6 Gallon Bucket - Plastic

6 Gallon Bucket - Plastic

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A food-grade six gallon plastic bucket perfect for all kinds of home beer or winemaking activities. Plastic buckets are often used as a fermenter, bottling bucket, or even sanitizer bucket. We go through thousands which helps keep our price down. If you want to use it as a fermenter you will also need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and airlock. This bucket is also available in a version that includes a spigot (see recommended products below).  

If you use this plastic bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don't recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria. 

Bucket has external volume markings up to 5 gallons. 17.5" H x 12" Ø

Please note:

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food grade up 180°F.
Item # FE340
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 2 LBS
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love the measurements on the side
Patrick V on Jun 25, 2021
great size
Michael L on May 17, 2021
love the measurements on the side
Patrick V on Jun 25, 2021
Grain Bucket for my mill
Doug Haviland on May 28, 2021
great size
Michael L on May 17, 2021
For brew day. Can never have enough buckets.
Kyle Heon on May 6, 2021
The most convenient fermentation vessel available! Long live the bucket!
Bob on Apr 16, 2021
i need to take a shower
Gentry L T on Apr 8, 2021
Jeffery B on Apr 6, 2021
Because I couldn't find the 7.9 gal. bucket I wanted.
Thomas A on Mar 16, 2021
Grain Storage
Brent W S on Mar 15, 2021
Replace older equipment
Gary B on Mar 1, 2021
These are great buckets. I use one for cleaning parts on brew day and three to collect water from my RO system. You can never have enough.
DONALD R on Jan 8, 2021
Herbert B on Dec 16, 2020
No holes
Barry C on Dec 15, 2020
Won't break and light weight. Don't use abrasive cleaners, soft towel and hot water is all that touches the inside
Dyami Q on Dec 3, 2020
easy to use and clean
David P on Dec 1, 2020
JACOB F on Dec 1, 2020
Best price I've found plus free shipping with a larger order.
Andrew V on Nov 15, 2020
Because its slightly see through
Carol Y on Oct 23, 2020
Denielle M on Oct 1, 2020
My last 6 gallon bucket was wider, tough to include in a fridge for cooler fermenting.
Andrew D on Sep 29, 2020
Always in need of a bucket for something (storing grain, fermenting, you name it)
Bryce Brownfield on Sep 26, 2020
add to the growing collection of equipment
Valued C on Aug 13, 2020
Robert H on Aug 5, 2020
Fermentation and racking.
Rich L on Jul 17, 2020
For fermentation process
Dee A on Jun 29, 2020
wine making
Toni S I on Jun 19, 2020
For fermentation and price point
Johnnie F on Jun 12, 2020
My old fermenting buckets are too scratched up from non brewing use
Josef V on Jun 5, 2020
Tom Carola on May 2, 2020
little extra room for transfering product
Brian B on Apr 30, 2020
Because the bucket with spigot was back ordered.
Dave J on Apr 25, 2020
Need one
Brian D on Apr 22, 2020
See above
sean h on Apr 15, 2020
I got motor oil in my other bucket
Christopher H on Apr 12, 2020
goes with item
Thomas C on Apr 10, 2020
grain collection and storage
Jackie A on Apr 9, 2020
expanding to larger batch mead making!
Stephanie R on Apr 8, 2020
Going to use for a Biab dunk sparge.
Paul Westhoff on Apr 6, 2020
To store lenticular filters in
Darrel R on Apr 4, 2020
To hold milled grain and sanitizer.
Adam Thompson on Feb 29, 2020
Use with grain mill
Douglas M on Dec 31, 2019
Replacing old ones
Roger Taylor on Dec 28, 2019
good price
William H on Dec 27, 2019
Never can have to many fermenter
SHAUN R on Nov 21, 2019
For storing grains
Jake on Nov 18, 2019
Used all buckets up in the apiary
Jennifer Lee S on Oct 16, 2019
I can't pick up a 10 or 20 gallon bucket
Henry S on Sep 23, 2019
Steve J on Sep 16, 2019
Need buckets for picking & wine making
Bruce M on Aug 28, 2019
fermenting bucket for grapes
Brian D on Aug 28, 2019
Grain Bucket for my mill
Doug Haviland on May 28, 2021
For brew day. Can never have enough buckets.
Kyle Heon on May 6, 2021
What is the diameter and the height?
Robert Garton on Sep 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Robert, the dimensions are 17.5'' H x 12'' D.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great buckets.
What is not to like? The gallon markings are great. I wish the bucket was a little more see through .
April 6, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great fermenter
I have used these buckets since 2002 and they never disappoint. Great product.
February 19, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Product
Always fast delivery.
February 9, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good buy
Nice bucket, easy to use
December 28, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These buckets are high quality and slightly translucent. It was surprising how welcome the translucency was!
December 28, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great value
Nice heavy duty 6 gallon bucket, sturdy handle. Just what I needed!!! Thanks!!!
December 6, 2020
8 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Prefect, I need these and they were priced right
August 22, 2020
12 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
exactly what I needed.
This was the best place I found to buy 6 gal buckets. The shipping was extremely fast! Very Happy
January 9, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Just a Better Bucket
I like the more beer bucket because it's opaque so it's easy to see the beer level. Also the graduation measurements are right on the money. Other buckets I've purchased are solid white making it hard to see the liquid level and or the side graduations were off.
December 25, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love these things
Use them for everything, primary, long term, wild ales.
October 4, 2019
over 3 years ago