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Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating - 35L/9.25G (110V)
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Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating - 35L/9.25G (110V)

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Description

If you've been looking to step up from fermenting in plastic buckets or carboys, this is an excellent choice for your next fermenter. Stainless steel is a much better option than glass or plastic, as it is extremely easy to clean and virtually lasts forever. There's also much less chance of contamination as stainless doesn't scratch like plastic. Over time, you'll get scratches in plastic fermenters from normal wear and tear, creating microscopic havens for bacteria. Meanwhile, glass carboys are always at risk of breaking which is something you will never have to worry about with stainless steel.

The Bucket Buddy is a great value if you're looking for a stainless steel fermenter with built-in heating control. If you live in a cold climate, ale fermentations may be a seasonal affair, as cold ambient temperatures can easily drive down the temperature of your wort below your yeast's optimal fermentation temp range. The Bucket Buddy offers a simple solution with an integrated heating element and digital temperature control. Program your fermentation temperature and if the temp drops below your set point the unit will gently heat your wort from the bottom up via the concealed element located in the base. For cooling, you can place the fermenter in a dedicated refrigerator or drill into the lid to install a Temp Twister Cooling Coil. A temperature controller probe can then be taped to the side of the fermenter to control your cooling source, or you can drill another spot in the lid for a thermowell.

Another advantage over carboys and plastic buckets is the domed base inside the fermenter which is great for yeast flocculation when fermentation is complete. The included racking arm will make it easy to transfer out every last drop of beer while leaving the yeast cake undisturbed. The entire racking arm and ball valve assembly is weldless, which means you can remove the assembly to clean and sanitize it between batches. You can even boil the assembly for added assurance that it's been sterilized.

To help maintain a steady temperature and cut down on power consumption, the Bucket Buddy pairs well with either the BrewZilla Neoprene Jacket or the FermZilla Insulating Jacket.

This unit comes standard with silicone tubing to transfer from the ball valve to your bottles or cans, as well as a stopper and airlock for the domed lid.

Specifications:

  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 9.25 gallon total capacity
  • Digital temperature control
  • 110V / 36W power
  • Stainless steel outlet valve with rotating racking arm
  • Temperature reads in °F or °C
    • With elements turned off, hold both +/- buttons to switch between °F or °C
  • External Dimensions: 28" H x 15" W (including handles)
  • Internal Dimensions: 22" H x 11.75" W

 

KegLand Part Number: KL20695

 

 
Item # FE191
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 16 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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In need of a new fermenter. Plus online comments
Jeff S on Aug 10, 2022
Great price and the right size for warming my vegetable 🍲.
Alex on May 4, 2022
In need of a new fermenter. Plus online comments
Jeff S on Aug 10, 2022
Built in heating, great price, stainless
Damon D on May 26, 2022
Great price and the right size for warming my vegetable 🍲.
Alex on May 4, 2022
looking for heated fermenter and found this
jim on May 4, 2022
Looks interesting
Rodney S on Apr 24, 2022
Thought I would upgrade from one of my 3 plastic 7gal fermenters that I have setup with heating film strips types placed within large cardboard box that i've been using for 3 years.
Kenneth S on Apr 12, 2022
The price and my basement is really cold
Valued C on Apr 8, 2022
Gift
Katherine L on Mar 16, 2022
THE temp were I live varies from day to day
Russel V on Feb 21, 2022
Built in heating, great price, stainless
Damon D on May 26, 2022
looking for heated fermenter and found this
jim on May 4, 2022
Will a tilt be able to broadcast through this? It works great with the fermzilla, not sure if the WIFI signal will transmit through steel
Tim Roscher on May 27, 2022
Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating - 35L/9.25G (110V)
Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating - 35L/9.25G (110V)
Tilt™ Hydrometer and Thermometer - Orange
Tilt™ Hydrometer and Thermometer - Orange
BEST ANSWER: There is a repeater available for stainless enclosures if signal strength is weak.
tilthydrometer dot com slash products slash tilt-repeater
(broke link because morebeer blocks them in replies)

But many have reported success without needing repeaters if the receiver is close.
The rack arm doesn't seal properly and falls out. Any suggestions?
JEROME L on Apr 28, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Make sure the washer is on the inside of the kettle. Also make sure the nut is not cross threaded and is sitting flush against the fermenter wall.
What is the temperature setpoint range?
Drew L on Jun 15, 2022
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Worth the money
Received and well constructed! Like the fact that I can use it in the winter, to get an accurate fermentation temperature for brewing beer here in northeast in my cellar. Gets cooler down there and need the heater
May 19, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Nice fermenter and I would recommend!
Works very well. Nice design. The lid/top is substantial and has a good gasket and latching clips. You can tell the temperature of the contents at a glance from the digital readout if plugged in to electric and the heater will kick on if the temperature drops below your desired setting. Things I would change: The inner spout for draining off the liquid should be permanently attached to the drain spigot/valve. It's too loose and flops around and is easily moved if you stir the contents(easy fix). The temperature is adjustable in two degrees increments. I would change to one degree increments. I personally don't like the air lock device so I used my old standby (a minor detail). All in all, I would recommend this purchase.
May 18, 2022
Purchased
3 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
No protection for electronics
Overall a very nice affordable fermenter but some minor things to be aware of:
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The display and control buttons are accessible thru cutouts, i.e. not protected from spills. But then, what homebrewer ever spills anything??

The temperature setting is only in two degree increments.

In the end, I'm very pleased with the product and am thinking of buying another one.

Mine did not come with any documentation - no user guide, specs, or warranty card. Hopefully that was just a packaging for the one I received.

A minor thing, the stick-on label over the display and controls leaves adhesive behind that is very difficult to remove. Goo-Gone, WD-40 and isopropyl alcohol didn't phase it. Finally, soaking with Oxyclean laundry gel did the trick.
April 28, 2022
Purchased
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great birthday gift for my son! He really likes it!
April 6, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great, good price.
Just finished my first batch in the Bucket Buddy. It kept the temperature in the right range, and cleaned up easily.
April 6, 2022
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great
It works great. I have my second batch in it and it is having no trouble keeping the temperature where I want it.
February 22, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Will do the job.
Good quality generally speaking. The heater works
Sorta. Keeps things warm and will heat up cold liquids, but don’t expect any boiling miracles. Also the gasket for lid isn’t glued on and falls of easily but fits good so its eh.
February 19, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago