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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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Included in all of our homebrewing equipment kits, 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
179 Reviews
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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
2 months ago
Quality product
Good fermentation bucket and lid seals well.
March 16, 2019
2 months ago
I broke the lid trying to get it off.
March 5, 2019
2 months ago
Lids are no good.
Buckets are fine but the current red lids are garbage. They fit to tight and are made of brittle plastic so that mine cracked when taking it off. To top that off it wouldn't seal tight to the bucket and the air lock did not bubble until i wrapped it with duct tape around the lid and bucket.
March 4, 2019
What a waste of ingredients
Since I’m a beginner it would have. Even nice to know that these lids are not the same as the starter buckets in which the 6.5 gal buckets require a special tool to remove the lid. Lost 6 gallons of blackberry wine. That’s a lot of berries, sugar, yeast etc..what a disappointment.
February 1, 2019
4 months ago
do not buy for wine...
lid is super hard to get off and it does not seal air tight if using for wine fermentation...and it doesn't come with a gasket...I received no response from Midwest when I told them this via email.guess I will have to actually call
January 24, 2019
3 months ago
Be prepared to handle lid problems.
What I like: good capacity, side scale of gallons of contents, robust air lock grommet.
What I don't like : first time trying the lid on the bucket it took a large screwdriver, a bucket tool, and A LOT OF Effort to remove it. After that it required keg lube and stretch wrap to get an air tight seal. Never had that problem with a dry wall compound bucket. Why can't they make a lid and bucket that work the way they are supposed to ?
January 15, 2019
4 months ago
Bucket is good
It's almost impossible tog remove the lid without ruining it with tools. Weak fingers I guess.
January 4, 2019
5 months ago
The lid is very hard to snap on and remove
December 24, 2018
5 months ago
Not air tight
It does not have a rubber gasket like our other bucket does it is not air tight so the bubbler did not work properly. The S bubbler would not work at all and the 3 piece only worked intermittently. I would not purchase again.
December 20, 2018
7 months ago
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Do the lids have gaskets to seal to the bucket?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No gasket.
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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