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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Best price I've found plus free shipping with a larger order.
Andrew V on Nov 15, 2020
Daniel P on Oct 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
Daniel P 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
Cheaper way to ferment multiple batches.
Jason W on Jul 4, 2019
Grain storage.
Matthew Presley on Jun 19, 2019
For the grain mill and weighing grain.
Derek on Jun 12, 2019
Can never have enough brew buckets.
Refactored on Jun 3, 2019
For use with my BrewJacket.
Refactored on May 6, 2019
Michael E on May 2, 2019
Long term Brett. Storage
Jason Fuller on Apr 29, 2019
the price
Paternoster Family F on Apr 29, 2019
I like big buckets and I cannot lie
Simon Patrick C on Apr 25, 2019
Storage and starters
Jason Fuller on Mar 22, 2019
Milled grain
Patrick B M on Mar 4, 2019
can never have enough buckets
Bob F on Feb 19, 2019
For my new grain mill
Bryant A on Jan 4, 2019
It was recommended on a home brewing website
Anne C F on Jan 3, 2019
need a new one
Scott J W on Dec 18, 2018
For cleaning stations
David Swager on Jul 25, 2018
Because its slightly see through
Carol Y on Oct 23, 2020
My last 6 gallon bucket was wider, tough to include in a fridge for cooler fermenting.
Andrew D on Sep 29, 2020
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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Prefect, I need these and they were priced right
August 22, 2020
3 months ago
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
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
Love these things
Use them for everything, primary, long term, wild ales.
October 4, 2019
over 2 years ago
Good product
Great product for the price. Just needed some extra fermentation containers
July 26, 2019
1 year ago
Great price
Just what I needed for a fermenter
January 2, 2019
1 year ago
Don't forget the lids; I did. They are separate.
October 11, 2018
over 2 years ago
It’s a fantastic bucket for cleaning and storing my sanitizer.
August 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
I love these for fermenting my mead. I just wish the lids sealed better
I use these a lot.  Extra room for expansion of my 5 gallon batches
I use these a lot. Extra room for expansion of my 5 gallon batches
June 17, 2018
over 2 years ago
Brew Great Beer not Bad Backs!
I find these much easier to work with then carboys which are at the very least heavy and at the very worst deadly hazardous. There’s more beer buckets come with a very nice easy sealing flexible lid that last a long time, the handles are strong and their new spicket’s are wonderful with the trub trap already built in.
May 22, 2018
over 2 years ago