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16.5 Gallon Plastic Fermenter

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16.5 Gallon Plastic Fermenter

SKU: 6035

This heavy duty, large volume fermenter is large enough to ferment batches up to 15 gallons. Handles make it easier to lift, although trying to lift this fermenter when full is not recommended.

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This heavy duty, large volume fermentor is large enough to ferment batches up to 15 gallons. Handles make it easier to lift, although trying to lift this fermentor when full is not recommended. The Lid and Sealing Ring are sold separately.
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Height 22"
Diameter 17"

4.9 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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This is a really nice fermentation bucket the handles are really handy and worked well.
September 8, 2019
2 months ago
It is great for making a larger batch. Cleans up well also.
May 31, 2019
6 months ago
Works great when you're doing 2 wine kits at a time. Didn't get the lid with the first delivery, which put me a week behind schedule, but they made good on it.
February 23, 2017
over 2 years ago
I have a start-up winery
I have a start-up winery and needed smaller primary fermenters for experimental batches of wine. These worked out great! Also, the ordering, payment, and delivery of the fermenters was timely and without issue. Thanks!
March 15, 2016
Workhorse Fermenter/Conditioning
I have 4 of these and have made over 600 gallons of beer in these over the last 3.5 years. I use two as fermenters with a blow off tube and use two as conditioning vessels and an airlock. Extremely easy to clean and handles stand up to the task of picking up fully loaded. They are a bit pricey but are very durable. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to make a lot of beer at one time.
August 27, 2015
As a primary its great
This is so easy for large batch, like 12 gallons. There is ample head space, and it's easy to clean. I don't move it while full, so thats not a problem.
March 1, 2014
Cleanup? What cleanup?
This fermenter in conjunction with a food grade plastic bag liner makes cleanup a thing of the past. Pump off the beer, pull the bag, harvest whatever yeast you want to keep, and toss the bag. With the bag, you do need to use a little care to get a good seal with the clamp on lid. You can lift a full 15 gallon batch with the handles, just have a friend or bone up on your deadlifts.
September 16, 2013
Great fermenter
Very nice bucket. It is sturdy and easy to clean. The handles seem strong but I didn't try and lift it with 15 gallons of wort in it.
July 27, 2013
I had to get a second.
This fermenter is so convinient and easy to clean and use I had to order a second.
February 27, 2013
10 times easier to use and clean than my glass and I can't tell a difference in taste. With he lid and ring this fermenter is airtight. You do need to drill a hole in the lid for the airlock, but that is easy. I highly recommend switching to a plastic fermenter for your primary stage, at least.
November 25, 2012
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Does it hold 15 gallons or will it ferment 15 gallons given you need room for the fruit and air space above the must ?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would not use it for 15 gallons using a top fermenting yeast. Depending on the activity level of the yeast, you could blow off the lid and clog the air locks. I ferment 12 gallons to yield 10 in this vessel.
Can the contents be safely heated to 135*F in this vessel?
Bill B on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We do not recommend heating it to that temperature. Cheers!
Can the contents be safely heated to 135*F in this vessel?
A shopper on May 26, 2018
Can I heat the contents to 135*F safely?
A shopper on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 135 will not affect the plastic. You obviously can not place the plastic fermenter on a direct heat source or it will melt.
What kind of plastic material is this made from? BPA - Free???
A shopper on Sep 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think it's made from food grade HDPE
Does this come with a lid?
Is the seal air tight?
Is there a hole for a bubbler"
Is there a product to keep bucket warm for fermentation?
Are there any more pictures?
R N on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the question! The unit you linked does not come with a lid, that is just the bucket for 59.99, here is a link to the lid:


It's a pretty tight seal, we call it water tight. It does not have a drilled hole for the airlock. You can use a electric heat wrap to warm the bucket. These are all the photos we have. I hope this helps!

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