DetailsWe've gone to the drawing board to focus on the important dimensions that help deliver a more consistent and high-quality product. This is no plastic water jug, it's a carboy with details where they count.
The plastic is thick and durable, to ensure rigidity and safety during all kinds of brewing operations. Free of plasticizers, BPA, DEHP, and any other extraneous compounds, this fermentor is purpose-built for your finest brews. Hydrophobic, which means it is easy to clean without the use of brushes - it also retains no odor, flavor or color from batch to batch, so it will last a long time.
- Details & Instructions
Height 19" Diameter 10.5"
4.8 / 5.05 ReviewsJanuary 30, 2016It's A LightweightMan, this thing is easy to get around the house. Its lightweight construction makes it easy to clean and easier to lift off the floor after racking to it from my primary bucket. It seems to be durable and I don't worry about breaking it while shaking it up with PBW or Star-San in it.March 31, 2014Makes Glass ObsoleteWas a little hesitant about plastic, not after using The Bubbler. This isn't run of the mill value-brand dishware, it is high quality, hydrophobic, non-staining food grade wonder-material. Light, super easy to clean and sanitize. I've brewed 3 batches of sticky cider in the same "primary" with what should be caked on foam residue and it doesn't require any scrubbing. A little soap, some warm water, swirl it around, and voila.February 11, 2015The equipment works great andThe equipment works great and the carboy is easy to lift, even when full.January 27, 2016Nice OptionI was hesitant about a plastic carboy, but decided to give this a try. I am a fan of standard glass carboys but don't mind a weight savings. This carboy is definitely a much different material than a standard water cooler. It is very obviously thicker plastic (50-100%?) and obviously a much different composition. It doesn't seem much stronger, but a much different type of plastic than I am familiar with. I assume this has been developed for better use in brewing. I have not used it yet, but will keep it as a spare when my glass carboys are all in use. When I do, I will add an additional review.March 28, 2014
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 4 answersCould I use this primarily as just a water bottle? the other blue ones contain BPA and I don't feel they're safe for my family.BEST ANSWER: it's just an overpriced PET water bottle. it holds slightly more than 5gal, whereas the PET water bottles from the store hold about 4.9gal. The PET and polycarbonate bottles at the store look similar. Usually the PET are clearer on the top near the neck, and it seems all the PET handles are a different material that is opaque. The polycarbonate (BPA/bad) ones are usually translucent near the neck and the handles are made of the same stuff the rest of the bottles are made of. I think for water that isn't warm, it may not matter at all with BPA. When you warm it up though...chemical estrogen is there in small amounts that may actually have significant effects (micrograms have effect when you're talking about steroidal hormones). Don't take my word for it though....I don't work for a plastics company but I'm not a layperson. I can read a study about chemicals and understand it...can you?