DetailsThe 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.
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Height 9" Diameter 10"
3.9 / 5.046 ReviewsHas its purpose, just needs to be stated clearyWhile I agree to a certain point with some of the less favorable reviews of this product, I don't fault the product itself. These are in my opinion used as a PRIMARY fermenting bucket only. The fact that they are not completely air tight is not a concern when in the primary fermentation stage because so much CO2 is being released that no air will get back into the bucket. Once primary fermentation has completed, it needs to be moved into a secondary vessel that is air tight with an airlock since very little CO2 is being released. They work great when working with one gallon batches. I have used mine more times than I can count and it has never failed even though it is not air tight. It is just a matter of advertising the product the right way so that the consumer is properly informed.January 9, 2013Got it to make a small batch of blueberry wineProduct is good. Delivery was fastJanuary 11, 2016Great for Small or Split BatchesI use two of these to do split testing (different yeast, dry-hopping, etc) on 5-gallon kits. They're easy to clean and small enough for a cupboard, fridge, etc. I've never had a noticeable problem on the ones I've used regarding not being airtight. The lids are lined with a rubber gasket and have four snap-on lips. In fact, after three weeks in primary, I can still barely touch the top of the lid and get bubbles in the airlock, which seems to tell me it's fairly airtight.August 4, 2010Great smaller primaryI bought only 1 the first time, plan to pick up a few more today! I had no problems at all with the lid for my elderberry wine, but will keep an eye on it with the next planned batches. I do love the size, but would also like to see a 3 gallon available.August 4, 2010Bought 4 of themOverall, nice size bucket (2 gallon) which can be hard to find. Comes with a lid which has a rubber grommet pre-installed (the description didn't mention that so I bought some just in case). The lid has a large rubber o-ring and seems air-tight to me; it doesn�?���t require much to put on or take off. The only drawback is the in-side-bottom of each bucket (4 in my case) have several scratches!December 23, 2010Small batch experimentationI bought this for my small batch experimentation with pre-hop herbs. _x000D_Just brewed a fir-spruce lager with coriander and sage, that so far tastes great, but we'll see what happens after lagering a few months.February 10, 2013Great for Small BatchesI use these when I am making small batches of beer. I either make small batch from the start, or make 5 - 1 Gallon batches using different yeast, and or hops from one 5 gallon base wort!!!April 26, 2013Great bucket for little batches of fruit wineI received this bucket with a fruit wine kit. It works great for small batches of fruit wine but I do not use the drilled cover. All of my primary fermentations are done with cloth covering the bucket. Great little bucket and if cared for and cleaned will last a lifetime!June 2, 2013Fine productI had no difficulty in getting a seal. The lid is manufactured with a tear-off piece attached to a ring. I tore that part off, and pressed down until the rubber seal was tight. Seems just right for small batches and experiments.October 13, 2013Perfect For Test BatchesI 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.November 6, 2013
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