DetailsPick up an extra fermentor and efficiently brew two or more batches at once. This heavy-duty plastic fermentor is our standard fermentor that comes in most of our kits. Pick up one today and start brewing your favorite recipe.
- Pre-drilled lid
- Rubber grommet installed for easy airlock insertion
- Great extra bucket for fermenting two or more batches at once
- 7.9 gallon capacity
- Inner ring of pail marks 6 gallons
- Pre-drilled lid
- Details & Instructions
Height 15.5" Diameter 14"
4.6 / 5.040 ReviewsAll types of awesome.These are great. What I really enjoy about these versus the 6.5 gallon fermenters is that you can actually brew six gallon batches in these instead of five gallons. What is really nice about that is that you don't need to add much more product to the beer to get an additional gallon of beer. Just make certain you put on a blow hose on instead of a three piece airlock.March 16, 2013The right size for 6 gallon batchesThis is the perfect size for 6.25 gallon brews. I have 6 gallon carboys, and now I can brew 6.25 gallon batches of beer and ferment them in these buckets before transferring them to the carboys for secondary aging.March 26, 2013Lots of head spaceThe extra space is great for big beers or large volume beers. You don't lose all that beer to blow off, and have more to drink. The lid can tear so pop it gently.June 20, 20136 gallon wine kitsIts the only fermentor to comfortably fit 6 gallon wine kits._x000D_I don't keep it in the primary for more than 10 days before racking to a carboy, so this is good for me.The lids can tear if you try and pull them directly off.December 2, 2013goodthis is a good investment and seems like it will give years of useDecember 29, 2013Bigger bucketGreat bucket. I like the extra room. What more can be said about a bucket. It's white and has a handle.January 4, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat bucketI absolutely love my Midwest 7.9 gallons fermenters...now that I have re-drilled the lids to use the small universal stoppers. I strongly suggest this become the standard...or at least an option. Drilling the lids myself is less than ideal, even with a good Forstner bit. I might even go to medium stoppers if Midwest would drill them for me. I use the bigger hole to pump wort in, aerate, pitch, sneak a peak/sniff, sample...and if it were bigger I'd probably shove my dry hop bags through like I do with my plastic carboys. Great buckets...treat them nicely and they'll last years. Here's 2 tips:_x000D_1) those plastic clothing hangers from the store with "notches" in the "shoulders" to hang strappy things with are perfect to slip inside the wire bucket handle and hang from a nail in my basement ceiling joists. I use starsan to "paste" a piece of paper towel over the hole...so when it's time to brew they are still as clean and dustless as when I put them away...just rinse and sanitize. (and NEVER stack inside each other)_x000D_2) when you snap the lid on, be sure to put the hole at 90* to the handle so you can move them without the handle hitting your air-lock. (sorry, kinda hard to describe in words)_x000D__x000D_Wish #2...screw on lidsMarch 31, 2015The best fermentor for the price!I used to use the 6-6.5 gallon ale pails and 5 gallon foodsafe buckets from Menards but they are all gathering dust after I bought my first 7.9 gallon fermentor. I prefer to make 5.5 or 6 gallon batches so that I always have at least 5 gallons to keg after trub and yeast loss but I don't like having to use blow off hoses. These fermentors have enough head-space to accommodate all but my highest gravity brews worry free.April 14, 2017Purchased
1 year agogood sizenice size sturdy can be stackable wish was cheaperJanuary 6, 2017Purchased
9 months agoExcellenti first bought a 6.5 gallon glass carboy mostly for the looks and after using it many times i realized "this sucks" i was heavy expensive but awesome quaility i wont discredit the glass carboys although i bought two 7.9 gallon buckes and it makes a world of difference i love it. i am still trying to see the maximum gallons i can ferment i am up to 6 and no problems yet. i use this product to make wine. i am going to dabble in beer and will defently use this bucketJanuary 17, 2012
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 16 answersIs the lid included?BEST ANSWER: Yes......the lid is included with this particular plastic fermenter. The lid has a drilled hole with rubberized grommet for using with an airlock (an airlock is NOT included).Can a blow-off tube be used with this fermentor? If so, will it require additional accessories?BEST ANSWER: Yes, that will work. When I use a blow-off tube I will simply use a standard airlock without the insert and attach my blow off hose to the stem of the airlock.How would you apply heat to this fermentor to maintain temperature in cold climates?BEST ANSWER: Rather than trying to apply heat or cold directly to the plastic I would control the ambient temperature around it. I find that depending on temp needed, I almost always have the right place somewhere in my house. Put glasses of water all over the place and then start taking temps throughout the day. I have a room in my basement that's perfect for lagers 8 months a year, a closet that is low 60's year round and another that's mid 70's as long as the heat is on. I then assume a fermentation free rise of 5-10 degrees and move the fermentor accordingly.What size Airlock does this require?BEST ANSWER: This would take a standard airlock like the S-bubble or 3-piece.Can the gasket inside the lid be purchased separately?