Stainless Bucket Fermenter - 35L/9.25G

Stainless Bucket Fermenter - 35L/9.25G

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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 represents a great value for a stainless fermenter in this size. 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.

Also available with built-in heating element for fermenting in colder environments. You can also use a heat wrap or heat belt on the outside of this unit. To help maintain a steady temperature, the Bucket Buddy pairs well with either the BrewZilla Neoprene Jacket or the FermZilla Insulating Jacket. 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 inserted into the thermowell to control your heating and cooling sources.

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.


  • 304 stainless steel construction
  • 9 gallon total capacity
  • Digital thermometer (Temp reads in °C)
  • Weldless thermowell
  • Stainless steel outlet valve with rotating racking arm
  • Stopper & airlock included
  • External Dimensions: 28" H x 15" W (including handles)
  • Internal Dimensions: 22" H x 11.75" W

KegLand Part Number: KL15103


Item # FE190
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Weight 15 LBS
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Looks like a great alternative to Glass for fermenting beer
Thomas H on Feb 2, 2023
Tired of breaking glass carboys
R M on Sep 16, 2022
Looks like a great alternative to Glass for fermenting beer
Thomas H on Feb 2, 2023
Better than plastic
Valued C on Oct 5, 2022
Tired of breaking glass carboys
R M on Sep 16, 2022
Good price.
Cheryl H on Aug 16, 2022
The first one i bought works perfectly, so i bought another
Jason O on May 3, 2022
Appears to be a very good deal.
Jason O on Apr 22, 2022
Better than plastic
Valued C on Oct 5, 2022
Good price.
Cheryl H on Aug 16, 2022
Are the valve and racking arm removable?
MICHAEL JOHNSON on Jun 8, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Only the valve and the thermometer are removable.
What is the bung sizr for the Brew Buddy?
Brent M Waddingham on Dec 8, 2022

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Rated 1 out of 5
Don't buy it
Should have listened to the reviews. This thing does not seal. I brew 10 gal batches and split it into 2 fermenters. The half on my other fermenter comes out great and the one in this fermenter always has an off taste. I think morebeer should pull this product.
February 22, 2024
Rated 3 out of 5
Not quite the deal I thought it was...
The thermometer only reads in C and its batteries were DOA. The lid is too small and will not seal. I thought I had a stuck fermentation because there was no activity at the air lock, but it was just that the lid will not seal.
December 28, 2023
Rated 3 out of 5
Nitpicking? Maybe, you decide...
Digital thermometer is in C° and can't change to F°. Racking pickup seemed tight when first inserted in the back of the valve, but then when I filled it with sanitizer to leak test it, it flopped all the way down 90° so you can't rotate it to keep it off the yeast cake when racking off the beer. The valve and hose nipple is less than ½ NPT more like ? or 10mm, so I have to have yet another size of tubing floating around to try keep track of, and I don't care for PVC tubing that came with it, I use all silicone in my brewhouse. The two holes for the valve and thermowell were not in line, but staggered, purely aesthetics... I may weld a 1.5 triple clamp ferrel to the lid to take advantage of the advertised 2 psi pressure lid to be able to do CO2 positive pressure transfers, as it stands, the airlock bunghole and stopper doesn't really allow me to easily pressurize the vessel. Since the lid is domed there really is not enough flat real estate to drill and use weldless ball lock keg connection fittings either...
September 5, 2022
1 year ago