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6.5 Gallon plastic fermenter with lid

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6.5 Gallon plastic fermenter with lid

SKU: MW-6010

This is the 6.5 gallon brew bucket fermenter that comes standard in all of our homebrewing equipment kits. Gallons are marked on the side of this food grade fermenter to make it easy to know how much liquid is in the fermenter.

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This 6.5-gallon plastic fermenter with lid is the ideal size for brewing 5 gallon batches of beer. The lid's installed rubber grommet holds your airlock in place while keeping pests out of your brew. These brewing buckets are easy to clean, durable, and versatile, with gallons marked on the side, so you can view how much liquid is in the fermenter.

  • 6.5-gallons in size.
  • Installed rubber grommet on lid for holding airlock in place
  • Gallons noted on side of bucket so you know how much liquid is inside

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Additional Information

Height 17 3/4"
Diameter 12"

4.4 / 5.0
187 Reviews
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New bucket
Lid fits nice and tight.
August 16, 2019
1 month ago
Fermenter with lid
The fermenter and lid arrived in a timely manor. I've not had a chance to use it yet as I've been on vacation, but will be using it before lone.
August 5, 2019
1 month ago
Handy to have
Great alternative to a Carboy for first fermentation.
June 21, 2019
3 months ago
Nice bucket. Very tight lid.
Bucket is what you expect. The lids fit very tight. Hard to remove. Mid West replaced with an upgraded lid with gasket.
June 4, 2019
3 months ago
Its a bucket. What can you really say?
Quick delivery, Clean and in good shape. Nut much else you can expect, or say about a bucket.
June 3, 2019
3 months ago
The lid does not fit well. I cannot make it seal on the bucket so it can't be used for fermentation.
May 1, 2019
4 months ago
No seal on lid
I haven,t used it yet but I have my doubts about the lid with no seal and that,s the reason I haven,t used it.Might just use it as a bottling bucket.
April 25, 2019
5 months ago
I love the fermenter. It works as advertised.
April 22, 2019
5 months ago
Get a Lid Opener
Love the simple beer brewing kit but I did ruin a lid and had to get another. Get a 5 gal paint can opener and sand the point until it fits under the lip, or get one from the Midwest web site (I got caught on bottling day and ran to the hardware store for one). Starter kit could be improved with a lid opener. Still, a great deal and gets you brewing in a flash.
March 17, 2019
6 months ago
Quality product
Good fermentation bucket and lid seals well.
March 16, 2019
6 months ago
Customer Q&A
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Will the lid keep out fruit flies?
A shopper on Jan 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, as long as you wash and sanitize before you remove the lid. If using air locks fill with vodka. Remember to check your air locks once a week and keep them from going dry! Also put out small jars of apple cider around your fermentation are. The flies are attractived to the cider and will parish.
I have the normal little plastic 3 in 1 air locks with a few different sized rubber stoppes/plugs, what size is the hole on the lid? I don't think the dimensions are listed but if I overlooked them sorry for the time - thanks
A shopper on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Any standard air lock will fit in a drilled bucket lid. The lids have a rubber gasket built in that the airlock fits into. Cheers!
Muntons pre-hopped extract kits instructions say to add 3.5 liters of boiling water directly to the fermenter. Can this bucket handle the boiling water?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Probably so, but we could not recommend this. I think it would be smarter to mix it up in the kettle you're heating the water in, and adding it to the plastic bucket after cooling it some. These pails can PROBABLY take the heat, but I don't see why a person would do it that way, or what advantage there could be. I've seen forum entries, and other info where people actually BOIL wort in plastic pails equipped with electric heating coils, but I really cannot see how that could be the best way to go! - Mike W, Midwest Supplies
Do the lids have gaskets to seal to the bucket?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No gasket.
Are the marks on the side of the bucket accurate?
Joe M on Nov 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We try to have the amounts measured out for you, but with the lip on the bottom and multiple printings, sometimes they can be a little off. The best way to measure is to take a 1 gallon milk jug, fill it and measure where the water level is will be the most accurate.
Does the bucket come with the spigot and pre-drilled hole for the spigot?
S I on Jul 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The bucket I got did not come with a spigot, but you can order a bucket with one. It will have the hole and spigot, but some assembly may be required.
Are the tops of the lidstuff drilled on these?
K A on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the lid is drilled and with grommet.

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