DetailsThis is the same 7.9 gallon fermenter that comes with all of our wine making equipment kits, except that this fermenter does NOT come with a lid. The total volume on this fermenter is 7.9 gallons and the ring on the inner side of the pail marks 6 US gallons.
- Details & Instructions
Height 15.5" Diameter 14"
4.5 / 5.010 Reviewsworks as it shouldI use this for big beers that may have a lot of blow off due to the larger amount of headspace. The more headspace, the less of a chance of a huge blowoff.October 30, 2012For High Gravity beersHigher gravity beers create much more blow off volume that can push out of the air lock. So I got this and I've never had a problem._x000D_Also, if you brew a little more than 5 gallons, anticipating sediment loss, etc. you may want to brew 6 gallons. And thats too tight a fit for the 6.5 gallon pails. The only gripe I have is the lids are kind of expensive.January 12, 2013Nice Brewery AdditionThis bucket makes a great addition to a brewer's repertoire. I use it for very big beers to ensure adequate headspace. I also use it has a grain bucket for 10 gallon batches. This holds about 25 lbs of crushed grain.March 14, 2013A good sizeThis is perfect for larger 6 gallon batches that I can then move to a 6 gallon carboy. Its got plenty of head space for the yeast. You should buy the one with the lid because the 6.9 gallon bucket lid wont fit.April 1, 20136 gallons fits comfortablyRoom for 6 gallons and plenty of head space for the yeast, I've never had a blow off. The gallon markings on the side of the bucket are very helpful. _x000D_To get the lid off I use a lid wrench and work around a quarter to gradually pry it off.March 26, 2014Great, but get the one with the lidThe extra size is perfect for preventing overflow! There is an indicator on the side which plainly shows the amount of liquid you have. This measuring has made my life a LOT easier in the past. No more measuring out the ounces vs grape juice, or precision boil amounts and questioning how much liquid I lost to evaporation...just pour more water in until it reaches the appropriate level!_x000D__x000D_NOTE: I rated it all 4s because really, you want to get the one with the lid.January 25, 2013Great sizeThe extra size is welcome for large krausens and making slightly bigger batches, like 6 gallons. The measuring lines on the side are a nice plus too.February 16, 2013Works great!Product works great and as advertised. I ordered mine without a lid as I always just place a cloth over my fermenters during primary fermentation. The gallon markings on the side of the bucket are very helpful. The only reason I didn't give this 5 full stars is that I think the item is a bit expensive for what it is but if it lasts forever (which it will), oh well.March 16, 2013For 6+ gallon batches6 gallon wine batches need more head space than is available in the smaller buckets, and these are just the right size. After primary I rack to a better bottle for the secondary, to minimize exposure to Oxygen. The lid doesn't seal well, which for just 10 days isn't really a problem.November 5, 2013No blow off tube needed6 gallon carboys lack head space so wine will be lost. The smaller buckets are ok for 5.5 gallons but not 6. This is good for a full 6 gallons, and maybe even more. The other neat thing is after I retire a bucket I can use it for holding grain. It holds 35-40 pounds once it's settles. So 3 old buckets can hold 2 bags of grain.February 2, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 3 answersIt says 'plastic fermenting bucket' but does not say 'food grade'. Are these buckets 'food grade plastic'? Thanks! :)BEST ANSWER: Yup! They're HDPE, which is the best for food-grade.Do these buckets have holes drilled for spigots?BEST ANSWER: Hello David,
Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! The 7.9 gallon fermentors do not have a hole drilled for a spigot, but it surely can be done if you have a drill and a 1" drill bit! I hope that this helps, have a great day!
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