Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating - 65L/17.1G (110V)

Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating - 65L/17.1G (110V)

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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 is a great value if you're looking for a stainless steel fermenter with built-in heating control. If you live in a cold climate, ale fermentations may be a seasonal affair, as cold ambient temperatures can easily drive down the temperature of your wort below your yeast's optimal fermentation temp range. The Bucket Buddy offers a simple solution with an integrated heating element and digital temperature control. Program your fermentation temperature and if the temp drops below your set point the unit will gently heat your wort from the bottom up via the concealed element located in the base. 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 taped to the side of the fermenter to control your cooling source, or you can drill another spot in the lid for a thermowell.

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.

To help maintain a steady temperature and cut down on power consumption, the Bucket Buddy pairs well with either the BrewZilla Neoprene Jacket.

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
  • 17.1 gallon total capacity
  • Digital temperature control
  • 110V / 60W power
  • Stainless steel outlet valve with rotating racking arm
  • Temperature reads in °F or °C
    • With elements turned off, hold both +/- buttons to switch between °F or °C

Please note: Heating capacity is highly dependent on ambient temperature and use of insulation. The 65L Bucket Buddy is appropriate for warm fermentations such as kveik. Adding insulation may increase heating capacity while colder ambient environments may lower heating capacity.

KegLand Part Number: KL23061


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Item # FE192
Weight 33 LBS
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Ed O on Oct 18, 2022
Ed O on Oct 18, 2022
Stainless Bucket Fermenter w/ Heating - 65L/17.1G (110V) - What are the dimensions of this fermenter?
Brian Totten on Mar 20, 2022
BEST ANSWER: I just got mine this morning. I measured 16 3/8 inches in diameter with the latches closed 17 1/8 inches, and 28 1/4 inches to the top of the lid, add extra based on your preferred airlock. The lids is flat in the top center about 4 1/2 to 5 inches, its hard to measure accurately. I am thinking of putting a temp twister coil in it now that I have it and see how flat the lid is. The flat area looks about the same size as fermzilla lid, so that might help with where to locate the extra holes needed. If I do that I'm going to use a punch to put the holes in, I think that would work better than using a drill press.
Temp Twister Cooling Coil
Temp Twister Cooling Coil
FermZilla Flat Twister Lid
FermZilla Flat Twister Lid
Hi, I have this fermenter, I was wondering if there was an insulating cover other the the one mentioned that would fit this fermenter? I have a fermzilla jacket for the big one, which is great, but it doesn't fit this fermenter. The 27 liter is to small. The you tube video seems to be aimed at the roughly at the 10 gallon version of this fermenter. I already have the 65 liter "vest", I wouldn't really call it a jacket. I was looking for something that was more encompassing of the entire fermenter.
John Jackson II on Aug 21, 2022

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Love this fermenter, easy to clean and works great.
I now have two of these. I can make a lot of beer in it, so far only 12 ish gallons. It is a hard to lift when full, which is why I use a low table/stand, about 20 inches tall, and still above a 5 gallon corny keg. The only bad thing here is my friends want me to make more beer for them to help me drink.
May 4, 2023
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