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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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William T on Apr 30, 2018
again the semi-transparent is the best
Valued C on Mar 6, 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 need some new fermentation buckets..
Joshua H on Apr 5, 2018
Needed extra fermenter buckets
justin k on Feb 7, 2018

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Lid does not provide a good seal. Air locks therefore do not indicate fermentation activity
March 17, 2018
4 months ago
Just for Support
A bucket is a bucket but love to support my favorite HBS
February 22, 2018
3 months ago
Great buckets!!
Great buckets.price was right too!!
February 15, 2018
4 months ago
Translucent fermenter
This bucket is not nearly as opaque as my last one - while fermenting I could see the krausen without popping the lid (it helped if I used a flashlight). This was a big win for me, I just had to keep it covered to protect it from light. I did manage to scratch the inside somehow (just a bit) and was being very careful, so not sure yet re: durability, but so far so good.
Just before bottling
Just before bottling
February 7, 2018
4 months ago
Its a bucket.
It accels at bucket type things.
January 19, 2018
4 months ago
Plastic used is not listed, please update
The website specifies that the bucket is food grade up to 180F. I poured some hot tea into it to cool down at around 160F, and I immediately smelled melting plastic. In addition, the walls of the bucket became soft to the touch. This is definitely not rated to the numbers provided by the website, and it doesn't seem to be made out of HDPE, or a higher quality plastic, which will not melt up to 249F.
May 20, 2017
Good general bucket
I don't ferment in buckets so I just use mine for sanitizing and washing. It works fine for this purpose.
June 1, 2015
Great Bucket
Have a couple of these and they work great. Use them for sanitizing and bottling. They stack well and are great for storage.
May 31, 2015
Works Well
I have three sets for fermenting. I've never had a seal or bad taste problem with any of them. I have had a top blow off twice, due to very active fermentation (and now use the SSA with locks), but I think these buckets generally work well.
May 29, 2015
Used for wine and beer
Use it for my wine and beer, no issues. Be sure to use a blow off tube if doing beer in this however, or you may come home to an unsightly explosion and mess.
May 28, 2015