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6 Gallon Bucket - Plastic
FE340

6 Gallon Bucket - Plastic

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Description

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. 17.5" H x 12" Ø
 

Please 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 2 LBS
Community Q&A

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Why did you choose this?
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Size and cost
Stephen S on May 13, 2022
Have one already, love it, need another!
Wyatt W on Apr 6, 2022
Size and cost
Stephen S on May 13, 2022
size
Michael S on Apr 26, 2022
Have one already, love it, need another!
Wyatt W on Apr 6, 2022
Many people recommended plastic buckets over glass carboys
Eric A on Mar 18, 2022
Maple sap storage
Scott L on Feb 23, 2022
Translucent
Mark W on Feb 22, 2022
Need one for my grain mill
John W on Jan 22, 2022
Like having the translucence plus increment markings for racking and straining wash.
Wyatt W on Dec 24, 2021
I wanted a couple buckets. These seem effective
Jason on Dec 1, 2021
Sanitizing bucket
Rene R on Nov 22, 2021
fermenting
Antietam Kombucha, L on Nov 12, 2021
coffee bean storage
Mindy E on Sep 15, 2021
This will be my main RO water bucket to take outside and fill without the delicate spicket accidentally breaking off.
Starrie W on Aug 3, 2021
love the measurements on the side
Patrick V on Jun 25, 2021
Grain Bucket for my mill
Doug Haviland on May 28, 2021
great size
Michael L on May 17, 2021
For brew day. Can never have enough buckets.
Kyle Heon on May 6, 2021
The most convenient fermentation vessel available! Long live the bucket!
Bob on Apr 16, 2021
i need to take a shower
Gentry L T on Apr 8, 2021
Price
Jeffery B on Apr 6, 2021
Because I couldn't find the 7.9 gal. bucket I wanted.
Thomas A on Mar 16, 2021
Grain Storage
Brent W S on Mar 15, 2021
Replace older equipment
Gary B on Mar 1, 2021
These are great buckets. I use one for cleaning parts on brew day and three to collect water from my RO system. You can never have enough.
DONALD R on Jan 8, 2021
replacement
Herbert B on Dec 16, 2020
No holes
Barry C on Dec 15, 2020
Won't break and light weight. Don't use abrasive cleaners, soft towel and hot water is all that touches the inside
Dyami Q on Dec 3, 2020
easy to use and clean
David P on Dec 1, 2020
YOUTUBE GUY SAID IT WAS GOOD
JACOB F on Dec 1, 2020
Best price I've found plus free shipping with a larger order.
Andrew V on Nov 15, 2020
Because its slightly see through
Carol Y on Oct 23, 2020
Treatments
Denielle M on Oct 1, 2020
My last 6 gallon bucket was wider, tough to include in a fridge for cooler fermenting.
Andrew D on Sep 29, 2020
Always in need of a bucket for something (storing grain, fermenting, you name it)
Bryce Brownfield on Sep 26, 2020
add to the growing collection of equipment
Valued C on Aug 13, 2020
Replacements
Robert H on Aug 5, 2020
Fermentation and racking.
Rich L on Jul 17, 2020
For fermentation process
Dee A on Jun 29, 2020
wine making
Toni S I on Jun 19, 2020
For fermentation and price point
Johnnie on Jun 12, 2020
My old fermenting buckets are too scratched up from non brewing use
Josef V on Jun 5, 2020
fermenting
Tom Carola on May 2, 2020
little extra room for transfering product
Brian B on Apr 30, 2020
Because the bucket with spigot was back ordered.
Dave J on Apr 25, 2020
Need one
Brian D on Apr 22, 2020
See above
sean h on Apr 15, 2020
I got motor oil in my other bucket
Christopher H on Apr 12, 2020
goes with item
Thomas C on Apr 10, 2020
grain collection and storage
Jackie A on Apr 9, 2020
expanding to larger batch mead making!
Stephanie R on Apr 8, 2020
size
Michael S on Apr 26, 2022
Many people recommended plastic buckets over glass carboys
Eric A on Mar 18, 2022
What is the diameter and the height?
Robert Garton on Sep 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Robert, the dimensions are 17.5'' H x 12'' D.
Which lid goes with this bucket?
James Truesdell on Dec 3, 2021
BEST ANSWER: FE 350 and FE 360 appear to be the lids you're looking for. There is also a FE 354 option that comes with an o-ring gasket but appears to be out of stock right now. I found these lids are the same size as standard 5-gallon bucket lids that can be found at most hardware stores (fit may vary slightly depending on store). I found the gasketed lid option at Lowes for a reasonable price.
How thick is this bucket?
Stephen D Ruch on Jun 5, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I have no way to measure how thick. I have used them for years. I can say it's thick enough for fermenting in it.
Reviews

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Rated 1 out of 5
Useless as a fermenter because there is no lid for it that will seal.
The bucket itself is honestly fine. However, there is no lid that you can buy here that will form an airtight seal, making this bucket useless as a fermenter. MoreBeer knows this is a problem but keeps selling this bucket labeled as a fermenter anyway. Use it for cleaning and sanitizing I guess but if you need a fermentation bucket shop elsewhere.
March 7, 2022
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect
Good quality plastic and easy to clean
January 25, 2022
Purchased
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
6 gallon buckets are great
I am using the buckets to mix self leveling concrete. The extra large buckets make it easier to mix the concrete without making a mess.
December 23, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good primary
It's a bucket. Works fine. The semi-transparent plastic is nice so you can see what's going on with your fermentation while offering some protection from light.
December 1, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Does Not Hold Seal
I bought two buckets from the San Leandro showroom and neither hold a proper seal so the airlock never bubbles. The worker at the showroom also admired that these do not seal. Not sure why they are being sold as a Fermentor. I’d buy something else, which I did.
November 29, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Great buckets.
What is not to like? The gallon markings are great. I wish the bucket was a little more see through .
April 6, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great fermenter
I have used these buckets since 2002 and they never disappoint. Great product.
February 19, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Product
Always fast delivery.
February 9, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good buy
Nice bucket, easy to use
December 28, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These buckets are high quality and slightly translucent. It was surprising how welcome the translucency was!
December 28, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago