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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

Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Height 17 3/4"
Diameter 12"

4.4 / 5.0
172 Reviews
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Bucket is good
It's almost impossible tog remove the lid without ruining it with tools. Weak fingers I guess.
January 4, 2019
3 months ago
The lid is very hard to snap on and remove
December 24, 2018
3 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
5 months ago
Fermented 18# of blackberries and worked well.
December 17, 2018
3 months ago
Poor Quality Lid
The bucket is great, it has tons of useful info printed on it. The lid however has serious problems. The lid was really difficult to remove and leaked excessively the first time that I used it. I had to strap it and weight it down to get a good seal; hope my batch isn't ruined!
December 13, 2018
2 months ago
High quality bucket tight-fitting lid highly recommend this bucket and seller.
December 3, 2018
4 months ago
Not very easy to use
The lid is very difficult to open. I almost have to break the lid to open it. It starts to leak after I opened it for a few times. Poor design.
November 29, 2018
3 months ago
Does a good job, but I recommend...
The bucket works as expected. I am now on my 2nd batch of hard cider. However, the lid is almost impossible to remove without the lid removal tool, sold elsewhere on this site for about $4.00. Midwest should mention the tool on the page for the bucket! I would buy this item again, and would recommend to friends.
November 28, 2018
3 months ago
These buckets and lids lacked the consistency necessary for reliable fermentation. Three of the four that were used did not seal properly and all were difficult to use. They were given a one star rating as they did hold liquid. I will not be buying them again.
November 24, 2018
3 months ago
Plastic fermenter
I would recommend the plastic fermenter with lid for primary fermentation would also recommend purchasing the lid removal tool to save your finger tips.
November 15, 2018
4 months ago
Customer Q&A
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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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