect For Test Batches Review by Clementscustoms

(Posted on 11/6/13)

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I bought this fermenter to make test batches with and it works great. Can't beat the ease of brewing a small batch of a pilot recipe. This fermenter is perfect for doing just that.

It's actually better than glass jugs as a fermentor for small test batches Review by Anthony

(Posted on 10/15/13)

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Glass jugs have no head space and are a pain to clean. This bucket seals poorly, but for primary fermentation that's not a problem. I use it for a week, then rack it to glass jug to clear.
Its not ideal, but its inexpensive.

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2 Gallon Plastic Fermenter w/ drilled lid