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.
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