6 Gallon Bucket - Plastic

6 Gallon Bucket - Plastic

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A food-grade six gallon plastic bucket perfect for all kinds of home beer or winemaking activities. Plastic buckets are often used as a fermenter, bottling bucket, or even sanitizer bucket. We go through thousands which helps keep our price down. If you want to use it as a fermenter you will also need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and airlock. This bucket is also available in a version that includes a spigot (see recommended products below).  

If you use this plastic bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don't recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria. 

Bucket has external volume markings up to 5 gallons.

lease note:

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food grade up 180°F.
Item # FE340
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 2LBS
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Used all buckets up in the apiary
Jennifer Lee S on Oct 16, 2019
Steve J on Sep 16, 2019
Used all buckets up in the apiary
Jennifer Lee S on Oct 16, 2019
I can't pick up a 10 or 20 gallon bucket
Henry S on Sep 23, 2019
Steve J on Sep 16, 2019
Need buckets for picking & wine making
Bruce M on Aug 28, 2019
fermenting bucket for grapes
Brian D on Aug 28, 2019
Cheaper way to ferment multiple batches.
Jason W on Jul 4, 2019
Grain storage.
Matthew P on Jun 19, 2019
For the grain mill and weighing grain.
Derek W on Jun 12, 2019
Can never have enough brew buckets.
Refactored on Jun 3, 2019
For use with my BrewJacket.
Refactored on May 6, 2019
Michael E on May 2, 2019
Long term Brett. Storage
Jason Fuller on Apr 29, 2019
the price
Paternoster Family F on Apr 29, 2019
I like big buckets and I cannot lie
Simon Patrick C on Apr 25, 2019
Storage and starters
Jason Fuller on Mar 22, 2019
Milled grain
Patrick M on Mar 4, 2019
can never have enough buckets
Bob F on Feb 19, 2019
For my new grain mill
Bryant A on Jan 4, 2019
It was recommended on a home brewing website
Anne C F on Jan 3, 2019
need a new one
Scott J W on Dec 18, 2018
For cleaning stations
David Swager on Jul 25, 2018
back up
Valued C on Jul 11, 2018
I need buckets
George A on Jul 10, 2018
Buckets make the best short term fermenters
Joshua H on Jun 13, 2018
Recommended by friend
Alex Davit on Jun 9, 2018
2ndary fermenter...
Stuckert, G on Jun 5, 2018
William T on Apr 30, 2018
I need some new fermentation buckets..
Joshua H on Apr 5, 2018
again the semi-transparent is the best
Valued C on Mar 6, 2018
Needed extra fermenter buckets
justin k on Feb 7, 2018
Need grist bucket, and utility bucket
Stewart B on Jan 25, 2018
I can't pick up a 10 or 20 gallon bucket
Henry S on Sep 23, 2019
Need buckets for picking & wine making
Bruce M on Aug 28, 2019
What is the diameter and the height?
Robert Garton on Sep 26, 2019

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Love these things
Use them for everything, primary, long term, wild ales.
October 4, 2019
1 year ago
Good product
Great product for the price. Just needed some extra fermentation containers
July 26, 2019
3 months ago
Great price
Just what I needed for a fermenter
January 2, 2019
10 months ago
Don't forget the lids; I did. They are separate.
October 11, 2018
1 year ago
It’s a fantastic bucket for cleaning and storing my sanitizer.
August 7, 2018
1 year ago
I love these for fermenting my mead. I just wish the lids sealed better
I use these a lot.  Extra room for expansion of my 5 gallon batches
I use these a lot. Extra room for expansion of my 5 gallon batches
June 17, 2018
1 year ago
Brew Great Beer not Bad Backs!
I find these much easier to work with then carboys which are at the very least heavy and at the very worst deadly hazardous. There’s more beer buckets come with a very nice easy sealing flexible lid that last a long time, the handles are strong and their new spicket’s are wonderful with the trub trap already built in.
May 22, 2018
1 year ago
Lid does not provide a good seal. Air locks therefore do not indicate fermentation activity
March 17, 2018
1 year ago
Just for Support
A bucket is a bucket but love to support my favorite HBS
February 22, 2018
1 year ago
Great buckets!!
Great buckets.price was right too!!
February 15, 2018
1 year ago