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8 Gallon Bucket? Anyone Have One Of These?

http://www.winemakersdepot.com/8-Gal-Fe ... -P264.aspx

(Sorry to send you to a non-forum-sponsored website, but this was the only place I could find them).

Anyone have one of these? Are they sturdy and worthwhile for brewing a 5 gallon batch?

Thanks! :cheers:

there everywhere, sometimes you have to look in the wine section on websites

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/7-9- ... ucket.html

…and yes they are perfectly fine for a 5 gallon batch of beer.

I have one. I don’t use it because it came from somebody else and looks like it could harbor bacteria if I did a beer in it. However, just so you know, they are extremely sturdy. I use it for clean-up.
Why do you want to use one of these to ferment a 5 gallon batch and not a regular bucket??

Reason that I’m searching is that I’ve had an inordinant amount of bucket “breakage” with ordinary buckets. The bottom of the buckets actually crack around the outside and breaks and spills beer everywhere.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/ropak-b ... ed-263241/ http://www.grapestompers.com/fermenting ... ailure.asp

I don’t like glass carboys due to the danger of breakage, and I don’t like better bottles because I am under the opinion that they are hard to clean (by that I mean, I can’t get in there and wipe it clean with a soft cloth.)

The buckets in the link that I included originally looked to me to be pretty sturdy. I guess I’m just looking for a good sturdy bucket that won’t break on me. :frowning:

BB ARE very easy to clean a soak over night in oxy clean or PBW and there pretty much spotless.
been using them for almost 10 years without an issue
A rag can be thrown in them and swished around for some stubborn stains

All my buckets are like the one on the right:

I’m still going to inspect them for cracks, some of my buckets are 7 years old…

[quote=“grainbelt”]BB ARE very easy to clean a soak over night in oxy clean or PBW and there pretty much spotless.
been using them for almost 10 years without an issue
A rag can be thrown in them and swished around for some stubborn stains[/quote]
Right on. That may be my next move then…thanks! :cheers:

[quote=“Glug Master”]All my buckets are like the one on the right:
I’m still going to inspect them for cracks, some of my buckets are 7 years old…[/quote]
I don’t think you can find the stronger ones anymore, I’ve been searching. I may just make the complete switch over to better bottles.

Theres a sale on 5 and 6gal BBs at NB, 15% off until Jan 12.

[quote=“grainbelt”]there everywhere, sometimes you have to look in the wine section on websites

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/7-9- ... ucket.html[/quote]

Other than being close in volume, that is not the same ferementer that the OP had linked to. That said, I have a couple of each of those. The OP’s version are nice but the NB 7.9 gallon buckets are easier to move around as they have a handle. The OP’s link have the handles built into the rim of the fermenter and it’s a bit more tedious to move. But both are nice ferementers and help prevent dealing with krausen escaping during vigorous fermentation.

[quote=“floyd”][quote=“grainbelt”]there everywhere, sometimes you have to look in the wine section on websites

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/7-9- ... ucket.html[/quote]

Other than being close in volume, that is not the same ferementer that the OP had linked to. That said, I have a couple of each of those. The OP’s version are nice but the NB 7.9 gallon buckets are easier to move around as they have a handle. The OP’s link have the handles built into the rim of the fermenter and it’s a bit more tedious to move. But both are nice ferementers and help prevent dealing with krausen escaping during vigorous fermentation.[/quote]

well if your going to get that technical, every 8g fermenter is different because of the graphics on them.

[quote=“floyd”][quote=“grainbelt”]there everywhere, sometimes you have to look in the wine section on websites

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/7-9- ... ucket.html[/quote]

Other than being close in volume, that is not the same ferementer that the OP had linked to. That said, I have a couple of each of those. The OP’s version are nice but the NB 7.9 gallon buckets are easier to move around as they have a handle. The OP’s link have the handles built into the rim of the fermenter and it’s a bit more tedious to move. But both are nice ferementers and help prevent dealing with krausen escaping during vigorous fermentation.[/quote]

Thanks Floyd. I actually meant that I have a 7.9 gallon wine bucket. Those are the ones that are VERY sturdy. No clue about this original one.

No need to get snippy, grainbelt, I was simply pointing out that the fermenters in the first link have handles built into the rim vs. the second link which has a more typical wire loop handle. The second being easier to carry particularly when full and you have a flight of stairs to walk down. Graphics obviously have no impact what so ever. Unless you are one of these ‘blue is better’ freaks.

ha

this is a good thing to keep in mind, hardly technical :roll: . i am looking into buying buckets to replace some carboys, do the wire handles bend under the weight of 6-7 gallons?

No they don’t bend, can’t believe they charge $23 these now. :frowning: without lid!

I have a used lid for the 7.9 fermentor for $5

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