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Ends Soon: Black Friday in July Sale – 2 Free Fermentors with $150 Purchase

Spend $150 at Midwest Supplies and Get 2 Free Bubbler PET Carboys.  This bundles with Midwest’s current and arguably amazing Free Shipping Promo.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.  This includes many heavy items, like glass carboys and new cases of bottles, that are normally excluded from such promos.

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Reader Tip: Free Big Mouth Bubbler Large Mouth Fermenter with $125 Purchase

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Spend $125 at Northern Brewer and Get a Free 5 or 6.5 Big Mouth Bubbler Large Mouth PET Fermenter.  I have the 6.5 Gallon Size of this.  Check out my First Looks Post.

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Black Friday in July Sale – 2 Free Fermentors with $150 Purchase


Spend $150 at Midwest Supplies and Get 2 Free Bubbler PET Carboys.  This bundles with Midwest’s current and arguably amazing Free Shipping Promo.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.  This includes many heavy items, like glass carboys and new cases of bottles, that are normally excluded from such promos.

Check it out – Here

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Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler Fermenters Back In Stock


The 6.5 Gallon Size Of Northern Brewer’s PET Big Mouth Bubbler Fermenter has been sold out.  I notice this afternoon that it’s available again.  Check it out – Here.  Also see my First Looks Post about this fermenter.

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Ends Soon: Free Shipping on Big Mouth Bubbler Large Mouth Fermenters – No Minimum

This great deal is ending…


via Midwest Supplies.  Free Shipping on all versions of the Big Mouth Bubbler Fermenters, Plastic and Glass, 5 and 6 gallon with no minimum.  Add Ons also ship for free.

I own both the 6.5 Glass Big Mouth Fermenter - First Looks - and the 6.5 Plastic Fermenter - First Looks.

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First Looks: PET Big Mouth Bubbler


Here’s a First Looks post on the new 6.5 Gallon Big Mouth Bubbler Large Mouth Fermenter that is available from both Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies.


For height on this, including lid, I got roughly 21 1/2″

 Width at the bottom is roughly 10 1/2″

Width at the top of the fermenter is roughly 5 3/4″.  I’m hooking on the outside of the lip on the other side, so I would call the actual opening roughly 5 1/2″.  Plenty large enough to get my arm through.

They are kind of difficult to see in this picture, but the fermenter has hash marks built into it denoting 1 gallon increments.  I found the first one to be right on.  The remainder seemed just a little high to me.  I’d shoot for just under each hash mark after the first one.

The stated capacity of the 6.5 gallon fermenter is… 6.5 gallons.  By my measurements it’s actually 7 gallons.  There is approximately 3/4″ of an inch left over with 7 gallons of water in the fermenter.  

Here is the full fermenter with my generally handy 1 Gallon Rubbermaid Commercial Pitcher.  I use that for a bunch of things including on Brew Days.  

One of my tests on the fermenter was to carry it chock full of 7 gallons of water to my utility sink to empty it.  That’s about 58 lbs.  It held up fine and did not collapse or otherwise deform when I rested it on the side of the sink to empty it.

Bottom of the fermenter.

The lid is in two parts, an outer threaded ring and an interchangeable inside portion.  I have the single ported version, but a double ported version is also available.  The second port can be used for racking and easy sample taking.  When not in use a solid universal stopper is used to seal the second port.

Stopper and airlock installed.  The stopper seats firmly in the port.

 A custom designed carrier is also available for this carboy.  It has adjustable handles and horizontal straps.

Here’s the locking strap on the carrier.

The adjustable horizontal straps.

The carrier is Made in the USA.

Side view of the carrying straps.

The 6.5 PET Big Mouth Bubbler Wide Mouth Fermenter.

These are available from both Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies.

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Ends Soon: Free Bubbler PET Fermenter with $125 Purchase

This promo ends soon…


Spend $125 at Midwest Supplies and get a free 5 Gallon Bubbler PET Fermenter.  Works with everything site wide (including Blichmann Items) with the exception of gift cards.  Add the Bubbler to your cart and use promo code BREWMORE to get the free fermenter.  

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First Looks: 6.5 Gallon Wide Mouth Glass Fermenter


I’ve been eyeing these large mouth glass fermenters (Northern BrewerMidwest Supplies) for quite a while.  I finally have one to call my own!  Here’s a first look at the fermenter and accessories.

Both Northern Brewer (5 gallon - 6.5 gallon) and Midwest Supplies (5 gallon - 6.5 gallon) carry these fermenters.

Midwest Supplies’ offering qualifies for for their current, limited time, free shipping offering.  Just put together a qualifying order and these ship for free from Midwest Supplies.  That promo works on most things including heavy glass items like Glass Big Mouth Bubbler FermentersGlass Carboys and Bottles.

The box.  It arrived well packaged in a sturdy box.


A nice little note from the fellow homebrewer that packed this.  Thanks Andy P!


What I’ll call the neck of the carboy is nice and thick.  Probably difficult to see from this picture.


I used my digital calipers to measure the thickness the neck this and came out with .454 inches.  The rim tapers in a bit so it is a little bit more narrow as it reaches the top.


The 6.5 Gallon Big Mouth Bubbler with lid installed.  The lid is screw top with a PE Foam Lid Seal.  


The lid with the center cap removed.


The lid with included stopper installed.  As you can see the stopper has a nice, tight fit.


The 6.5 gallon bubbler with lid, stopper and airlock (not included) installed.

 
One of the coolest parts of this large mouth fermenter is the… large mouth. :)  That allows you to easily get in the carboy to clean it, add and remove ingredients and harvest yeast.  The way my calipers work means the display is upside down for this photo.  I get an inside measurement of 5.198 inches.  Wide enough to easily fit my arguably gi-hugic arm inside the carboy.

To illustrate, this photo shows the Top Find - 7508 Lifeline Double Wall Vacuum Insulated GrowlerReview.  Inside of the Big Mouth Bubbler.


A custom carrier is available for the big mouth bubbler.  Here’s a picture of that installed on the carboy.  Both the handles and the horizontal straps are adjustable.  All related accessories can be found on the product page for the fermenter (Northern Brewer - Midwest Supplies).


The strap is made in the USA.  It’s a quality construction and feels solid when installed.  The straps tighten down to lock the carboy in the carrying harness.


Locking adjustment for the handles.


Here’s a photo of the horizontal strap and mechanism.


A side view of the carrying handle straps.


The Big Mouth Bubbler includes a nice microfiber glass for drying.


Seals are available in 5 packs.  You get two lid seals and three cap seals in each pack.  These five packs are a mere… 99 cents.


The carboy and strap fit nicely in the included shipping box.  I’ll hang on to that for storage.

I’m very impressed with this fermenter.  I’m planning to brew Northern Brewer’s Cascade Mountains Double IPA this weekend and give it a go for a fermentation.

Midwest Supplies Free Shipping Promo makes this a great time to pick one of these up.  Check them out – Here… 5 gallon - 6.5 gallon

These are also available at Northern Brewer: 5 gallon - 6.5 gallon.


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