Volume graduation marks are printed on the exterior of the vessel for simplified measuring, and the lid comes with a rubber grommet to help hold your airlock securely in place.
NOTE: This fermenter is particularly important if you're making a Master Vintner wine recipe kit with skins due to the additional space the skins take up.
Pick up an extra fermenter and efficiently make two or more batches at once. This heavy-duty plastic fermenter is ideal for making wine, mead, or cider.
- 7.9 Gallon Capacity Master Vintner Fermentor
- Food Grade Plastic
- Pre-drilled gasketed lid
- Rubber grommet installed for easy airlock insertion
- Exterior marks measure to 5 gallons, with the 6 gallons indicated with interior ridge
Midwest, please address the lid concerns in all the reviews with this product! The bucket is great. Even the handle wire and hand/finger guard on it are heavier duty. The lid does seal well at first, and takes some effort to take on/off. I believe this is the reason so many folks are seeing cracks around the rim of the ($8 !) lid --> because you have to pry with some effort to lift the lid locks off the rim of the bucket.
Why is a decent seal important? Not so much to see an airlock working as that is not the best evidence of a good fermentation. For me (making mead) the reason is when I have to move the bucket. Just placing the broken lid over the bucket is useless in the event you accidentally wobble a bit when moving it, and have the must come over the top of the bucket. I'm thinking about buying another one of these, but going to look a round a bit more. I have another bucket from another vendor that seals well, is a bit bigger, and the lid has lasted much longer (because it's easier to take on/off more than likely). That bucket still has some flaws too though.
Everything worked fine
perfect. Tight seal.
Good prices on wine kits, nice selection on wine equipment and fast shipping.
These buckets are a must have for the higher end wine kits with wet skins/raisins. There is a 6 gallon "ridge" on the inside of the bucket to make addition of water to the kit easily measured. The additional headspace makes the addition of the skins pack workable. Would not advise trying to pry the lid off in one motion as these buckets are pretty tight, loosen around the perimeter of the lid, and remove. Easy to clean, the grommet removes and replaces easily for cleaning/sanitizing.