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Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot - 7.9 Gallons (30 L)
FE357

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot - 7.9 Gallons (30 L)

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Description

This is a 7.9 gallon plastic fermenter complete with lid, airlock, and spigot. These buckets are made from Polypropylene and are ideal for all types of fermentations, especially beers with high krausen.

Why Polypropylene?
 
These buckets are made from polypropylene as it is less porous and significantly smoother than other HDPE fermenters. HDPE is porous and can harbor microbial activity making it more difficult to clean and sanitize. Being less porous, polypropylene also does not absorb aroma like HDPE so there is less flavor carry over from batch to batch.
 
Kit Includes:
  • 7.9 gallon plastic bucket
  • Plastic lid with hole and grommet
  • Airlock
  • Spigot

Please note: some customers have noted in the reviews that when the spigot is fully threaded in, the barb end will be below the bottom of the bucket, which may require the bucket to be placed on a countertop or other raised surface, or angle the spigot to not point directly downward when not in use.

Please note: the spigot hole comes pre-molded into the bucket and needs to be drilled out before installing the spigot. We recommend using a 5/8" drill bit and taking care not to strip the female threads that accept the spigot. The spigot includes a back nut that won't be needed—simply remove the back nut and thread in the spigot with the gasket in between the neck of the spigot and the bucket. The lid forms a very tight seal and requires a decent amount of downward force to lock in place.

 

Item # FE357
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 3 LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Need one
Don on Dec 1, 2021
Convenient size for smaller batches.
Paul M on Nov 23, 2021
Need one
Don on Dec 1, 2021
better than the rest for this price
charles k on Dec 1, 2021
Convenient size for smaller batches.
Paul M on Nov 23, 2021
Holiday spirits
Ron on Nov 11, 2021
Good size for primary fermentation to go into 5 or 6 gal carboys.
Peter S on Nov 2, 2021
Hot sauce
Colin O on Oct 27, 2021
looks like will work for fermenting cabbage for sauerkraut
john on Oct 27, 2021
Need it
Javier M on Oct 23, 2021
Quality and price
Adrian M on Oct 11, 2021
Gift
Tatiana R on Oct 8, 2021
I need another fermenter and want the headspace.
Peyton r on Oct 8, 2021
Price
Bob T on Oct 8, 2021
To ferment wine and beer
Deb L T on Sep 30, 2021
Right size for my 5 gallon batch made from crushed grapes.
Roberta R on Sep 24, 2021
Wanted a transfer container.
Don Ray M on Sep 23, 2021
They are reliable according to review s
edgar m. l on Sep 22, 2021
Saw on Home Brew finds today.
Gary M on Sep 10, 2021
Need another one ... great price
LES B. on Sep 9, 2021
To ferment wine kits with skin packs.
Aaron S on Aug 26, 2021
Perfect for my fruit fermentation
Kimberly Ann B on Aug 18, 2021
It was the right price and easy to find on the web
Frank Zaccagnini J on Aug 17, 2021
Wine making
Don Ray M on Jul 8, 2021
Looked better than my old one
Jeff W on Jun 24, 2021
It's a larger size than we can get locally and the low-porosity material is a big plus - we use fermenter buckets for a lot of different things on our farm because they are economical containers for liquid feeds and supplements.
Penelope A H on May 26, 2021
I like these buckets, they work well
Valued C on May 18, 2021
price
Derek A R on May 15, 2021
Need to have two fermenters going at the same time and I like the size
Jospeh R on May 10, 2021
to ferment larger quantities with less cleaning
kevin p on May 4, 2021
Size
Kari M on Apr 28, 2021
I need it and good price
Edward B on Apr 21, 2021
Size. Threaded spigot
Chuck C on Apr 15, 2021
my husband needs it
Claudia A D on Apr 13, 2021
Best price
Jessica m on Apr 8, 2021
It's reasonably priced.
Robert C on Apr 8, 2021
Sounds like a good product /value
Kelly M on Apr 3, 2021
Because I need it.
Steven D on Mar 29, 2021
making a large batch of mead
Michael G on Mar 27, 2021
What I was looking for
Michael P on Mar 11, 2021
already using these, like them
Kerry B on Mar 11, 2021
Good deal
ANTHONY C G on Feb 4, 2021
Need additional buckets
JIM on Jan 29, 2021
Because I recently purchased two wine kits and my current fermenters are too large (32 gal.) or too small (5 gal.)l
John W on Jan 28, 2021
My 6 gal. fermenters are a bit short on head space. Wanted something larger.
David R on Jan 26, 2021
Replacing old bucket
Larry R T on Jan 9, 2021
Best value
adrien w on Dec 31, 2020
to make vinegar
Carter B on Dec 30, 2020
size and price
Valued C on Dec 29, 2020
Size
Barry C on Dec 15, 2020
Everything you need for a great price.
Daniel D on Dec 4, 2020
Amazing product for better productivity and functionality
Daniel W on Dec 3, 2020
better than the rest for this price
charles k on Dec 1, 2021
Holiday spirits
Ron on Nov 11, 2021
how do you install the spigot?
Gabriel Meza on Apr 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: To install the spigot you will need to punch out the small piece of plastic on the bucket that is inside the threading for the spigot. Then you will want to apply some thread tape and screw the spigot in until it doesn't leak.
What is the diameter and height?
Jason Shaffer on Jun 24, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The approximate dimensions are: 15.75" Wide x 16.25" Tall
How do you punch out the small piece of plastic on the bucket that is inside the threading for the spigot? A video would be helpful. Thanks.
Michelle Edwards on Jun 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I used a step drill for mine. If you use a regular twist drill bit, it can grab when it finishes going through the last bit of the hole and possibly crack the thin wall of plastic around it. The step drill has a much less aggressive angle to the cutting edge so there was very little grabbing finishing the hole.
what are the dimensions of the bucket?
Frederick Grothkopp on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Don't forget the lid! And then plan ahead for airlock! My measurements (with lid) and WITHOUT airlock were about 17" high, and 16.5" wide... I tend to err on the side of "too big measurements" when using this hand-measuring tape.
what is the part number for a replacement lid?
Jeff Dahlseid on Feb 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jeff, the part number is FE357B.
Lid for 7.9 gal Plastic Bucket (FE357A)
Lid for 7.9 gal Plastic Bucket (FE357A)
Does the circular lid include a gasket around the rim to be airtight?
Matt Telfer on Sep 28, 2021
BEST ANSWER: There is no gasket but it does form a tight seal.
Do the buckets now come uncut? My previous order had the holes already but but there were some jagged pieces left and I'm concerned that those are becoming breeding grounds for contamination.
James Jacobson on Aug 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The bucket I received a couple months ago did not have the hole cut for the spigot. Off topic and may not be an issue for most but I did have to use a rubber mallet to get a good seal when putting the top cover on.
is the 30 L bucket semi translucent, or opaque like many of the white HDPE buckets?
Frank on Mar 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This bucket is definitely semi-translucent. I am using mine at the moment, and I can easily see the level of the liquid through the wall of the bucket. I like the bucket, but I keep it covered to keep the light out.
What temperature is the bucket rated for? This is the 7.9 gal polypropylene bucket.
Leland Brooks on Feb 8, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The maximum recommended operating temperature for polypropylene is 180°F (82.2°C). Beyond this temperature, the performance values of the material may be compromised.
What is the part number for the replacement spigot?
Kenneth A Ryan on Feb 4, 2020
Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
23 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Hard to find a good fermenting bucket
This one works great!
November 16, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 3 out of 5
I like the design, but the spout is junk and poorly located and has too loose of a fit to leave it sideways as suggested.. The two piece spout that allows the spigot to turn would greatly improve the system. I drilled a hole higher up so the spout would clear the floor / counter top. The extra space above high gravity beers is great.
October 29, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Happy with this purchase
I bought this as a primary fermenter for 5 gallons of wine and it is a good size with plenty of headroom for expansion. My only complaint is that the spigot extends below the bottom of the bucket so if the bucket is placed on a table or countertop, it either has to propped up or positioned so the spigot hangs over the edge.
September 28, 2021
Purchased
2 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Can’t wait to taste the product, then we will see how it worked.
So easy to set up works great
July 6, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
They work great for mead and beer plenty of room for bigger beers and mead
July 1, 2021
Purchased
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Get it
This is the perfect bucket
May 25, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Only downside I have is that you drill the spigot hole yourself. Otherwise it’s a great budget fermenter. Had the most vigorous fermentation so far in one of these. Will buy again if I need them.
April 24, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Not a useless bucket with a hole after all
I was preparing to post a one star review and take some pictures of the spigot when I realized the “short” neck of the spigot wasn’t really a problem. It comes with a plastic nut for the end of the spigot, but the bucket itself has threading that will secure it without the need for the nut. I just spun around the rubber washer so it tapered into the bucket and screwed it into bucket itself. I used a 7/8” drill bit to open the hole too. If you used something larger you would cut out the internal threading in the bucket so use the right bit.
spigot secured
inside the bucket
April 23, 2021
Purchased
7 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Don't waste your money or time
After drilling a hole for the spigot to go into the bucket I realized the spigot it came with is too short and does not fit through the hole far enough to use the nut to tighten it. Now I just have a bucket with a hole and loose fitting lid.
March 28, 2021
Purchased
8 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
Worst homebrewing purchase ever
These buckets are terrible. The spigot strips way too easily and they leak like sieves. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone unless you feel like siliconeing the spigot in place.
March 11, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago