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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 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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Included in all of our homebrewing equipment kits, this 6.5-gallon plastic fermenter with lid is the ideal size for brewing up two or more batches at the same time. The lid's installed rubber grommet holds your airlock in place while keeping pests out of your brew. Buy a few extras so you can make multiple batches. These fermenting 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-gallon 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

Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Height 17 3/4"
Diameter 12"

4.5 / 5.0
162 Reviews
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It's a good bucket.
It's a simple food grade 6 gallon bucket. The lid fits tight. It's precisely what it says. Zero problems for me.
November 1, 2018
1 month ago
Good bucket with lid
It seems like a good quality bucket. I haven't had a chance to use it yet.
October 30, 2018
1 month ago
6.5 gal fermentation bucket
Very good bucket, good room for making more than 5 gal... however, the lid is a bit of a problem. Very difficult to get off.
September 22, 2018
2 months ago
I bought this to use as a bucket seat using a good padded lid that I had for a 5 gallon bucket. my old joints needed the extra few inches of height. works great.
August 30, 2018
5 months ago
Not much to say, it’s a bucket with a tight seal. Works great.
August 17, 2018
4 months ago
6.5 gallon fermentation bucket w/lid
As expected, it is exactly as described and works very well in the primary fermentation stage of wine making. have made blackberry and plum wine without any problems.
August 7, 2018
4 months ago
Great bucket but cover hard to remove
Great bucket, only problem I have with it is the cover is very difficult to remove.
July 2, 2018
5 months ago
Versatile fermenter.
Very easy to use and clean fermenter. Great for the beginner or advanced brewer. I highly recommend.
May 25, 2018
6 months ago
Crap, they wont seal, great paint bucket, though.
I don’t know why Midwest continues to sell this crap, they WONT SEAL!! What good is an airlock on a bucket that won’t seal properly? They’re even aware they don’t work well, as I’ve spoken to them about this and was advised to smear some of the wort around the rim, to make it seal properly. Say what?!!! OR, you could stop selling them, or fix the problem with a simple rubber o ring around the lid like wine fermenters have.
April 7, 2018
1 year ago
Good bucket. Tight seal on brew #1. Hard to remove lid.
I have a few brewers best buckets and have not had a consistent seal. Not that you need one as long as you don’t let it sit too long, but I got a tight seal on my first use with this bucket. Hard to remove the lid, but was cautious to use any type of tool that would leave an impression on the lid. So, I just took a little extra time to work the lid up. Good bucket, would buy again. Just know the lid is hard to remove.
February 6, 2018
10 months ago
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Do the lids have gaskets to seal to the bucket?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The lid does have a seal, but I don't think it would be "air-tight"; It doesn't have the feeling of being so tight that absolutely no air is escaping, but I've had no problems with the fermentation and I have probably made 10+ batches of wine without any problems; If you are using real grapes, etc., I think you would be frequently removing the top, so I don't think it would be a problem to have exposure to air if that's your concern
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.
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
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.
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!
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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