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Store collection

Store collection

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Wide neck fermenter (5gallon / 25 litre)

25 litre Fermentation vessel
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Price: £15.99


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Made from food-grade plastic, this is an alternative to the traditional glass carboy. The 4-inch diamter neck is wider than that of a carboy, enabling much easier cleaning and thanks to the twin handles, is much easier to move when full. Graduated to 23 litres/5 gallons, but has an approximate capacity of 6 gallons (27 litres), so allows pleny of room for enthusiastic beers with large krausens, or high-foamng wines. The cap is drilled to take a standard demijohn bung. Use vaseline on the cap threads and washer to get a really good seal.

Fermentation vessels should be cleaned with warm water and a mild detergent, or a cleaner suitable for home brewing equipment, rinsed well with tap water and sterilised before each use. Do not use abrasive chemicals or cleaning pads, as they can scratch the plastic, enabling dirt or bacteria to accumulate, which could infect your home brew.

Please note that while these fermentation vessels are graduated, this is a rough guide only. For accuracy, we suggest you properly graduate your fermentation vessel, by weighing jugs of water (1 litre of cold water weighs 1kg), and marking off each measured litre. Weighing is the only reliable way of measuring the water volume, as the markings on jugs are also not generally very accurate!