The Anvil Stainless Bucket Fermentor is the best fermentation container for 5 gallon batches. The small design enables it to easily fit inside a refrigerated unit.
• 304 Stainless Steel.
• Coned Bottom.
• Embossed Level Markings.
• Rotating Racking Arm.
• Includes Ball Valve, Air-Lock, and Stopper.
• Liquid Crystal Thermometer
Height - 19.5" to top of lid (Add 6.25" for airlock and stopper)
Width - 16.5" handle to handle
Depth - 15.25" including valve
High quality product, definitely recommend!
I was happy to find an affordable stainless steel fermenter when putting my system together and it has worked well for the first 3 batches. I'm new to brewing and have been dividing my recipe kits in half while trying to learn the brew steps. Since there is only 2.5-3 gals. going into the fermenter, the first thing I found was the volume markings start at the top but stop at 4 gal. so I have no idea how much makes it in to ferment which is important when calculating out your numbers. The transfer out into the bottling bucket works great with their twisting the valve to have the inside draw tube follow the beer towards the bottom. Leaves hardly any wasted beer and has been very easy to use. The one big let down was the silicon gasket, that I've been removing each batch to sanitize. On my last batch (4th now since the fall) it would not sit flat in the lid. I tried putting the lid on and clamping down to have it seat even but I still ended up with a leaky lid and no activity in my airlock. A new gasket is only $3, but the shipping is twice that and expectations were that it should be lasting a good long time before needing to be replace. Other than wishing I bought the 4 gal instead because I think I will be staying with the small batches, it is a good fermenter that has worked well. I will pass along an update on the lid gasket - it may all be operator error - waiting for Anvil to reply.