7.9 gallon plastic food grade fermentation bucket

 

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Compared to glass carboys and conical fermenters, buckets are easy to clean, inexpensive, and sturdy, but do not provide a good oxygen barrier for long term storage and are easily scratched and therefore more difficult to sanitize.

Use a larger bucket when fermenting as the foam (krausen) produced can sometimes be excessive and require extra room. Some yeasts are especially problematic such as Wyeast 3068.

For this reason we recommend 7.9 (US) gallon (shown in picture) or larger fermentation buckets when you wish to produce 5 (US) gallons of beer.

For more information see the Ferment and package step of our Brew Day: Step by Step article.

 

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